creativity in engineering

Creativity For Engineers
Author: Balbir S. Dhillon
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
Release Date: 2006
Pages: 181
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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7. Creativity measurement and analysis. 7.1. Introduction. 7.2. Metrics for determining innovative companies' performance. 7.3. A formula for predicting creative ideas. 7.4. Fault tree analysis (FTA). 7.5. Control charts. 7.6. Cause and effect diagram. 7.7. Probability tree analysis. 7.8. Creativity improvement with parallel redundancy. 7.9. Time-dependent creativity analysis with Markov method -- 8. Creativity climate. 8.1. Introduction. 8.2. Variables influencing peoples' perception of the working climate, examples of changes in the total environment influencing innovation, and key reasons for organizations to foster creativity and innovation. 8.3. Organization's creative culture attributes. 8.4. Creative climate dimensions and creative work environment determinents. 8.5. Steps for fostering creative environment in companies and guidelines for managing team members that foster creative work climate. 8.6. Tips for facilitating in a "cold" organizational climate with respect to creativity. 8.7. Workplace creativity climate assessment checklist -- 9. Creativity barriers. 9.1. Introduction. 9.2. Reasons for resistance to change in organizations and the types of organizations finding creativity most difficult. 9.3. Obstacles to innovation in large organizations and their overcoming steps. 9.4. Management barriers to creativity and reasons for prevention of innovation in mass-produced products. 9.5. Ways for managers to kill creativity and ways used by technical managers to block creative ideas. 9.6. Stumbling blocks and building blocks to creativity. 9.7. Types of barriers to an individual's creative thinking and suggestions for overcoming them. 9.8. Creativity inhibitors an engineer may encounter while inquiring into and solving the problem. 9.9. Barriers to creativity in textile industry -- 10. Creativity in quality management, software development process, rail transit stations, and specific organizations. 10.1. Introduction. 10.2. Creativity in quality management. 10.3. Creativity in software development process. 10.4. Creativity in rail transit stations. 10.5. Creativity in specific organizations -- 11. Creativity testing, recording, and patents. 11.1. Introduction. 11.2. Creativity testing. 11.3. Creativity recording. 11.4. Patents

Disciplined Creativity For Engineers
Author: Robert Leo Bailey
Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann
Release Date: 1978
Pages: 614
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Creativity In Engineering
Author: David H Cropley
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2015-01-24
Pages: 348
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Creativity is like an iceberg - the resulting new idea, or novel solution is only 10% of the effort. The other 90% is the complex interplay of thinking skills and strategies, personal and motivational properties that activate these skills and strategies, and the social and organizational factors of the environment that influence the creative process. Creativity in Engineering focuses on the Process, Person, Product, and Place to understand when and why creativity happens in the engineering environment and how it can be further encouraged. Special Features: Applies findings in creativity research to the engineering arena Defines engineering creativity and differentiates it from innovation Discusses personality and motivational factors that impact creativity Clarifies the role of creativity in the design process Details the impact of thinking skills and strategies in creativity Identifies the role the organization and environment plays in encouraging creativity Discusses the 4P's of Creativity: Person, Product, Process, and Place Provides tactics and tools that will help users foster creativity in engineering environments Identifies how creativity results in innovative new solutions to problems Applies creativity research and knowledge to the engineering space

Enterprise Innovation
Author: Massimo Canducci
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2015-08-31
Pages: 322
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The World is changing and then also how enterprises carry out innovation needs to change. The book presents new methods and tools (from Creativity to Engineering), aimed at promoting and sustaining enterprise innovation and production improvement. The book is primarily (but not exclusively) based on the new approaches, methods, frameworks, and tools conceived for enterprise innovation and production improvement, developed during the European Project BIVEE (Business Innovation for Virtual Enterprise Ecosystems.) Addressed topics range from Open Innovation in Virtual Enterprises to shared virtual spaces for collaborative creativity, to Innovation metrics and monitoring in the context of networked SMEs.

Introduction To Creativity And Innovation For Engineers
Author: Stuart Walesh
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Release Date: 2016-01-03
Pages: 368
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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For courses in creativity and innovation for engineers. Emphasizing the Importance of Innovation and Creativity for Engineers This first edition of Introduction to Creativity and Innovation for Engineers was primarily designed for engineering students interested in acquiring knowledge, skills, and attitudes (KSA) that will help them be more creative and innovative. While intended primarily for engineering students, the widely applicable principles, ideas, tools, and methods introduced will also be useful for practicing engineers and as well as members of other disciplines. The text argues for a "whole-brain" approach to the study of engineering, using neuroscience as a foundation. While the left brain (logical and analytic) is essential to the study of engineering, the author believes that engineering students and practitioners will be more successful if they learn to also engage in more right brain processing (intuitive and emotional). Similarly, they should draw on knowledge of conscious and subconscious thinking and view the brain as a muscle that can be continuously strengthened. Building on that "Neuroscience 101" foundation, the text prepares future and current engineers to work smarter--either as individuals or within teams and organizations--by generating and developing new ideas. The nine chapter structure uses clear objectives, many examples, and numerous exercises to explicate its methods, ultimately enabling students and practitioners to realize that they're already capable of creative - innovative thinking. They only need to apply the 20 methods described in the book to unlock their brain's natural capabilities and then produce creative-innovative results for their benefit and for the benefit of others.

Practical Creativity And Innovation In Systems Engineering
Author: Avner Engel
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2018-10-16
Pages: 512
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A guide to systems engineering that highlights creativity and innovation in order to foster great ideas and carry them out Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering exposes engineers to a broad set of creative methods they can adopt in their daily practices. In addition, this book guides engineers to become entrepreneurs within traditional engineering companies, promoting creative and innovative culture around them. The author describes basic systems engineering concepts and includes an abbreviated summary of Standard 15288 systems’ life cycle processes. He then provides an extensive collection of practical creative methods which are linked to the various systems’ life cycle processes. Next, the author discusses obstacles to innovation and, in particular, how engineers can push creative ideas through layers of reactionary bureaucracy within non-innovative organizations. Finally, the author provides a comprehensive description of an exemplary creative and innovative case study recently completed. The book is filled with illustrative examples and offers effective guidelines that can enhance individual engineers’ creative prowess as well as be used to create an organizational culture where creativity and innovation flourishes. This important book: Offers typical systems engineering processes that can be accomplished in creative ways throughout the development and post-development portions of a system's lifetime. Includes a large collection of practical creative methods applicable to engineering and other technological domains Includes innovation advice needed to transform creative ideas into new products, services, businesses and marketing processes Contains references and notes for further reading in every section Written for systems engineering practitioners, graduate school students and faculty members of systems, electrical, aerospace, mechanical and industrial engineering schools, Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering offers a useful guide for creating a culture that promotes innovation.

Creative Design Engineering
Author: Toshiharu Taura
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2016-03-30
Pages: 194
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Creative Design Engineering: Introduction to an Interdisciplinary Approach presents the latest information on a field that has traditionally been primarily concerned with how to make things. However, as technology has advanced, and we have no shortage of things, a new challenge for today’s engineers is what to make. In tackling this, our approaches to engineering design have come under the spotlight. This book presents solutions to this topic in different sections that highlight the basic concerns associated with innovation. First, design is considered a kind of universal human act. Second, it is an interdisciplinary approach that brings together perspectives from fields such as cognitive science and science of knowledge is adopted. Third, the scope of the discussion also includes the process of creating an initial idea for a new product (called the pre-design phase), as well as the use of the product in society (the post-design phase). Design engineers and researchers in engineering design will find this a user-friendly route to understanding the importance of creativity to engineering and how to implement new techniques to improve design outcomes. The book has been translated from the original Japanese book titled Sozo Dezain Kogaku [Creative Design Engineering] (published by the University of Tokyo Press 2014). Draws on research in industrial design, art, and cognitive science to present a concept of creativity which breaks free of traditional engineering thinking Deconstructs design as a human activity to increase our understanding, helping us create outstanding engineering projects and systems Includes discussion points to help the reader not only explore the concepts in the book, but also apply them to their own design contexts

Computational Creativity
Author: Tony Veale
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2019-07-25
Pages: 398
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Computational creativity is an emerging field of research within AI that focuses on the capacity of machines to both generate and evaluate novel outputs that would, if produced by a human, be considered creative. This book is intended to be a canonical text for this new discipline, through which researchers and students can absorb the philosophy of the field and learn its methods. After a comprehensive introduction to the idea of systematizing creativity the contributions address topics such as autonomous intentionality, conceptual blending, literature mining, computational design, models of novelty, evaluating progress in related research, computer-supported human creativity and human-supported computer creativity, common-sense knowledge, and models of social creativity. Products of this research will have real consequences for the worlds of entertainment, culture, science, education, design, and art, in addition to artificial intelligence, and the book will be of value to practitioners and students in all these domains.

Creative Engineering Design Assessment
Author: Christine Charyton
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2013-09-14
Pages: 73
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The Creative Engineering Design Assessment or CEDA is a newly developed tool to assess creativity specific to engineering design which is vital for innovation. The revised CEDA assesses usefulness in addition to originality. Both originality and usefulness are key constructs in creativity but are primarily essential and emphasized ever more in engineering design. Since the preliminary research was presented to the National Science Foundation, further reliability and validity has been developed and established. The CEDA is different from other general creativity measures as it demonstrates discriminant validity with the Creative Personality Scale, Creative Temperament Scale, and the Cognitive Risk Tolerance Scale, and has demonstrated convergent validity with the Purdue Creativity Test and the Purdue Spatial Visualization Test- Rotations. It focuses on engineering specific measures, measuring engineering creativity and spatial skills. The aim of this book is to disseminate the CEDA tool for use in engineering educational programs, industry, NASA and the military. Creative Engineering Design Assessment (CEDA) Background, Directions, Manual, Scoring Guide and Uses discusses and outlines the need for creativity in our global economy and in engineering design and provides the CEDA tool in effort to achieve this.

Creativity  Problem Solving  And Aesthetics In Engineering
Author: David Blockley
Publisher:
Release Date: 2020
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This book illuminates what engineering is and how it relates to other disciplines such as art, architecture, law, economics, science, technology, and even religion. The author explains, from an intrinsic as well as descriptive perspective, why engineering is essential for our collective well-being, and how, like medicine, it is undertaken by people, and for people, to improve the human condition. He brings out the 'magic' of engineering practice as well as addressing the darker aspects such as warfare and the misuse of the internet. A too commonly held view assumes that the practice of engineers is a cold, purely quantitative and wholly technical enterprise of applying know science, and devoid of creativity or aestheticism. In 2013 the United States National Academy of Engineering launched a campaign called "Changing the Conversation, Messages for Improving Public Understanding of Engineering" with four messages to impart about engineers: that they make a world of difference; are creative problem solvers; that they help shape the future, and are essential to health, happiness, and safety. In this volume, Professor Blockley incorporate these messages into an engaging exposition of engineering accomplishment in all of its evolving diversity, from the technician to the academic research engineer, illustrating the continuum of thinking and purpose from the fixer of the gas boiler to the designers of the A380 and the iPhone. Sets out what engineering actually is; Demonstrates historically how knowing and doing have evolved hand in hand; Identifies and explores many of society's grand challenges including climate change; Suggests five guiding principles that may help us to steer a way through a risky future; Rejuvenates Aristotle's neglected notion of phronesis or practical wisdom - the intellectual virtue of practical reasoning--for the current era.

LSC Creative Problem Solving And Engineering Design  With FREE CD ROM
Author: Edward Lumsdaine
Publisher: Learning Solutions
Release Date: 1999-07-15
Pages: 460
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The purpose of this book is to enable engineers and technologists to be more innovative in conceptual design. Depending on the degree of emphasis placed on process (creative problem solving) or product (a rigorous yet innovative design project outcome) this text can be used for a variety of different ways: introductory courses (freshmen), multidisciplinary courses and team projects, senior capstone design; workshops for engineers and managers in industry and business. Free TEACHING MANUAL available at www.engineering-creativity.com

Creative Ways Of Knowing In Engineering
Author: Diana Bairaktarova
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-07-14
Pages: 234
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This book offers a platform for engineering educators who are interested in implementing a “creative ways of knowing” approach to presenting engineering concepts. The case studies in this book reveal how students learn through creative engagement that includes not only design and build activities, but also creative presentations of learning, such as composing songs, writing poems and short stories, painting and drawing, as well as designing animations and comics. Any engineering educator will find common ground with the authors, who are all experienced engineering and liberal arts professors, who have taken the step to include creative activities and outlets for students learning engineering.

Fostering Creativity In Engineering Undergraduates
Author: Teboho Pitso
Publisher:
Release Date: 2018
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Imagination Engineering
Author: Paul Birch
Publisher: Financial Times Management
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 202
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"Imagination Engineering is a complete toolkit for unleashing your creativity. It is a practical, enjoyable guide to the world of creativity for those with both feet on the ground. A handbook of techniques for generating and implementing creative business ideas and solutions that covers all the stages of the creative process from identification to implementation. Once you have read this book you will have a new way of looking at creativity; putting problem-solving and idea-generating techniques into a convenient, easy-to-remember framework. Your next big idea could be only images away. "At last, creativity techniques that can be utilized within normal business processes. Business is fast, furious, frenetic, and focused. Creativity can make it fun as well." -- Mark Ralf, Director and Senior VP, Purchasing, SmithKline Beecham "Imagination Engineering sets out to survey the new frontiers and find adventurous routes across otherwise hostile terrain. It is recommended reading for those in enterprises of every kind." -- Sir Colin Marshall, Chairman, British Airways " Prepare to read this book with a pen and paper beside you. It is a wonderful, practical guide to becoming more creative, having better ideas and, most importantly, turning those ideas into reality. " -- Carole Lee, Head of Innovations, Leo Burnett Innovations

Contributions To Higher Engineering Education
Author: Maria M. Nascimento
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2018-05-17
Pages: 158
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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The book focuses on teaching knowledge and principles (Higher Education) regarding professional practice of engineering (life and lifelong learning). It covers recent developments in engineering education. This book comprises the select proceedings of the conference organised by the Portuguese Society for Engineering Education. This book goes beyond the examination of the economic, culture, and social factors, which influence the education of engineers in different higher education institutions, and encompasses critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration and creativity and innovation. These are essential components of engineering education. The contents of this book are useful to researchers and professionals engaged in the re-engineering of engineering education.

Creativity And Innovation Among Science And Art
Author: Christine Charyton
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2015-01-22
Pages: 239
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This edited book will address creativity and innovation among the two cultures of science and art. Disciplines within science and art include: medicine (neurology), music therapy, art therapy, physics, chemistry, engineering, music, improvisation, education and aesthetics. This book will be the first of its kind to appeal to a broad audience of students, scholars, scientists, professionals, practitioners (physicians, psychologists, counsellors and social workers), musicians, artists, educators and administrators. In order to understand creativity and innovation across fields, the approach is multidisciplinary. While there is overlap across disciplines, unique domain specific traits exist in each field and are also discussed in addition to similarities. This book engages the reader with the comparison of similarities and differences through dialog across disciplines. Authors of each chapter address creativity and innovation from their own distinct perspective. Each chapter is transdisciplinary in approach. These perspectives entail a representation of their field through research, teaching, service and/or practice.

Creative Design Of Mechanical Devices
Author: Hong-Sen Yan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 1998-12-01
Pages: 242
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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This book introduces creative techniques for engineering problem solving, presenting a novel design methodology for the systematic generation of design configurations for mechanical devices. It helps readers hone their creative talents and provides a powerful tool for design engineers to come up with fresh concepts to meet new design requirements and constraints. In addition, it offers design examples to illustrate the applications of the creative design methodology, as well as how to avoid conflicts with patented designs of existing products.

Lifelong Learning For Engineers And Scientists In The Information Age
Author: Ashok V. Naimpally
Publisher: Elsevier
Release Date: 2012
Pages: 90
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The book provides a comprehensive review of lifelong learning, information literacy and internships including assessment techniques for lifelong learning, teamwork and information literacy as defined by the ABET criteria. It also discusses critical thinking skills for scientists and engineers and their role in lifelong learning in the information age. It will be invaluable for: Engineering educators including librarians interested in developing programs to satisfy the ABET criteria for lifelong learning and teamwork. Engineering librarians developing programs and assessment tools for information literacy using online databases and the Internet. Engineering educators and career advisors interested in developing internship programs in engineering. An internship is defined as work performed in an industrial setting that provides practical experience and adds value to the classroom and research learning processes. This book will cover all aspects involved in administering internship and cooperative education programs. Employers of interns will find useful information on needs assessment, program development, evaluation and the importance of lifelong learning; and, Science and engineering educators interested in developing critical thinking skills in their students as an aid to developing lifelong learning skills especially given the challenges in the digital age. Provides information on how to develop programs and assessment tools for information literacy Describes how to set up an internship program Develops critical thinking skills

Introduction To Design Engineering
Author: W. Ernst Eder
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2010-04-14
Pages: 417
ISBN:
Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Designing engineering products technical systems and/or transformation processes requires a range of information, know-how, experience, and engineering analysis, to find an optimal solution. Creativity and open-mindedness can be greatly assisted by systematic design engineering, which will ultimately lead to improved outcomes, documentatio

Engineering Of Creativity
Author: Semyon D. Savransky
Publisher: CRC Press
Release Date: 2000-08-29
Pages: 408
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Available Language: English, Spanish, And French
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Invention and innovation lie at the heart of problem solving in virtually every discipline, but they are not easy to come by. Divine inspiration aside, historically we have depended primarily on observation, brainstorming, and trial-and-error methods to develop the innovations that provide solutions. But these methods are neither efficient nor dependable enough for the high-quality, high-tech engineering solutions we need today. TRIZ is a unique and powerful, algorithmic approach to problem solving that demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in its native Russia, and whose popularity has now spread to organizations such as Ford, NASA, Motorola, Unisys, and Rockwell International. Until now, however, no comprehensive, comprehensible treatment, suitable for self-study or as a textbook, has been available in English. Engineering of Creativity provides a valuable opportunity to learn and apply the concepts and techniques of TRIZ to complex engineering problems. The author-a world-renowned TRIZ expert-covers every aspect of TRIZ, from the basic concepts to the latest research and developments. He provides step-by-step guidelines, case studies from a variety of engineering disciplines, and first-hand experience in using the methodology. Application of TRIZ can bring high-quality-even breakthrough-conceptual solutions and help remove technical obstacles. Mastering the contents of Engineering of Creativity will bring your career and your company a remarkable advantage: the ability to formulate the best possible solutions for technical systems problems and predict future developments.