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Creativity in Engineering

Novel Solutions to Complex Problems

  • 1st Edition - January 24, 2015
  • Author: David H Cropley
  • Language: English
  • Hardback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 0 2 2 5 - 4
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 0 0 3 1 8 - 3

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 strateg… Read more

Creativity in Engineering

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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