Tools for Innovation

Hardcover | August 27, 2009

EditorArthur B. Markman, Kristin L. Wood

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It is widely known that innovation is crucial to sustain success in business, government, and engineering. But capturing the effective means of fostering innovation remains elusive. How can organizations actively promote innovation, which arises from a complex combination of cognition anddomain expertise? Researchers across an array of fields are studying innovation, with exciting new findings suggesting that science is beginning to understand how it can be cultivated. It is now more important than ever for seemingly distant fields to share conclusions and, in concert, translatethem into viable applications. In this unique and exciting collaboration, engineers, cognitive scientists, psychologists, computer scientists, and marketers explore the practical methods that support innovation and creative design, from different ways of thinking and conceptualizing to computer-based tools. The authors presentresearch on processes as well as on the evaluation of existing methods. Their lessons drawn are at the forefront of the interdisciplinary movement to use science to help organizations thrive.

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It is widely known that innovation is crucial to sustain success in business, government, and engineering. But capturing the effective means of fostering innovation remains elusive. How can organizations actively promote innovation, which arises from a complex combination of cognition anddomain expertise? Researchers across an array of...

Arthur B. Markman is the Annabel Irion Worsham Centennial Professor of Psychology and Marketing at the University of Texas at Austin. Kristin L. Wood is the Cullen Trust Endowed Professor in Engineering and University Distinguished Teaching Professor in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 6.1 × 9.29 × 0.91 inPublished:August 27, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195381637

ISBN - 13:9780195381634

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1. Arthur B. Markman and Kristin L. Wood: The Cognitive Science of Innovation Tools2. Robert W. Weisberg: On "Out-of-the-Box" Thinking in Creativity3. Bo T. Christensen and Christian D. Schunn: "Putting Blinkers on a Blind Man": Providing Cognitive Support for Creative Processes with Environmental Cues4. Barbara Tversky and Masaki Suwa: Thinking with Sketches5. Arthur B. Markman, Kristin L. Wood, Julie S. Linsey, Jeremy T. Murphy, and Jeffrey P. Laux: Supporting Innovation by Promoting Analogical Reasoning6. C. Page Moreau and Darren W. Dahl: Constraints and Consumer Creativity7. Steven M. Smith, Andruid Kerne, Eunyee Koh, and Jami Shah: The Development and Evaluation of Tools for Creativity8. Thomas B. Ward: Concept Nets for Flexible Access to Knowledge9. Vikramjit Singh, Brandon Walther, Kristin Wood, and Dan Jensen: Innovation through Transformational Design10. Joshua D. Summers, Srinivasan Anandan, and Sudhakar Teegavarapu: Introduction of Design Enabling Tools: Development, Validation, and Lessons Learned11. Will Bridewell, Stuart R. Borrett, and Pat Langley: Supporting Innovative Construction of Explanatory Scientific ModelsIndex