Creativity in Engineering

Creativity in Engineering
Author: David H Cropley
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2015-01-24
ISBN 10: 0128003189
ISBN 13: 9780128003183
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity in Engineering Book Review:

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

Introduction to Creativity and Innovation for Engineers

Introduction to Creativity and Innovation for Engineers
Author: Stuart Walesh
Publsiher: Prentice Hall
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-01-03
ISBN 10: 9780133587074
ISBN 13: 013358707X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Creativity and Innovation for Engineers Book Review:

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.

Creative Design Engineering

Creative Design Engineering
Author: Toshiharu Taura
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2016-03-30
ISBN 10: 0128042672
ISBN 13: 9780128042670
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creative Design Engineering Book Review:

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

Creativity for Engineers

Creativity for Engineers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 9814479152
ISBN 13: 9789814479158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Creativity for Engineers

Creativity for Engineers
Author: Balbir S. Dhillon
Publsiher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 181
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9789812565297
ISBN 13: 9812565299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity for Engineers Book Review:

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

Inventive Engineering

Inventive Engineering
Author: Tomasz Arciszewski
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2016-04-05
ISBN 10: 149878822X
ISBN 13: 9781498788229
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Inventive Engineering Book Review:

Inventive Engineering is an emerging engineering science focused on the conceptual designing processes whereby creative, or inventive, designs are developed. Its core concepts are too often unknown and even surprising, but they are also feasible and can be learned, leading to potentially patentable designs. Inventive engineers have a tremendous competitive advantage over other engineers, because they have gone beyond practical and analytical intelligence and have learned how to be creative. Inventive Engineering: Knowledge and Skills for Creative Engineers has its roots in engineering, psychology, history, systems engineering, political science, and computer science. It presents a body of knowledge integrated from these fields. It provides: Background knowledge, which will motivate and prepare readers for learning inventive engineering A general outline of Inventive Engineering, with an understanding of the conceptual designing process and its various stages Guidance on several inventive designing methods set in their cultural context to encourage students to develop practical skills for their use

Creativity Problem Solving and Aesthetics in Engineering

Creativity  Problem Solving  and Aesthetics in Engineering
Author: David Blockley
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN 10: 3030382575
ISBN 13: 9783030382575
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity Problem Solving and Aesthetics in Engineering Book Review:

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.

Design Engineering

Design Engineering
Author: W. Ernst Eder,Stanislav Hosnedl
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2007-07-09
ISBN 10: 9781420047660
ISBN 13: 1420047663
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Design Engineering Book Review:

As with any art, science, or discipline, natural talent is only part of the equation. Consistent success stems from honing your skills, cultivating good techniques, and hard work. Design engineering, a field often considered an intuitive process not amenable to scientific investigation, is no exception. Providing descriptive theory, broad context, and practical examples, Design Engineering: A Manual for Enhanced Creativity explores how to quantify creativity, codify inspiration, and document a process seemingly based solely on intuition. The authors discuss how to clarify the design task, conceptualize candidate solutions, and search for alternatives. They delineate how these phases fit into an industrial context, including engineering product development, and what to consider during design engineering to satisfy all customers. The book discusses activities and methods for performing engineering design work in a rational, reviewable, and documented way, increasing the likelihood of finding an optimal solution. The presentation covers substantiated use of intuition and opportunism as an integral part of rational, systematic, and methodical designing. It examines the influence of other topics on the work, such as psychology, computers, teamwork, application of methods, and education. The authors recommend that results from these less systematic activities be brought into the rational and systematic framework to document the results. Based on the authors' extensive industrial experience, the book elucidates a coherent body of knowledge of design engineering. The book clearly details an easily applicable theory that not only gives you solid design tools, but can also be adapted to any existing design situation.

Engineering of Creativity

Engineering of Creativity
Author: Semyon D. Savransky
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 408
Release: 2000-08-29
ISBN 10: 1420038958
ISBN 13: 9781420038958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering of Creativity Book Review:

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.

Multidisciplinary Contributions to the Science of Creative Thinking

Multidisciplinary Contributions to the Science of Creative Thinking
Author: Giovanni Emanuele Corazza,Sergio Agnoli
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2015-07-30
ISBN 10: 9812876189
ISBN 13: 9789812876188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multidisciplinary Contributions to the Science of Creative Thinking Book Review:

This book offers a multidisciplinary and multi-domain approach to the most recent research results in the field of creative thinking and creativity, authored by renowned international experts. By presenting contributions from different scientific and artistic domains, the book offers a comprehensive description of the state of the art on creativity research. Specifically, the chapters are organized into four parts: 1) Theoretical Aspects of Creativity; 2) Social Aspects of Creativity; 3) Creativity in Design and Engineering; 4) Creativity in Art and Science. In this way, the book becomes a necessary platform for generative dialogue between disciplines that are typically divided by separating walls.

Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering

Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering
Author: Avner Engel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2018-07-30
ISBN 10: 1119383382
ISBN 13: 9781119383383
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Practical Creativity and Innovation in Systems Engineering Book Review:

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.

Handbook of Research on Creative Problem Solving Skill Development in Higher Education

Handbook of Research on Creative Problem Solving Skill Development in Higher Education
Author: Zhou, Chunfang
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2016-09-21
ISBN 10: 1522506446
ISBN 13: 9781522506447
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Creative Problem Solving Skill Development in Higher Education Book Review:

Developing students’ creative problem-solving skills is paramount to today’s teachers, due to the exponentially growing demand for cognitive plasticity and critical thinking in the workforce. In today’s knowledge economy, workers must be able to participate in creative dialogue and complex problem-solving. This has prompted institutions of higher education to implement new pedagogical methods such as problem-based and case-based education. The Handbook of Research on Creative Problem-Solving Skill Development in Higher Education is an essential, comprehensive collection of the newest research in higher education, creativity, problem solving, and pedagogical design. It provides the framework for further research opportunities in these dynamic, necessary fields. Featuring work regarding problem-oriented curriculum and its applications and challenges, this book is essential for policy makers, teachers, researchers, administrators, students of education.

Introduction to Design Engineering

Introduction to Design Engineering
Author: W. Ernst Eder,Stanislav Hosnedl
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 417
Release: 2010-04-14
ISBN 10: 0203847636
ISBN 13: 9780203847633
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Design Engineering Book Review:

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

Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design

Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design
Author: Andrew E. Samuel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 277
Release: 2006-01-19
ISBN 10: 1846282853
ISBN 13: 9781846282850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design Book Review:

Make and test projects are used as introductory design experiences in almost every engineering educational institution world wide. However, the educational benefits and costs associated with these projects have been seldom examined. Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design provides a serious examination of the design of make and test projects and their associated educational values. A taxonomy is provided for the design of make and test projects as well as a catalogue of technical information about unconventional engineering materials and energy sources. Case studies are included based on the author’s experience of supervising make and test projects for over twenty-five years. The book is aimed at the engineering educator and all those planning and conducting make and test projects. Up until now, this topic has been dealt with informally. Make and Test Projects in Engineering Design is the first book that formalises this important aspect of early learning in engineering design. It will be an invaluable teaching tool and resource for educators in engineering design.

Unleashing Engineering Creativity

Unleashing Engineering Creativity
Author: Joseph Berk
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Pub
Total Pages: 178
Release: 2013-01-10
ISBN 10: 9781481177252
ISBN 13: 1481177257
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unleashing Engineering Creativity Book Review:

In his latest book, author and educator Joseph Berk explores the best techniques for stimulating creative thinking, creating new products, improving existing products, and solving design challenges. Surprisingly, even those of us who are paid to be creative often need help. Most of us lose much of our natural creativity by the time we finish high school, but we can regain it through the techniques included in Unleashing Engineering Creativity. This is exciting and fun material, and Unleashing Engineering Creativity presents it in an interesting and engaging manner. Many organizations and engineers rely on brainstorming as their primary creative and inventive tool, but this simplistic approach often fails to stimulate creativity in a meaningful way. Unleashing Engineering Creativity goes far beyond brainstorming. This book explores powerful new creativity stimulation approaches and provides recommendations for overcoming self-imposed obstacles. The title says it all. If you want to unleash your engineering creativity, this book will help you and your organization attain significant creativity improvements.

Creativity Across Domains

Creativity Across Domains
Author: James C. Kaufman,John Baer
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2005-01-15
ISBN 10: 1135621543
ISBN 13: 9781135621544
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity Across Domains Book Review:

Creativity Across Domains: Faces of the Muse sorts through the sometimes-confusing theoretical diversity that domain specificity has spawned. It also brings together writers who have studied creative thinkers in different areas, such as the various arts, sciences, and communication/leadership. Each contributor explains what is known about the cognitive processes, ways of conceptualizing and solving problems, personality and motivational attributes, guiding metaphors, and work habits or styles that best characterize creative people within the domain he or she has investigated. In addition, this book features: *an examination of how creativity is similar and different in diverse domains; *chapters written by an expert on creativity in the domain about which he or she is writing; *a chapter on creativity in psychology which examines patterns of performance leading to creative eminence in different areas of psychology; and *a final chapter proposing a new theory of creativity--the Amusement Park Theoretical Model. This book appeals to creativity researchers and students of creativity; cognitive, education, social, and developmental psychologists; and educated laypeople interested in exploring their own creativity.

Imagination Engineering

Imagination Engineering
Author: Paul Birch,Brian Clegg
Publsiher: Financial Times Management
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 9780273649298
ISBN 13: 0273649299
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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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

Creativity and Innovation Among Science and Art

Creativity and Innovation Among Science and Art
Author: Christine Charyton
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2015-01-22
ISBN 10: 1447166248
ISBN 13: 9781447166245
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Creativity and Innovation Among Science and Art Book Review:

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.

Making Art Work

Making Art Work
Author: W. Patrick Mccray
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0262359502
ISBN 13: 9780262359504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Making Art Work Book Review:

The creative collaborations of engineers, artists, scientists, and curators over the past fifty years. Artwork as opposed to experiment? Engineer versus artist? We often see two different cultural realms separated by impervious walls. But some fifty years ago, the borders between technology and art began to be breached. In this book, W. Patrick McCray shows how in this era, artists eagerly collaborated with engineers and scientists to explore new technologies and create visually and sonically compelling multimedia works. This art emerged from corporate laboratories, artists' studios, publishing houses, art galleries, and university campuses. Many of the biggest stars of the art world--Robert Rauschenberg, Yvonne Rainer, Andy Warhol, Carolee Schneemann, and John Cage--participated, but the technologists who contributed essential expertise and aesthetic input often went unrecognized.

TRIZ for Engineers Enabling Inventive Problem Solving

TRIZ for Engineers  Enabling Inventive Problem Solving
Author: Karen Gadd
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 504
Release: 2011-02-11
ISBN 10: 9780470975435
ISBN 13: 0470975431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

TRIZ for Engineers Enabling Inventive Problem Solving Book Review:

TRIZ is a brilliant toolkit for nurturing engineering creativity and innovation. This accessible, colourful and practical guide has been developed from problem-solving workshops run by Oxford Creativity, one of the world's top TRIZ training organizations started by Gadd in 1998. Gadd has successfully introduced TRIZ to many major organisations such as Airbus, Sellafield Sites, Saint-Gobain, DCA, Doosan Babcock, Kraft, Qinetiq, Trelleborg, Rolls Royce and BAE Systems, working on diverse major projects including next generation submarines, chocolate packaging, nuclear clean-up, sustainability and cost reduction. Engineering companies are increasingly recognising and acting upon the need to encourage successful, practical and systematic innovation at every stage of the engineering process including product development and design. TRIZ enables greater clarity of thought and taps into the creativity innate in all of us, transforming random, ineffective brainstorming into targeted, audited, creative sessions focussed on the problem at hand and unlocking the engineers' knowledge and genius to identify all the relevant solutions. For good design engineers and technical directors across all industries, as well as students of engineering, entrepreneurship and innovation, TRIZ for Engineers will help unlock and realise the potential of TRIZ. The individual tools are straightforward, the problem-solving process is systematic and repeatable, and the results will speak for themselves. This highly innovative book: Satisfies the need for concise, clearly presented information together with practical advice on TRIZ and problem solving algorithms Employs explanatory techniques, processes and examples that have been used to train thousands of engineers to use TRIZ successfully Contains real, relevant and recent case studies from major blue chip companies Is illustrated throughout with specially commissioned full-colour cartoons that illustrate the various concepts and techniques and bring the theory to life Turns good engineers into great engineers.