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Tools for Innovation

Arthur Markman and Kristin Wood


Understanding innovation processes is an inherently multidisciplinary research task. Innovations occur within particular domains such as engineering. Innovation processes must respect the boundaries of human cognitive abilities. Practical innovations must take into account consumer needs and factors that affect consumer acceptance of those ideas. To facilitate the development of tools to support the innovation process, this book presents chapters that are multidisciplinary collaborations among researchers that illuminate the underlying psychological mechanisms of innovation and present new met ... More

Keywords: innovation, creativity, ideation, design, engineering design

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Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195381634
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381634.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arthur Markman, editor
University of Texas, Austin

Kristin Wood, editor
University of Texas, Austin

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Chapter 1 The Cognitive Science of Innovation Tools

Arthur B. Markman, and Kristin L. Wood

Chapter 3 “Putting Blinkers on a Blind Man”

Bo T. Christensen, and Christian D. Schunn

Chapter 4 Thinking with Sketches

Barbara Tversky, and Masaki Suwa

Chapter 5 Supporting Innovation by Promoting Analogical Reasoning

Arthur B. Markman, Kristin L. Wood, Julie S. Linsey, Jeremy T. Murphy, and Jeffrey P. Laux

Chapter 6 Constraints and Consumer Creativity

C. Page Moreau, and Darren W. Dahl

Chapter 7 The Development and Evaluation of Tools for Creativity

Steven M. Smith, Andruid Kerne, Eunyee Koh, and Jami Shah

Chapter 9 Innovation Through tRaNsFoRmAtIoNaL Design

Vikramjit Singh, Brandon Walther, Kristin L. Wood, and Dan Jensen

Chapter 10 Introduction of Design Enabling Tools

Joshua D. Summers, Srinivasan Anandan, and Sudhakar Teegavarapu

Chapter 11 Supporting Innovative Construction of Explanatory Scientific Models

Will Bridewell, Stuart R. Borrett, and Pat Langley

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