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Tools for Innovation$
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Arthur Markman and Kristin Wood

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780195381634

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195381634.001.0001

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The Cognitive Science of Innovation Tools

The Cognitive Science of Innovation Tools

(p.3) Chapter 1 The Cognitive Science of Innovation Tools
Tools for Innovation

Arthur B. Markman

Kristin L. Wood

Oxford University Press

In order to streamline design processes, it is crucial to understand where new ideas come from. This chapter starts by outlining the ways that designers can generate novel solutions to problems. The many chapters in this volume explore a variety of different paths to innovation. To put these chapters into perspective, this chapter starts with a broad discussion of the nature of innovation. Then, it highlights the contributions of each of the chapters both for their basic research on the design process as well as for their suggestions about how to create new tools to support innovation.

Keywords:   innovation, creativity, cognitive science, analogy, knowledge representation, engineering design

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