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Idea engineering [electronic resource] :creative thinking and innovation / La Verne Abe Harris.

By: Harris, La Verne Abe [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Industrial, systems, and innovation engineering collection: Publisher: New York [New York] (222 East 46th Street, New York, NY 10017) : Momentum Press, 2014Description: 1 online resource (1 PDF (xvii, 202 pages)) : illustrations.Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781606504734 (electronic bk.); 1606504738 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Creative ability in technology | Technological innovations | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- General | Creative ability in technology | Technological innovations | creative thinking | innovation | ideas | idea generation | idea engineering | idea teams | visionaries | innovators | entrepreneurs | problem solving | inventors | brainstorming | creativity | business | technologists | engineers | political, economic, and socio-constructed innovations | resistance to change | innovative culture | obstaclesGenre/Form: Electronic books.DDC classification: 608 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword -- Love & gratitude (acknowledgments) -- 1. Getting your mind right -- 2. Visionaries and innovators -- 3. Idea engineering overview -- 4. Organizational roadblocks -- 5. Models of innovation -- 6. Identifying the problem -- 7. Creative thinking -- 8. Selecting the best idea -- 9. Designing and testing an idea -- 10. Worldviews -- 11. Final thoughts -- About the author -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Abstract: Engineers and technologists often operate from a worldview of "ones and zeros." My mission in this book is to interject the colorful world of creative thinking to help engineers and technologists learn to think and work differently. This "idea engineering" becomes the driving force, transforming engineers and technologists into creative thinkers and innovators. Throughout the book, case studies and first-hand experience anecdotes can be found. The material in this book is organized to take the reader through basic concepts and techniques of creative thinking and innovation leading to the solving of engineering and technological challenges. It provides an overall understanding of how idea engineering can transform an individual and a company to formulate and apply the best possibilities.
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Title from PDF title page (viewed January 3, 2014).

Includes bibliographical references (pages 191-197) and index.

Foreword -- Love & gratitude (acknowledgments) -- 1. Getting your mind right -- 2. Visionaries and innovators -- 3. Idea engineering overview -- 4. Organizational roadblocks -- 5. Models of innovation -- 6. Identifying the problem -- 7. Creative thinking -- 8. Selecting the best idea -- 9. Designing and testing an idea -- 10. Worldviews -- 11. Final thoughts -- About the author -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

Engineers and technologists often operate from a worldview of "ones and zeros." My mission in this book is to interject the colorful world of creative thinking to help engineers and technologists learn to think and work differently. This "idea engineering" becomes the driving force, transforming engineers and technologists into creative thinkers and innovators. Throughout the book, case studies and first-hand experience anecdotes can be found. The material in this book is organized to take the reader through basic concepts and techniques of creative thinking and innovation leading to the solving of engineering and technological challenges. It provides an overall understanding of how idea engineering can transform an individual and a company to formulate and apply the best possibilities.

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