Strategies for Creative Problem Solving

Author: H. Scott Fogler,Steven E. LeBlanc,Benjamin R. Rizzo

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780133091663

Category: Psychology

Page: 343

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This text helps your students hone their creative skills and apply those skills to solve nearly any problem. Drawing on National Science Foundation-funded, advanced research that studied problem-solving techniques in all areas of modern industry, the book presents a comprehensive, systematic problem-solving framework. Through hands-on techniques and exercises drawing on realistic examples, students will learn how to approach an ill-defined problem, identify the real problem, generate and implement the best solution, evaluate what you learn, and build on that knowledge.

Strategies for Creative Problem Solving

Author: H. Scott Fogler,Steven E. LeBlanc

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780130082794

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 300

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This book provides a framework to hone and polish any person's creative problem-solving skills.

Creative Problem Solving

An Introduction

Author: Donald J. Treffinger,Scott G. Isaksen,K. Brian Stead-Dorval

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1593631871

Category: Education

Page: 91

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"This definitive guide shows you how to find successful solutions to important challenges. Creative Problem Solving (CPS) can help you to approach problems and deal with change in a deliberate and constructive way, and consequently build your confidence and success in working with complex issues." - back cover.

Creative Problem Solving

Thinking Skills for a Changing World

Author: Edward Lumsdaine

Publisher: McGraw-Hill College

ISBN: 9780070390911

Category: Psychology

Page: 491

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Creative ability in business.

Practice Problems for Creative Problem Solving

Author: Donald J. Treffinger

Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.

ISBN: 1882664647

Category: Education

Page: 68

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This book includes 50 situations that present interesting opportunities and challenges to stimulate students' creative and critical thinking. The brief, practical, everyday situations provide motivating starting points for practicing Creative Problem Solving with groups of many ages. These problems were designed to represent a variety of different tasks or challenges in an open-ended, invitational format that we describe informally as a "Messy Situation." These Messy Situations, like many of life's everyday opportunities and challenges, take a variety of forms, sizes, and shapes. They might concern a variety of situations in which people find themselves day in and day out. Thus, some of the Messy Situations in this book are people tasks (that is, situations involving the interactions or relationships among people). Others are planning tasks (that is, concerning more effective ways of organizing or managing a situation), and yet others are product tasks (that is, challenges that call for designing, inventing, or producing a new product of some kind). Each of these one-page problems can help students learn and apply CPS components, stages, and tools in an engaging and enjoyable way. Choose the problems that are best suited to your group's interests and needs. The challenges in Practice Problems for Creative Problem Solving and several helpful worksheets are reproducible for classroom use.

Process Engineering Problem Solving

Avoiding "The Problem Went Away, but it Came Back" Syndrome

Author: Joseph M. Bonem

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470378050

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 296

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Avoid wasting time and money on recurring plant process problems by applying the practical, five-step solution in Process Engineering Problem Solving: Avoiding "The Problem Went Away, but it Came Back" Syndrome. Combine cause and effect problem solving with the formulation of theoretically correct working hypotheses and find a structural and pragmatic way to solve real-world issues that tend to be chronic or that require an engineering analysis. Utilize the fundamentals of chemical engineering to develop technically correct working hypotheses that are key to successful problem solving.

Creative Thinkering

Putting Your Imagination to Work

Author: Michael Michalko

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 1608680258

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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Why isn’t everyone creative? Why doesn’t education foster more ingenuity? Why is expertise often the enemy of innovation? Bestselling creativity expert Michael Michalko shows that in every ?eld of endeavor — from business and science to government, the arts, and even day-to-day life — natural creativity is limited by the prejudices of logic and the structures of accepted categories and concepts. Through step-by-step exercises, illustrated strategies, and inspiring real-world examples, he shows readers how to liberate their thinking and literally expand their imaginations by learning to synthesize dissimilar subjects, think paradoxically, and enlist the help of the subconscious mind. He also reveals the attitudes and approaches that diverse geniuses share — and anyone can emulate. Fascinating and fun, Michalko’s strategies facilitate the kind of lightbulb-moment thinking that changes lives — for the better.

Problem Solving & Comprehension

Author: Arthur Whimbey,Jack Lochhead,Ronald Narode

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136475222

Category: Education

Page: 426

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This popular book shows students how to increase their power to analyze problems and comprehend what they read using the Think Aloud Pair Problem Solving [TAPPS] method. First it outlines and illustrates the method that good problem solvers use in attacking complex ideas. Then it provides practice in applying this method to a variety of comprehension and reasoning questions, presented in easy-to-follow steps. As students work through the book they will see a steady improvement in their analytical thinking skills and become smarter, more effective, and more confident problem solvers. Not only can using the TAPPS method assist students in achieving higher scores on tests commonly used for college and job selection, it teaches that problem solving can be fun and social, and that intelligence can be taught. Changes in the Seventh Edition: New chapter on "open-ended" problem solving that includes inductive and deductive reasoning; extended recommendations to teachers, parents, and tutors about how to use TAPPS instructionally; Companion Website with PowerPoint slides, reading lists with links, and additional problems.

How to Solve Almost Any Problem

Author: Alan Barker

Publisher: Pearson UK

ISBN: 0273770896

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Problems block and slow down your progress; here’s how to overcome them–simply, efficiently and effectively. This book offers straightforward, empowering science-based solutions to problems, big and small, at work or in life. It takes a never before seen approach to problem solving, powerfully combining lessons from cognitive science, established problem-solving theory and vast practical experience. It includes a radical new approach to analysing problems: The Problem Matrix. This will transform your approach to problems, challenge your thinking and help you develop new, positive, solution-focussed mindsets for the long-term.

101 Creative Problem Solving Techniques

The Handbook of New Ideas for Business

Author: James M. Higgins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781883629052

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 241

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This is a 2 color book about creativity techniques, creativly illustrated to match the techniques. First edition was a huge success. This second ediltion is aimed at both the trade and text book markets.

Creative Problem Solving for Managers

Developing Skills for Decision Making and Innovation

Author: Tony Proctor

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415345422

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 291

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This text provides an essential introduction to the ideas and skills of creative problem solving. It shows how and why people are blocked in their thinking, how it impairs creative thinking and how problem solving techniques can overcome this.

Problem Solving

Perspectives from Cognition and Neuroscience

Author: S. Ian Robertson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317496000

Category: Psychology

Page: 286

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The way that we assess and overcome problems is an essential part of everyday life. Problem Solving provides a clear introduction to the underlying mental processes involved in solving problems. Drawing on research from cognitive psychology and neuroscience, it examines the methods and techniques used by both novices and experts in familiar and unfamiliar situations. This edition has been comprehensively updated throughout, and now features cutting-edge content on creative problem solving, insight and neuroscience. Each chapter is written in an accessible way, and contains a range of student-friendly features such as activities, chapter summaries and further reading. The book also provides clear examples of studies and approaches that help the reader fully understand important and complex concepts in greater detail.? Problem Solving fully engages the reader with the difficulties and methodologies associated with problem solving. This book will be of great use to undergraduate students of cognitive psychology, education and neuroscience, as well as readers and professionals with an interest in problem solving.

Creative Approaches to Problem Solving

A Framework for Innovation and Change

Author: Scott G. Isaksen,K. Brian Dorval,Donald J. Treffinger

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412977738

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 292

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Creative Approaches to Problem Solving (CAPS) is a comprehensive text covering the well-known, cited, and used system for problem solving and creativity known as Creative Problem Solving (CPS). CPS is a flexible system used to help individuals and groups solve problems, manage change, and deliver innovation. It provides a framework, language, guidelines, and set of easy-to-use tools for understanding challenges, generating ideas and transforming promising ideas into action. Features and Benefits: - Specific objectives in each chapter for the reader - This provides a clear focus for instruction or independent learning - Practical case study introduced in the beginning of each chapter and then completed as a "rest of the story" toward the end of the chapter - This feature provides an application anchor for the reader - Upgraded mix of graphics - These updated and refreshed graphics include tables, figures, and illustrative images that are designed to provide "pictures" to go along with the word. The aim has been to aid attention, retention, and practical application - Enhanced emphasis on flexible, dynamic process-- Enables users to select and apply CPS tools, components, and stages in a meaningful way that meets their actual needs - A framework for problem solving that has been tested and applied across ages, settings, and cultures-- Readers can apply a common approach to process across many traditional "boundaries" that have limited effectives. Creative Approaches to Problem Solving has been (and continues to be) used as a core text for faculty who are teaching courses in Creative Problem Solving or Creativity and Innovation as part of an MBA program, or in Education, a course on Creativity (often as a component of certification or endorsement requirements in gifted education). It is also used as a core text for those enrolled in professional development, continuing education, or executive education programmes.

Thinking Visually

A Strategy Manual for Problem Solving

Author: Robert H. McKim

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Imagery (Psychology)

Page: 210

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Capitalism at the Crossroads

Next Generation Business Strategies for a Post-Crisis World

Author: Stuart L. Hart

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 9780132161657

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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Today’s era of economic crisis has sent a powerful message: The age of "mercenary" capitalism is ending. We must finally embark on a new age of sustainable, stakeholder-based capitalism. While enlightened executives and policymakers understand the critical need for change, few have tangible plans for making it happen. In Capitalism at the Crossroads: Next Generation Business Strategies for a Post-Crisis World, Third Edition, Stuart L. Hart presents new strategies for identifying sustainable products, technologies, and business models that will drive urgently needed growth and help solve social and environmental problems at the same time. Drawing on his experience consulting with top companies and NGOs worldwide, Hart shows how to craft your optimal sustainability strategy and overcome the limitations of traditional "greening" approaches. In this edition, he presents new and updated case studies from the United States and around the world, demonstrating what’s working and what isn’t. He also guides business leaders in building an organizational "infrastructure for sustainability"--one that can survive budgeting and boardrooms, recharging innovation and growth throughout your enterprise. Discover: · The new business case for pursuing sustainable capitalism · Sustainability strategies that go far beyond environmental sensitivity · How to fully embed your enterprise in the local context--and why you should · Tactics for making long-term sustainability work in a short-term world

Think Like a Programmer

An Introduction to Creative Problem Solving

Author: V. Anton Spraul

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593274564

Category: Computers

Page: 256

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The real challenge of programming isn't learning a language's syntax—it's learning to creatively solve problems so you can build something great. In this one-of-a-kind text, author V. Anton Spraul breaks down the ways that programmers solve problems and teaches you what other introductory books often ignore: how to Think Like a Programmer. Each chapter tackles a single programming concept, like classes, pointers, and recursion, and open-ended exercises throughout challenge you to apply your knowledge. You'll also learn how to: –Split problems into discrete components to make them easier to solve –Make the most of code reuse with functions, classes, and libraries –Pick the perfect data structure for a particular job –Master more advanced programming tools like recursion and dynamic memory –Organize your thoughts and develop strategies to tackle particular types of problems Although the book's examples are written in C++, the creative problem-solving concepts they illustrate go beyond any particular language; in fact, they often reach outside the realm of computer science. As the most skillful programmers know, writing great code is a creative art—and the first step in creating your masterpiece is learning to Think Like a Programmer.

Computer Numerical Control

Operation and Programming

Author: Jon Stenerson,Kelly Curran

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131115477

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 514

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Craftwork as Problem Solving

Ethnographic Studies of Design and Making

Author: Professor Trevor H J Marchand

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472442946

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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This volume brings together a cross-disciplinary group of anthropologists, researchers of craft, and designer-makers to enumerate and explore the diversity and complexity of problem-solving tactics and strategies employed by craftspeople, together with the key social, cultural, and environmental factors that give rise to particular ways of problem solving. Presenting rich, textured ethnographic studies of craftspeople at work around the world, Craftwork as Problem Solving examines the intelligent practices involved in solving a variety of problems and the ways in which these are perceived and evaluated both by makers and creators themselves, and by the societies in which they work. With attention to local factors such as training regimes and formal education, access to tools, socialisation and cultural understanding, budgetary constraints and market demands, changing technologies and materials, and political and economic regimes, this book sheds fresh light on the multifarious forms of intelligence involved in design and making, inventing and manufacturing, and cultivating and producing. As such, it will appeal to scholars of anthropology, sociology, and cultural geography, as well as to craftspeople with interests in creativity, skilful practice, perception and ethnography.