Towards a Logic of Innovation
Creativity, Idea generation, Innovation, Inventive problem-solving, Scientific discovery, TRIZ
The International Handbook on Innovation
This chapter identi?es the most promising avenues for promoting and improving idea generation, and assesses the possibilities and limitations of such an endeavor. The chapter will discuss research streams and programs, identifying speci?c heuristics and strategies that can be employed to generate innovative ideas. It will also consider fundamental questions regarding the extent to which idea generation can be 'rationalized' and the ways in which a useful logic of innovation might be developed. Traces of such a logic can be found in the many idea-generation methods that have been proposed, but rarely tested, in the creativity literature.
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DOI of published version
Smith, Gerald F., "Towards a Logic of Innovation" (2003). Faculty Publications. 3233.