Faculty Publications

Title

Towards a Logic of Innovation

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Creativity, Idea generation, Innovation, Inventive problem-solving, Scientific discovery, TRIZ

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The International Handbook on Innovation

First Page

347

Last Page

365

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Date

10-16-2003

DOI of published version

10.1016/B978-008044198-6/50024-3

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