Art of Invention The Creative Process of Discovery and Design

ISBN-10: 1616142235

ISBN-13: 9781616142230

Edition: 2010

Authors: Steven J. Paley

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This entertaining and insightful exploration shows why simplicity, elegance, and robustness are essential to the process of invention and offers detailed guidance on conceptualizing your ideas and turning them into reality.
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List price: $21.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Prometheus Books, Publishers
Publication date: 11/1/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 236
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

The Process of Invention
The Paper Clip and the Problem
What Makes a Great Idea Great?
The History of the Paper Clip
What's the Problem?
Is It the Right Problem?
Reframing the Problem
The Evolving Invention
Invention in Context
The Hidden Obvious
The Destination
Being Confidently Naive
The Vision and the Visionary
Needfinding and Paradigms
Seeing the Hidden Obvious
The Vision Refined
Creativity and the Brain
The Creative Mind
Feeding the Brain
Listening to Your Subconscious
Thinking with the Gut
Your Inner Senses
Working Ideas, Percolation, and Not Falling in Love
Action versus Thought: The Importance of Doing
The Process of Invention
The Flash of Inspiration
The Resonance of an Idea
Sources of Innovation
Applications of Life Experience
Making the Familiar New
Applying Physical Principles
Accidental and Chance Observations
Learning from Nature
The Processes of Invention
Design and Invention
Profound Simplicity
The Simple and the Complex
Zero Mass Design
The Many Facets of Elegance
Ingenious Simplicity: The Most from the Least
Core Inventions: From Screws to Microprocessors
Adaptive Inventions: The Elegance of Self-Regulation
Smart Inventions: Inventions That Change with Change
Characteristics of Elegance-A Summary
Managed Failure
Making it Happen
Problem Solving and Iteration
A Systems Approach: Connect the Big Pieces First
KISS: Keep It Simple, Stupid
Testing, Testing, 1, 2, 3
What You Couldn't See from There, You Can See from Here
Attacking from the Bottom
Inventing while You Sleep
Arbitrate and Iterate
Limiting the Scope
Putting It All Together
Anticipating the Unanticipated
The Business of Invention
Inventing as an Employee
Selling Your Inventions
Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Own Company
The Business of Invention
The Art of Invention
The Unexplored: Hard Work, Fear, and Fantasy
Experience and Invention
The Art of Getting It Wrong
The Hidden Obvious Revisited
The Staircase of Creativity
The Pleasure of the Problem
The Inventor's Tool Kit
Making It Real
The Art and the Science
The Future Is Yours to Create
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