Idea Engineering: Creative Thinking and Innovation by La Verne Abe Harris

By La Verne Abe Harris

Engineers and technologists frequently function from a worldview of "ones and zeros." The undertaking of this e-book is to interject the colourful international of artistic considering to assist engineers and technologists discover ways to imagine and paintings in a different way. hence, "idea engineering" turns into the driver, remodeling engineers and technologists into innovators and marketers, utilizing case stories and anecdotes from first-hand adventure. the fabric during this publication is equipped to take the reader via easy strategies and methods of artistic considering and innovation, to raised remedy engineering and technological demanding situations. It offers an total realizing of who, what, why, whilst, and the way "idea engineering" can rework a person and a firm to formulate and follow the simplest percentages. the objective viewers is university-level scholars and practitioners, specifically higher department undergraduates and graduate scholars in engineering schooling, commercial engineering, engineering expertise, technological know-how, and expertise; after which engineering practitioners from an engineering, expertise, or technology heritage. it may be bought separately as a textual content, specialist exchange or reference name, or accessed inside of a set libraries corporations could purchase. additionally, the cloth during this e-book can complement coursework in enterprise, communique, administration, and utilized artistic arts. As a middle or supplemental textual content, it should make an outstanding starting place for a one-credit course-or part of any three-credit capstone layout path or seminar-stressing artistic pondering and innovation. it'll even be an outstanding evaluate for any layman attracted to studying approximately artistic pondering and innovation.

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The robotic knight was operated by a system of pulleys and gears. It was capable of walking, sitting, and moving its jaw. In 2002, NASA saw the usefulness of Leonardo’s robotic knight in the aerospace industry. 13 Modern-Day Visionaries and Innovators I selected five modern-day visionaries: Patricia Bath, Mark Zuckerberg, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs. If you are wondering why four of the five modern-day visionaries are from the technology world of computing, it is because technological innovation from the 20th and 21st centuries is directly linked to the economic success of the United States, which is directly linked to engineering innovation.

Visionaries and inventive users in a state of dissatisfaction are not the only unhappy people. The most dissatisfied are people who are not purchasing your product, because it is not delivering what they want. Instead of interviewing and researching only your customer base, talk to the disenchanted. Find out why and what would tempt them to buy from you, and you may have formed your vision for the next five years. Bill Peterson, a colleague, tells the story of the danger of asking people what they want.

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