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Infused Creativity: An Approach to Creative System Design

[+] Author Affiliations
Offer Shai, Daniel Rubin

Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

Yoram Reich

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Paper No. DETC2005-85506, pp. 365-374; 10 pages
  • ASME 2005 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference
  • Volume 5a: 17th International Conference on Design Theory and Methodology
  • Long Beach, California, USA, September 24–28, 2005
  • Conference Sponsors: Design Engineering Division and Computers and Information in Engineering Division
  • ISBN: 0-7918-4742-X | eISBN: 0-7918-3766-1
  • Copyright © 2005 by ASME


Many methods that support human creativity by manual or computational means have been proposed in the past. They rely on the assumption that following a certain process of reasoning might lead to generating ideas considered creative. We start by defining creativity as a capability that enables the creation of systems that are patentable. Subsequently, we present a method called infused creativity, which is derived from infused design. The method guarantees generating creative designs by transforming systems from remote disciplines. Finding these systems and their transformations is done through a provably guaranteed to work process based on the underlying discrete mathematical representation. We describe the method of infused creativity and illustrate its operation in designing a new active torque amplifier system. We also discuss the future development of the method.

Copyright © 2005 by ASME
Topics: Creativity , Design



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