Innovation and Creative Problem Solving IBX0030
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This course is for engineers about how to become an inventor. We belive that that, on the contrary to a common belief, good engineers are very creative people. And we believe, on the contrary to a common believe, that creativity is not a personality trait that you are born with but a collection of techniques and methods that can be taught and learned. We also believe that inventing is not a rare activity of few inventors, but a skill, habit and lifestyle, that can be acquired.
This course aims at explaining the origins of creativity with lots of examples from history of science and engineering. It introduces methods of creative problem solving with a strong emphasis on practical exercises. We also learn to assess the inventive step of inventions from different prespectives, learn to understand the logic behind technology development and the dynamics of technology trends. Emphasis is on interactive seminar work, teamwork and independent work.
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