Predictors of success in design

One of the best predictors of success in design is the number of different designs considered.

Methods for exploring multiple design alternatives

Brainstorming is an ineffective method for exploring multiple design alternatives, most likely because the group tends to converge on shared ideas that are not necessarily goo

Analogy leads to microconflict in scientific teams

Creative teamwork, a longstanding interest of social and organizational psychologists, has become a topic of research for cognitive psychologists as well.

MOD: Stimulating Creative Insight - A Cohesive Model of Design Innovation Across Individuals, Groups and Computer Agents

Principal Investigator(s): 
Jonathan Cagan (Carnegie-Mellon University))
Kenneth Kotovsky (Co-Principal Investigator)

Award Abstract: Innovation occurs within the minds of designers, within design teams and within computational design engines, each having functional similarities.

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MOD: Integrating Social and Cognitive Elements of Discovery and Innovation

Principal Investigator(s): 
Christian Schunn (University of Pittsburgh)

Award Abstract: Innovation and discovery involve individuals working successfully together in teams.

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MOD: Tom Edison and the Electric Innovation Machine

Principal Investigator(s): 
Gary Bradshaw (Mississippi State University)

Award Abstract: Although technological innovation is seen as essential to the success of the US economy, our discussions about the nature of innovation are all too ofte

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