Creative Techniques in Product and Engineering Design

A Practical Workbook


  • D J Walker
  • B K J Dagger
  • R. Roy, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA

The proceedings of a seminar held at TWI in September, 1995, focusing on crack arrest philosophy which aknowledges that a brittle crack is arrested when it emerges from the critical region. Papers from prestigious researchers presented a critique and assessment of the theory and its application under: Introduction to crack arrest concepts; Recent trends in crack arrest research; Application of crack arrest concepts. Intended for those who have to apply or teach design skills in a technical or engineering context, this resource book defines and explains eight creative thinking techniques and shows how to use and adapt these to solve design problems. Case studies are drawn from a wide range of applications.
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Those who have to apply or teach design skills in a technical or engineering context


Book information

  • Published: October 1991
  • Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
  • ISBN: 978-1-85573-025-0

Table of Contents

The nature of design; Design process; Design thinking; Creative design: What is the creative process? Techniques in creative design; Creative approaches to design problems: Why do we need creative techniques? How do creative techniques generate ideas? Where do creative techniques fit in the design process? What are the benefits to be gained from using creative techniques to solve design problems? A review: Checklist for objectives.