1956-01-01

Creativity In Engineering 560004

ANALYZED in this paper are the creative problem, the creative process, and the creative person.
Among factors essential to the creative individual, the author says, are:
  1. 1.
    More ideas per unit of time.
  2. 2.
    Ability to rule out judgment during the idea-forming stage.
  3. 3.
    Lack of barriers between the subconscious and conscious mind.
  4. 4.
    Fluency of ideation.
  5. 5.
    Flexibility.
  6. 6.
    Originality.
  7. 7.
    Sensitivity to existence of problems.
Most encouraging, he feels, is the fact that exercise and practice can develop most of these factors in most people. He urges greater interest and endeavor in this direction throughout American industry.

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