Some Links

  • Ideation Company (Chicago)
  • Inventory Machine Company (Boston)
  • IQ PLUS Corporation (Toronto)
  • TRIZ (Inventive Problem Solving: Theory of G.S. Altshuller)
  • CREATOR Project (University of Coimbra)
  • Morphological Methods
  • Systems Thinking


  • Computer-Aided Design (Elsevier)
  • Design Studies (Elsevier)
  • Educational Psychology (Taylor & Francis)
  • Expert Systems with Applications (Elsevier)
  • IEEE Trans. on SMC, Part A
  • IEEE Trans. on SMC, Part B
  • IEEE Trans. on SMC, Part C
  • IEEE Expert
  • Interfaces (INFORMS)
  • Int. J. of Human-Computer Studies (Elsevier)
  • Information Systems Research (INFORMS)
  • Information Processing & Management (Elsevier)
  • J. of the ORS
  • J. of Engineering Design (Taylor & Francis)
  • Knowledge-Based Systems (Springer)
  • Data & Knowledge Engineering (Elsevier)
  • Languages of Design (Elsevier)
  • Operations Research (INFORMS)
  • Research in Engineering Design (Springer)
  • Creativity Research Journal (Taylor & Francis)
  • J. of Creative Behavior (Wiley)
  • Thinking Skills and Creativity (Elsevier)

    Some References

  • Books
    1. G.S. Altshuller, Creativity as Exact Science. The Theory of the Solution of Inventive Problems. Gordon and Breach Science Publisher, New York, 1988.
    2. G.S. Altshuller, The innovation algorithm: TRIZ, systemic innovation and technical creativity. Worcester, Technical Innovation Center, Inc. 1999.
    3. M. Boden, The Creative Mind: Myths and Mechanisms. London: Cardinal, 1992.
    4. Edward de Bono, Literal Thinking: Creativity Step-by-Step. New York: Harper and Row, 1970.
    5. H.H.C.M. Christiaans, Creativity in Design. Ultrecht: LEMMA BV, 1992.
    6. David H. Cropley, Creativity in Engineering: Novel Solutions to Complex Problems. Academic Press, 2015.
    7. David H. Cropley, Arthur J. Cropley, james C. Kaufman, Mark A. Runco (eds), The Dark Side of Creativity. Cambridge Univ. Press, 2010.
    8. S. Dasgupta, Creativity in Innovation and Design. New York: Cambridge University Press, 1994.
    9. J.R. Dixon, Design Engineering: Inventiveness, Analysis and Decision Making. New York: McGraw-Hill, 1966.
    10. J.S. Gero, M.L. Maher, Modeling creativity and knowledge-based creative design. L. Erlbaum Associates Inc., Hillsdale, 1993.
    11. J.C. Jones, Design Methods. 2nd ed., New York: J.Wiley & Sons, 1992.
    12. James C. Kaufman, Creativity 101. Springer, 2009.
    13. M.Sh. Levin, Combinatorial Engineering of Decomposable Systems, Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1998.
    14. M. Sh. Levin, Modular System Design and Evaluation. Springer, 2015.
    15. W.J. Mitchell, A.S. Inouye, M.S. Blumenthal, (Eds.), Beyond Productivity: Information Technology, Innovation, and Creativity. National Academies Press, 2003.
    16. Seana Moran, David H. Cropley, James Kaufman (eds), The Ethics of Creativity. 2014.
    17. A. Newell and H.A. Simon, Human Problem Solving, NJ.: Prentice Hall, Englewood Cliffs, 1972.
    18. J. Nilsson, Problem Solving Methods in Artificial Intelligence, McGraw Hill, New York, 1971.
    19. N.J. Nilsson, Artificial Intelligence: a new synthesis. Morgan Kaufmann, CA, 1998.
    20. A.F. Osborn, Applied Imagination: Principles and Procedures of Creative Problem-Solving. New York: Springer, 1957.
    21. Elliot Samuel Paul, Scott Barry Kaufman (eds), The Philosophy of Creativity: New Essays. Oxford Univ. Press, 2014.
    22. P.B. Paulus, B.A. Nijstad, (Eds.), Group Creativity: Innovation through Collaboration. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003.
    23. R.J. Sternberg, (ed.), The Nature of Creativity: Contemporary psychological perspectives. Cambridge University Press, 1988.
    24. M. Wert, Productive Thinking. London: Tavistock Publications, 1961.
    25. F. Zwicky, Discovery Invention, Research Through the Morphological Approach. New York: McMillan, 1969.

  • Special Issues
    1. K. Raman, Z. Rusak (Eds.), Special Issue on Creative Design. Computer-Aided Design, 413, 2009.

  • Survey Papers
    1. R.L. Ackoff, E. Vergara, Creativity in problem solving and planning: A review, Eur. J. of Oper. Res., vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 1-13, 1981.
    2. D.C. Brown, Problem solving methods: Past, present, and future, AI EDAM, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 327-329, 2009.
    3. M.Sh. Levin, The Third Literacy. Autom. Doc. and Math. Linguistics. Vol. 29, No. 3, pp. 66-81, 1995.
    4. P.B. Paulus, Groups, teams and creativity: The creative potential of idea generating groups. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 49, 237-262, 2000.
    5. R.J. Riding and I. Cheema, Cognitive Styles - an Overview and Integration. Educational Psychology, Vol. 11, pp. 193-215, 1991.
    6. W.E. Souder and R.W. Ziegler, A Review of Creativity and Problem Solving Techniques. Research Management, Vol. 20, No. 4, p. 34-42, 1977.
    7. G. Thompson, M. Lordan, A review of creativity principles applied to engineering design.
    In: Proc. of the Institution of mechanical engineers. Part E. J. of Process Mechanical Engineering, 213(1), 17-31, 1999.

  • Papers
    1. T.M. Amabile, How to kill creativity. Harvard Business Review. 76(5), 76-87, 1998.
    2. W. Burleson, T. Selker, Creativity and interface. Communications of the ACM, 45(10), 89, 2002.
    3. L. Candi, E.A. Edmonds, Supporting the creative user: A criteria-based approach to interaction design. Design Studies, 18(2), 1997.
    4. Y. Chen, Z.-L. Liu, Y.-B. Xie, A knowledge-based framework for creative conceptual design of multidisciplinary systems. CAD, 44(2), 146-153, 2012.
    5. N. Cross, Styles of Learning. Designing and Computing. Design Studies, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 157-162, 1985.
    6. C.E. Van Daalen, P.W.G. Bots, Using a systems perspective to design a problem solving process. J. of Design Research, 8(4), 301-316, 2010.
    7. C.H. Dorst, N.G. Cross, Creativity in the design process: Co-evolution of problem-solution. Design Studies, 22, 425-437, 2001.
    8. G. Fischer, Social creativity, symmetry of ignorance and meta-design. Knowledge-Based Systems, 13(7-8), 527-537, 2000.
    9. C. Hales, Designer as Chameleon. Design Studies. Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 111-114, 1985.
    10. T.T. Hewett, Informing the design of computer-based environments to support creativity. Int. J. of Human-Computer Studies, 63, 383-409, 2005.
    11. R.J. Garfield, N.J. Taylor, A.R. Dennis, J.W. Satzinger, Research report: Modifying paradigms - individual differences, creativity techniques, and exposure to ideas in group idea generation.
    Information Systems Research, 12(3), 322-333, 2001.
    12. J.S. Gero, Creativity, emergence and evolution in design. Knowledge-Based Systems, 9(7), 435-448, 1996.
    13. A.K. Goel, Design, analogy, and creativity. IEEE Expert, 12(3), 62-70, 1997.
    14. A.K. Goel, S. Vattam, B. Wiltgen, M. Helms, Cognitive, collaborative, conceptual and creative - Four Characteristics of the next generation of knowledge-based CAD systems: A study in biologically inspired design. CAD, 44(10), 879-900, 2012.
    15. T. Lubart, How can computers be partners in the creative process: Classification and commentary on the special issue. Int. J. of Human-Computer Studies, 63, 365-369, 2005.
    16. Y.T. Liu, Creativity or novelty?. Design Studies, 21(3), 261-276, 2000.
    17. G. Nadler, System Methodology and Design. IEEE Trans. on SMC, Vol. 15, No. 6, pp. 685-697, 1985.
    18. J.B. Quinn, P. Andersen, and S. Finkelstein, Managing Professional Intellect: Making the Most of the Best. Harvard Business Review, pp. 71-80, March-April 1996.
    19. Y. Reich, A. Hatchuel, O. Shai, E. Subrahmanian, A theoretical analysis of creativity methods in engineering design: Casting ASIT with C-K theory.
    J. of Engineering Design, 2010.
    20. R.E. Ripple, Ordinal creativity. Contemporary Educational Psychology, 14(3), 189-202, 1989.
    21. B.F. Robertson, D.F. Radcliffe, Impact of CAD tools on creative problem solving in engineering design. Computer-Aided Design, 41(3), 136-146, 2009.
    22. W.B. Rouse, A Note on the Nature of Creativity in Engineering: Implications for Supporting System Design. Information Processing & Management, Vol. 22, No. 4, pp. 279-285, 1986.
    23. B. Roy, Case studies of creativity in innovative product development. Design Studies, 14(4), 423-443, 1993.
    24. O. Shai, Y. Reich, D. Rubin, Creative conceptual design: Extending the scope by infused design. Computer-Aided Design, 41(3), 117-135, 2009.
    25. B. Shneiderman, Creativity support tools: Accelerating discovery and innovation. Commun. of the ACM, 50, 20-32, 2007.
    26. H.A. Simon, G.B. Dantzig, R. Hogarth, C.R. Plott, H. Raiffa, T.C. Schelling, K.A. Shepsle, R. Thaler, A. Tversky, and S. Winter, Decision Making and Problem Solving.
    Interfaces, Vol. 17, No. 5, pp. 11-31, 1987.
    27. R.J. Sternberg, Creativity or creativities? Int. J. of Human-Computer Interaction, 63(4-5), 370-382, 2005.
    28. J.C. Thomas, A. Lee, C. Danis, Enhancing creative design via software tools. Communications of the ACM, 45(10), 112-115, 2002.
    29. L. Wang, W. Shen, H. Xie, J. Neelamkavil, A. Pardasani, Collaborative conceptual design - state of the art and future trends. CAD, 34(13), 981-996, 2002.

  • Preprints
    1. J.S. Gero, M.L. Maher, and F. Sudweeks, (Eds.), Computational Models of Creative Design.
    Preprints of the Third Intl. Conf. on Computational Models of Creative Design, University of Sydney, 1995.

  • Theses
    1. R. Horowitz, Creative problem solving in engineering design. PhD Thesis, Faculty of Engineering, Tel-Aviv University, 1999.
    2. V. Souchkov, Knowledge-based Support for Innovative Design. PhD Thesis, Univ. of Twente, Twente, 1998.