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CREATIVITY TECHNIQUES FOR A COMPUTER AIDED INVENTING SYSTEM

CREATIVITY TECHNIQUES FOR A COMPUTER AIDED INVENTING SYSTEM

Year: 2011

Section: Human Behaviour in Design

Editor: Culley, S.J.; Hicks, B.J.; McAloone, T.C.; Howard, T.J. & Badke-Schaub, P.

Author: Russo, Davide; Montecchi, Tiziano

Section: Human Behaviour in Design

Pages: 362-373

Abstract

The development of Computer Aided Inventing system, assisting product designer in their creative stage, is a lengthy process because lack of a real systematization of design knowledge for software implementation. The existing development tools for knowledge-based system offer limited support to intelligent design.

In this paper, a knowledge-based architecture for igniting creative spark is described. It is aimed to solve those problems where a radical implementation is needed, not based on the improvement of previous inventions, but oriented to a new technological jump. Combining a selection of 3 different creativity approaches, mounted on the FBS ontology, the designer is forced to systematically generate a list of alternative systems achieving the same goal of the given one. All directions are then classified in form of a network tree on 3 levels: functional, behavioural and structural. A specific algorithm is then introduced to transform the network into an Information Extraction tool from patent DBs. Software can be uploaded as support for building patent technological surveys, personal knowledge database, technological transfer and forecasting.

Keywords: TECHNICAL CREATIVITY; KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT; FBS; ENGINEERING DESIGN

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