Strategies for Creative Problem Solving

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9780130082794: Strategies for Creative Problem Solving

A Systematic, Proven Approach to Problem Solving–Now Fully Updated with New Examples and Interactive Resources

 

Strategies for Creative Problem Solving, Second Edition, will help you sharpen your “street smarts” and leverage your creative skills to find better solutions for virtually any technical problem. Drawing on advanced, National Science Foundation-funded research, it introduces a start-to-finish problem-solving framework that integrates proven strategies from today’s most effective technical organizations. Using its hands-on techniques and exercises, you’ll learn how to gather data, systematically identify problems, generate superior alternatives, choose and implement the best solution, evaluate what you learn, and use that knowledge to create even better outcomes.

 

The first edition of Strategies for Creative Problem Solving won the prestigious American Society for Engineering Education Meriam/Wiley Distinguished Author Award. This new edition has been systematically updated and revised, offering even greater value to every engineer, technical practitioner, and student. Among its many improvements: 

  • Dozens of new examples, plus two detailed real-world case studies
  • Better, more coherent organization, reflecting feedback from thousands of students and professionals
  • New coverage of team-based problem solving, including conflict resolution
  • More coverage of critical thinking, including the use of the Socratic method
  • An introduction to the powerful TRIZ technique for resolving contradictions
  • Proven troubleshooting algorithms for identifying root causes of equipment and process problems 

All-New CD-ROM and Web Site

 

The CD-ROM and Web site contain numerous enrichment opportunities for both students and instructors including 

  • Interactive Computer Modules: Seven simulations, which are linked to the book’s content and are designed to deepen your expertise with every stage of the problem-solving process.
  • Summary Notes: Chapter-specific material that highlights important points in each chapter–excellent for classroom presentations and concept review.
  • Learning Resources: Thoughts on problem solving; closed-ended and open-ended problem-solving heuristics.
  • Professional Reference Shelf: Additional examples and problem-solving material.
  • Additional Study Materials: Course syllabi and Web links to related material.

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About the Author:

H. Scott Fogler is the Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Vennema Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Michigan. His research interests include flow and reaction in porous media, fused chemical relations, gellation kinetics, and chemical reaction engineering problems in the petroleum industry. He has graduated 37 Ph.D. students and has more than 200 refereed publications in these areas. Fogler is the AIChE 2008 President-elect. He has chaired ASEE’s Chemical Engineering Division, served as director of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, earned the Warren K. Lewis Award from AIChE for contributions to chemical engineering education, and received the Chemical Manufacturers Association’s National Catalyst Award. He is the author of the classic Elements of Chemical Reaction Engineering, Fourth Edition (Prentice Hall, 2006).

 

Steven E. LeBlanc is Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Chemical Engineering at the University of Toledo. He chaired the Chemical and Environmental Engineering Department for ten years, chaired the ASEE Chemical Engineering Education Division, and co-chaired the 2007 ASEE Chemical Engineering Summer School for Faculty.

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Book Description Prentice Hall, 2007. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Preface xiChapter 1: Problem-Solving Strategies: Why Bother? 1What's the Real Problem? 1Correct Problem Definition/Wrong Solution 6A Heuristic for Successful Problem Solving 9Summary 11CD-ROM Material 11References 13Exercises 14Further Reading 14Chapter 2: The Characteristics, Attitudes, and Environment Necessary for Effective Problem Solving 15Getting in the Right Frame of Mind 15Having a Vision 23Working Together in Teams 25Conflict Resolution 31Team Decisions 33Summary 34CD-ROM Material 35References 35Exercises 36Further Reading 39Chapter 3: Gathering Information on the Problem 41The First Four Steps 41Summary 49CD-ROM Material 49References 49Exercises 49Chapter 4: Problem Definition 51Defining the Real Problem: Four Techniques 51Technique 1: Finding Out Where the Problem Came From 52Technique 2: Using the Present State/Desired State and the Duncker Diagram to Define the Real Problem 58Technique 3: Using the Statement Restatement Technique 63Technique 4: Kepner Tregoe Problem Analysis 68Which Technique to Choose? 72Determine Whether the Problem Should Be Solved 74Brainstorm Potential Causes and Solution Alternatives 75Summary 76CD-ROM Material 76References 78Exercises 78Further Reading 88Appendix: Questions for a Socratic Dialog 89Chapter 5: Breaking Down the Barriers to Generating Ideas 93Recognizing Mental Blocks 94Blockbusting 99Improving Your Creative Abilities 100Risk Taking 104Summary 110CD-ROM Material 110References 111Exercises 111Further Reading 114Chapter 6: Generating Solutions 115Brainstorming 115Free Association 116Vertical Thinking 118Lateral Thinking 120Futuring 122Organizing Brainstorming Ideas: The Fishbone Diagram 124Brainwriting 126Analogy and Cross-Fertilization 127Incubating Ideas 130TRIZ 131Summary 138CD-ROM Material 138References 140Exercises 140Further Reading 143Chapter 7: Deciding the Course of Action 145K.T. Situation Appraisal 146K.T. Problem Analysis 151K.T. Decision Analysis 151Adverse Consequences of the Alternative Solutions 155K.T. Potential Problem Analysis 163Summary 168CD-ROM Material 169References 170Exercises 170Further Reading 178Chapter 8: Implementing the Solution 179Approval 179Planning 180Carry Through 185Follow Up 187Experimental Projects 187Summary 194CD-ROM Material 195References 195Exercises 196Further Reading 198Chapter 9: Evaluation 199General Guidelines 199Ethical Considerations 203Safety Considerations 209Summary 210CD-ROM Material 210References 211Exercises 211Further Reading 219Chapter 10: Troubleshooting 221Some General Guidelines 221Early Morning Shivers: An Example of Troubleshooting 226Technical Troubleshooting Exercise 230Interactive Computing Module on Troubleshooting 237Troubleshooting Laboratory Equipment 239Summary 240CD-ROM Material 240References 240Exercises 241Chapter 11: Putting It All Together 245Case. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0130082791

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