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Physical details of book
Unified Structured Inventive Thinking -- How to Invent

by Ed Sickafus, Ph.D.

Ntelleck, LLC, 1998.

7" x 10", 488 pp, 3 lb., hard cover, US$44.50

Unified Structured Inventive Thinking - How to Invent

by Ed Sickafus, Ph.D.

Table of Contents

i. Preface

ii. About the Author

iii. Acknowledgements

iv. Table of Contents

v. Guide to USIT Example Problems

vi. USIT Flow Chart

Part I

1. Introduction

2. History of Structured Inventive Thinking

3. Overview of Structured Inventive Thinking

4. Demonstration of Structured Inventive Thinking

5. Information

6. Objects

7. The Closed-World Algorithm

8. The Particles-Method Algorithm

9. Objects, Attributes, and Functions

10. Solution Techniques

11. Generification -- A USIT Process

12. Single-Object Functional Analysis

13. Contradictions

Part II Example Problems

Part III Sundry Connections

14. Potpourri Wrap-Up

Appendix A. Principal Functions

Appendix B. Root Cause

Appendix C. Two-Attribution-Function Associations

Appendix D. Heuristics for Solution Techniques




Table of contents

The pivotal difference between a simple idea and an innovative one often is insight - literally, penetrating mental vision. To see things in a new light; to see things differently from previous investigators; to see things from an unusual penetrating perspective; is a prerequisite of innovative thinking. Given this premise, it behooves the creative thinker to go the extra mile and find a new vantage point solely for the potential value of the new perspective it provides.

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