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Creative Thinking

Overview: As computers automate many repetitious and mundane jobs, people will be expected to handle even more complex tasks. These tasks are often associated with problem solving and creativity, an area where the computer is still in its infancy.

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Creative Thinking Information on the Internet
Creativity, Innovation and Problem Solving (35) Some guidelines with linked historical examples. 
Creativity Web Page (21) These web pages are resources to help you become more creative and to put you in touch with other people interested in creativity and thinking. This Web site was produced to satisfy a need within the misc.creativity newsgroup for easy access to the FAQ documents. 
Design Research at the Stan Ackerman Institute Encompassing the methodology of technological design particularly in interdisciplinary design situations.
Edward DeBono's Home Page This site has a list of all DeBono's books, links to other authors, creativity training, software, and other creativity web pages. 
Invention Dimension (Select "Linked") (7) A site covering American inventors and their discoveries.
Independent consultant offers free SQL Server support and datamining, data warehousing, relational databases, pareto analysis, software programming, business intelligenceand project management
Tips for how to increase creativity

Creative Thinking Vendors
The ParaMind list is in the AI-FAQ and the site is rich in theory. 
Mindlink Inc.
Mindlink Problem Solver - (800) 253-1844
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Article References
Thinking Tools Part I Anaker, P. (1988) PC AI, 2(1), 41. 
Thinking Tools Part II Anaker, P. (1988) PC AI, 2(2), 21. 
Thinking On Purpose Herbert, B. (1988) PC AI, 2(2), 65. 
Thinking Tools Part III Anaker, P. (1988) PC AI, 2(3), 16. 
Thinking Tools Part IV Anaker, P. (1988) PC AI, 2(4), 50. 
Creativity Software: Thinking Tools For The Mac Rasmus, D. (1989) PC AI, 3(3), 28. 
Thinking Tools Update: Part I Anaker, P. (1989) PC AI, 3(3), 34. 
Thinking Tools Update: Part II Anaker, P. (1989) PC AI, 3(5), 59. 
Thinking Tools Part I Stevenson, A. (1991) PC AI, 5(6), 18. 
Decision Quality and Decision Tools Creswell, D. and McNamee, P. (1991) PC AI, 5(6), 40. 
Synthetic Intelligence Keyes, J. (1991) PC AI, 5(6), 34. 
Thinking Tools Part II Stevenson, A. (1992) PC AI, 6(1), 35. 
Creativity And Tools: Stimulating Ideas Rasmus, D. (1995) PC AI, 9(3), 29. 
Creativity And Tools: Creative Connections Rasmus, D. (1995) PC AI, 9(4), 23. 
Creativity And Tools: Future Creativity Rasmus, D. (1995) PC AI, 9(5), 39. 

Book References
Conceptual Blockbusting: A Guide to Better Ideas Adams, J.L. (1986) Reading, MA: Addison Wesley Publishing Company, pps. 161. ISBN: 0-201-10149-1. 
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Dinosaur Brains Bernstein, A. (1989) New York, NY: Wiley, pps 256 ISBN: 0-471-61808-X 
The Book of Think Burns, M. (1976) Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, pps 125, ISBN: 0-316-11743-9 
Math Magic Flansburg, S. (1993) New York, NY: Morrow, pps 350, ISBN: 0-688-10476-2 
Serious Creativity De Bono, E.(1992) Harper Business ISBN: 0-99730-566-0 
Hermes and the Golden Thinking Machine Tzonis, A. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, pps. 284. 
Conceptual Structures: Current Research and Practice Nagle, T.E., Nagle, J.A., Gerholz, L.L., and Eklund, P.W. (Eds) (1992) West Sussex, England: Ellis Horwood Limited, pps. 644. ISBN: 0-13-175878-0. 
Mind Bugs: The Origins of Procedural Misconceptions VanLehn, K. (1990) Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press, pps. 253. ISBN: 0-262-22036-9. 
Understanding Creativity : The Interplay of Biological, Psychological and Social Factors Dacey, J.; Lennon, K.; Fiore, L. (1998) Jossey-Bass, pps 320, ISBN 0787940321
Handbook of Creativity Sternberg, R. (ed.) (1999) Cambridge University Press, ISBN 0521572851
How to Think Like Einstein : Simple Ways to Break the Rules and Discover Your Hidden Genius Thorpe, S. (2000) Sourcebooks Trade, pps 256 ISBN 1570715858
Creative Thinking Book List (64) ** The book list also has brief discriptions in most cases. 

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