Cognitive network model of creativity: a new causal model of creativity and a new brainstorming technique

Eric L. Santanen, Robert O. Briggs, Gert Jan de Vreede

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Abstract

Creativity is a vital component of problem solving, yet despite decades of creativity research, many of the techniques for increasing creative production still lack compelling theoretical and causal foundations. This paper defines a Cognitive Network Model, a causal model of creative solution generation for problem solving domains. This model is grounded in mechanisms of human cognition which are hypothesized to exist within all individuals, regardless of their intelligence level, socio-economic status, or other variable, personal attributes. Guided by the model, we outline a new Group Support System (GSS) based technique called directed brainstorming. We propose the Cognitive Network Model is useful for explaining the effectiveness of existing creativity techniques, and may represent a basis from which new techniques and technologies for enhancing the creative output of problem-solvers can be developed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
PublisherIEEE
Number of pages1
ISBN (Print)0769504930
StatePublished - Jan 1 2000
EventThe 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Siences (HICSS-33) - Maui, USA
Duration: Jan 4 2000Jan 7 2000

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1060-3425

Other

OtherThe 33rd Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Siences (HICSS-33)
CityMaui, USA
Period1/4/001/7/00

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)

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    Santanen, E. L., Briggs, R. O., & de Vreede, G. J. (2000). Cognitive network model of creativity: a new causal model of creativity and a new brainstorming technique. In Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). IEEE.