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Chapter 5 – The problem solving process pg 86

Invention & Innovation. Chapter 5 – The problem solving process pg 86. Definitions. Invention - the creation of something new. Innovation - a change to something that already exists. Rethinking an existing idea, technology, material or service. Can You…?.

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Chapter 5 – The problem solving process pg 86

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  1. Invention & Innovation Chapter 5 – The problem solving processpg 86

  2. Definitions • Invention - the creation of something new. • Innovation - a change to something that already exists. Rethinking an existing idea, technology, material or service.

  3. Can You…? • List 5 inventions and 5 correspondinginnovations: Inventions: Innovations:

  4. Invention? Innovation? Optical Camouflage System

  5. Inventions or Innovations? • Are the following examples of inventions or innovations? • After you watch each, write down if each is and invention or innovation. • Be ready to share your thoughts on each product

  6. Why is it so hard to list modern day inventions, yet so easy to list modern day innovations? • “Everything has been done” (But has it?) • Why “reinvent the wheel” when you can just “replace the tire?”

  7. Where can you look to find ideas for inventions and/or innovations? Newspaper - business trends; classifieds tell you about local needs and wants, etc. Magazines - predict and report changes in consumer buying, etc. Trade Shows - manufacturers and distributors display their newest products and services, etc. Be observant - you must be aware of your surroundings. What patterns exist there? What do these patterns tell you about needs and wants?

  8. Theories on Creativity We will be looking at two theories on creativity and ability: • Right vs. Left Brain • Thinking Hat Theory

  9. Left Brain & Right Brain Theory

  10. Left Brain vs. Right Brain • Developed from the research of an American psychobiologist Roger W Sperry. • Theorized that the human brain has two very different ways of thinking. • Awarded Nobel Prize in 1981, although subsequent research has show things aren't quite as polarized as once thought (nor as simple).

  11. Let’s Get Physical • We certainly do have two hemispheres in our brain, each responsible for different physicalabilities. • Furthermore, physically we are “cross connected,”meaning that the right side of our brain controls the left side of our bodies and vice versa. • For example, if a patient has a stroke and is paralyzed on the left side of their body, the stroke has damaged the right side of their brain.

  12. What About Emotions and Thinking? • So the “two brains” have different physical responsibilities. But could they have different emotional and cognitive responsibilities as well? • According to this theory, every person is dominantly right or left brained when it comes to emotional and cognitive functions.

  13. Is the dancer moving in a clockwise (toward the right) or counterclockwise (to the left) motion?

  14. If you see the dancer moving clockwise, then you use more of the right side of your brain and vice versa. Most of us would see the dancer turning counter-clockwise, though you can try to focus and change the direction; see if you can do it.

  15. Left Brain Dominance Functions • uses logic • detail oriented • facts “rule” • words and language • math and science • order/pattern awareness • object names • reality based • forms strategies • Practical • safe

  16. Right Brain Dominance Functions • uses feeling • "big picture" oriented • imagination rules – creativity • symbols and images • spatial perception • fantasy • presents possibilities • impulsive • risk taking

  17. Right and Left Brain and Business • The key ingredient for Invention and Innovation is creativity. • Creativity is a trait of Right Brain dominance • So, Right brain thinkers might be naturally more successful as Inventors and/or innovators. • Does that mean that Left Brain thinkers cannot be inventors or innovators? NO! • There are ways to strengthen your right brain, including: doing brain teasers, taking a creative class (art, etc.), brainstorm, be open to big ideas, listen to others, etc.

  18. Lateral Thinking Generating ideas by being flexible and creative Unique and different

  19. The Thinking Hat Theory • Have you ever heard the saying, “put on your thinking hat?” • Well, this theory believes that there are 6 such “thinking hats,” or, 6 ways of thinking.

  20. Edward de Bono • Edward de Bono is regarded by many to be the leading authority in the world in the field of creative thinking • He is the originator of lateral thinking • The Hats represent six thinking strategies, and if understood and applied, people could be more productive in meetings and in collaborating within groups and teams by deliberately using the approaches

  21. Brains and Hats • Which hats do you think match each brain? • Red – emotional thinking • Yellow – positive thinking • White – factual thinking • Black – critical thinking • Green – creative thinking • Blue – leadership/management

  22. Problem: http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2013/04/09/joe-oconnor-a-petition-to-remove-orange-dye-from-kraft-dinner-is-an-attempt-to-demonize-an-iconic-canadian-comfort-food/

  23. Word Clusters and Mind Mapping


  25. Quickly Map Yourself

  26. Movie Theatre Mind Map

  27. Mapping Assignment The Canadian Maple products industry is big, it survives recessions well and is frequently expanding. Draw a mind map or Word cluster to include all what the industry is doing and look for ways to expand this industry to new products, including the “Maple Tea” industry idea and others!

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