Inventive Engineering: Knowledge and Skills for Creative Engineers

Tomasz Arciszewski

March 3, 2016 by CRC Press
Textbook - 418 Pages - 94 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498711241 - CAT# K25055

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  • The first textbook on Inventive Engineering, the science of inventing
  • Learning Inventive Engineering will give students a huge competitive advantage
  • Prepares students for a transformation from regular students to successful engineers and inventors
  • Presents unique transdisciplinary knowledge with roots in engineering, cognitive psychology, heuristics, and the social sciences
  • Written by an engineer who is also an academic teacher and inventor with several patents


Inventive Engineering is an emerging engineering science focused on the conceptual designing processes whereby creative, or inventive, designs are developed. Its core concepts are too often unknown and even surprising, but they are also feasible and can be learned, leading to potentially patentable designs. Inventive engineers have a tremendous competitive advantage over other engineers, because they have gone beyond practical and analytical intelligence and have learned how to be creative.

Inventive Engineering: Knowledge and Skills for Creative Engineers has its roots in engineering, psychology, history, systems engineering, political science, and computer science. It presents a body of knowledge integrated from these fields. It provides:

  • Background knowledge, which will motivate and prepare readers for learning inventive engineering
  • A general outline of Inventive Engineering, with an understanding of the conceptual designing process and its various stages
  • Guidance on several inventive designing methods set in their cultural context to encourage students to develop practical skills for their use