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Analytical Sequential Conclusion proved by sound steps Correct at every step Use negative to back off certain paths ) *
Provocative Can make jumps Solution may make its own sense w/o a path Need not be No negative '
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Fold your hands exercise: try folding your hands. Note: Which thumb was on top of the other. Now take off your hands and try it again. Note which thumb was on top Now consciously put the other thumb on top when folding. Did it take some effort, discomfort, strange, and even upset? , -$
Suppression of an enquiring mind Adherence to tradition Environmental
Inappropriate physical surroundings Associates who are critical of ideas Emotional
Reluctant to take calculated risks Reluctant to let ideas incubate , -$
Quick to criticize ideas No motivation Intellectual
Limited educational background Poor communication skills Inappropriate solution strategies ! , -$
Wrong problem definition Stereotypical thinking Failure to study a problem from several perspectives Technical
Inaccessible computational tools Immature technology or manufacturing process Outmoded technology and process " . / - $ # He who tries can fail. He wh...
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- Spring '09
- Mechanical Engineering, Karthik Ramani School of Mechanical Engineering School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, artistic Deductive thinking, Mary Lou Cook