Date of Award


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Open Access

Degree Name

Creative Studies, M.S.


International Center for Studies in Creativity

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This project conceptualized a business-market book that would serve as a how-to

guide to Creative Problem Solving (CPS), filling a perceived gap in the current literature.

The conceptualization is culminated in a formal book proposal created to publishing

industry standards, which includes an annotated outline of the entire work and sample

chapters. While conceptualizing the book, current CPS models were re-conceptualized as

well, resulting in a proposed new approach to CPS which describes each process stage as

a competency, to be called the Creative Problem Solving: Competencies Model. The

competencies are briefly described, in anticipation of future research. The model’s visual

aspect is presented as a flexible structure that each problem-solver can configure to the

situation at hand. The author’s process and key learnings are also presented.