Date of Award
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.
Reali, Paul D., "Creating the Future: Conceptualizing a How-to Guide to Creative Problem Solving" (2008). Creative Studies Graduate Student Master's Projects. 123.