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Inventology : how we dream up things that change the world / Pagan Kennedy.

Author/Creator:
Kennedy, Pagan, 1962- author.
Publication:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
Format/Description:
Book
xvii, 270 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
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Subjects:
Inventions -- History.
Creative ability in technology.
Inventors -- Biography.
Summary:
The writer of the New York Times Magazine' s popular "Who Made That?" column explains how better ideas enter the world, revealing the fabled "ah-a" moment to be the result of a series of steps anyone can apply to solve the problems we encounter in everyday life.
"The writer of the New York Times Magazine's popular "Who Made That?" column explains how better ideas enter the world, revealing the fabled "aha" moment to be the result of a series of steps anyone can apply to solve the problems we encounter in everyday life,"--NoveList.
Contents:
Part I: Problem finding
Chapter 1: Martian Jet Lag
Chapter 2: User-Inventors
Chapter 3: Someone Else's Shoes
Chapter 4: The Future of Feedback
Part II: Discovery
Chapter 5: Super-Encounters
Chapter 6: Data Goggles
Chapter 7: Building An Empire Out Of Nothing
Part III: Prophecy
Chapter 8: The Pong Effect
Chapter 9: The Wayne Gretzy Game
Chapter 10: The Mind's R&D Lab
Chapter 11: How To Time-Travel
Part IV: Connecting
Chapter 12: The Go-Betweens
Chapter 13: Zones Of Permission
Chapter 14: Holistic Invention
Part V: Empowerment
Chapter 15: Paper Eyes
Chapter 16: Tinkering With Education.
Notes:
"An Eamon Dolan book."
Includes bibliographical references (pages [227]-255) and index.
ISBN:
9780544324008
0544324005
OCLC:
898052731