Introduction to TIPS: a theory for creative design

V.V. Sushkov, Nicolaas Mars, P.M. Wognum

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    A highly intriguing problem in combining artificial intelligence and engineering design is automation of the creative and innovative phases of the design process. This paper gives a brief introduction to the theory of inventive problem solving (TIPS) selected as a theoretical basis of the authors' research efforts in this field. The research is conducted in the Stevin Project of the Knowledge-Based System Group of the University of Twente (Enschede, The Netherlands) in cooperation with the Invention Machine Laboratory (Minsk, Belarus). This collaboration aims at developing a formal basis for the creation of an automated reasoning system to support creative engineering design.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)177-189
    JournalArtificial intelligence in engineering
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1995


    • Knowledge-based engineering design
    • creative design
    • IR-18239
    • METIS-118759
    • intelligent computer-aided design


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