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Work in Progress: Using Neuro-responses to Understand Creativity, the Engineering Design Process, and Concept Generation

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2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access

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Virtual On line

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June 22, 2020

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June 22, 2020

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June 26, 2021

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ENT Division Technical Session: Creativity and Innovation

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Entrepreneurship & Engineering Innovation

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19

DOI

10.18260/1-2--35701

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Tess Hartog University of Oklahoma

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Tess Hartog is a graduate student in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Oklahoma. She received her undergraduate degree in mathematics and psychology from the University of Oklahoma in 2019. Her interests include creativity, engineering education, and neuroimaging. Her research focuses on understanding creativity in engineering students via the use of electroencephalography (EEG).

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Megan Marshall University of Oklahoma

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Megan Marshall is an M.S. Aerospace Engineering candidate at the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, The University of Oklahoma. Her research interests include the neuroscience of creativity and design, and using these insights to develop a person's creative and design ability.

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Amin G. Alhashim University of Oklahoma Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0003-4807-401X

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Amin G. Alhashim is a Ph.D. candidate at the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering, The University of Oklahoma. Amin has a broad interest in human-computer interaction, data science, and engineering education. His ultimate goal is to leverage technology to invoke creativity in education and industry.

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Md Tanvir Ahad University of Oklahoma Orcid 16x16 orcid.org/0000-0001-7624-8668

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Md Tanvir Ahad received his Bachelor’s degree from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology on November−2013 in Electrical and Electronic Engineering. From January 2015−July 2015 he was at the Dana Engineering International Ltd (GE−Waukesha) in Dhaka, Bangladesh as an Assistant Engineer (GE−Waukesha) gas engine. From 2015-2018 he was at the Applied DSP Laboratory of the Lamar University at Beaumont,TX, USA, and obtained a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering on 2018. Currently he is perusing his Ph.D. degree in Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering at The University of Oklahoma starting from 2018−present. Md Tanvir Ahad currently holds a Graduate research assistant position at Product and Process Design Lab under the advisement of Professor Dr. Zahed Siddique.

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Zahed Siddique University of Oklahoma

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Zahed Siddique is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the School of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering of University of Oklahoma. His research interest include product family design, advanced material and engineering education. He is interested in motivation of engineering students, peer-to-peer learning, flat learning environments, technology assisted engineering education and experiential learning. He is the coordinator of the industry sponsored capstone from at his school and is the advisor of OU's FSAE team.

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Abstract

Investigations of creativity have been an intriguing topic for a long time, but assessing creativity is extremely complex. Creativity is a cornerstone of engineering disciplines, so understanding creativity and how to enhance creative abilities through engineering education has received substantial attention. Fields outside of engineering are no stranger to neuro-investigations of creativity and although some neuro-response studies have been conducted to understand creativity in engineering, these studies need to map the engineering design and concept generation processes better. Using neuroimaging techniques alongside engineering design and concept generation processes is necessary for understanding how to improve creative idea generation and creativity studies in engineering. In this paper, a survey is provided of the literature for the different neurological approaches that have been used to study the engineering design process and creative processes. Also presented are proposed strategies to apply these neurological approaches to engineering design to understand the creative process in greater detail. Furthermore, results from a pilot study investigating neuro-responses of engineers are presented.

Hartog, T., & Marshall, M., & Alhashim, A. G., & Ahad, M. T., & Siddique, Z. (2020, June), Work in Progress: Using Neuro-responses to Understand Creativity, the Engineering Design Process, and Concept Generation Paper presented at 2020 ASEE Virtual Annual Conference Content Access, Virtual On line . 10.18260/1-2--35701

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