Our Toughest Problems Require Better Problem Solving Tools
New theory of innovation has led to an effective technique to counter every human obstacle to creativity.
New mathematical proof shows a limit to a computer's creativity.
New human-computer interaction, BrainSwarming, is more creative than either partner working alone.
COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY (UMASS AMHERST)
My research focused on improving human creativity. My dissertation found the first highly effective technique to counter functional fixedness, which is the tendency to fixate on the designed use of an object which hinders creating new uses.
PHILOSOPHY (LOYOLA U. CHICAGO)
My favorite philosophers are Heidegger, Wittgenstein, Dewey, William James, and Richard Rorty.
COMPUTER SCIENCE (INDIANA UNIVERSITY)
I specialized in ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, before leaving the field to mathematically prove a limit to a computer's creativity and designing a human-machine interaction that is more creative than either working alone.
MENTIONS IN PUBLICATIONS
Harvard Business Review
AI EDAM Journal (Cambridge University Press)
Computer's Limitations to Creativity
Harvard Business Review, Axios.com, AI EDAM
Overcome Any Obstacle to Creativity
Rowman & Littlefield (December 2017)
Presents a technique to counter every mental obstacle to creativity.
Also presents The Nonsense Method of Teaching, which leverages our deep need and ability to make sense of disparate things. Both fun and an effective teaching method.
Journal article that presents some of the techniques.
McCaffrey, T., & Krishnamurty, S. (2014). The Obscure Features Hypothesis in design innovation. International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, 1-28.
Eagle Hill School Maker Store
Marketing innovative products made by students.
Solving people's progblems by looking at them "sideways" (from unusual perspectives).
ANALOGICAL SEARCH ENGINE
Analogy Finder: US 9,501,469 B2
November 22, 2016
FEATURE TYPE SPECTRUM
US 9,646,266 B2
May 9, 2017
Innovation Writings for Harvard Business Review
(print magazine, videos, & blogs)
(comic strip for education youth)
PATENTS & TRADEMARKS