How We Dream up Things That Change the WorldBook - 2016
A father cleans up after his toddler and imagines a cup that won't spill. An engineer watches people using walkie-talkies and has an idea. A doctor figures out how to deliver patients to the operating room before they die. By studying inventions like these--the sippy cup, the cell phone, and an ingenious hospital bed--we can learn how people imagine their way around "impossible" problems to discover groundbreaking answers. Pagan Kennedy reports on how these enduring methods can be adapted to the twenty-first century, as millions of us deploy tools like crowdfunding, big data, and 3D printing to find hidden opportunities. Inventology uses the stories of inventors and surprising research to reveal the steps that produce innovation. As Kennedy argues, recent advances in technology and communication have placed us at the cusp of a golden age; it's now more possible than ever before to transform ideas into actuality.
Publisher: Boston :, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,, 2016
Branch Call Number: 609 KEN
Characteristics: xvii, 270 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm