HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
STEM Connection

Engineering Creativity Peaks in Kindergarten

< Previous Page 2 / 2
View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 3/3
Dave Palmer
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Youthful Creativity
Dave Palmer   4/22/2013 6:08:08 PM
NO RATINGS
@Critic: On the contrary, I think constraints force us to be more creative.  If it doesn't matter how much something costs, how much it weighs, how long it takes, how easy it is to manufacture, etc. -- then why do you need to be creative in the first place?

You can't come up with creative solutions to problems if you don't understand the problems in the first place.  And it takes a lot more creativity to come up with solutions that actually work than to come up with fanciful solutions that don't work.  This is why companies hire trained engineers, rather than just finding a bunch of kindergarteners and paying them in apple juice and cookies.

I think a combination of both outlooks is essential.  You need a grown-up understanding of the constraints within which you have to operate, as well as a childlike ability to question the "givens."

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Borrowed ideas
Charles Murray   4/22/2013 6:38:25 PM
NO RATINGS
I agree with you on both counts, mrdon. Learning from experience, keeping what works and eliminating what doesn't, finding successful patterns -- it's all a form of intelligence. Sometimes, it's even called wisdom. But as you say, we have to somehow keep in touch with our creativity, and not throw out the creative ideas too readily. That's the hard part.

OLD_CURMUDGEON
User Rank
Platinum
NO WONDER!!!!
OLD_CURMUDGEON   4/23/2013 10:28:43 AM
NO RATINGS
Now I know!  I always thought there was a scientific reason, but never realized it.  All those decades ago when my parents yelled at me, "GROW UP!" with sternness in their voices, a little "birdie" in my head, said, "NO!", and now, 70 years or so later, it's too late!  Oh, well..... maybe the next go-around will be different.

Pubudu
User Rank
Platinum
Re:Engineering Creativity Peaks in Kindergarten
Pubudu   4/29/2013 2:38:00 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes AnandY I totally agree with you, I think that those things happen why because of the childhood they have no any parameters to lock at , in generally we called that "Think out of the box" I think that in childhood they are in out of the box when they get older they will go in to the box. 

Pubudu
User Rank
Platinum
Re: My Granny
Pubudu   4/29/2013 2:47:33 AM
NO RATINGS
True tekochip, In the schools they learn planed things for future use, but before going to an schools they do the things on their own ways when they are trying to do things in a very first time they think, they use brain, on the other hand after teaching how to do things they will follow just only the steps, they use brain only to keep steps in mind. 

<<  <  Page 3/3
Partner Zone
More Blogs from STEM Connection
As part of its commitment to STEAM education, Autodesk has expanded its offering to provide design, engineering, and entertainment software free to students, teachers, and academic institutions across the world
As part of Computer Science Education Week, Code.org is asking students of all ages to try their hand at computer programming for one hour. Even President Obama gave it a shot.
Cal Poly students use 3D printing to take flight -- and pass their class.
Google has teamed up with the German research institute Fraunhofer IAIS to develop and offer OpenRoberta, which simplifies programming for LEGO Mindstorm robots for German kids and teachers and lets them control the robots from mobile devices.
The ornaments will be the result of the first-ever White House 3D-Printed Ornament Challenge, a contest that shows the Obama administration promoting one of the most disruptive design technologies to date.
Design News Webinar Series
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
11/6/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Dec 15 - 19, An Introduction to Web Application Security
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service