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Creative Engineering Design Assessment

Background, Directions, Manual, Scoring Guide and Uses


Part of the SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology book series (BRIEFSAPPLSCIENCES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Christine Charyton
    Pages 11-55
  3. Christine Charyton
    Pages 57-71
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 73-73

About this book


The Creative Engineering Design Assessment or CEDA is a newly developed tool to assess creativity specific to engineering design which is vital for innovation. The revised CEDA assesses usefulness in addition to originality.  Both originality and usefulness are key constructs in creativity but are primarily essential and emphasized ever more in engineering design. 

Since the preliminary research was presented to the National Science Foundation, further reliability and validity has been developed and established. The CEDA is different from other general creativity measures as it demonstrates discriminant validity with the Creative Personality Scale, Creative Temperament Scale, and the Cognitive Risk Tolerance Scale, and has demonstrated convergent validity with the Purdue Creativity Test and the Purdue Spatial Visualization Test- Rotations. It focuses on engineering specific measures, measuring engineering creativity and spatial skills.

The aim of this book is to disseminate the CEDA tool for use in engineering educational programs, industry, NASA and the military.  Creative Engineering Design Assessment (CEDA) Background, Directions, Manual, Scoring Guide and Uses discusses and outlines the need for creativity in our global economy and in engineering design and provides the CEDA tool in effort to achieve this.


CEDA Conceptual Model Creative Engineering Design Asessment (CEDA) Creativity in Engineering Educational Applications Innovative Design

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Ohio State UniversityBlacklickUSA

About the authors

Christine Charyton, Ph.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology at the Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio.    

Dr. Charyton’s research encompasses the synthesis and unification of interdisciplinary knowledge and transdisciplinary science.  Dr. Charyton focuses on the integration of psychology and engineering with cognitive and learning interventions.  Dr. Charyton has been actively working on the measurement and assessment of creative engineering design and cognitive risk tolerance.

Dr. Charyton is also a licensed psychologist in private practice specializing in the treatment of comorbid psychological and neurological conditions using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) in combination with mindfulness and positive psychology.  Dr. Charyton’s clinical research integrates interventional research with neuroscience and epidemiology.  

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Creative Engineering Design Assessment
  • Book Subtitle Background, Directions, Manual, Scoring Guide and Uses
  • Authors Christine Charyton
  • Series Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences and Technology
  • Series Abbreviated Title SpringerBriefs in Applied Sciences
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4471-5378-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4471-5379-5
  • Series ISSN 2191-530X
  • Series E-ISSN 2191-5318
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVII, 73
  • Number of Illustrations 27 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Engineering Design
    Industrial and Organizational Psychology
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