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Creative Environments

Issues of Creativity Support for the Knowledge Civilization Age

  • Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
  • Yoshiteru Nakamori

Part of the Studies in Computational Intelligence book series (SCI, volume 59)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Basic Models of Creative Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andrzej P. Wierzbicki, Yoshiteru Nakamori
      Pages 3-24
    3. Jing Tian, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki, Hongtao Ren, Yoshiteru Nakamori
      Pages 25-45
    4. Andrzej P. Wierzbicki, Yoshiteru Nakamori
      Pages 47-66
  3. Tools for Supporting Basic Creative Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 68-68
    2. Tu Bao Ho, Saori Kawasaki, Janusz Granat
      Pages 69-91
    3. Susumu Kunifuji, Naotaka Kato, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
      Pages 93-126
    4. Jifa Gu, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
      Pages 127-154
    5. Tieju Ma, Jie Yan, Yoshiteru Nakamori, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
      Pages 155-189
    6. Adam W. Wierzbicki, Hongtao Ren
      Pages 191-213
  4. Diverse Tools Supporting Creative Processes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 216-216
    2. Hiroe Tsubaki, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
      Pages 217-231
    3. Marek Makowski, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
      Pages 233-254
    4. Mina Ryoke, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
      Pages 255-280
    5. Wieslaw Traczyk, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki, Van Nam Huynh
      Pages 281-320
    6. Toshiya Ando, Piotr Górczynski, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
      Pages 321-350
  5. Knowledge Management and Philosophical Issues of Creativity Support

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 352-352
    2. Toshiya Kobayashi, Yoshiteru Nakamori, Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
      Pages 353-368
    3. Fei Gao, Yoshiteru Nakamori
      Pages 369-384

About this book


Creative Environments is a follow-up on the book Creative Space in the same series and by the same authors, serving this time as editors of a broader book on computational intelligence and knowledge engineering tools for supporting knowledge creation. This book contains four parts. The first part presents a further development of models of knowledge creation presented already in Creative Space, in particular the Triple Helix of normal academic knowledge creation and a new, integrated model of normal academic and organizational knowledge creation, called Nanatsudaki (seven waterfalls) Model. The second part presents computational intelligence tools for knowledge acquisition by machine learning and data mining, for debating, brainstorming, for roadmapping and for integrated support of academic creativity. The third part presents the use of statistics for creativity support, virtual laboratories, gaming and role playing for creativity support, methods of knowledge representation and multiple criteria aggregation, distance and electronic learning. The last part addresses knowledge management and philosophical issues and contains chapters: on management of technology and knowledge management for academic R&D; on knowledge management and creative holism or systems thinking in the knowledge age; on technology and change or the role of technology in knowledge civilisation; on the emergence of complex concepts in science; and the final chapter on summary and conclusions, including a proposal of an integrated episteme of constructive evolutionary objectivism, necessary for the knowledge civilization age.


Brainstorming computer-aided design (CAD) data mining environment intelligence issue knowledge knowledge management knowledge representation learning machine machine learning management model statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrzej P. Wierzbicki
    • 1
  • Yoshiteru Nakamori
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Strategic Development of Science and TechnologyJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyIshikawaJapan
  2. 2.School of Knowledge ScienceJapan Advanced Institute of Science and TechnologyIshikawaJapan

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From the reviews:

"This book demonstrates the numerous types of reciprocal relationships between knowledge, creativity, and documentation … and many more cognitive/intellectual inter-dependencies. … The style of presentation (layout and format) is superb because of the many diagrams/graphics and various types, tables and models … . as all professions deal with knowledge, creativity, innovation, data bases, documentation, […] there is in reality no limit to the book’s appeal: all theoretical/abstract and pragmatic/applied data are fundamentally highly relevant." (Karl H. Wolf, Journal of Documentation, Vol. 65 (3), 2009)