A Praxiological Model of Creative Actions in the Field of Mechanical Engineering

  • Maksymilian SmolnikEmail author


Praxiological models allow one to design, evaluate or modernise the systems where different actions are performed in order to achieve the desired goals. The mentioned models aim at increasing the effectiveness of the performed actions, which generally is the main field of praxiology considered as science. Application of the praxiological models to the actions taken within the creative process (especially within machines designing process) is presented in the paper. The main aims of the paper are as follows: to present the construction of praxiological models in general, to discuss the possibilities of their application to the creative process and to present the praxiological model of creative actions that has been built. The obtained model may be used during the synthesis or the analysis of design systems, design processes or design methods in order to provide the better effectiveness of the actions being performed. Therefore, it may be considered as a tool of design methodology. It clearly presents the subjects, the tools and the objects that are essential for conducting the mentioned process as well as the interactions between these elements. The model may be used in order to organise the actions while designing: technical objects, manufacturing processes, operation or maintenance processes as well as disposal processes. It was built in the way that allows one to easily introduce TRIZ during all of the listed design actions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.AGH University of Science and TechnologyKrakowPoland

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