Guidelines for Personal Creativity
Three ideas have helped me to patent novel technology and win awards, too. One is to look for whatever is wasted in existing designs, to see how it can be economized. Another is to cast out the unnecessary restrictions, especially and foremost to question in existing designs whatever is merely conventional. A third source of inspiration is to bring together ideas from very diverse sources. One needs to search very widely in seemingly unrelated fields and develop a great power of association to design creatively.