Creative design class with patents

Junghwan Kim, Il Moon

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All forty-two students in my class applied for the patents. In Creative Design Class, students have learned that how to generate creative idea and apply for patents with creative inventions. All students understood their type of preference through MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) test. They also got their grades of creativity through TTCT (Torrance Tests of Creative Thinking) test. The students have learned about safety engineering, product design and optimization which to develop their creative inventions. All students of this class applied for patents successfully. Forty-two students were divided into 10 groups and each groups applied for a patent with a creative invention. (One group applied for an additional patent.) Eleven inventions were developed in this class; a Solar Powered Hover Craft, Solar Powered Balloon Toy to Propose Her, an Auto Watering Machine with Timer, a Bicycle with built-in a Fuel Cell Powered Charger, a Portable Capsule Shampoo, a Reversely Holding Umbrella, a Solar Powered Airship, a Nude Coffee Mix Bar (You can see the contents of coffee.), a Clothes Rack with Drying, a Ruler with a Sliding Pen and a Spot Removal Machine. In this class, they had brain storming about designs and the concepts of products and made a schedule to do for about three months. Their ideas of designs, concepts and the real products were presented in the class. The teamwork and communication skills are very important to develop their creative inventions. At the last step of this class, all students participated in Creative Design Contest held in YONSEI University.

Original languageEnglish
JournalASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, Conference Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Event114th Annual ASEE Conference and Exposition, 2007 - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: 2007 Jun 242007 Jun 27

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)


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