Investigation into Industrial Application of Creative Knowledge Creation Model Using Whole Brain Theory and Creative Thinking Tools

전뇌 이론과 창의적 사고 도구를 활용한 창의적 지식 창출 모형의 산업적 적용에 관한 연구

  • 조주형 (한국과학기술원 산업공학과) ;
  • 양동열 (한국과학기술원 기계공학과) ;
  • 최병규 (한국과학기술원 산업공학과)
  • Received : 2005.02.28
  • Accepted : 2005.06.08
  • Published : 2005.12.01


Knowledge is recognized as the most important asset among enterprises. Therefore, the necessity of knowledge management is ever on the increase nowadays. While many people have endeavored to develop knowledge storage, sharing and usage, knowledge creation is not sufficiently investigated for practical application, because knowledge creation is largely related to creativity and difficult to establish a systematic methodology. In order to overcome such problems, the creative knowledge creation model is proposed by using the whole brain theory and creative thinking tools. First of all, the creative knowledge creation model is based on the Nonaka's knowledge creation model integrated with the whole brain theory. The whole brain theory is then used as a standard to organize a whole brain team that is composed of members who have diverse thinking patterns. For creative thinking tools, the mandal-art and the contradiction matrix of TRIZ are used for a knowledge conversion. Each process of the creative knowledge creation model is sequentially suggested and several terms are defined. In order to verify the effectiveness of the creative knowledge creation model, the proposed model is applied to the development of a dishwasher with a new concept. According to the order of the proposed method, the model is applied twice in the cycle of spiral evolution. Three kinds of dish-washing methods have been developed using the proposed model. The results of the application are then analyzed and presented.