Creative Space summarizes and integrates the various up-to-date approaches of computational intelligence to knowledge and technology creation including the specific novel feature of utilizing the creative abilities of the human mind, such as tacit knowledge, emotions and instincts, and intuition. It analyzes several important approaches of this new paradigm such as the Shinayakana Systems Approach, the organizational knowledge creation theory, in particular SECI Spiral, and the Rational Theory of Intuition – resulting in the concept of Creative Space. This monograph presents and analyzes in detail this new concept together with its ontology – the list and meanings of the analyzed nodes of this space and of the character of transitions linking these nodes.
The book was written as an activity of the 21st Century Center of Excellence Program Technology Creation Based on Knowledge Science at Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST) in Nomi, Ishikawa, Japan. It relies also on broad international cooperation, e.g., with the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Laxenburg, Austria, the University of Hull in Hull, Great Britain, the National Institute of Telecommunications and Warsaw University of Technology, as well as the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology in the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw, Poland. The authors also enjoyed cooperation with many Japanese universities and research institutions, e.g., Kyoto University, University of Osaka, Kansai University, Osaka Sangyo University, Hiroshima University, Konan University, University of Tsukuba, and the Japan Institute of Shinayakana Systems Engineering. The main authors and editors of this book are Yoshiteru Nakamori and Andrzej P. Wierzbicki, but there are also several co-authors: Chapter 5 was written with the participation of Akio Kameoka (JAIST), Chapter 6 with the participation of Zhichang Zhu (University of Hull), and Chapter 7 with the participation of Marek Makowski (IIASA).