Rolf A. Faste Foundation for Design Creativity



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Wendy Ju, Sally Madsen, Jonathan Fiene, Mark Bolas, Ian McDowall, and Rolf Faste, “Interaction Devices for Hands-On Desktop Design,” Proc. SPIE/IS&T, vol. 5006, 2003, pp. 585-595
interaction_devices.pdf (541 k)


Rolf Faste, “The Human Challenge in Engineering Design,” International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 17, 2001
the_human_challenge.pdf (1.5 MB)


Rolf Faste and Bernard Roth, “The Design of Projects and Contests: The Rules of the Game,” Journal of Robotics and Mechatronics, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1997
the_design_of_projects.pdf (1.9 MB)


Rolf Faste, “Mind Mapping,” An unpublished book chapter describing the use of mind maps in design, 1997
mind_mapping.pdf (6.5 MB)


Sheppard, S., Jenison, R., Agogino, A.M., Brereton, M., Bucciarelli, L.L., Dally, J., Demel, J., Dym, C.L., Evans, D., Faste, R., Henderson, M., Minderman, P., Mitchell, J., Oladipupo, A., Picket-May, M., Quinn, R., Reagan, T., and Wujek, J., “Examples of Freshman Design Education,” International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 13, No. 4, 1997, pp. 248-261
examples_of_freshman_design_education.pdf (176 k)


Rolf Faste, “The Role of Aesthetics in Engineering,” Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) Journal, Winter 1995
the_role_of_aesthetics.pdf (94 k)


Rolf Faste, “A Visual Essay on Invention and Innovation,” Keynote Article, Design Management Journal, Vol. 6, No. 2, Spring 1995
invention_and_innovation.pdf (1.6 MB)


Rolf Faste, “Ambidextrous Thinking,” Innovations in Mechanical Engineering Curricula for the 1990s, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, November 1994
ambidextrous_thinking.pdf (803 k)


Douglass J. Wilde, Rolf Faste and Bernard Roth, “Experiental Design Courses in Engineering Education,” Proceedings, Teaching Science for Technology at Tertiary Level, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Stolkholm, Sweden, June 1994
experiential_design_courses.pdf (2.2 MB)


Rolf Faste, “A Creative Balance,” ASEE Prism, American Society for Engineering Education, June 1993, p. 27
a_creative_balance.pdf (176 k)


Rolf Faste, “An Improved Model for Understanding Creativity and Convention,” Cary A. Fisher, Ed., ASME Resource Guide to Innovation in Engineering Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, 1993
an_improved_model.pdf (376 k)


Rolf Faste, Bernard Roth and Douglass J. Wilde,“Integrating Creativity into the Mechanical Engineering Curriculum,” Cary A. Fisher, Ed., ASME Resource Guide to Innovation in Engineering Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, 1993
integrating_creativity_into_the_ME_curriculum.pdf (1.6 MB)


Rolf Faste, “The Use of Improvisational Drama Exercises in Engineering Design Education,” Cary A. Fisher, Ed., ASME Resource Guide to Innovation in Engineering Design, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, New York, 1993
the_use_of_improvisational_drama.pdf (156 k)


“Thinking All Over the Brain,” An interview with Rolf Faste in The National Teaching & Learning Forum, Vol. 1, No. 4, 1992
thinking_all_over_the_brain.pdf (912 k)


Rolf Faste, “On the Nature of Maps,” An unpublished musing on design and convention, 1992
on_the_nature_of_maps.pdf (49 k)


Rolf Faste, “Understanding McLuhan,” An unpublished essay written to help students decipher Marshall McLuhan's thinking, 1991
understanding_mcluhan.pdf (1.2 MB)


Rolf Faste, “Perceiving Needs,” SAE Journal, Society of Automotive Engineers, 1987
perceiving_needs.pdf (300 k)


United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Industrial Design Centre, India Institute of Technology (IIT), Bombay: Project Findings and Recommendations, United Nations Development Programme, Paris, 1985
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0006/000649/064990eo.pdf ▸


Rolf Faste, “Seeing it Different Ways: The Role of Perception in Design,” IDSA Papers, Industrial Designers Society of America, McLean, VA, 1981
seeing_it_different_ways.pdf (1.0 MB)


Rolf Faste, “New System Propels Design for the Handicapped,” Industrial Design Magazine, October 1979
design_for_the_handicapped.pdf (1.2 MB)


Edward Steinfeld, Steven Schroeder, James S. Duncan, Rolf Faste, Deborah J. Chollet, Marilyn Bishop, P. Wirth, and P. Cardell, Access to the Built Environment: A Review of Literature, Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1979
access_to_the_built_environment.pdf (4.5 MB)


Edward Steinfeld, Steven Schroeder and Marilyn Bishop (with contributions by William Lange, Jonathan Perlstein and Rolf Faste), Accessible buildings for people with walking and reaching limitations, prepared for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of Policy Development and Research, 1979
accessible_buildings.pdf (28.3 MB)


Rolf Faste, “Unteaching Uncreativity,” A talk given to the American Society for Engineering Education in the mid-1970s
unteaching_uncreativity.pdf (107 k)


Rolf Faste, “The Role of Visualization in Creative Behavior,” Engineering Education, November 1972
the_role_of_visualization.pdf (632 k)







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