Sur name: Christensen

Given name: Bo Thomas

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Position: Associate Professor

Organization: Copenhagen Business School        

Address: Solbjerg Plads 3, 2000 Frederiksberg C

Country: DENMARK



Creativity in Design


Research Interests

Creative processes in design: Analogy, mental simulation, incubation

Creativity perception: Perceptual fluency



Selected Publications (max.4)

·         Ahmed, S. & Christensen, B. T. (2009), A real-world study of analogical reasoning in novice and experienced design engineers. Journal of Mechanical Design, vol 131, pp. 32-41.

·         Christensen, B. T. & Schunn, C. D. (2009), The role and impact of mental simulation in design. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 23, 327-344.

·         Ball, L. & Christensen, B. T. (2009), Analogical reasoning and mental simulation in design: Two strategies linked to uncertainty resolution. Design Studies, 30(2), 169-186.

·         Christensen, B.T. & Schunn, C. D. (2007), The relationship of analogical distance to analogical function and pre-inventive structure: The case of engineering design. Memory & Cognition 35(1), 29-38.