Bo T. Christensen, Ph.D.

Professor w/ special responsibilities in Creative Cognition, Copenhagen Business School

Publications and profile

Publications

Christensen, B. T. , Hartmann, P. V. W., & Rasmussen, T. (in press). Threshold theory tested in an organizational setting: the relation between perceived innovativeness and intelligence in a large sample of leaders. Creativity Research Journal.

Christensen, B. T., & Ball, L. J. (2016). Creative analogy use in a heterogeneous design team: The pervasive role of background domain knowledge. Design Studies, 46, 38-58.

Christensen, B. T. & Ball, L. J. (2016). Dimensions of Creative Evaluation: Distinct Design and Reasoning Strategies for Aesthetic, Functional and Originality Judgments. Design Studies 45, 116-136.

Christensen, B. T. & Ball, L. J. (2016). Dimensions of Creative Evaluation: Distinct Design and Reasoning Strategies for Aesthetic, Functional and Originality Judgments. In R. Adams, P. Buzzanell, & J. A. Siddiqui (eds). Analyzing Design Review Conversations. Purdue University Press.

Casakin, H., Ball, L. J., Christensen, B. T., & Badke-Schaub, P. G. (2015). How do Analogizing and Mental Simulation Influence Team Dynamics in Innovative Product Design? AIEDAM, 29(2), 173-183

Christensen, B. T., Kristensen, T., & Reber, R. (2015). Contributions of perceived creativity and beauty to willingness-to-pay for design products. International Journal of Design Creativity and Innovation, vol 3(3-4), 164-176.

Christensen (2015). Iterations on a designerly science. In V. Svihla & R. Reeve (eds).Design as Scholarship: case studies from the learning sciences. Abingdon: Routledge.

Christensen, B. T., Drewsen, L. K., & Maaløe, J. (2014). Implicit theories of the personality of the ideal creative employee. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, 8(2), 189-197.

Reber, R., Christensen, B. T., & Meier, B. (2014). Effects of meaning and symmetry on judgments of size. Frontiers in Psychology - Perception Science, 5, 1270.

Christensen, B. T., & Ball, L. J. (2014). Studying Design Cognition in the Real World Using the 'In Vivo' Methodology. In P. Rodgers & J. Yee (eds.) The Routledge Companion to Design Research, pp 317-328. Abingdon: Routledge.

Wiltschnig, S., Christensen, B. T. & Ball, L. (2103). Collaborative Problem-Solution Co-evolution in Creative Design. Design Studies 34(5), 515-542. *Awarded the 2013 Design Studies Award for best paper published in Design Studies in 2013.

Moeran, B. & Christensen, B. T. (eds.) (2013) Exploring creativity: Evaluative practices in innovation, design and the arts. Cambridge University Press.

Morean, B. & Christensen, B. T. (2013), Introduction. In B. Moeran & B. T. Christensen (eds.) Exploring creativity: Evaluative practices in innovation, design and the arts. Cambridge University Press.

Christensen, B. T. & Strandgaard, J.(2013), Restaurant rankings in the culinary field. In B. Moeran & B. T. Christensen (eds.) Exploring creativity: Evaluative practices in innovation, design and the arts. Cambridge University Press.

Onarheim, B. & Christensen, B. T. (2012), Distributed idea screening in stage-gate development processes. Journal of Engineering Design, 23(9), 660-673.

Ball, L. J., Onarheim, B. & Christensen, B. T. (2010), Design Requirements, Epistemic Uncertainty and Solution Development Strategies in Software Design. Design Studies vol. 31, 567-589.

Christensen, B. T. (2010), Images of users and products shown during product design increase users' willingness-to-use the innovation. AIEDAM, vol 24, pp 179-189.

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.

Christensen, B. T. & Schunn, C. D. (2009), Putting blinkers on a blind man. Providing cognitive support for creative processes with environmental cues. In A. Markman  & K. Wood (ed.) Tools for Innovation. Oxford University Press.

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. *Awarded the 2009 Design Studies Award for best paper published in Design Studies in 2009.

Ball, L. & Christensen, B. T. (2009), Analogical reasoning and mental simulation in design: Two strategies linked to uncertainty resolution. In J. McDonnell, and P. Lloyd (eds.) Designing. Analysing design meetings. London: Taylor & Francis.

Christensen, B. T. (2008), Creativity, cognition and the market. In K. Tollin & A. Caru (eds.) Strategic Market Creation. John Wiley and Sons.

Christensen, B. T. (2008), Kreativitet og videnskaben om at holde en pause. Problematiske antagelser bag studiet af inkubationseffekter. In M. Lorenzen, T. Kristensen, L. Skov og J. Strandgaard Pedersen (eds.), Når oplevelser møder økonomi. Kreative virksomheder, brancher og steder. Århus: Klim.

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.

Christensen, B. T. (2005), Creative cognition: Analogy and incubation, vol. 2005:1. Århus Universitet: Psykologisk PhD-skriftserie. [PDF 2054kb]

Christensen, B. T. & Schunn, C. D. (2005), Spontaneous access and analogical incubation effects. Creativity Research Journal, 17(2), 207-220.

Christensen, B. T. (2002), The Creative Process and Reality: An analysis of search and cognition in the creative process and a call for an ecological cognitive framework for creativity research. Aarhus, Denmark: Psykologisk studieskriftserie.
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Conference proceedings

Erz, A., & Christensen, B. T. (2015). Can you say my name? Effects of phonological fluency on memory of nonword brand names. Paper presented at The 44th EMAC Annual Conference 2015, Leuven, Belgien.

Onarheim, B., Gabrielsen, G. & Christensen, B. T. (2015). Marketing logics in the selection of innovations. Paper presented at The 22nd International Product Development Management Conference, Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Erz, A. & Christensen, B. T. (2015). Can you say my name? Effects of phonological fluency on memory of nonword brand names. French-Austrian-German Workshop on Consumer Behavior. *FAG Best Paper Award.

Ahmed-Kristensen, S., Christensen, B. T., & Lenau, T. (2014). NATURALLY ORIGINAL: STIMULATING CREATIVE DESIGN THROUGH BIOLOGICAL ANALOGIES AND RANDOM IMAGES. In DS 77: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2014 13th International Design Conference.

Erz, A. & Christensen, B. T. (2014). Fluency Effects on Brand Name Recognition and Preference: The Role of Product Context. SCP Winter conference: Society for Consumer Psychology Conference, Miami.

Erz, A. & Christensen, B. T. (2014). Challening the Superiority of Phonological Fluency: The Role of Product Context and Competing Fluency in Brand Name Recognition. Proceedings of ARC 2014 Association for Consumer Research North American Conference 2014.

Erz, A.& Christensen, B. (2013)Effects of Ease-of-Pronunciation on Non-Word Memory and Product Judgments. The European Association for Consumer Research Conference. EACR 2013, Barcelona, Spain.

Erz, A., Tomczak, T. & Christensen, B. T. (2012), Easy Like a Sunday Morning: How the Fluency of Analogies Affects Innovation Liking. Advances in Consumer Research, Vancouver.

Erz, A. & Christensen, B. T. (2011) Advertising really new products: The role of processing fluency of analogies and its effects on consumer responses. European Marketing Association Conference.

Wiltschnig, S., Onarheim, B., Christensen, B., Dalsgaard, P, Korsgaard, H., Ball, L., Chan, J., Houssian, A., & Hebert, A. (2011). Integrating Laboratory Paradigms and Ethnographic Field Studies for Advancing Analyses of Creative Processes. In DESIRE '11: Procedings of the Second Conference on Creativity and Innovation in Design. Jean-Bernard Martens & Panos Markopoulos (eds.). New York: Association for Computing Machinery, ACM digital Library, pp. 365-366.

Onarheim, B. & Christensen, B. T. (2011). Idea Screening in Engineering Design Using Employee-Driven Wisdom of the Crowds. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED11): Human Behaviour in Design. S.J. Culley; B.J. Hicks; T.C. Malone; T.J. Howard; P. Badke-Schaub. (eds). Design Society, p. 265-274

Ball, L. J., Onarheim, B. & Christensen, B. T. (2010), Design Requirements, Epistemic Uncertainty and Solution Development Strategies in Software Design. Proceedings from Studying Professional Software Design workshop. Irvine, California, USA.

Wiltschnig, S., Onarheim, B. & Christensen, B. T. (2010), Shared Insights in Design Processes - A discussion of in-vivo evidence in and beyond existing creativity framework. First International Conference on Design Creativity, ICDC2010, Kobe, Japan.

Reber, R., Christensen, B. T. & Meier, B. (2010) Judgments of Size Depend on Amount of Information. Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Society for Judgment and decision Making. St. Louis, USA

Ahmed, S. & Christensen, B. T. (2008), Use of analogies by novice and experienced design engineers.Proceedings of IDETC/CIE 2008, ASME International Design Engineering Technical Conferences, August 03-06, 2008, New York City, New York, USA.

Ball, L. & Christensen, B. T. (2007), Analogical reasoning and mental simulation in design: Two strategies linked to uncertainty resolution. Design Thinking research Symposium 7: Design meeting protocols, September 2007, London.

Christensen, B. T. (2005), A methodology for examining design cognition in the real-world. Paper presented at First Nordic Design Research Conference, Copenhagen, May 2005. [PDF 82kb]

Christensen, B. T. & Schunn, C. D. (2003), Returning to unsolved creative problems. Proceedings from the 25th annual meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Boston, MA: CogSci.

Bachelor's thesis

Christensen, B. T. (1998). Muligheden og umuligheden af kreativitet og fantasi i virksomhedsteorien.[PDF 430kb]


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