An attempt (1) to determine whether a theory of creative thinking distinct from a theory of problem solving is needed, (2) to summarize what has been learned about problem solving by simulating certain human-problem-solving processes with digital computers, and (3) to indicate some of the differences in degree that may be observed in comparing relatively creative with relatively routine problem solving.
Newell, Allen, J. C. Shaw, and Herbert Alexander Simon, The Processes of Creative Thinking. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation, 1959. https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P1320.html. Also available in print form.
Newell, Allen, J. C. Shaw, and Herbert Alexander Simon, The Processes of Creative Thinking, RAND Corporation, P-1320, 1959. As of November 29, 2023: https://www.rand.org/pubs/papers/P1320.html