Creating New Objects that Satisfy Constraints
"AI characterizations of creative design tend to be of two kinds. The first begins with a general theory of information processing and then delimits routine, innovative, and creative design in the terms of the theory. ... The second kind of characterization arises from specific AI theories of design. The AI in design theorist posits a computational process for a kind of design activity, and then delimits routine, innovative, and creative design in the terms of the theory."
- from Ashok K. Goel. Design, Analogy, and Creativity. IEEE Expert: Intelligent Systems and Their Applications 12(3):62-70, May/June 1997.