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The Daly Research Group focuses on design innovations through divergent and convergent thinking as well as through deep needs and community assessments using design ethnography. Our work includes investigations of concept generation and development practices of novices through practitioners, intersections of diverse disciplines and experiences of individuals and teams that yield innovative thinking, the role of creativity in engineering and how to foster it, exploring problem spaces to identify real needs and innovation opportunities, and developing flexibility to design both radically and incrementally. Many of our studies involve multiple disciplinary, professional, and educational contexts, and we often collaborate across disciplines, working with scholars in engineering, education, industrial design, and psychology. We also work to bridge the gap from research to practice by translating successful strategies discovered in our research to a variety of contexts, including pre-engineering, undergraduate and graduate curricular and co-curricular engineering education as well as professional practice.