Knowledge creation is the process of coming up with a new fact, truth, or belief. This can be brought about by the desire to solve an existing problem, or to improve or better an existing product, process or system.
Knowledge creation occurs in diverse spheres. Research can give a new perspective to an existing phenomenon. It can also refute an existing fact. Experiment is yet another way by which knowledge is definitely created. Knowledge can also be created by accident! An idea hits you from the blues, and ends up being a brilliant fact. Combination of existing knowledge is yet another way knowledge is created. Interaction and socialization is a fertile ground for knowledge creation.
Knowledge creation is made manifest in number of ways. New product is evidence of knowledge creation. A problem might have existed and ways to solve the problem were explored. These ways in their formative stages were just ideas or data that were synthesized and contextualized, to become information. The information was refined, and put into test. Models or prototypes developed tested and retested, till they reached the acceptable standards. Products are embodiment of knowledge. This explanation can also be adopted for new process or systems.