March, 2009Since its introduction to western industrialized countries, TRIZ, and its variants, ASIT and USIT have been predominately applied to technical problems involving engineering of tangible products. Geinrich Altshuller’s initial discoveries and development of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving came about by the study of invented objects. Present day state of the art TRIZ as practiced at leading TRIZ organizations emphasize technical applications of systematic innovation by the continued study of patent databases and integration of physics and cybernetic principles.
Jon Wm. Ezickson