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The 40 Principles by Richard Kaplan Richard Kaplan

Many TRIZ books and articles have listed the 40 Principles for inventive problems, but those that I have read only describe what the Principles are and provide examples of their applications. None analyzes what there is about these Principles that make them so useful for solving difficult problems, only that they have been chosen because of the frequency of their appearance in the patent literature. This article analyzes the Principles from several viewpoints in an attempt to understand why they are so useful.

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Lessons Learned Introducing TRIZ in a Creativity and Innovation Course

Submitted by: Tim Schweizer, Ph.D.

This paper offers a brief summary of lessons learned after three iteratiTim Schwitzer.746ons introducing/integrating TRIZ into a one-semester Creativity and Innovation course. The course is housed in the Economics & Business Department at a private liberal arts college; the course is offered as a non-technical Management elective and exposes students to multiple creativity and innovation tools. The paper highlights the author’s successful and unsuccessful approaches to introducing/integrating TRIZ 

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Improved Method for Drawing Functional Diagrams on the Computer

Donald Coates Ph.D., P.E.

Making functional diagrams on the computer with MicroSoft Word Shapes or sidon coatesmilar drawing packages is desirable from a documentation standpoint and from a rapid modification standpoint when compared to drawing them manually. However making the diagrams similar to those done manually is very time consuming by the computer. This new method uses the Tool-Action-Object method as described in some popular books on TRIZ. An example comparing the manual method with the new method is given to show the advantages.

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Breakthrough Innovation by Conflict Solving

by Zinovy Royzen

Conflicts are the most severe problems in innovation. An attempt to improve one feature or a function very often leads to deterioration of another feature or a function. The tutorial shows the most efficient ways to develop breakthrough solutions to conflicts and achieve the desired improvement without any deterioration of the conflicting features of functions.

zinovy royzenInstructor: Zinovy Royzen is a TRIZ Master certified by Genrich Altshuller, the creator of TRIZ. He is the founder and President of TRIZ Consulting, Inc., Seattle, Washington, the first U.S. Company to apply TRIZ, cofounder and 1998-2007 Director of Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies.

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TRIZ, The Development and Dissemination in Industries in China

by Runhua Tan

National Engineering Research Center for Technological Innovation Method and Tool

Hebei University of Technology, Tianjin, China.

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Runhua TanInnovation which is the implementation of new ideas is viewed as the key to both sustaining a competitive advantage and the lifeblood or the best hope for the growth of companies, both in China and other countries. In China now many companies proactively introduce creativity techniques and TRIZ into R&D activities to improve their innovative capabilities. The local governments, universities, companies are all together to carry out the introducing process. There are three kinds of needs for the introduction in companies which are mass-engineers to attend the process, seamless connection between the introducing process and the R&D processes and high expectation for innovation. As a national level center we have been developing both new theories and introducing techniques to meet the needs of the industries in China.

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Solving a Hundred Year Old Problem

By Zinovy Royzen

Each year in the U.S. there are over 1,500 incidents of surgical sponges being left inside patients after surgery resulting in deterioration of the health of the patients or even their deaths. The incidents also financially impact healthcare providers by massive legal and medical cost. Application of TRIZ resulted in the development of a reliable and inexpensive solution to the problem known for more than 100 years.

zinovy royzenInstructor: Zinovy Royzen is a TRIZ Master certified by Genrich Altshuller, the creator of TRIZ. He is the founder and President of TRIZ Consulting, Inc., Seattle, Washington, the first U.S. Company to apply TRIZ, cofounder and 1998-2007 Director of Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies.

He is a leading TRIZ consultant, project facilitator, trainer and TRIZ developer. He has transformed the classical TRIZ theory into the most powerful and user-friendly version of modern TRIZ. He has taught thousands of engineers including several hundred engineers at Boeing.

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TRIZ-It’s All Around Us-----Part 2!

Jack Hipple, Principal

TRIZ and Engineering Training Services LLC, Tampa, FL

hipple jack Zoom2This presentation will update these examples with interesting new ones from the banking and mortgage industry, household products, industrial packaging, grocery industry, communication systems, and others. We can take one of these to illustrate several TRIZ principles. Let’s examine what has happened to the home mortgage industry. It wasn’t that long ago that the only type of mortgage available was a 30 year “conventional” fixed rate. We now have at least 5 year increments from 15 to 40. The rates are not necessarily fixed, but may vary with any number of external commercial factors. The payment itself may be related to the borrower’s income. We have mortgages in “reverse” where equity is lent back to the borrower. It is easy to see how this trend will continue down both these paths, well predicted by TRIZ lines of evolution and its inventive principles.

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GB System of Inventive Principles

By Galina Malkin, Len Kaplan, Yevgeniy Malkin, (GB, LLC)

Problem solving in classic TRIZ, as well as in the various post-classic TRIZ derivatives, is focused on finding one “successful” idea. Sometimes, that idea is accompanied by a few ideas of a “lower level” – i.e. solutions of subsequent, secondary problems.

The GB TRIZ methodology proposes a different approach to problem solving. This approach provides the following advantages:

  • A thorough analysis of the problem allows localizing it as a specific goal focused on one variable function.
  • This helps define a compact list of resources that need to be changed to achieve the desired results.
  • GB System of Inventive Principles (IPs) helps create a practically exhaustive list of possible ideas.
  • Ideas are combined into conceptual solutions, which are evaluated to create a “locally ideal” implementable plan.

The methodology is successful because the GB System of IPs is standardized for simple, uniform application. This standardization allows for many benefits, including:

  • A faster, simpler training process to use the System of IPs.
  • Easy implementation in facilitation of projects.
  • Maximum efficiency at discovering and applying the knowledge necessary for the project.
  • A comprehensive and virtually exhaustive list of possible solutions.
  • Implementable concepts.
  • Galina MalkinGalina Malkin, President, GB LLC

    1986 M.S. Biology - Simferopol State University (Tavrida University)

    Galina first encountered TRIZ at a seminar of G. Altshuller. From that point, not only did she use TRIZ in her scientific work as a molecular biologist, but she also taught TRIZ to different age groups ranging from pre-school to college students and business personnel. Her programs were used to teach pre-school students in Latvia. She worked as a biologist at the University of Michigan, Cayman Chemical, Pfizer, and Wayne State University.

    Galina co-Founded GB TRIZ, LLC in 2010 and has served as the company President since that time. She also was the lead of the 2014 Colciencias project in Bogota “Locomotora de la Innovación para Empresas.”

  • LENLen Kaplan, VP of Technology, GB LLC

    Len Kaplan was first trained in TRIZ in 1980. Since 1988, he was working as a professional TRIZ consultant. Since 1995, he worked as an innovation consultant, trainer and facilitator in Ideation International Inc., Pretium Consulting LLC and OutCompete LLC. Starting in 2010, Len has been working in South Korea for Samsung.
    Len Kaplan was implementing the GB TRIZ approaches, methods and techniques at Samsung TechWin.
    Len Kaplan has been a friend and colleague of Sergey and Galina Malkin since 1987, working together to develop a number of applications and methodologies for modern TRIZ.

  • Yevgeniy MalinYevgeniy Malkin, Training and Sales Manager, GB LLC

    2011 BBA – University of Michigan, USA

    Yevgeniy is one of the specialists at Guided Brainstorming, working on the development of training programs and materials for the GB TRIZ Practitioner and GB TRIZ Professional levels.

    He maintains and develops the GB TRIZ company website. Yevgeniy is also responsible for communication with clients and coordinating projects.

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Theory of Talented Thinking (TTT)

by Yuliy Samoilovich Murashkovsky

Theory of Talented Thinking (TTT) is an extension of the concepts of TRIZ, related to thinking.

The basis of TTT is a system of 19 thought procedures. Some of them are new for TRIZ.

Several tens of thousands examples of high (3-5) level changes from the history of development of technical, artistic systems and systems of scientific notions were selected to identify the procedures of TTT.

Procedures of TTT are based on studying the regularity of notion development. In TTT, the system of these patterns is extended in comparison with TRIZ.

TRIZ has several prediction mechanisms, but they are almost never used in practice of application of TRIZ. TTT is aimed not only at solving arisen problems, but also mainly at non-linear prediction in various fields of activity.

A fundamentally new paradigm is being developed within TTT – Talented Education and Upbringing (TEU). It utilizes both existing and new research results. There are also classes on the technique of conducting research.

The practice of teaching different age groups shows that TEU does not coincide with traditional system of education and upbringing. Therefore, a system of independent TTT education and a corresponding system of upbringing is being developed and tested in practice on the basis of both existing (TCPD by G.S. Altshuller, work of V.G. Berezina, system of B.P. Nikitin) and original developments (M.E. Novicka, Y.Y. Murashkovsky).

Yuliy SaMarrofsky.861moilovich Murashkovsky

TRIZ master, Master of Chemistry, professor of RISEBA and Baltic International Academy (Riga).

Born 07.07.1952 in Luhansk, Ukrainian SSR. Practices TRIZ since 1974. Conducts independent research since 1979. Published two books, several manuals for teachers, and a number of articles. Some of the materials can be found on