The Altshuller Institute believes that all men and women seek to be more creative and innovative. We believe that with the right tools and some training, people can become 10-30% more innovative and productive. TRIZ energizes and expedites the process of innovation. TRIZ is a natural amplifier of our talents, knowledge and experience. Everything that we do in our life and any decision that we make will be better and more effective when we apply TRIZ. TRIZ alters the critical thinking of people that learn and use it.
The Mission of the Altshuller Institute is to grow productivity while reducing starvation, disease, poverty and suffering in the world. Join us in making this world a better place for all mankind. TRIZ is the tool, you are the force and the product is a better world for our children.
About Us: Altshuller Institute is one of two global organizations that has developed a viable TRIZ certification process and promotes the universality of TRIZ in the world marketplace.
What we promote: TRIZ technology will solve problems, better, cheaper and faster bringing about more jobs and a safer world.
What we do: We promote the use of TRIZ in the world with conferences, webinars, books and videos. We are developing TRIZ programs for STEM education. We promote TRIZ training from TRIZ providers by advertising their workshops. Product design is your business, accelerating innovative problem solving is ours.
How we can help: Many people struggle to innovate on demand. TRIZ uses a repeatable process to enhance your problem solving abilities. Innovation and creativity can be learned using the time proven techniques developed by Altshuller and his followers.Our organization can help your company accelerate innovation, solve your problems and move your dreams forward. Your team will learn to develop the best innovative solution for their problem. Will you help yourself by joining Altshuller Institute?
Title: Guided Brainstorming
When: 17 September, 2014 at noon EST
The purpose of this webinar series is to provide the participants with an understanding of the general Problem Solving Flow using TRIZ tools and Ideal Final Results. The process will be will be defined in the first webinar and this will be the foundation for each subsequent webinar which will develop the next step in the process. The presenter in this series is John Borza. John has pioneered the use of TRIZ and has worked with Sergey Malkin to develop and teach the Guided Brainstorming methodology.
Webinar Series Guided Brainstorming: Session#3 of 3.
Functional Modeling for complex problems – 17 September 2014
Building on the previous two sessions, this session will introduce the concept of function modeling in the process of dissecting and understanding complex problems. Function modeling is a graphical way to represent systems based upon the functions being performed, not on the physical hardware involved. This promotes a common understanding of the system and the problem being addressed. Participants will be exposed to various modeling tools and techniques for creating functional descriptions and analyzing complex systems.
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We are looking back at an important article written by the late Wes Perusek, a champion of TRIZ in education. His belief that TRIZ was one of the keys to a well rounded education for all students can be re-emphasized even more today then in 2003. AI will be re-doubling its efforts to get TRIZ accepted into the national STEM curriculum. If you know any key STEM people, please have them contact AI for more information.
Improving Technological Literacy in the Schools
The systematic study of the past is crucial for full development of those who would shape the future. We here argue that historians of technology have a vital role to play in developing a curriculum for the schools that could help foster an atmosphere of innovation and invention among the next generation of engineers, scientists and researchers.
Is anti-virus a Necessary Evil?
Using TRIZ Ideality and Contradictions to find out
what is Necessary and what is Evil
By- Umakant Mishra, Bangalore, India
Using Ideality to determine what is desirable
According to the concept of Ideality, the best anti-virus is “no anti-virus” or a “virus free environment where there is no need of any anti-virus”. However, for many practical reasons the above Ideal Final Result (IFR) is not possible to achieve in the present circumstances. When the ultimate IFR is not possible to achieve the problem solver has to take a step backward and consider a lower level IFR1. The best solution is that which is closest to the Ideal solution. The best solution is that which fulfils all the desirable functions of an anti-virus program without having any of its drawbacks.
The desired solution from a different prospective:
From users’ perspective
From a practical perspective
The computer should never get infected
(no need of purchasing, installing or
maintaining any anti-virus software)
The computer should never get infected
after using some kind of protection like
installing an anti-virus product.
The user should not spend money on
buying anti-virus products nor waste time
and energy on installing and maintaining
The anti-virus product should be free or at
least cheap and should be extremely
easy to install and maintain.
The user should not waste valuable
system resources for running anti-virus
that could have been used for other
purposes to increase productivity.
The anti-virus should run fast and
consume minimum system resources.
1 Umakant Mishra, Using TRIZ for Anti-Virus Development, Chapter-6: “Using Ideality to find the Ideal anti-virus solution”.
What is TRIZ?
TRIZ is a premier disruptive technology for innovation that can be used throughout many industries and sciences. TRIZ is a systematic process that develops critical thinking skills and promote creativity and innovation. Elements of TRIZ can be effectively used by a wide range of people -- from children to adults. The genesis of TRIZ is derived from empirical data, patents. The documentation of how inventive people solved inventive problems.
TRIZ (pronounced TREEZ) is the Russian acronym for the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. This proven algorithmic approach to solving technical problems began in 1946 when the Russian engineer and scientist Genrikh Altshuller studied thousands of patents and noticed certain patterns. From these patterns he discovered that the evolution of a technical system is not a random process, but is governed by certain objective laws. These laws can be used to consciously develop a system along its path of technical evolution - by determining and implementing innovations.
Benefits of TRIZ
I would like to say couple words about my understanding of TRIZ and TRIZ Technology for Innovation. I have reviewed my previous statements and wish to clarify my points.
1. TRIZ is a science of system development based on laws of systems evolution and the best practices of thousands of developers and scientists
2. TRIZ helps to realize the privilege and obligation each member of our society has to be a creative person and to live a creative life. At some point in the past, someone did something that makes our lives today more comfortable. We, in turn, should do something useful for the world now and for generations to come.
3. TRIZ increases the speed of system development and evolution. This is a primary a global function of TRIZ because technological evolution reflects and propels the development of our civilization.