Title: Guided Brainstorming
When: 20 August, 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#2 of 3.
System approach to complex problems – 20 August 2014
In this session, techniques will be discussed that will help you deal with complex problems by taking a systems approach to analyzing the problem. By employing systems thinking, complex problems can be broken down into a series of well-defined problems, which can be resolved through application of the System of Inventive Principles in GB TRIZ. Participants will have access to a template which will help guide them on how to properly define the scope of the problem to determine at what level within the system your particular problem exists, and to focus on the heart of the problem.
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The 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.
What we do: 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. Our organization can help your company accelerate innovation. Your team will learn to develop the best innovative solution to the problem.
Quantifying the TRIZ Levels of Invention –
A tool to estimate the strength and life of a Patent
Crafitti Consulting Pvt Ltd, (www.crafitti.com)
TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) classifies inventions into five novelty levels (For example see ). At level 1 are slight modifications of the existing systems. Typically they are localized within a single sub-system. At level 2 are those inventions that resolve a system conflict or contradiction (called a technical contradiction between two parameters of a system), using usually inventive solution or inventive principle used to solve similar problems in other systems. This is what resulted in the most used TRIZ tool of contradiction matrix and 40 inventive principles. In fact, since 77% of inventions were at level 1 or level 2, TRIZ in popular press and by many consultants/trainers have been reduced to exploring and explaining contradiction matrix and 40 inventive principles. However, it is the deeper understanding that leads to level 3 and above inventions where TRIZ can be very powerful. At level 3, the inventions change one subsystem or resolve the system conflicts in a fundamental way. TRIZ found that about 19% inventions were at level 3. At level 4, the invention gives birth to new systems using interdisciplinary approaches. Less than 4% inventions were found to be at this level. The level 5 inventions are closer to a recently discovered scientific phenomenon. They start a new engineering discipline and have long range impact on the technological development of human race. For example,  considers, agriculture, money, hammer, wheel, pump, lasers, etc. as level 5 inventions.
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.