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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.

4.     TRIZ helps model problems that are not well defined into a specific problem that can be solved by any engineer.

      5.       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 use TRIZ. TRIZ changes the people that learn and use it. They become more inventive and creative.

      6.       TRIZ has no limitations (except 1). It can be applied to any new or existing system undergoing development.

      7.       TRIZ has only one limitation … the limitations of the physical world.  Even in this situation TRIZ can help find way to overcome scientific limitations.

      8.       TRIZ breaks Psychological Inertia, the main Innovation Killer.

      9.       TRIZ Technology for Innovation is the process of using all parts of TRIZ in combination with other proven methods and best practices of effective project teams for system development and problem solving.

      10.       TRIZ Technology for Innovation is applying through TRIZ Innovation Roadmaps for project creation and problem solving.

      11.       TRIZ Innovation Roadmap for Project Creation and Problem Solving is a combination of parts of TRIZ, along with other proven methods and best practices of effective project teams. When applied in the most effective sequence, it will achievement of best results for any given project or problem.

      12.    TRIZ Innovation Roadmap is a complete set of tools for the conceptual stage of product/process/service design.

  This article was provided by Isak Bukhman, TRIZ Master and V.P. of Altshuller Institute, revised 7/20/13.

Inside TRIZ

Quantifying the TRIZ Levels of Invention

Inside TRIZ


navneet bhushanQuantifying the TRIZ Levels of Invention

A tool to estimate the strength and life of a Patent

TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) classifies inventions into five novelty levels. At level 1 are slight modifications of the existing systems.  At level 2 are those inventions that resolve a system conflict or contradiction using usually inventive solution or inventive principle used to solve similar problems in other systems.    At level 3, the inventions change one subsystem or resolve the system conflicts in a fundamental way. At level 4, the invention gives birth to new systems using interdisciplinary approaches. The level 5 inventions are closer to a recently discovered scientific phenomenon. See article for a complete discussion.



TRIZ Features

Alexander Selutsky

TRIZ Feature

Alexander Selyutsky - a key figure in the history of TRIZ!

Alexander Selyutsky

Selyutsky Alexander Borisovich was born April 6, 1933 to an intelligent Jewish family residing in Leningrad. During the World War II the plant where his father was working was evacuated to the Urals, and the family (the parents and Alexander) moved to Chelyabinsk. Here, Alexander graduated from high school. He wanted to go to a military school, but didn’t pass vision test and entered the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute. In his first year he was forced to learn boxing (because of frequent anti-Semitic attacks) and became a Komsomol activist.

After graduation, he was sent to Petrozavodsk Onega tractor plant, where he worked as a designer. He continued leading a very active social life, organized and led voluntary militia patrolling the streets of the city because the situation was very criminal. In the search for more satisfying work he became interested in patenting, completed appropriate courses and became a patent agent.

In 1960, Alexander married Dolly Naumovna Audleys, and had a daughter Alla in 1961. The same year G.S Altshuller published a book " “Learn how to invent"[1] . After reading this book in 1965 Selyutsky wrote a letter to Altshuller. This letter started their acquaintance by correspondence. Since then, Alexander became one of the most dedicated Altshuller’s disciples and an active promoter of the emerging new science.

They finally met in 1968 in Dzintary (near Riga), at the seminar organized by the Central Board of VOIR (state leading inventors’ and innovators’ society) that invited Altshuller and several of his associates. It was the first time that Alexander and others got a chance to work under the direct guidance of Altshuller and to learn from him. Later, in 1983, Alexander participated as one of the instructors in the seminar conducted by G.S. Altshuller in Moscow at the Institute for continuous education for chemical and petroleum industries.

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