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We will talk about HOW to use all modules of TRIZ as a complete and harmonic system in combination with other proven methods in the most effective way. TRIZ – Technology for Innovation is represented by TRIZ Innovation Roadmaps for Projects Creation  & Problem Solving
We included in TRIZ Innovation Roadmap together with TRIZ modules other proven methods in order to create a complete (almost complete) set of tools for the Conceptual stage of Product/Process design (Fig. 1):

  • Value Analysis & Value Engineering
  • Root-cause analysis - RCA
  • Failure Modes and Effects Analysis – FMEA
  • Hybrid (alternative) system design
  • Trimming
  • Hybrid Concept Design
  • Concept Scenario
Figure 1:  Concepts Scenraio Test Plan

About the Author:

Photo of Isak BukhmanIsak Bukhman, TRIZ Master & 6σ BB, President & Global Consultant of TRIZ Solutions LLC,
Vice President of Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies.

Isak is a TRIZ, Value Methodology (VM), and Six Sigma specialist with more then 35-year practice in the product/process development and manufacturing areas.  Isak has spent 7 years at IMC (Invention Machine Corporation) as their chief methodology specialist and now works as independent global consultant (owner of TRIZ Solutions, LLC ).  During the last six years he guided development of 78 innovation projects in 11 countries for 39 world leading companies such as Philips, Mattel/Fisher-Price, Microsoft, Shell, Samsung, POSCO, Masco-Behr, Medtronic, Xinetics, Henkel, Delphi, Baker Hughes, J&J, BaoSteel, NXP, Intel, Savannah River Site, etc.

Isak has delivered numerous basic and advanced training seminars (some of them together with Mr.Genrich Altshuller), and educated and trained thousands of Managers, Engineers, and Researchers in TRIZ/Value Methodology, and in Product/Process Evolution and Development.
In 80's Isak dedicated about 7 years for children/juniors education of creativity (TRIZ) in his native country Latvia.

Tel: (617) 926-7145; cell: (617) 218-7415; Skype id: bukhman
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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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