To keep this comment brief, for people interested in the most systemic and substantial advances to TRIZ made in the last 20-30 years, I would recommend folks visit our website http://www.ideationtriz.com. The site is under reconstruction now; however it shouldn’t be a problem to explore it.

]]>Some of the TRIZ problem formulation and selection innovations of late did increase the effectiveness of the analytical part of TRIZ system development processes, but they have reinvigorated a stalled effort rather than initiated it.

As for your question about an in-depth study of TRIZ, alas, there is no one text that covers all of its tools and approaches used by the leading practitioners. If you are looking for a systematic and comprehensive exposure of “classical” TRIZ, its basic and advanced tools, illustrated by dozens of step-by-step examples (including a detailed treatment of ARIZ and sufield analysis), then http://www.amazon.com/Innovation-Demand-Product-Development-Using/dp/0521826209 is your choice (a shameful plug detected!). A comprehensive coverage of sufield analysis is also given in both http://www.amazon.com/Triz-Solution-Innovative-Problem-Solving/dp/9080468010/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1438621557&sr=1-2&keywords=salamatov and http://www.triz.com.tw/Isak2/Publication.html. Since there is no consensus among TRIZ experts as to what exactly “post-classical” TRIZ is, there is no text that can be recommended as a definitive guide to it. If you can obtain a copy of Gen3’s training materials, you will get a good overview of some major approaches used in modern TRIZ.

No matter how many good books on TRIZ you read and how many end-of-chapter exercises you solve, you may likely have problems with internalizing many of the tools. such is a nature of TRIZ. The most robust way to overcome this difficulty is to secure a prolonged and steady guidance from a good teacher. Look for somebody who offers extended training in basic and advanced TRIZ, whether it is remote (distance learning) or in a class setting. Just keep in mind that TRIZ is both science and art, and only those who have a long proven record of applying TRIZ can guide you in these two.

]]>You could relate TRIZ in similarity to the math analogy. You need to know your basic multiplication tables, some postulates, some theorems, simple volume, simple area equations, and you can learn algebra, calculus and differential equations. TRIZ is not the magic bullet.. but it helps you understand trends, patterns, and repeatable steps that ANYONE can use. And when you solve a math problem.. you usually don’t say “really glad I learned that the Area of a circle is pi*R Squared in fifth grade.”

My kids know basic TRIZ and they are able to solve real world problems, simple thought experiments, and can find solutions to everyday issues.. without using Google…imagine that.

]]>It’s awesome to come across a blog every once in a

while that isn’t the same unwanted rehashed information. Excellent read!

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