Chapter 2

Understanding the Fundamental TRIZ Philosophy

In This Chapter

arrow Tracking TRIZ’s development

arrow Understanding why TRIZ is clever

arrow Thinking like a TRIZnik!

arrow Unleashing the power of systematic creativity

TRIZ was developed to summarise useful solutions from analysis of previous engineering and scientific success, but the underlying philosophy regarding how to approach problem solving and innovation can be applied to many, many situations.

This chapter introduces some of the key concepts in TRIZ and its underlying philosophy, and helps you to ‘think’ TRIZ by respecting its origins and understanding how the method has evolved over time.

remember Above all else, as you read through this chapter, bear in mind that TRIZ thinking is achieved by considering two questions:

  1. What do I want?
  2. How can I get all the things I want without changing anything?

TRIZ tools can help you do this in a more formal way (see Chapters 5 and 7 for more about the relevant tools), but for experienced TRIZ people, this ...

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