In This Chapter
Tracking TRIZ’s development
Understanding why TRIZ is clever
Thinking like a TRIZnik!
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.