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Introduction to TRIZ

Summary: TRIZ, or the theory of inventive problem solving, was developed to provide a systematic approach to innovation. This theory was created in the middle of the 20th century by Soviet Union engineers, though after the Soviet Union dissolved, this theory came into popularity around the world. The theory postulates that any given problem, or a problem very similar to it, has already been solved. Therefore, previous solutions to similar problems can be applied to solve the problem at hand. The focus of TRIZ is to solve a problem without optimization or compromise using a core of separation principles to handle contradictions in problems.

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  • Topics: Problem Solving
  • Keywords: TRIZ, Problem solving, Innovation, Conflict, Theories
  • Author: Kaushik; Sunil Kumar V.
  • Journal: Journal for Quality and Participation