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TRIZ: A Theory of Inventive Problem Solving


TRIZ: A Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

Subzwari, Khawer, Mokhov, Serguei A., Khalid, Outlioua, Gonzalez, Alex and Kadiri, Mutair M. (2006) TRIZ: A Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. In: INSE6240 Winter 2006. (Unpublished)

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People usually face two kinds of problems: those with generally known solutions and those with unknown solutions. Those with known solution can usually be solved by information found in books, technical journals, or other subject matter. The other type of problems is the one with no known solution. It is called an inventive problem. "TRIZ" is the acronym in Russian (Теория решения изобретательских задач) for "Theory of Inventive Problem Solving" created by Genrikh Altshuller who was a patent investigator in Russian Navy in 1946 looking for inventive cross-disciplinary analogous solutions to various engineering problems (through the law of increasing ideality and engineering parameters' contradictions and the corresponding conflict resolution strategies). This is an INSE6240 project presentation discussing TRIZ.

Divisions:Concordia University > Gina Cody School of Engineering and Computer Science > Concordia Institute for Information Systems Engineering
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Authors:Subzwari, Khawer and Mokhov, Serguei A. and Khalid, Outlioua and Gonzalez, Alex and Kadiri, Mutair M.
Institution:Concordia University
Degree Name:M. Comp. Sc.
Date:5 April 2006
  • Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science (ENCS), Concordia University
ID Code:36055
Deposited By: Serguei Mokhov
Deposited On:02 Apr 2013 14:32
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:36
Additional Information:A presentation and an executive summary on TRIZ.


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