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Monthly Archives: May 1998

Announcing the Formation of the Altshuller Institiute for TRIZ Studies

21/05/1998 |

Steve Rodman

Since 1995, Technical Innovation Center has been working with Genrich Altshuller– developer of TRIZ — to create a TRIZ study institute in the United States. Last year we reached a formal agreement providing for the establishment of … Read More

Where Does TRIZ Go From Here?

16/05/1998 |

We’ve watched TRIZ – something old in the former USSR – become something new in most countries of the western world – primarily in western Europe and the United States. Although the use of TRIZ by American companies is … Read More

Human Functions, Languages and Creativity

10/05/1998 |

A Short Note on the Basic Human Functions, with Emphasis on the Human Intellectual Function

James Kowalick, President Renaissance Leadership Institute Post Office Box 659, 9907 Camper Lane Oregon House, California 95962, USA Voice (530) 692-1944 ~ Fax -1946 … Read More

More about Analogies

08/05/1998 |

By Kalevi Rantanen TRIS OY Brahenk. 9 E 18 FIN-20100 TURKU, FINLAND phone/fax +358 2 251 1623 E-mail:

Different analogies are widely used as problem solving tools. The engineer can compare analogical systems consisting of object, … Read More

Usage of the direct and preliminary extra-effect determination methods for diagnostic problem solving.

05/05/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

First of all let’s define what we will understand as a diagnostic problem. There are two types of the diagnostic problems.

  1. The first one is connected with finding a reason for the … Read More

Reversability of the 40 Principles of Problem Solving

02/05/1998 |

Todd Williams 3M Corporation, St. Paul, MN

Ellen Domb The TRIZ Institute, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA +1(909)949-0857 FAX +1(909)949-2968

The 40 Principles of problem solving are among the oldest tools of … Read More