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A few words about the Altshuller’s contradiction matrix

06/08/1997 |

Semyon D. Savransky (E-mail 18-21 July 1997

The contradiction matrix is one of the effective and visual tools of TRIZ. The idea of the matrix and its initial development was created and worked out by Genrich Saulovich Altshuller in … Read More

Altshuller’s Greatest Discovery – and Beyond

04/08/1997 |


James Kowalick, Ph.D., P.E. The Leonardo da Vinci Institute Division of R. L. I., Incorporated P.O. 659, Oregon House, California 95962 (916) 692-1944 ~ E-mail:


If asked the question, “What was Henry … Read More

Contradictions: Air Bag Applications

01/07/1997 |

Ellen Domb, Ph.D.

The TRIZ Institute, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA

(909)949-0857 FAX (909)949-2968 e-mail

Introduction: A basic principle of TRIZ is that a technical problem is defined by contradictions. … Read More

New TRIZ Books in English

04/06/1997 |

Book Reviews and Commentary by Ellen Domb editor@triz-journal

In the 7 months since we started The TRIZ Journal, the single most frequently asked question from new readers has been “What can I read in English to help me learn more?” … Read More

Finding the Zones of Conflict: Tutorial

01/06/1997 |

Ellen Domb, Ph.D. The PQR Group, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA (909)949-0857 FAX (909)949-2968

All of the methods of teaching TRIZ, whether software-assisted, classical, or enhanced by the various teachers now practicing, emphasize … Read More

Tools from the Theory of Constraints

11/05/1997 |

Anthony R Rizzo


Editor’s note: Tony Rizzo is a “Jonah” – a practitioner of the Theory of Contraints and organizational improvement as taught by Elihu Goldratt, whose books “The Goal” and “It’s Not Luck” have had profound impact … Read More

No- Compromise Design Solutions to the Air Bag Fatalities Problem

16/04/1997 |

PROBLEM-ANALYSIS WITH TRIZ USING INVENTION SOFTWARE by James Kowalick, Ph.D., P.E. Renaissance Leadership Institute

Tel: (916) 692-1944; Fax: -1946; E-mail:

The following problem focuses on a critical situation plaguing the automobile industry … Read More

How to Help TRIZ Beginners Succeed

15/04/1997 |

Ellen Domb, Ph.D. The PQR Group, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 (909)949-0857 Fax (909)949-2968 E-mail:

This paper was first presented at the Invention Machine Users Group Conference, Feb. 3-4, 1997, in New Orleans, LA USA. … Read More

TRIZ in Nature – Lichen as a Bisystem

15/03/1997 |

Lichen (group Lichenes) is an example of bisystem and alternative system design in nature. The “initial system” is an alga which can synthesize organic matter (plus), but cannot obtain water in dry places (minus). A fungus we can consider as … Read More

Florida Atlantic University: Introduction to Inventive Problem Solving in Engineering EGN5040

14/03/1997 |

Professor D. Raviv, Department of Electrical Engineering Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33434 USA

1. Description Common problem solving methods will be briefly discussed, followed by an introduction to TRIZ (Russian acronyms for Systematic Inventive Thinking). Introduction … Read More


12/03/1997 |

published in Innovations in Engineering Education, 1996 ABET Annual Meeting Proceedings, pp.161-164.

Eugene I. Rivin, Professor of Mechanical Engineering Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48202 Victor R. Fey, The TRIZ Group, Southfield, MI 48076 Abstract

The paper describes use … Read More

March 1997 Special Issue TRIZ in Universities

11/03/1997 |

Two special articles describe the curricula at Florida Atlantic University and at Wayne State University. We also know that TRIZ is included in courses in engineering departments in the US at the University of Michigan, University of Connecticut, and the … Read More

Technosocial Competition

04/02/1997 |

Valeri Sushkov Tel: +31-53-4894646 University of Twente +31-53-4894334 Computer Science Department +31-53-4334079 (home) P.O. Box 217 Fax: +31-53-4892927 7500 AE Enschede Email: The Netherlands copyright by the author, 1997

“Until the beginning of 1990s, worldwide competition was simple; … Read More


03/02/1997 |

Zinovy Royzen, President TRIZ Consulting, Inc. Seattle, Washington Zroyzen@aolcom

Zinovy Royzen is a leading TRIZ expert with thirteen years of experience in development of TRIZ and TRIZ application in new generation product development, quality improvement, cost reduction, and problem … Read More

The Ideal Final Result: Tutorial

02/02/1997 |

by Ellen Domb, Ph.D. The PQR Group, 190 N. Mountain Ave. Upland, CA 91786 USA (909) 949-0857 FAX (909)949-2968 e-mail:

All the methodologies for teaching TRIZ agree that the technical problem must be well-defined before any of the technical … Read More


02/01/1997 |

Predicting Next-Generation Products & Processes Using AFTER – 96 (Algorithm for Forecasting Technology-Evolution Roadmaps)

James F. Kowalick, PhD, PE Renaissance Leadership Institute Center for TRIZ Development P.O. Box 659, 9907 Camper Lane Oregon House, California 95962

(916) 692-1944 ~ Fax: … Read More

Generating Electricity for Families in Northern Sweden

01/01/1997 |

Project – Using Thermo-Electric Generation as a Simple Way of Generating a Limited Amount of Electric Energy

Author: Anders J. Killander Dept. of Manufacturing Systems Royal Institute of Technology 100 44 Stockholm SWEDEN

A report from The Department of … Read More

Case Study: Licensing

12/12/1996 |

by: Victor Minin, Problem

The company is interested in licensing its product for manufacture and sales in developing countries. They propose to sell the technology and receive royalty payments from the licensees. They were looking for a foolproof method … Read More

TRIZ at Disneyworld: Report on the TRIZ papers at the 12th Annual GOAL/QPC conference.

10/12/1996 |

By Ellen Domb, Ph.D. TRIZ Consultant and Instructor, and Editor of The TRIZ Journal. The PQR Group, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA (909)949-0857 Fax (909)949-2968The 12th annual conference of GOAL/QPC was held Nov. 17-20, 1996, at … Read More