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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

Using Analogies to Develop Breakthrough Concepts

11/04/1998 |

Ellen Domb, Ph.D. The TRIZ Institute, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA +1(909)949-0857 FAX +1(909)949-2968 ©1998, Ellen Domb

Both the classical and software-based TRIZ methods rely heavily on the use of analogy as a teaching method … Read More

ARIZ : The Algorithm for Inventive Problem Solving

08/04/1998 |

By Janice Marconi, Marconi Works, International 5 Lambert’s Lane, Stonington, CT 06378 Ph: 860-535-9477 Fx: 860-535-8448


ARIZ is an acronym for the Russian phrase “Algorithm for Inventive Problem Solving,” ARIZ is a logical structured process that incrementally … Read More

Functional Blocks

05/04/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

When we join two, three or more systems to form a super-system we expect that the super-system will have additional properties (qualities), which none of the joined systems themselves had. When we perform such transitions joining … Read More

Book Review: 40 Principles: TRIZ Keys to Technical Innovation

03/04/1998 |

Book Review: 40 Principles: TRIZ Keys to Technical Innovation

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

Lev Shulyak, translator of the popular And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared … Read More

The Research (Diagnostic) Problems’ Classification.

03/04/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

There is a specific type of engineering problem which is connected with discovering (exposing, finding out) causes (reasons) of different phenomena, which take place in technological systems. Simply speaking we have to answer to the question: … Read More

Diversionary Method

01/04/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

Do you remember this joke: “If everything is OK with your system – Don’t worry – It will not last for a long time”? Different methods like FMEA, for example, were developed in order to predict … Read More

ADVANCED TRIZ DEVELOPMENTS At the Leonardo da Vinci Institute (division of RLI, Inc.)

16/03/1998 |


James F. Kowalick Technical Director Voice: (916) 692-1944 E-mail:

(Dr. Kowalick is considered to be the leading American TRIZ master. He regularly teaches CREATING BREAKTHROUGH PRODUCTS, a two-day overview session for executives at … Read More


10/03/1998 |

Semyon D. Savransky*

The TRIZ Experts

“What would you do,” asked my neighbor, “when you find, in your own bed, your wife’s lover with another woman ?”

From “Unkempt Thoughts” by … Read More

Beyond TRIZ Limits

07/03/1998 |

By Denis CAVALLUCCI and Philippe LUTZ


As TRIZ method has an increasingly number of followers, we invite readers to take a few steps back when encountering the enthusiasm that it arouses. After discussions with these … Read More

Lateral thinking and The Problem Formulator

05/03/1998 |

Tore H. Wiik MSc, Nordak Innovatikk as

Lateral thinking is a thinking concept that was introduced by Edward De Bono more than 30 years. It is a supplement to the traditional analytical sequential thinking. Both are needed, and … Read More

Classifying the Technical Effects

01/03/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The Technical Effects Classification.

First of all let’s define what is an effect in the wide sense of this word.

Under “effect” we will understand the transformation which is characterized by its input, … Read More

Introduction to Inventive Problem Solving in Engineering EGN5040

14/02/1998 |

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 to … Read More

Developing games for kids of 3-4 years old

11/02/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

I don’t know any TRIZ specialist, who didn’t dream to teach his own kids to solve the inventive problems. And I’m no exception. So I tried to teach my little daughter. … Read More

How to Teach Physical Effects in Game Manner

08/02/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The aim of the game is to refresh the knowledge of students about physical effects. I taught it in Byelorussia (former USSR) and then in Israel, when I worked in Jerusalem … Read More

Creativity in a Russian Elementary School (An Interview with Tatiana Vassilevna Zakharov and Her Director)

05/02/1998 |


Ruth Atkins*, Interviewer for The TRIZ Journal *Director, New Product Development, RLI (916) 692-1944 ~ E-mail:

(Editor’s note: Ms. Atkins conducted this interview while stationed in St. Petersburg. She speaks, reads and translates Russian fluently. Ms. Zakharov and … Read More

Conference Report: “Bringing the Fuzzy Front End into Focus”

15/01/1998 |

Ellen Domb, Editor The TRIZ Journal 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA +1(909)949-0857 FAX +1(909)949-2086

TRIZ was featured at the Product Development Management Association’s conference “Bringing the Fuzzy Front End into Focus,” December 15-17 in Scottsdale, AZ. The … Read More

Efficient Use of the DTC Operator

10/01/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The DTC (dimensions, time, cost) operator is aimed at breaking the psychological stereotypes which are connected with an object to be improved (a car, for example).

According to the DTC operator rules we change:

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