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Timeline of the Development of TRIZ

| On 03, Nov 2008

By Vladimir Petrov

Extracted from a presentation to the Israel TRIZ Association by Vladimir Petrov in honor of World TRIZ Day, October 15, 2008.

Genrich Saulovich Altshuller was born October 15, 1926 in Tashkent, and died September 24, 1998 in Petrozavodsk.

The author has assembled a timeline of the major events of the development of TRIZ to celebrate World TRIZ Day and Altshuller’s contributions.

1946• Statement and analysis of a problem by Altshuller and R.B. Shapiro
• The basic postulates of TRIZ are formulated:all technical system develop according to objective and knowable laws, and inventive problems can be classified and solved methodically
• Creative problem solving requires overcoming a conflict by satisfying all colliding requirements
1948• The concept andfirst invention method
• 4000 descriptions of inventions
1950-1954Altshuller in prison
1956• Firstarticle about invention method
• Twoarticles, “Knowledge – Power” and “The Inventor and the Rationalizer” published
•Five articles and brochures
1957-1958Articles, seminars
1959Second article about invention method
1960Article “How Scientific Discoveries Are Made” published
1961• The first book on TRIZ,How to Learn to Invent, published
• More than 30 seminars carried out
1964Basics of the Method of Inventing published

• Newspaper, “Attention, anAlgorithm of Invention!”launched
• 5000 descriptions of inventions
•Ideal machineconcept –and ways to achieve it – developed
• Some laws of technical development
• The forecasting opportunity of the future machines is described
• The step-by-step algorithm for inventive problem solving (ARIZ) – 4 stages are formulated (only 18 steps): 1)choice of a problem – 5 steps, 2)the analysis of a problem – 4 steps,3) operative stage – 5 stepsand 4) synthetic stage – 4 steps
•Thirty-one technical principles for problem solving are formulated
•Matrix 16×16
• Seminar program with 10 lessons

1968• Steps to mass introduction
• ARIZ-68, 35 principles, matrix 32×32
• Seminar in Dzintara – The Central Board of the All-Union Society of Inventors and Rationalizers (CB AuSIR)
• Section of Methodical Council of CB AuSIR
1969Algorithm ofInvention published
1970Republican school and public laboratory for invention methods – Baku
1971Algorithm ofInvention, ARIZ-71, 40 principles, matrix 36×36
• The Public Institute of Inventive Creativity (PIIC or its Russian acronym, AzOIIT) founded
1973• Second edition of Algorithm ofInvention published
• The first variant of su-field analysis
•The first index of the physical effects
•First conference of teachers in Dnepropetrovsk with certification of teachers (CB AuSIR)
1974• TRIZ lessons in the Newsletter for pupils “The Pioneer Pravda”
•Second conference of teachers in Gorky with certification of teachers (CB AuSIR)
• Heuristics – persecution of TRIZ
1975• ARIZ-75 – the physical contradiction
• System of 1-5 standards
1976• System of 6-9 standards
• Courses of TRIZ in institute of improvement of professional skill in the ship-building industry
• TRIZ education in professional technical schools
1977• ARIZ-77 – the physical contradiction and physical contradiction at a micro-level
• System of 11 standards
• Value engineering and TRIZ
Inspiration on Demand published
• Leningrad seminar
1978• System of 18 standards
• New system of laws
• Method of forecasting of development of technical systems
• Resources (the theory of applicability)

• System of 28 standards
• TRIZ lessons in magazine technique and science
Creativity as an Exact Science first published

1980• System of 54 standards
• Seminar of teachers and researchers in Petrozavodsk
Wings for Ikarus published
1982• ARIZ-82, ARIZ-82B, ARIZ-82C
• Scale of imagination
• Persecution of TRIZ
1983• System of 59, 60 standards
• Chemical Effects
• Translations of books: Creativity as an Exact Science into Polish, Wings for Ikarus into German, Algorithm of Invention into Vietnamese

• Scientific seminar in Novosibirsk
• System of 69 standards
• Subversive analysis (anticipatory failure determination)
And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared published

1985• ARIZ-85C
• System of 76 standards
The Life Strategy of a Creative Person published
1986To Find an Idea published
• Founding of the Kishinev Center

• Geometrical effects
• The beginning of a series of books published in Petrozavodsk on creativity and technique
• The Russian computer program Invention Machine launched

1988Scientific seminar in Miass (Chelyabinsk)
1989• Creation of TRIZ Association in the USSR
Search for New Ideas published
• Registration of the Minsk cooperative society Invention Machine Lab
1990Article “How to Become a Heretic” published
1993-1996• The beginning of mass development of TRIZ-pedagogic
• Principles for journalism and advertising
• Creation of the Invention Machine Corporation
How to Become a Genius published
1998Foundation of the Altshuller Institute in the USA
2000-2003Foundation of the European TRIZ Association (ETRIA)

V. Zhuravleva, G. Altshuller and R. Shapiro
in Baku 1959

Covers of Altshuller Books