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The Zero-Variation-Manufacture Contradiction

19/05/2019 |

Darrell Mann

I spoke at a Robust Design conference last month. One of the other speakers was extolling the virtues of ‘zero-variation’ manufacture (Reference 1). The concept immediately struck me as one of those naïve, ill-conceived motivational posters the manufacture … Read More

Definitely Not Funny – A Food Contradiction

04/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Once upon a time, a clever person in the coffee industry realized there was a problem. ‘How come’, they said to themselves, ‘all coffee tastes pretty much the same? Why can’t we make it taste better?’ And the … Read More

Getting The Best Out Of The Contradiction Matrix

10/05/2018 |

Darrell Mann

In light of the publication of the new version of the Contradiction Matrix for Business & Management problems, it felt like a good time to review different ways of using the various different Contradiction Matrix tools. We’ve had … Read More

Multi-Parameter Contradiction Problem Solving Paradigm

26/04/2018 |

Rajeev Mohan Bhatnagar


A Novel Multi-Parameter Contradiction Problem Solving Paradigm Using Least Common Multiple Algorithm (LCM) for TRIZ Contradiction Matrix

A novel least common multiple algorithm for resolving technical contradictions using TRIZ matrix is presented for resolving the multi-parameter … Read More

Chief Contradiction Officer

20/03/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Back in December, we reviewed the book, ‘Dealing With Dilemmas’. The book represents one of the first serious attempts to examine enterprises, and more specifically the management of enterprises through the lens of contradiction. Author, Frank Buytendijk, identified … Read More

Algorithm for choosing technical contradiction

23/01/2018 |

Konstantin Chugunov

This article is Translated from Russian to English and both versions are published here.

1. Check whether there is no problem in most restrictions make it impossible to use one of the TA.

Note 1: Constraints … Read More

Contradiction in Non Technical System

01/01/2010 |

this is my first message to the froum and would like to say hello every body. And this is my question, how contradiction matrix would be used for a non technical system e.g. a management system.bestRead More


01/01/2010 |

Dear TRIZ-friends, Currently I?m writing my master-thesis about innovation management were I endeavour to show the possibility to use TRIZ in non technical issues. I would like to investRead More

The Contradiction of a Discussion Forum

01/01/2010 |

I like forums. They encourage participation and sharing. Often they provide great questions and answers which improve the utility of other communications.However, forums just get longer. People don&#3Read More

Using a Contradiction Matrix

01/01/2010 |

I'm trying to learn TRIZ by myself, so bear with me here. I went through a cycle using the Contradiction Matrix to solve a problem, but I ended up with a whole bunch of new problems. Am I doing thRead More

Economic Impact of Increased US Savings – Contradiction and Opportunities?

08/04/2009 |

Prakasan Kappoth

A recent article published by McKinsey (March ’09) quarterly shows this interesting (to me at least) study on the increasing US consumer savings in the last couple of quarters. Well, in a time when we see the bad news all … Read More

Using the Contradiction Matrix to Improve Airflow

05/11/2007 |

Windows are an integral part of our "home sweet home," workplace and any number of establishments that want to be open to keep an eye on the world. Windows solve a major physical contradiction: "I want to be in and want to be out."Read More

Effectively Using the Contradiction Matrix

02/07/2007 |

Trying to solve problems with help of the matrix can be useful – matching real system parameters to the matrix’s parameters enables a problem solver to get deeper into the problem and understand it better.Read More

Contradiction Matrix and the 40 Principles for Innovative Problem Solving

01/12/2006 |

Contradiction Matrix and the 40 Principles for Innovative Problem SolvingRead More

VizTRIZ: A Visual Approach to the Contradiction Matrix

05/11/2006 |

Victor E Ross Institute for Technological Innovation Faculty of EBIT University of Pretoria Hatfield 0002 South Africa

Abstract In the first phase of work aimed at refining the use of the TRIZ Contradiction Matrix, a contradictionless, ‘4-Attribute Matrix’ was … Read More

Creative Solutions from TRIZ for the Business Contradiction in Red Ocean Strategy

16/10/2006 |

By: Yung-Chin Hsiao

ABSTRACT The serious contradiction between product differentiation and cost was found in the red ocean strategy. Without compromise of cost and product differentiation, Kim, W. C. and Mauborgne, R. suggest that blue ocean strategy of exploiting … Read More

Transactional TRIZ, Theory, Application, and Execution, Part II: The Contradiction Matrix

02/10/2005 |

By: Jack Stuart

This series of articles will make the case for a version of TRIZ that applies for transactional, service or business applications. The first article addressed the relationship between intelligent problem analysis, creativity and components of creative … Read More


22/12/2004 |

By: Alexandr Bushuev

Alexandr Bushuev Sankt-Petersburg State University of Information Technologies, Mechanics and Optics, Department of Control Systems and Informatics

Sankt-Petersburg , Russia Summary. On base cusp catastrophe is offered control problem of technical contradictions on algorithm of inventve problem … Read More

The Application of TRIZ to Stapling the Contradiction Matrix

12/12/2004 |

– KRD Pravin []

Introduction When I was introduced to TRIZ, I tried to test it by applying it everywhere, irrespective of any technical field. The reason to do this was not only skepticism but also curiosity – can we … Read More

Comparing The Classical and New Contradiction Matrix – Part 2- Zooming In

20/07/2004 |

By: Darrell Mann Director CREAX +44 7980 864028

Introduction This article represents the second of a pair examining the differences between the original Contradiction Matrix of Classical TRIZ (Reference 1) and the 2003 updated version (Reference 2). In this … Read More