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contradictions Archives - The Triz Journal

Physical Contradictions: Solving Or Managing?

20/10/2019 |

Darrell Mann

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.” Albert Einstein

For me, the physical contradiction part of TRIZ/SI still remains the weakest part of the toolkit. Something has been niggling … Read More

Robust Design: Macro & Meta Contradictions

07/04/2019 |

Darrell Mann

I’m speaking at a Robust Design conference this month and I think my job is to shake things up a bit. It shouldn’t be too difficult. The Robust Design world is still thinking it’s a good idea to … Read More

Generational Cycles – Distribution Curves & Contradictions

15/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

There are two kinds of people in the world Part #335. There are the people that see everything as black or white. And there are people who understand distribution curves. For some reason the generation-cycles work of Strauss … Read More

Re-Thinking Physical Contradictions #2: Business Problems

08/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

It feels like a long time ago, because – embarrassingly – it was a long time ago. April 2017 to be precise, and Issue 181 of this ezine, was the place where we started our re-think of the … Read More

Physical Contradictions & 27 Windows

29/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

The physical contradiction aspects of the TRIZ method have become something of an orphan relative to other parts of the toolkit. Other tools have had lots of care and attention devoted to their upkeep and evolution in a … Read More

Re-Thinking Physical Contradictions #1: Technical Problems

13/03/2018 |

Darrell Mann

The least well evolved of all the TRIZ tools feels more and more like the Physical Contradiction story. The more time and energy we devote to updating the Contradiction Matrix tool, the more the Physical Contradiction part seems … Read More

A TRIZ-based Design Tool for Resolving Contradictions

12/07/2010 |

Product development organizations redesign products to incorporate new technology, adapt to changes in consumer preferences and anticipate the actions of competitors. During redesigns, organizations seek to increase the functionality of products.Read More

Demonstrating Contradictions in a Gui

07/06/2010 |

A graphical user interface has many advantages over its predecessor known as the textual user interface. The most fascinating feature of a graphical user interface is that it helps users perform complex operations with simple mouse clicks.Read More

TRIZ: Physical Contradictions with Skis

01/03/2010 |

The following offers physical contradictions with TRIZ using the example of skis. Tools used include separating in time, space and structure, using phase transition and moving from current levels to sub or super levels.Read More

Technical Contradictions for Business

01/01/2010 |

Hi,I would like to know if there is any Technical Contradictions for Business/Sales version just like the 40 Inventive Principles for Sales?Appreciate if anyone can share the materials with meRead More

Introducing Contradictions in Businesses – Is That a Conscious Strategy?

24/09/2009 |

Prakasan Kappoth

A car that is capable of reaching half the speed of a jet cruising at 30K ft… So, we have the world’s first fastest production car, Aero costing over half a million dollar available in the Indian market. (My … Read More

Smart Materials Solve Contradictions

02/02/2009 |

The value of smart material comes from its contradiction-solving abilities; linking the contradiction-solving material to a specific market need is critical to commercializing the product. Contradiction resolving is important to innovation.Read More

Complexity, Contradictions, and Cost

31/05/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

The holy grail of business performance has long been the simultaneous realization of time, cost, and quality. The right product delivered at the right time with the right margin. I refer to this as the business excellence triad. … Read More

Evaporating Contradictions – Coupled Contradictions

02/04/2007 |

Many contradictions are inevitably present and connected to one another in any system; solving one contradiction impacts other contradictions in the system. One aspect of the problem can be framed to create multiple solution generation opportunities.Read More

Evaporating Contradictions – Physical And/or Technical

05/03/2007 |

Making a choice between a physical or technical contradiction is in itself another contradiction. When in any either/or discussion, the best answer is that a) we are asking the wrong question and b) adopting a both/and approach is preferable.Read More

Solving Technical Contradictions in Construction with Examples

14/07/2005 |

Abram Teplitskiy, Ph.D., Scientific Consultant Roustem Kourmaev, President Advanced Technologies International, Inc., Richardson, TX

In our first article for TRIZ Journal we analyzed application of 40 Inventive tricks in Construction (1). But Theory of Inventing Problem-Solving (TRIZ) gave inventors … Read More

Limiting Contradictions In A Photographic Paper Manufacturing Process

16/04/2004 |

Introductions Engineering systems, and particularly their associated production manufacture operations, are subject to limits in their fundamental capability. Understanding how and why these limits occur is an essential precursor to overcoming them. This article builds on previous work examining the … Read More

Solving Contradictions Problems Related To Safety Integration In Design Process

18/01/2004 |

Abstract: Taking into account of safety on both design and exploitation levels highlights management contradictions comprising technical, economic or human aspects. For example the choice of powerful but expensive technical solution on design level, could has an immediate benefit and/or … Read More

SARS and 40 Principles For Eliminating Technical Contradictions: Creative Singapore

21/06/2003 |

By: Iouri Belski, Len Kaplan, Vladimir Shapiro, Leonid Vaner, Wong Peng Wai

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Introduction The position that the Russian Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) occupies, among other creativity tools, has concerned the western world since the … Read More

Some Personal Thoughts on Contradictions

04/12/2002 |

By: Brian Campbell

In this short article I have given my personal views of contradictions based on three years of using TRIZ. Hopefully it will generate some comments.

There is only one Contradiction

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