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General Methodology for Creative Problem Solving and Task Achieving: Its Vision

03/06/2015 |

Originally presented at the 13th ETRIA TRIZ Future Conference (TFC2013), held on Oct. 29-31, 2013 at Ecole Nationale d’Arts et Metiers of Paris, Paris, France; Proceedings, pp. 705-715


‘Creativity techniques’ and ‘Problem solving methods’, including TRIZ, have been studied and practiced actively in … Read More

Fyi– a Quick Course on Creative Thinking

01/01/2010 |

FYI, in case you have not already seen this — here is a source for a quick (and free) course on Creative Thinking, from the University of Hong Kong (UHK): More

Creative Conference Experience

08/04/2009 |

Ellen Domb

The Lean Product and Process Development Exchange is happening in Hilton Head, South Carolina, USA this week. I’m not a dis-interested participant, of course:  my co-author Katherine Radeka is the conference chair (see for our article linking TRIZ … Read More

Usit in Japan: a Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving

03/11/2008 |

USIT, introduced to Japan in 1999, has been accepted as an easy, unified process for problem solving in industries and as the next generation of TRIZ. The solution generation methods of TRIZ have been reorganized into a system of USIT operators.Read More

Creative Thinking

20/02/2008 |

Praveen Gupta

Recently, I asked a group of students to raise their hands if they thought they were creative. I saw about 20% raising their hands that they were creative. To validate my understanding I asked them to write at least … Read More

A New Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving: Six-box Scheme in Usit

01/01/2007 |

The ‘Four-Box Scheme’ of problem solving has long been regarded as a standard in TRIZ. A new ‘Six-Box Scheme’ is proposed and compared to the old.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

1 PAGE-CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING FOR SIX SIGMA: How to Use the Template of Six Sigma-Brainstorming Pool for Facilitating and Enhancing Six Sigma Projects

14/10/2006 |

By Dr. Rod King (

1. Trends in the Evolution of Six Sigma Six Sigma is undoubtedly the most popular methodology for systematic problem solving in business. The Six Sigma methodology was developed at Motorola in the 1980s. Six Sigma … Read More

A New Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving: Six-Box Scheme in USIT without Depending on Analogical Thinking

15/05/2006 |

Toru Nakagawa Osaka Gakuin University, Japan

First Presented at The 27th Annual Conference of the Japan Creativity Society held on October 29-30, 2005 at National Center of Sciences, Tokyo (in Japanese); Posted in the TRIZ Home Page in Japan on … Read More

Creative Design of a Straightline Intermittent Reciprocator

24/02/2006 |

By: Hong-Tzer Yan and Hsin-Sheng Lee

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Chienkuo Technology University Deptment of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Formosa University E-mail: (Corresponding author)

Abstract The traditional straightline intermittent reciprocator has only one motion curve. By applying the TRIZ … Read More

TRIZ, Architecture & Engineering – practical assistance for Creative Genius

01/08/2005 |

Karen Gadd Oxford Creativity karen.gadd@

Recently when in Barcelona I was a guest of Dassault Systèmes to see how their CAD engineering tools have helped realise the seemingly impractical artistic visions of architects both present and past to … Read More

Creative conceptual design ideas can be gotten with TRIZ methodology

09/06/2005 |

Gao Changqing Huang Kezheng Zhang Yong School of Mechanical Engineering, Shandong University, Jinan, 250061, P.R.China (E-mail address:

Abstract: The essence of the conceptual design is getting the innovative projects or ideas to promise the products with best performance. Innovation … Read More

Overall Dataflow Structure for Creative Problem Solving in TRIZ/USIT

17/05/2005 |

Toru NAKAGAWA (Osaka Gakuin University, Japan)

ABSTRACT It has been a common understanding in TRIZ and many other scientific/technological problem solving procedures that instead of trying to go directly from one’s specific problem toward specific solution(s) one should better go … Read More

The Integration and Strategic Use of TRIZ with the basic CPS (Creative Problem Solving) Process

12/03/2005 |

Jack Hipple Innovation-TRIZ Tampa, FL USA 813-994-9999

When the TRIZ Inventive Problem Solving process and its tool kit are introduced into an organization, they invariably encounter a host of processes and tools already in place. While it has been … Read More

Creative design of the elliptical stepper with a pace-correction function

12/11/2004 |

By: Jen-Yu Liu1 and Meng-Hui Hsu

Abstract A prototype elliptical stepper has been made that possesses both the functions of bodybuilding and pace correction. This paper’s creative conception is to make the elliptical stepper available not only for indoor exercise … Read More

Creative Design of Three-speed Automatic Speed Changer

08/11/2004 |

By: Hsin-Sheng Lee and Long-Chang Hsieh * Hsin-Sheng Lee and Long-Chang Hsieh Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Huwei University of Science and Technology E-mail: (* Corresponding author) Yunlin, TAIWAN

Abstract The bicycle is constantly being updated in order … Read More

Creative Design Of Wafer Transport Mechanism

02/07/2004 |

By: Long-Chang Hsieh and Hsin-Sheng Lee

Long-Chang Hsieh and Hsin-Sheng Lee, Department of Power Mechanical Engineering, National Huwei University of Science and Technology Yunlin, TAIWAN

Abstract At present, the vacuum robot commonly used by semiconductor factories can be roughly … 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

e-mail:, web:

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

Book Review: Natural Innovation: Examples of Creative Problem Solving in Biology, Ecology, and TRIZ

27/09/2002 |

Book Review: Natural Innovation: Examples of Creative Problem Solving in Biology, Ecology, and TRIZ

Dr. Michael S. Slocum and Ms. Catherine Lundberg Ontro, Inc. Dr. Ellen Domb PQR Group

Title: … Read More

Using TRIZ as a Creative Process for Breaking Mindpatterns

17/07/1999 |

Firstpresented at the 11th Symposium on Quality Function Deployment, Novi, MI, USA,June, 1999

byToreH. Wiik MScSINTEFDesign and Product DevelopmentOslo,


Thepaper discusses Triz as a tool that will support and enhance the … Read More