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TRIZ: Solving Problems in Outer and Inner Space

05/11/2007 |

The value of TRIZ is demonstrated in small projects as often as it is demonstrated in large projects. One project can have numerous problems with one inventive solution that can lead to more opportunities for ideality.Read More

The International Space Station Meets TRIZ

30/09/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

The International Space Station is a massive undertaking coordinated by five national agencies (US, Russia, Japan, Europe and Canada) with participation from about a dozen other countries. In all, hundreds of companies and 100,000 people have been responsible … Read More

Space of Problem

25/05/2005 |

by Gennady Kizevich

Let’s split the world into two half-parts: the material world and the ideal world by using an old trick of philosophers and theologians. The image of the problem gets in the ideal world. Object of the … Read More

Mapping the Innovation Space Two: Individual Solutions Drives Infinite Disruptive Innovations

05/09/2004 |

By: Dr. John Cooney, Barry Winkless

Dr. John Cooney ( Barry Winkless Hdip, MSc ( Altran Technologies Ireland

Abstract This paper expounds the need for a new paradigm for innovation at the problem space. It suggests that innovation needs to … Read More

Mapping the Innovation Space One: Novel Tools for Problem Definition in Product Innovation

16/07/2004 |

By: Barry Winkless, Dr. John Cooney

Barry Winkless Hdip, MSc ( Dr. John Cooney ( Altran Technologies Ireland.

Abstract The following article introduces and describes two novel problem definition tools. The tools include the Concurrent Problem Definition Tool, and the … Read More

Space Mirror

15/06/2002 |

Space Mirror

by N.Shpakovsky, TRIZ-Consultant, Ph.D.

Abstract. The article analyzes the failure of the Russian project ‘Znamya 2’, which is better known as ‘Space … Read More

The Space Between ‘Generic’ and ‘Specific’ Problem Solutions

18/06/2001 |

Darrell Mann Industrial Fellow Department Of Mechanical Engineering University Of Bath Phone: +44 (1225) 826465 Fax: +44 (1225) 826928 E-mail:


Since its introduction to the West … Read More

TRIZ Solves A Reliability Problem Concerning A Space Shuttle Class Main Engine

16/01/1999 |

Zinovy Royzen, President TRIZ Consulting, Inc. Seattle, Washington (206) 364-3116


TRIZ is the Russian acronym for The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. TRIZ is a unique knowledge-based technology for … Read More