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technical Archives - The Triz Journal

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

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

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

Pointers to Effects for Non-technical Problem Solving

02/03/2009 |

Efficiency and effectiveness of TRIZ for solving non-technical problems appears to be much lower than what is used for technical problem solving. The absence of pointers to effects for non-technical problem solving should be one of the main causes.Read More

The Complete Technical System and System Operator

04/08/2008 |

Applying CTS and the system operator model enhance the creativity of the solutions; viewing the core process of a call center, where a service technician works with a customer, revealed an immediate opportunity for improvement.Read More

Complete Technical System Generates Problem Definitions

03/12/2007 |

Introducing TRIZ into many corporate environments requires first resolving the contradiction of the desire for comprehensive understanding and sophisticated problem solving without spending any time learning either.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

Heuristics for Solving Technical Problems – Theory, Derivation, Application

16/01/2005 |

Abstract Heuristics used by engineers and scientists in solving design-type problems are the non-algorithmic, empirical tricks, tools, and techniques learned academically and from experience. They do not solve problems. Instead they give pause to look at problems in different ways … 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

Transformation Of Structurally Similar Elements Of Technical System

20/01/2004 |

Selecting analogs One of the fundamental ideas of TRIZ is that all technical systems evolve in accordance with objective cognizable laws. These laws underlie all the principle solving TRIZ tools, first of all, Principles of Technical Contradiction Solving, Standards for … Read More

The Functional – Resource Approach To The Forecasting Of Technical Systems Evolution – A Fragment From The Book “Evolution of technologies”, Chapter « Graphic and numerical methods based approach to forecasting tasks solving »

23/10/2003 |

Yury Danilovsky (e-mail:, Voluslav .Mitrofanov (e-mail: Denis Shevchenko (e-mail: Laboratory of innovative research «SHOW SIN» ( The International University of Scientific and Technological Creativity (Saint Petersburg – Boston) 193036 Saint Petersburg, 3-n Soviet street,. 7, premise … 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

TRIZ for Non-Technical Problem Solving

02/04/2003 |

By: Ellen Domb Abstract: Ursprünglich entwickelte sich TRIZ aus dem Studium von Evolutionstrends oder Strukturen der technologischen Veränderungen, die sich bei Patenten zeigten. Während jener Zeit bezogen sich Patente nur auf technische Dinge und Systeme – nicht für … Read More

IDEALITY AND ‘SELF-X’ – Part 2: Meals, Wheels, and Carpet Slippers – Technical Case Studies

13/03/2003 |

By: Darrell Mann

Darrell Mann Director, CREAX nv Ieper, Belgium Phone/Fax: +44 (1275) 342960 E-mail:

Introduction This article forms the second in a series of three discussing the importance of systems that incorporate solutions incorporating the word ‘self’ – … Read More

Evolutionary-Potentialâ„¢ in Technical and Business Systems

14/06/2002 |

Evolutionary-Potential’ in Technical and Business Systems

Darrell Mann Director, CREAX, UK Phone: +44 (1225) 826465 Fax: +44 (1225) 826928 E-mail:

Simon Dewulf CEO, CREAX n.v., Ieper, Belgium Phone: … Read More

TRIZ Beyond Technology: The theory and practice of applying TRIZ to non-technical areas

05/01/2001 |

By Boris Zlotin, Alla Zusman, Len Kaplan, Svetlana Visnepolschi, Vladimir Proseanic and Sergey Malkin1 Ideation International Inc © 1999 Ideation International Inc. Detroit, MI


During the 1970s and 1980s, attempts to apply … Read More

Application of Triz Tools in a Non-Technical Problem Context

03/08/2000 |

This article is a modified and expanded version of a paper presented under the title ‘Systematic Innovation for Business Leaders’ at TRIZCON2000.

Darrell Mann Industrial Fellow, Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Bath … Read More

Effective Approaches to Solving Technical Problems by Combining TRIZ with VE

27/07/2000 |

By: Manabu Sawaguchi

Abstract In this paper, I propose the practical and effective approach to create the highly innovative solutions by applying the concept of contradiction solution of TRIZ to the functional approach of VE. To be more concrete, firstly … Read More