Is TRIZ a science or not?
Some say it certainly is and motivate it by that TRIZ has a formula. This formula expresses the ideality of a machine or a process through the ratio of the benefit it provides to the price to be paid for this benefit. Yet this formula is one and only, opponents say.
It is often difficult to understand its boundaries. TRIZ is, on the contrary, easy to determine, especially as regards its methodology. TRIZ has a definite purpose – the solving of inventive problems. The entire power of TRIZ is focused in the space between a problem and a solution to the problem, between a situation having some disadvantage and an improved situation.
Each key action of inventive project can be performed by various innovation methods, mini-algorithm and tools. Proposed algorithm organizes them into united structure, shows place and goal of each tool. Algorithm forms peculiar “control system” of thinking process.
We can analyze a selected structure and search for transformation alternatives by using analogy with transformations of another structure which has been more thoroughly elaborated.
Full minimally serviceable Technical System.
Is a man part of the Technical System or not?
The proposed problem-solving scheme with the indication of the places for using the classical TRIZ tools may be successfully used for self-education and as an aid in problem solving.
Tool for generating and selecting concepts on the basis of trends of engineering systems evolution.
The structural scheme of solving complex production problems developed on the basis of hands-on experience.
Our approach to training the company's personnel to solve complex production problems with the aid of efficient methods. The system has been developed and used at the Samsung company (South Korea).
The methodology of forecasting engineering system evolution based on the “transformation tree” in combination with the functional approach. It is useful for by-passing patents and designing new products.
How can we facilitate the understanding and mastering of a principle by a student? It would be useful to ease his analytical apparatus of comprehending a large number of example problems and to use the released efforts in a more useful direction. For this purpose, a single through example is very suitable.