TRIZ For Dummies

TRIZ For Dummies

by Lilly Haines-Gadd

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ISBN-13: 9781119107477
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 04/25/2016
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 1,033,711
Product dimensions: 7.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Lilly Haines-Gadd runs the hugely successful TRIZ innovation and problem solving consultancy Oxford Creativity. She develops and delivers training programmes and facilitates problem solving workshops for many major organisations around the world, including Rolls-Royce, BAE SYSTEMS, Saint Gobain, Sanofi, the IET, Highways England and Oxford University.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Part I: Getting Started with TRIZ 5

Chapter 1: Going from Zero to TRIZ 7

Chapter 2: Understanding the Fundamental TRIZ Philosophy 27

Part II: Opening Your TRIZ Toolbox 39

Chapter 3: Solving Contradictions with the 40 Inventive Principles 41

Chapter 4: Applying the Trends of Technical Evolution 61

Chapter 5: Improving Ideality by Using Resources 83

Chapter 6: Using the TRIZ Effects Database 99

Part III: Thinking Like a Genius 117

Chapter 7: Breaking Psychological Inertia with the TRIZ Creativity Tools 119

Chapter 8: Thinking in Time and Scale 137

Chapter 9: Living in Utopia (then Coming Back to Reality) 153

Chapter 10: Problem Solving and Being Creative with Others 167

Part IV: Understanding, Defining and Solving Difficult Problems with TRIZ 185

Chapter 11: Applying the TRIZ Problem‐Solving Process 187

Chapter 12: Getting to Grips with Your Problems with Function Analysis 205

Chapter 13: Solving Problems using the TRIZ Standard Solutions 223

Chapter 14: Trimming for Elegant, Low‐Cost Solutions 241

Part V: The Part of Tens 257

Chapter 15: Ten Pitfalls to Avoid 259

Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Getting Started with TRIZ 265

Part VI: Appendixes 271

Appendix A: The 40 Inventive Principles 273

Appendix B: The Contradiction Matrix 291

Appendix C: The 39 Parameters of the Contradiction Matrix 293

Appendix D: The Separation Principles 299

Appendix E: The Oxford TRIZ Standard Solutions 301

Index 311

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