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This chapter investigated the ability of Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) to foster design creativity by infusing effective creative design strategies onto users. ... See more

This paper analyses the outcomes of a case study on application of the systematized Substance-Field Analysis (Su-Field) [1] to a real problem at Philips. ... See more

In 1991 Zlotin and Zusman proposed to systematically search for possible failure scenarios by utilizing an inversion approach. Instead of searching for the reasons of a failure, they suggested to generate system failures. This approach has since been further developed and successfully utilized by industry.

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The old design of the 3SB1 lock used a micro switch to detect if the key is within the lock. To use this micro switch, cables had to be run through the lock and to be connected to a special socket. A special device had to be used to connect to this socket and to transfer the signal to the wires. ... See more

Anyone who has ever tried to solve a technical or scientific task, has had to make decisions on which directions to take. This paper introduces the Method of the Ideal Result (MIR). This method is based on the Russian TRIZ concept of the Ideal Final (Ultimate) Result. MIR can be effectively used in finding the best direction to the solution. ... See more