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Educational Resources

This web repository of TRIZ materials will contain educational materials to help academics in introducing simple TRIZ heuristics to their students. It will also offer students with short videos, simple examples and exercises that students can study on their own. The list of TRIZ heuristics that will be covered by this web repository can be found in Table 1 of the paper titled: “TRIZ Education: Victories, Defeats and Challenges” (Download).

At the moment educational materials are available for the following heuristics:

Size-Time-Cost Operator

Fields of MATCEMIB

The Heuristic of the Ideal Ultimate Result

The Resources Heuristic

The Situation Analysis Heuristic

To view/download these materials, please go to the 'Tools of TRIZ’ tab and choose the appropriate heuristic from the drop down menu.

It is anticipated that by the end of 2017 the repository will offer educational materials for the six TRIZ heuristics that are listed in Table 1 of the abovementioned paper as suiting undergraduate students as well as for the tool of Situation Analysis. By the end of 2019 the repository will be appended with another five heuristics – that suiting postgraduate students. Please note that materials offered by this repository are intended for usage by university academics and students and are offered under the Creative Commons Licence.

It would be advantageous for any educator and student to devote some time and to read a few papers that are devoted to the outcomes of introduction of TRIZ heuristics to engineering students at numerous universities all over the world. The outlines of some of these papers are provided below.

Please study the 'Edisons 21: Teaching and Learning Mind Map' (Download) before you start teaching or learning TRIZ heuristics.


November 17

We would like to invite you to participate in the workshop and three 90-minute paper sessions that will be held at the AAEE Conference 2017.

October 17

Download this Power Point file for introduction of the Situation Analysis Heuristic

October 17

Download this Cheat Sheet for the Situation Analysis Heuristic and use it after you have watched the Situation Analysis Heuristic video and have applied the Situation Analysis Heuristic once or twice with help of the Situation Analysis Heuristic Solution Template or Situation Analysis Heuristic Web tool.

October 17

Download this Situation Analysis Heuristic Solution Template and use it to find (frame/reframe) one or two of your problems (after you have watched the Situation Analysis heuristic video). Afterwards you may download the Situation Analysis heuristic Cheat Sheet and use it as a guide during problem finding. Consider using the Situation Analysis heuristic Web Tool too.

July 17

Conditions and deadline of the Creativity Challenge