The TRIZ Approach
TRIZ was originally developed by Genrich Altshuller, a Russian Patent scientist (later known as father of TRIZ).
Genrich S. Altshuller was born in the former Soviet Union in 1927. He became a mechanical engineer, served in
the Soviet Navy as a patent expert in the 1940s. While helping inventors to apply for patents he screened over
200,000 patents and found the secret of all inventions, TRIZ.
TRIZ Tools and Techniques
The TRIZ approach is what makes TRIZ different from other methods of problem solving. The fundamental of TRIZ is that
"the problem we are facing now, has been faced by many people at different times at different places, and most likely
been solved in different ways". The TRIZ approach is "find your solution from those solutions".
Many TRIZ learners ask about the differece between TRIZ tools and TRIZ techniques. Let us take a simple example,
while finding and solving contradictions is a TRIZ technique, the contradiction matrix is a TRIZ tool. However, in practice
"TRIZ tool" and "TRIZ technique" are often used synonymously and we will not differentiate them unless so required.
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