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Ideation International offers a comprehensive and growing collection of practical and informative publications to enhance your skills and knowledge of Classical TRIZ and the Ideation/TRIZ Methodology (I-TRIZ). We are committed to providing you with up-to-date and practical resources of the highest quality. All of these materials are on-hand and can be readily delivered.

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Books and PDF files on TRIZ and I-TRIZ:


Directed Evolution: Philosophy, Theory, and Practice, by Boris Zlotin and Alla Zusman
ISBN 1-928747-06-X  
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Although a recent application of TRIZ, Directed Evolution™ has been in development since the mid-1980s. Taken as a whole, DE comprises a complex of works related to the management and control of technological evolution. This book presents the recent theoretical and methodological findings that have resulted from consideration of the philosophy and potential of DE on a global scale, and from the practical experience gained from DE projects conducted in various industries ranging from chemical, automotive, consumer products and software development. Also discussed is the vital role of DE in the global processes of managing evolution – i.e., for controlling the future. The step-by-step DE process is presented, and selected (and simplified) tools suitable for conducting DE on systems of medium complexity are described. A list of frequently asked questions and a bibliography are also included. 103 pages.$75. Contact Ideation to order. . Available in pdf: $30.
About the Authors:
Alla Zusman and Boris Zlotin are the world’s foremost authorities on TRIZ and the Ideation/TRIZ Methodology (also known as I-TRIZ). Together, they are responsible for the U.S. adaptation of the methodology, developing new applications for solving scientific and business problems and creating the theoretical base for TRIZ software products.


HYBRIDIZATION, The New Warfare in the Battle for the Market, by Val Prushinskiy, Gafur Zainiev, Vladimir Gerasimov
ISBN 1-59872-069-4
This book describes Product Hybridization, a powerful new approach for new product development that combines the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) with ideas from biological evolution, providing critical advantages in competitive battles in the modern market. The processes, methods and rules for obtaining new successful products for various markets are described. The authors, who are the creators of the hybridization methodology, have successfully applied their approach for a number Fortune 500 companies. 121 pages, $40.
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New Tools for Failure and Risk Analysis: An Introduction to Anticipatory Failure Determination (AFD) and the Theory of Scenario Structuring, by Stan Kaplan, Svetlana Visnepolschi, Boris Zlotin, and Alla Zusman
ISBN 1-928747-05-1
An excellent introduction to Anticipatory Failure Determination (AFD, an application of TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) for failure analysis and prediction. The authors also define a subset of risk analysis called the Theory of Scenario Structuring, and offer a view of AFD as an application of this theory, comparing it to traditional techniques such as FMEA and HAZOP. The AFD framework is described as a valuable method for extracting and applying information based on the world’s accumulated experience in the operation of systems and processes, thus providing a means to avoid repeating costly (and often tragic) mistakes. 83 pages. $35.
Available in pdf: $25  Contact Ideation to order.
About the Authors: Dr. Stan Kaplan, an engineer and applied mathematician, is a leading expert in the discipline known as Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA), having made significant contributions to its theory, language, philosophy, and methodology. Dr. Kaplan was one of the first American scientists to become interested in TRIZ.
¨ Svetlana Visnepolschi pioneered (along with Boris Zlotin) the application of TRIZ prediction methods for technical and non-technical systems and is the creator of the AFD software. ¨ Boris Zlotin, one of the world’s premier TRIZ scientists, continues to lead in the advancement of the methodology. ¨ Alla Zusman has been teaching TRIZ since 1981, and is responsible for the U.S. adaptation of TRIZ as well as the theoretical base for TRIZ software.

TRIZ in Progress, Transactions of the Ideation Research Group
ISBN 1-928747-04-3
A compilation of the papers presented at the 1999 Altshuller Institute Conference by the Ideation Research Group. Titles include: Roots, Structure, and Theoretical Base; Current Scientific Work; Evolution of the TRIZ Market, Applications, and Possible Markets; Problems in the Development and Marketing of TRIZ. Contains 22 appendices, including: Waves of Mankind's Control of its Destiny; Revision of Classical TRIZ Assumptions; Managing Innovation Knowledge; TRIZ and Pedagogy; Directed Evolution Techniques and Algorithms; Comparing Technological and Biological Evolution; and Value Quality Engineering. 247 pages. $75.  Contact Ideation to order.

Tools of Classical TRIZ, a compilation based on the works of G. Altshuller, B. Zlotin, A. Zusman, and V. Philatov
ISBN 1-928747-02-7
This book clearly and concisely defines the TRIZ tools developed by Genrich Altshuller. Perhaps the most comprehensive representation of Classical TRIZ in existence, it will serve as a valuable resource for those knowledgeable in the theory and practice of TRIZ. Novices will find a wealth of information, in an easy-to-follow format, that illustrates the depth and power of this unique and unparalleled methodology. 266 pages. List price $75.  Contact Ideation to order.

Matrix 2003: Updating the Contradiction Matrix by Darrell Mann, Boris Zlotin and Alla Zusman
ISBN 90-77071-04-0
An update of the contradiction matrix from Classical TRIZ. Based on research of patents and other best-practice conflict resolution solutions from across the world. Includes updated examples of Inventive Principles. 132 pages. List price $50.  Contact Ideation to order.

An Introduction to TRIZ; The Russian Theory of Inventive Problem Solving
by Stan Kaplan, Ph.D.
ISBN 1-928747-00-0
A brief theoretical description of numerous Classical TRIZ tools with examples of their use. This publication serves as a primer for the Ideation/TRIZ Methodology. Topics covered include Levels of Solutions, Laws of Development of Engineered Systems (a.k.a. Patterns of Evolution), Technical and Physical Contradictions, Separation Principles, SU-Field Theory, and Analysis of Useful and Harmful Effects in Systems. 44 pages, including contradiction matrix and 40 inventive principles. $20. Also available in
pdf: $15. Contact Ideation to order.
About the Author:
Stan Kaplan is a world leader in the discipline known as Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA), and was one of the first American scientists to become interested in TRIZ. Dr. Kaplan holds a Ph.D. in applied mathematics and mechanical engineering.

Solving Problems with TRIZ; An Exercise Handbook, 2nd ed, Revised and Expanded
by Dr. Vladis Kosse
ISBN
1-928747-07-8
Recommended for beginning and advanced TRIZ users, this exercise handbook presents complex problems from a variety of engineering disciplines including mechanical, manufacturing, civil, structural, aeronautical, electrical, military, agricultural, process and materials. It offers solutions and case studies for a majority of these problems, explaining how the TRIZ and I-TRIZ methodology and tools were employed. The author provides solutions and detailed diagrams in an easy-to-follow format. The second edition contains 188 problems. 172 pages. $50. 
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About the Author: Dr. Vladis Kosse has been involved with TRIZ since the mid-1970s and has introduced it to students at Monash University in Melbourne and Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia. He subsequently redeveloped several engineering courses related to design and quality management and pioneered the teaching of I-TRIZ in Australia.

Systematic Innovation: An Introduction to TRIZ, by John Terninko, Alla Zusman, and Boris Zlotin
ISBN 1-57444-111-6
Terninko, Zusman and Zlotin have brilliantly crafted the only book currently available that follows the complete problem-solving process in a systematic manner. A virtual TRIZ boot camp, this exceptional effort packs the history, principles, techniques, analytical and knowledge-based tools (including new tools), and the advanced applications developed by Ideation International into a blueprint for innovative thinking. Replete with case studies, glossary, charts and diagrams, readers will find an understandable, "learn at your own pace" presentation on the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. 208 pages. $70. 
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About the Authors: Dr. John Terninko has taught QFD and Taguchi philosophies for 17 years. For the past four years he has been introducing TRIZ to businesses in North America. He has written 30 papers and six books on the subjects of innovation and creativity.
¨ Alla Zusman and Boris Zlotin are the world’s foremost authorities on TRIZ and the Ideation/TRIZ Methodology (also known as I-TRIZ). Together, they are responsible for the U.S. adaptation of the methodology, developing new applications for solving scientific and business problems and creating the theoretical base for TRIZ software products.

And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared, by Genrich Altshuller
ISBN 0-9640740-2-8
This legendary book was first published in English in 1990. It is Altshuller's most popular book in Russia on how to become an inventor and how to solve technical problems. Originally written for high school students, it engages readers of all ages by inviting them to learn by doing. The translator, Lev Shulyak, is himself an accomplished inventor, engineer and TRIZ expert. 171 pages. $40.  Contact Ideation to order.
About the Author: Genrich Altshuller received his first Soviet patent at the age of 14. While in his early 20s, he began developing TRIZ, the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. Stalin rewarded him with 25 years imprisonment in Siberia. Released after Stalin’s death, he led the underground TRIZ revolution, a fundamental shift in the technical creativity paradigm. Altshuller spent the remainder of his life working to advance what has become the science of TRIZ. He died in 1998.


How to Deal with Failures (The Smart Way), by Svetlana Visnepolschi

The book is the most recent and complete description of the Anticipatory Failure Determination - the unique and powerful method for revealing root-causes of a failure and predicting potential negative effects. Based on the author’s 20+ years experience in  the method’s development and application to the real-world problems the book offers a great variety of practical examples from industrial and non-industrial areas of application. For better comprehension of the rigorous process two complete case studies are included. 204 pages. $75.  Contact Ideation to order. 


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