Brief History of TRIZ and I-TRIZ
Introduction to Basic I-TRIZ (opens in
I-TRIZ Map (pdf)
Learn about the
foundation for Ideation's TRIZSoft® applications
methodology (I-TRIZ) is based on:
- TRIZ in its "classical" form (TRIZ is the
Russian acronym for the abbreviation that, translated literally, means Theory of the
Solution of Inventive Problems). Classical TRIZ was developed in the former Soviet Union
from 1946 until the mid-1980s.
- Advancements to TRIZ based on the practical
experience of TRIZ practitioners over the last two decades, and more than $7,000,000 in
reinvestment devoted to continuous research and U.S. adaptation of the methodology by
Ideation's TRIZ scientists.
I-TRIZ began evolving in the mid-1980s when TRIZ, in its
classical form, ceased development. The research and development of I-TRIZ has continued
unabated since its inception. As a result, I-TRIZ not only contains enhanced versions of
classical TRIZ tools, but includes an expanded knowledge base, new tools for applying this
knowledge and for analyzing problems more effectively, and the following comprehensive
- Inventive Problem
Solving (IPS) -- A method for eliminating technological roadblocks
related to the development and use of products and processes. Applicable to all
engineering disciplines, IPS can be used to solve problems related to design, research and
development, manufacturing, safety, reliability, and quality assurance.
Failure Determination (AFD) -- A method for analyzing, predicting and
eliminating failures in systems, products, and processes.
- Directed Evolution®
(DE) -- A method for
developing a comprehensive set of scenarios describing future generations of a system.
DE is based on an extensive set of patterns that reveal the evolutionary tendencies of