One of the many activities that I am involved in is the spread of TRIZ. TRIZ is the Russian acronym for the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving.
In the 1950's a group of Russians, led by Genrich Altshuller developed a methodlogy for solving problems. Based upon a rigorous study of patents, Altshuller determined how technical problems were solved. Based upon the determinations, he categorized the methods into a series of Inventive Pronciples and the operators that make the principle… Continue