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TRIZ Theory of Inventive Problem Solving

Altshuller The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving--TRIZ

TRIZ began its development when Genrich Altshuller, pictured to the right, found there were no existing methods, other than trial and error, to aid the inventor.  He had little faith in the psychological methods of the time and decided that he could not get inside an inventor's head to see how the inventor was thinking.  Therefore he concluded that he needed to examine the results of invention.  He had hundreds of thousands of patents at his disposal and painstakingly examined more than 200,000 of them to extract patterns of invention and patterns of how technologies change over time.

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