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TRIZ For Dummies

Lilly Haines-Gadd



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John Wiley & Sons Inc
01 April 2016
Applied mathematics; Engineering: general
Use TRIZ to unlock creative problem solving Are you new to TRIZ and looking for an easy-to-follow guide on how you can use it to enhance your company's creativity, innovation and problem-solving abilities? Look no further! Written in plain English and packed with tons of accessible and easy-to-follow instruction, TRIZ For Dummies shows you how to use this powerful toolkit to discover all the ways of solving a problem, uncover new concepts and identify previously unseen routes for new product development. An international science that relies on the study of patterns in problems and solutions, TRIZ offers a powerful problem-solving and creativity-generating solution for companies looking to promote innovation, especially in the face of having to do more with less. Inside, you'll find out how to successfully apply this problem-solving toolkit to benefit from the experience of the whole world?not just the spontaneous and occasional creativity of individuals or groups of engineers with an organisation.

Learn to think like a genius with TRIZ Discover the benefits of TRIZ as a tool for businesses Find fun and simple exercises for putting TRIZ into practise Benefit from industry examples of where TRIZ has worked?and how With the help of TRIZ For Dummies, you'll get the skills needed to see the wood for the trees and solve complex problems with creativity, ingenuity and innovation.
By:   Lilly Haines-Gadd
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 221mm,  Width: 191mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   624g
ISBN:   9781119107477
ISBN 10:   1119107474
Pages:   352
Publication Date:   01 April 2016
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Introduction 1 Part I: Getting Started with TRIZ 5 Chapter 1: Going from Zero to TRIZ 7 Chapter 2: Understanding the Fundamental TRIZ Philosophy 27 Part II: Opening Your TRIZ Toolbox 39 Chapter 3: Solving Contradictions with the 40 Inventive Principles 41 Chapter 4: Applying the Trends of Technical Evolution 61 Chapter 5: Improving Ideality by Using Resources 83 Chapter 6: Using the TRIZ Effects Database 99 Part III: Thinking Like a Genius 117 Chapter 7: Breaking Psychological Inertia with the TRIZ Creativity Tools 119 Chapter 8: Thinking in Time and Scale 137 Chapter 9: Living in Utopia (then Coming Back to Reality) 153 Chapter 10: Problem Solving and Being Creative with Others 167 Part IV: Understanding, Defining and Solving Difficult Problems with TRIZ 185 Chapter 11: Applying the TRIZ Problem?Solving Process 187 Chapter 12: Getting to Grips with Your Problems with Function Analysis 205 Chapter 13: Solving Problems using the TRIZ Standard Solutions 223 Chapter 14: Trimming for Elegant, Low?Cost Solutions 241 Part V: The Part of Tens 257 Chapter 15: Ten Pitfalls to Avoid 259 Chapter 16: Ten Tips for Getting Started with TRIZ 265 Part VI: Appendixes 271 Appendix A: The 40 Inventive Principles 273 Appendix B: The Contradiction Matrix 291 Appendix C: The 39 Parameters of the Contradiction Matrix 293 Appendix D: The Separation Principles 299 Appendix E: The Oxford TRIZ Standard Solutions 301 Index 311

Lilly Haines-Gadd runs the hugely successful TRIZ innovation and problem solving consultancy Oxford Creativity. She develops and delivers training programmes and facilitates problem solving workshops for many major organisations around the world, including Rolls-Royce, BAE SYSTEMS, Saint Gobain, Sanofi, the IET, Highways England and Oxford University.

Reviews for TRIZ For Dummies

The book is entertaining and engaging, and reading it may be the first step to changing the way you approach problems forever (Professional Engineering, May 2016)

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