Idea of TRIZ
What TRIZ essentially does is identify, exaggerate and eliminate
technical and physical contradictions in technical systems and processes instead
of trying to find a "half-hearted" compromise.
The term "technical contradiction" (TC) - is the key to the TRIZ concept. A TC represents
two contradictory properties of a technical system: improving one part or property of a machine
(e.g. engine power) automatically changes another property for the worse (e.g. weight or fuel consumption).
According to TRIZ, a problem is solved only if a TC is recognized and eliminated.
So-called 'habitual blindness', psychological inertia and the all too common tendency to
make compromises are all overcome in a logical way. Not only is the scope of the search considerably
reduced in size even in the most difficult of cases, TRIZ also opens up completely new ways of thinking.
Learn more about TRIZ at:
Introduction to TRIZ
(free download, pdf):
TRIZ and Innovation Management