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INNOVATION-TRIZ,INC.

THE INTEGRATION AND USE OF TRIZ WITH OTHER INNOVATION AND ASSESSMENT TOOLS

American Creativity Association

Houston, TX

April 2, 2004

Jack Hipple, Principal

Innovation-TRIZ, Inc.

Tampa, FL, USA

www.innovation-triz.com


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OR…..

How can we more effectively integrate TRIZ into the organizational, social, and problem-solving structure into which it is being placed?


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BACKGROUND

  • TRIZ is a powerful “left brained” problem solving tool used to solve product design, engineering design, and organizational problems

  • Based on patterns of invention in the global patent literature

  • Brain and software based

  • Most problems have already been solved if one gets rid of jargon and ego

  • Bias---idea generation is only necessary if we have a “problem” (how to improve, how to replace, are problems)


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WHAT WE FREQUENTLY FIND...

There is an established process or assessment tool in place with which TRIZ must collaborate or compete

  • Myers Briggs

  • Lateral Thinking™ and Six Hats™

  • Kirton KAI

  • CPS/Brainstorming

  • DFSS/Six Sigma

  • QFD

Lateral Thinking and Six Hats are registered trademarks of APTT and Edward DeBono org.


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IF WE DON’T CONSIDER THE EXISTING TOOLS AND ENVIRONMENT…..

  • TRIZ implementation may be delayed

  • Implementation may be resisted by the organization

  • Not used to its full effectiveness


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AGENDA OVERVIEW ENVIRONMENT…..

  • Review of TRIZ

  • Integration with other creativity and assessment tools

    • CPS, Six Hats, MBTI

  • Integration with other business and enterprise programs

    • Lean mfg., QFD, Six Sigma


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BEFORE WE START….LET’S BRAINSTORM ENVIRONMENT…..

  • MACHINE REPLACES MAN

  • CASE STUDY

  • A robot was brought to a plant to operate a machine. After it was rigged up and switched on, the elderly worker who had operated the machine for years was amazed at seeing the nimble “iron man” performing all the necessary steps.

  • A half an hour later, however, the robot came to a standstill, to the bewilderment of the service team of electronic engineers. What happened? As it turned out, some chips had fallen from the workpiece into the moving elements of the machine. This situation where a human worker would simply flip the chips away with a broom and continue working brought the robot to a deadlock. The engineers cleaned the machine with a broom, switched on the robot…only to see the robot stop again. How could this problem be solved? Obviously, one cannot attach a human worker with a broom to the robot……

  • Source: TRIZ: The Right Solution at the Right Time, p3, used with permission


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    EXAMPLES AND ILLUSTRATIONS ENVIRONMENT…..


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    HOW DOES A CENTRIFUGE WORK? ENVIRONMENT…..


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    INNOVATION-TRIZ,INC. ENVIRONMENT…..

    THE BAKER’S VIEW VS. A MECHANICAL ENGINEER’S

    The Waissenberg Effect

    When the motion of certain liquids is altered, the liquid achieves a highly plastic state. This state is caused by stress which is normal to the plane of the altered motion. For example, if a rotating shaft emerges from a pool of liquid, the liquid will rise along the shaft. This effect is observed in solutions, in molten polymers, and in gels of low molecular weight. The effect is used to develop extruders that do not use spiral impellers. A characteristic of this effect is that, as the speed of motion increases, the stability of the flow decreases


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    PATTERNS OF INVENTION ENVIRONMENT…..

    Processing Sweet Peppers


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    WHAT IS THE “OPERATOR”? ENVIRONMENT…..(PROBLEM SOLVING PRINCIPLE?)

    “Slowly raise pressure and suddenly reduce it”, OR even more generally, “store energy and release it”

    • A path to a solution

    • An approach to solving a problem

    • A direction towards an answer


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    PATTERNS OF INVENTION ENVIRONMENT…..

    • Removing stems from bell peppers

    • Removing shells form sunflower seeds

    • Cleaning filters

    • Unpacking parts wrapped in protective paper

    • Splitting diamonds along micro-cracks

    • (+27 years after pepper patent)

    • Producing sugar powder from sugar crystals

    • Explosive depulping



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    THINKING ANALOGICALLY ENVIRONMENT…..(WITHOUT AN EGO---TOUGH!!)

    THE WORLD’S PROBLEMS

    THE WORLD’S SOLUTIONS

    MY PROBLEM

    MY SOLUTION


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    JARGON—A BARRIER TO CREATIVE THINKING ENVIRONMENT…..“DEFALCATION”

    “The purpose is to reduce/eliminate defalcationwhen criminals use false ID to impersonate real customers”

    Does anyone know what this word means?

    What jargon do you use?

    What does it mean?




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    CUTTING ACROSS ALL BREAKTHROUGH INVENTIONS AND PATTERNS CPS/BRAINSTORMING?

    Systems become more ideal over time through the use of unrecognized or underutilized resources


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    LET’S REVISIT THE NEW MACHINE CPS/BRAINSTORMING?

    • MACHINE REPLACES MAN

  • CASE STUDY

  • A robot was brought to a plant to operate a machine. After it was rigged up and switched on, the elderly worker who had operated the machine for years was amazed at seeing the nimble “iron man” performing all the necessary steps.

  • A half an hour later, however, the robot came to a standstill, to the bewilderment of the service team of electronic engineers. What happened? As it turned out, some chips had fallen from the workpiece into the moving elements of the machine. This situation where a human worker would simply flip the chips away with a broom and continue working brought the robot to a deadlock. The engineers cleaned the machine with a broom, switched on the robot…only to see the robot stop again. How could this problem be solved? Obviously, one cannot attach a human worker with a broom to the robot……

  • Source: TRIZ: The Right Solution at the Right Time, p3, used with permission


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    SECONDARY PROBLEMS--ONE OF THE KEYS TO BREAKTHROUGH INVENTIONS AND ACHIEVING IDEALITY

    “That’s a good idea, but………

    “The ideal solution would be….., but I can’t achieve it because….


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    INNOVATION-TRIZ,INC. INVENTIONS AND ACHIEVING IDEALITY

    HOW DO WE RESOLVE AND HANDLE CONTRADICTIONS?


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    VISUALIZING INVENTIONS AND ACHIEVING IDEALITYCONTRADICTIONS


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    MAPPING CONTRADICTIONS INVENTIONS AND ACHIEVING IDEALITY

    FUNCTION: JOIN PHYSICAL OBJECT

    Infinitely

    re-usable

    Zipper

    Lock-nut

    Adaptability

    velcro

    braid wire

    rope

    paper-clip

    Self-tapping

    screw

    Post-it

    Lock-nut

    Friction

    bond

    epoxy

    MIG/TIG

    weld

    Paper glue

    staple

    braze

    One-time

    nail

    Required Strength of join

    Used by permission of D. Mann, CreaTRIZ


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    SYSTEM EVOLUTION TOWARD INVENTIONS AND ACHIEVING IDEALITY

    IDEALITY

    Contradiction Elimination

    Infinitely

    Place your solution on the graph of

    re

    -

    usable

    Direction

    Main Useful Attributes to help

    Identify opportunities

    Zipper

    Lock

    -

    nut

    Adaptability

    velcro

    braid wire

    rope

    paper

    -

    clip

    Self

    -

    tapping

    screw

    Post

    -

    it

    Lock

    -

    nut

    Friction

    MIG/TIG

    epoxy

    bond

    Paper glue

    staple

    braze

    One

    -

    time

    weld

    nail

    Required Strength of join

    CLASS EXAMPLES?

    Used by permission of D. Mann, CreaTRIZ


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    WHAT ARE SOME OF YOUR CONTRADICTIONS? INVENTIONS AND ACHIEVING IDEALITY

    (FLIPCHART)



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    CONTRADICTION TABLE SESSIONS AND WITH CURRENT TOOLS?

    • Possible contradictions represented in 39 x 39 table

    • Intersections of contradicting rows and columns are references to 40 inventive principles for contradiction elimination

    1

    2

    14

    38

    39

    Undesired

    Result

    (Degraded

    Feature)

    Strength

    Weight of

    Nonmoving Object

    Weight of

    Moving Object

    Productivity

    Level of

    Automation

    Feature

    to Improve

    1

    Weight of

    Moving Object

    28, 27,

    18, 40

    Weight of

    Nonmoving Object

    2

    28 Replace a mechanical system with

    a non mechanical system

    27 An inexpensive short-life object instead

    of an expensive durable one

    18 Mechanical vibration

    40 Composite materials

    38

    Level of

    Automation

    39

    Productivity

    Proposed Solution Pathways:


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    Contradictions - Jet Engine SESSIONS AND WITH CURRENT TOOLS?

    Boeing wanted to install larger engines on a redesigned 737. A larger air intake would reduce ground clearance to unacceptable levels.

    Contradiction: Increasing air intake reduces ground clearance

    Control parameter: Intake radius

    #5 VS. #3 in table


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    Contradictions - Jet Engine SESSIONS AND WITH CURRENT TOOLS?

    Resolve the contradiction by Separation

    Make the radius large laterally for high air flow.

    Make the radius smaller downward for high ground clearance.


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    INNOVATION-TRIZ,INC. SESSIONS AND WITH CURRENT TOOLS?

    SEPARATION PRINCIPLES FOR PHYSICAL CONTRADICTIONS (PARAMETERS OF A SYSTEM IN CONFLICT)


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    CONTRADICTIONS SESSIONS AND WITH CURRENT TOOLS?

    Technical

    Contradiction

    Control Parameter, C

    Physical

    Contradiction

    A

    B

    So:

    C should be high, and

    C should be low

    ®Ideation International


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    PHYSICAL CONTRADICTION SESSIONS AND WITH CURRENT TOOLS?

    • A characteristic must be higher and lower (self-opposing)

      • Example: An airplane wing should have large area for easy takeoff but small area for higher speed

      • Example: A pen tip should be sharp to draw fine lines, but blunt to avoid tearing the paper

    • A characteristic must be present and absent

      • Example: For sandblasting the abrasive must be present (to abrade) but is not wanted on (or in) the product

      • Example: Aircraft landing gear are needed for landing but undesired in flight

    ®Ideation International


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    PLATING METAL PARTS SESSIONS AND WITH CURRENT TOOLS?

    • To plate metal parts with nickel they were placed in a bath of nickel salt. The bath was heated to increase the productivity of the process. However, heating reduced the stability of the salt solution and it started to decompose.

    ®Ideation International


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    CONTRADICTIONS... SESSIONS AND WITH CURRENT TOOLS?

    • Functional?

    • Physical?


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    CONVERTING TECHNICAL CONTRADICTIONS TO PHYSICAL CONTRADICTIONS

    • Technical Contradiction

      • Heating increases productivity (A), but wastes material (B)

      • Control parameter is temperature

    • Physical Contradiction

      • Temperature (C) should be high to increase productivity and low to avoid waste

    A

    B

    Control Parameter, C

    ®Ideation International


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    PRINCIPLES OF SEPARATION CONTRADICTIONS

    • TRIZ seeks to eliminate the physical contradiction by separating the two contradictory requirements

      • Separation in space

      • Separation in time

      • Separation between the parts and the whole

      • Separation upon condition


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    SEPARATION IN TIME CONTRADICTIONS

    • A characteristic is made larger at one time and smaller at another

    • A characteristic is present at one time and absent at another

      • Example: Concrete piles must be pointed for easy driving but not pointed to support a load. The piles are made with pointed tips which are destroyed after driving, via an embedded explosive.

      • Example: Aircraft wings are longer for takeoff, and then pivot back for high speed flight.

      • Example: Consider the problem of sand accumulation with abrasive sandblasting. An effective solution is to use dry ice chips as the abrasive. After abrading, the chips will simply disappear by sublimation.

    ®Ideation International


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    SEPARATION IN SPACE CONTRADICTIONS

    • A characteristic is made larger in one place and smaller in another

    • A characteristic is present in one place and absent in another

      • Example: Submarines which pull sonar detectors drag the detectors at the end of several thousand feet of cable to separate the detector from the noise of the submarine

      • Example: Bifocal glasses

    ®Ideation International


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    SEPARATION BETWEEN PARTS AND THE WHOLE CONTRADICTIONS

    • A characteristic has one value at the system level and the opposite value at the component level

    • A characteristic exists at the system level but not at the component level (or vice versa)

      • Example: A bicycle chain is rigid at the micro-level for strength, and flexible at the macro-level.

      • Example: Epoxy resin and hardener are liquid until mixed, then they solidify.

    ®Ideation International


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    A “SOFT” EXAMPLE CONTRADICTIONS

    • Example: A business should be large and small

      • Large for profits and resources

      • Small for flexibility

    • Solution: Formation of a conglomerate of small independent organizations under one umbrella

    ®Ideation International


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    SEPARATION UPON CONDITION CONTRADICTIONS

    • A characteristic is high under one condition and low under another

    • A characteristic is present under one condition and absent under another

      • Example: A kitchen sieve is porous with regard to water and solid with regard to food.

      • Example: Water is “soft if entered at a low speed. However, it one jumps into the same water from a height of 10 meters, the water feels considerably harder. Thus, the speed of the body’s interaction with the water is the condition to be considered when applying this principle.

    ®Ideation International


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    Which separation principle was used to solve the plating solution problem and what was the design concept?


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    PLATING METAL PARTS solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • To plate metal parts with nickel they were placed in a bath of nickel salt. The bath was heated to increase the productivity of the process. However, heating reduced the stability of the salt solution and it started to decompose.

    ®Ideation International


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    SEPARATION IN SPACE solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • In the nickel plating of parts, increased temperature is necessary only in proximity to the parts. To accomplish this, the parts themselves may be heated, rather than the solution.

    ®Ideation International

    -


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    Intersecting Highways solution problem and what was the design concept?

    ?

    Two major highways are proposed to intersect. Traffic cannot flow on both highways without conflict.

    State the technical contradiction:

    State as a physical contradiction:


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    INTEGRATON WITH CPS/BRAINSTORMING solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Use the concepts of ideality and resources to help in idea generation

    • TRIZ 40 Principles (proven to solve problems) as random stimulus

    • Express problem as a contradiction and then use contradiction table and separation principles directly without going through the entire TRIZ process

    • Use the separation principles

    • Still need the deferral in judgment—in TRIZ we try to characterize this as just another contradiction


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    INTEGRATION WITH OTHER ENTERPRISE TOOLS solution problem and what was the design concept?


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    CONNECTIONS WITH QFD solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Resolution of contradictions in product performance requirements

    • Combining identifying with solving

    • Combined matrices

    • Getting clients to discuss their needs and conflicts in terms of physical aspects--not using their industry specific jargon


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    INTEGRATING TRIZ WITH QFD solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • The QFD environment

      • Customer focused

      • Understand the context of use

      • Know who the customers are

      • Designs are manufacturable

      • Front loading of resources to define needs

        • J. Terninko,Step by Step QFD


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    X solution problem and what was the design concept?

    x

    Customer

    Team

    Calculation

    Measurement

    XX

    Sources of Data

    X

    Based on material from “Step by Step QFD” © 1995, John TerninkoUsed by permission


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    QFD TRIZ Indicators solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Section 8 (roof)--Eliminate conflicts

    • Section 4—Develop performance measures

    • Section 5

      • Empty rows—Develop conceptual solutions

      • Empty columns—Eliminate unnecessary things

    • Section 7—Develop measurement methods


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    CUSTOMER FOCUS solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Get your customers to express their needs in generic, physical terms--not in industry jargon

    • Use customers at different levels

    ™IWB is a registered trademark of Ideation International


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    WHAT ARE EXAMPLES OF YOUR JARGON? solution problem and what was the design concept?


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    MANUFACTURABLE DESIGNS solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Get the issues and contradictions expressed clearly, precisely, and in physical terms

    • Do not run away from ideality if at first it seems unachievable--identify the secondary problems

    • Involve your engineering and manufacturing people in the process


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    LINKING TRIZ WITH LEAN MANUFACTURING PRINCIPLES solution problem and what was the design concept?


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    OVERLAP WITH BASIC solution problem and what was the design concept?LEAN PRINCIPLES

    • Ideal Final Result/Ideality: no wasted time, resources, inventory, uniform load

    • Resources: use underutilized time; eliminate waste (materials and time)

    • Identification of contradictions: barriers in implementation of concepts, waste

    • Problem solving: ideality, resources, contradiction table, TRIZ software, cause and effect diagrams and analysis

    • Nine box: above and below re: suppliers and customers

    • Risk: “reverse” TRIZ for failure prediction


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    PILL MANUFACTURING— solution problem and what was the design concept?A REAL EXAMPLE

    • Situation: A pill manufacturer is faced with a need for cost reduction. A labor reduction is required to stay competitive. Engineering has evaluated the manufacturing process and determined that by eliminating three inspectors at the end of the production line they can justify an investment of $150,000 for a video inspection system. These inspectors are checking for chip damage at on the circumference of the pills (see attached sketch). Efforts to correct the damage to the pills during production has been going on for years. There are 15 stages of manufacturing and each has been optimized to less than 1% of scrap which exceeds industry standards. The video inspection system will provide a 33% return on investment which meets management’s financial criteria. Unfortunately, money is tight and management has hired your company to find a lower cost solution. (See attached layout of inspection area)

    • Objective: Find a nearly ideal solution -- the function is performed without the system.

    • Actions: Define the function and the system. Define the problem in terms of ideality, i.e., what should happen? What are the resources and physical, chemical and geometric effects that are readily available? Find a solution to the problem.

      ® Ideation International


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    PILL INSPECTION WORKSTATION solution problem and what was the design concept?

    Vibratory feed move pills around an internal spiral to top of vibratory bowl where the pills are discharge and slide down an incline plane onto a conveyor. As the pills go by, the inspectors identify and remove the damaged pills.

    Damaged Pills

    Conveyor

    Trash Can

    ® Ideation International


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    SYSTEM PROPOSAL AND CHALLENGE solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Replace inspectors with a $200K video inspection system

    • High return project, but capital is not available

    • Boss says, that’s a great idea, but “Find another way!!”


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    GOOD PILLS/BAD PILLS solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • What is IDEALITY/IDEA FINAL RESULT?

    • What are the RESOURCES we have?


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    SIX SIGMA PLUS TRIZ solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • The Six Sigma goal and ideality

      • Six Sigma, by itself, does not solve problems

      • Ask “why?” five times

      • Make sure you are looking at the LEVEL of the problem solution!

      • What is the fundamental issue/contradiction not allowing the jump from 4-5 sigma to 6 sigma?


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    TRIZ Tools in Six Sigma Process Optimization (MAIC) solution problem and what was the design concept?


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    TRIZ Tools and DFSS solution problem and what was the design concept?


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    LINES OF EVOLUTION solution problem and what was the design concept?

    PIE CHARTS OF OPPORTUNITY


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    Evolutionary Potential solution problem and what was the design concept?

    ‘Evolutionary Limit’

    of component relative

    to predicted evolution

    trends

    Current evolutionary

    position of component

    for a given trend

    (Each spoke in the evolutionary potential radar plot

    represents one of the known technology trends identified

    by TRIZ researchers)


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    Evolutionary Benchmarking solution problem and what was the design concept?

    ‘competitor’

    system

    ‘my’

    system

    (radar plots for any system delivering the same basic FUNCTION)


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    Evolutionary Potential Hierarchy solution problem and what was the design concept?

    1

    5

    10

    2

    4

    Bearing Assembly

    3

    2

    9

    3

    1

    0

    8

    4

    7

    5

    Ball Carrier Inner Race Outer Race etc

    1

    6

    1

    1

    1

    10

    2

    5

    5

    5

    10

    2

    10

    2

    4

    10

    2

    4

    4

    4

    3

    3

    3

    2

    9

    3

    2

    2

    2

    9

    3

    9

    3

    9

    3

    1

    1

    1

    0

    0

    0

    0

    8

    4

    8

    4

    8

    4

    8

    4

    7

    5

    7

    5

    7

    5

    7

    5

    6

    6

    6

    6


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    APPLICATION AT DIFFERENT LEVELS solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • The principles of TRIZ (and other tools!) can be applied at different system levels from a competitive standpoint

    • Need to understand what those levels are and how they might affect us

    • Who are potential competitors at DIFFERENT levels


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    LEVEL OF PROBLEM ATTACK solution problem and what was the design concept?

    (NINE BOX LOOK)

    Past

    Future

    Past

    Future

    Past

    Future

    Present

    Supersystem

    System

    Subsystem


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    HOW TRIZ PROBLEM SOLVING solution problem and what was the design concept?SESSIONS ARE NORMALLY RUN

    • Problem definition ahead of time, frequently using a pre-defined form

    • Ideality, contradictions, resources identified

    • Su-Field or software models constructed

    • Contradiction tables, standard solutions, or software examples/operators are used to stimulate ideas

    • Same for non-technical problems


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    LINKING TRIZ WITH OTHER INNOVATION AND CREATIVITY TOOLS solution problem and what was the design concept?


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    ASSESSMENT TOOLS solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Myers Briggs/16 Types, etc.

      • Measures peoples’ style of interacting socially with each other

      • Extroverted/introverted, sensing/intuitive, feeling/thinking, judging/perceiving (I.e. INTP)

      • Most organizations are familiar with and use this tool

      • Most people know their “profile”

      • Little pro-active use


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    HOW TO USE MBTI INFO solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • N,S ∆

      • Hard data input as well as “soft” data (people side) input

    • T,F ∆

      • Impact of ideas, technical/organizational/people

    • J,P ∆

      • Short term vs. long term ideas, separation of groups


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    ASSESSMENT TOOLS solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Kirton KAI

      • Measures an individual’s PROBLEM SOLVING STYLE (adaptive to innovative)

      • Not as well known, but more relevant to TRIZ problem solving, as it relates to problem solving style and not social style

      • Scale of result 32-160, 2 sigma deviation 70-110, friction at 15∆, warfare at 30-35∆


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    AN EXTREME ADAPTOR solution problem and what was the design concept?

    “Why, they’re lighting their arrows...Can they do that?”


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    AN EXTREME INNOVATOR solution problem and what was the design concept?

    “Wait! Wait! Listen to me!We don’t just have to be sheep!”


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    RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN solution problem and what was the design concept?KAI AND TRIZ

    • TRIZ provides assistance to both ends of the KAI spectrum (only tool I am aware of that can do this)

    • KAI provides a way to segregate and optimize the output from TRIZ problem solving


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    HOW DOES TRIZ HELP? solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Provides stimulus (from concepts of ideality, resources, contradictions) to adaptive/low score KAI people who have difficulty generating original ideas on their own

    • Provides structure (via diagrams, models) to innovative/high score KAI people who have difficulty in organizing, structuring, and prioritizing ideas


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    HOW CAN KAI BE USED IN A solution problem and what was the design concept?TRIZ SESSION?

    • Prior to disclosure of KAI feedback, use to separate group into more adaptive and more innovative people

    • Use in selecting and evaluation of ideas and output from software products

    • Mutual sharing of views of problem(s) vs. style


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    AN EXAMPLE…. solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Specialty chemical company, $2B sales, 12 participants

    • Strong segmentation in KAI profiles

      • Large group in the 80-85 range (highly adaptive)

      • Large group in the 110-125 range (highly innovative)


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    PROCESS solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Group divided into adaptive and innovative groups, prior to awareness of individual scores

    • Asked to diagram the same problem with the IWB™ software Problem Formulator™

    • Presented to each other

    IWB and Problem Formulator are trademarks of Ideation International


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    ADAPTOR DIAGRAM solution problem and what was the design concept?

    Function 7

    Function 8

    Function 5

    Function 2

    Function 4

    Function 1

    Function 3

    Function 6


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    INNOVATOR DIAGRAM solution problem and what was the design concept?

    Function 5

    Function 8

    Function 3

    Function 7

    Function 2

    Function 4

    Function 1

    Function 6


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    DISCUSSION WHICH OCCURRED solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Why do you view the problem that way?

    • Why did you choose these particular ideas to pursue?

    • How can you make any sense out of your diagram?

    • Separation of ideas by interest


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    THE SIX HATS™ PROCESS solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Problem solving process is divided into segments where everyone must do the same “type” of thinking at the same time

    • Each person wears the same “hat” at the same time to minimize negative aspects of arguments, etc.

    • One of the most widely used innovation processes in the world--easy to learn and effective for simple to moderately complicated problems


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    THE SIX HATS solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Blue---meeting process, thinking process

    • White---information that is needed

    • Green---propose ideas, free thinking

    • Black---what is wrong with this idea?

    • Yellow---what is good about this idea?

    • Red---emotional, “gut” feel about idea


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    DEFICIENCY IN THE solution problem and what was the design concept?PROCESS

    • Stimulus for ideation is still limited by the expertise and knowledge in the room

    • Weak, informal problem definition step

    • “Selected” random words used for stimulation (Lateral Thinking™)—thinking about thinking

    Lateral Thinking is a registered trademark of APTT and Edward DeBono


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    WHEN AND HOW TO COMBINE solution problem and what was the design concept?TRIZ WITH THIS PROCESS

    • White/information hats

      • Have we identified all the contradictions?

      • A problem definition diagram, such as the Problem Formulator™

    • Green/ideation hat

      • Use of contradiction table, software examples

    • Black/problem hat

      • Use of “reverse” TRIZ technique to proactively identify potential failure routes

    • Yellow/good hat

      • Use ideality thinking and lines of evolution to improve ideas

    • Blue hat

      • Use ISQ™ and Problem Formulator™ to scope the process

    ISQ and Problem Formulator are registered trademarks of Ideation International


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    IN CONCLUSION…. solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • All tools have value

    • Using knowledge of individual styles can greatly enhance the TRIZ problem solving process, especially if TRIZ is the “late-comer” to the organization

    • Adding TRIZ or elements of TRIZ to any existing creativity or enterprise process can improve their value and productivity


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    ADDITIONAL INFO solution problem and what was the design concept?

    • Slides posted at website,

      • www.innovation-triz.com on Monday

      • Monthly newsletter available (free)

    • TRIZ Journal, free, monthly, www.triz-journal.com

    • Altshuller Institute, www.aitriz.org

      • Annual meeting, Seattle, April 29-May2

    • Books

      • “And Suddenly the Inventor Appeared” (Altshuller)

      • “Hands on Systematic Innovation” (Mann)

      • “Simplified TRIZ” (Rantenen and Domb)