Front cover; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; AUTHORS; CONTENTS; CHAPTER 1. WHY DO PEOPLE SEEK NEW WAYS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS?; CHAPTER 2. CONSTRUCTING THE NEW MODEL FOR PROBLEM SOLVING: MOVING FROM THE PROBLEM TO THE IDEAL FINAL RESULT; CHAPTER 3. CLARIFY THE TRADEOFF BEHIND A PROBLEM; CHAPTER 4. MOVING FROM TRADEOFF TO INHERENT CONTRADICTION; CHAPTER 5. MAPPING OF INVISIBLE RESERVES; CHAPTER 6. THE IMPOSSIBLE OFTEN IS POSSIBLE: HOW TO INCREASE THE IDEALITY OF THE NEW SYSTEM; CHAPTER 7. HOW TO SEPARATE THE BEST FROM THE REST: A SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE TOOL FOR EVALUATION OF SOLUTIONS.
This hands-on guide describes an "international" version of TRIZ, a problem-solving method first developed in Russia some 40 years ago, and appearing outside Russia in the 1990s. Coverage includes understanding the need for new tools, forming a mental model, enriching the new model and gaining new.