The work presented here is generally intended for engineers, educators at all levels, industrialists, managers, researchers and political representatives. Offering a snapshot of various types of research conducted within the field of TRIZ in France, it represents a unique resource.
It has been two decades since the TRIZ theory originating in Russia spread across the world. Every continent adopted it in a different manner - sometimes by glorifying its potential and its perspectives (the American way); sometimes by viewing it with mistrust and suspicion (the European way); and sometimes by adopting it as-is, without questioning it further (the Asian way). However, none of these models of adoption truly succeeded.
Today, an assessment of TRIZ practices in education, industry and research is necessary. TRIZ has expanded to many different scientific disciplines and has allowed young researchers to reexamine the state of research in their field. To this end, a call was sent out to all known francophone research laboratories producing regular research about TRIZ. Eleven of them agreed to send one or more of their postdoctoral researchers to present their work during a seminar, regardless of the maturity or completeness of their efforts. It was followed by this book project, presenting one chapter for every current thesis in order to reveal the breadth, the richness and the perspectives that research about the TRIZ theory could offer our society. The topics dealt with e.g. the development of new methods inspired by TRIZ, educational practices, and measuring team impact.
Finding Innovative Technical Solutions in Patents through Improved Evolution Trends.- Automated extraction of knowledge useful to populate Inventive Design Ontology from Patents.- Modelling Industrial Design Contribution to Innovative Product or Service Design Process in a highly Constrained Environment.- Teaching Competence for Organising Problem-Centred Teaching-Learning Process.- Problem Graph for warehousing design.- Key indicators of inventive performance for characterizing design activities in R&Ds; Application in technological design.- Optimization methods for inventive design.- Contribution to formalizing links between Invention and Optimization in Inventive Design Method.- Collaboration framework for TRIZ based Open Computer Aided Innovation.- System Dynamics Modeling and TRIZ: a practical approach for inventive problem-solving.- Conceptual framework of an intelligent system to support creative workshops.