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Genrich Altshuller's The Innovation Algorithm is a milestone in the development of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ). It is the result of more than 20 years of research and analysis. Here, Altshuller details ARIZ, TRIZ's problem solving algorythm that can produce innovation and creativity of the highest order. Saturated with profound thoughts, insights, and convincing examples, this book is regarded by many as Altshuller's magnum opus, his handbook for a creative and technological revolution. - Back cover.

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The Innovation Algorithm
TRIZ, systematic innovation and technical creativity
1st ed edition

Published March 1, 1999 by Technical Innovation Center in Worcester, MA .
Written in English.

First Sentence

Any theory of invention must study innovative creativity for the purpose of developing effective methods for solving inventive problems.

Table of Contents

Preface : By way of introduction
Three questions : Altshuller's last interview
Three tributes
The innovation algorithm.
Section 1 : Technology of creativity. A needle in a hay stack
Levels of creativity
Inventing methods of inventing
Through knowledge, numbers
The ideal machine
Technical contradictions
Section 2 : The dialectic of invention.
An alloy made of logic, intuition and skills
The inventor's instruments
How the algorithm works
Several exercise problems
"Patented" in the Paleozoic Era
Breaking an old structure
Section 3 : Man and algorithm.
Psychological barriers
The power of fantasy
Over barriers
Scientific structure of creative work
Contradiction matrix with the 40 principles.
Using the contradiction matrix
The contradiction matrix
40 principles
General tendencies of technical system evolution
Supplemental material.
Author's certificate
Altshuller's "TRIZ masters"
TRIZ providers
About the author, Genrich Altshuller
About the translators

The Physical Object

312 p.
Number of pages
9.9 x 6.7 x 0.9 inches
1.7 pounds

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