The Top 5 Reasons to love TRIZ


Posted by Emma Wilkinson on 14 Feb 2020 In TRIZ, Problem Solving, Valentine, innovation

On Valentine's Day, I thought we'd take a moment to reflect on sharing the love about TRIZ.

I've been involved with TRIZ since 2007, not as a technical engineer or scientist, but as someone who sees and hears how much it benefits them. This article sources real experiences of real TRIZ users...

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Engineer’s efficient wooing & winning of wife using Oxford TRIZ


Thinking clearly and coherently is one of the most important skills TRIZ delivers. This applies in all situations even when your brain may not be the organ driving your behaviour – when your heart takes over then you need TRIZ logic and clarity even more than before.

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I’m still standing in The Rapid Innovation Zone - my new TRIZ acronym


Posted by Karen Gadd on 15 Jan 2020 In TRIZ, Problem Solving, Patent development

The Rapid Innovation Zone

(TRIZ = Teoriya Resheniya Izobretatelskikh Zadatch)

This is my new knee – normally I don’t share pictures of my body with anyone, especially after my 5 year old granddaughter recently grabbed my upper arm and exclaimed: “Granny you don’t fit your skin anymore", but working mostly with engineers, I thought they may find this new bit of me interesting...

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My Year with TRIZ: I no Longer Remember how I used to Problem-solve


Posted by Dr. Heather Kitts on 28 Aug 2019 In TRIZ, Problem Solving, IT, Training

In the summer of 2018 I came away from an IT conference with only one take-away, and that was the word 'TRIZ'. It hadn’t been explained and that had piqued my interest. I quickly discovered Oxford Creativity and after listening to one of their webinars I knew I was hooked...

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Six reasons why Brainstorming won't Always Solve your Problems - but TRIZ will


Posted by Lilly Haines-Gadd on 24 Jul 2019 In TRIZ, Problem Solving, Brainstorming

Although brainstorming can and often does come up with the solution to a problem, it cannot be relied upon to either consistently deliver, or come up with the best solution for the problem. Therefore, in order to be absolutely confident that you will always be able to solve your complex problems, it is essential to implement a systematic problem solving approach - such as TRIZ.


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How to Realise An Architect's Visionary Design - using the Power of TRIZ


Posted by Karen Gadd on 30 May 2019 In Architecture, TRIZ, Thinking in Time and Space

A few years ago, I visited Barcelona as a guest of Dassault Systèmes to see how their Computer Aided Design (CAD), engineering tools and TRIZ have helped realise the artistic visions of Architects both present and past to the great benefit of Spanish architecture¹.

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A Structured Approach to Improving my Health: How TRIZ Changed my Life


Posted by Keith A. Rigby on 30 Apr 2019 In

When Keith Rigby had a heart attack he knew he needed to change his lifestyle to reduce the risk of having another one. Keith had been using TRIZ in his day job for many years, so he decided to use TRIZ to take a structured approach to improving his lifestyle and keeping himself healthy for years to come. 

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Using TRIZ to Mobilise the Mothership for Gender Equality


Posted by Karen Gadd on 9 Apr 2019 In

Gender equality matters and I hoped that I knew what to do when asked to help answer to the question ‘Why is it so hard to get more women in IT?’. All I had to do was Trust TRIZ* and work with people who have the right, relevant knowledge but no clear answers yet.

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Brexit: Can TRIZ Provide a Satisfactory Outcome for Everyone?


Posted by Lilly Haines-Gadd on 14 Mar 2019 In

Can we solve the contradiction of leaving and not leaving?

It’s a terrifying time to be British. 

History was made on 23 June 2016 as the referendum on Britian leaving the European Union (EU) returned a majority vote for leaving. 

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