First steps into TRIZ with Oxford TRIZ Live - Attendee Q&A


Oxford TRIZ Live: Fundamental Problem Solving is the first Oxford TRIZ online course - taught in 10 hours over 5 days through webinars and interactive workshops. It launched in April with great success, selling out all places and is currently running monthly during lock down. We asked some of the attendees from the launch what they thought, including Faith, featured below:

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Pandemic Productivity


Newton was in lock down when his theory of gravity / laws of physics became clear to him – he had been sent back to his family home from Cambridge because of a plague outbreak. It was thought that the overworked postgraduate needed the break from teaching and research to allow time and peace to do their work on his brain and thoughts.

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Learning for Lockdown


I’ve read a lot of posts recently about how the world will never be the same after the Covid-19/Coronavirus pandemic. How, at least for sure in the first world, people have been forced to work from home, which has shown that it is much more possible than many would have had you believe. Even with one-year old twins hanging off your arms…

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Celebrating female TRIZ experts


This Sunday it's International Women's Day; "a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women." No doubt social media will be flooded with stories and events and so it would be remiss of us not to join in and celebrate the extraordinary achievements of our female TRIZ experts.

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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)


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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