Fundamental Problem Solving is an Oxford Creativity TRIZ Academy online public training course which has been developed specially for online learning. It is delivered over 5 days and can be taken as:
On completion of the full 10 hour training (learning lectures and workshops), you will receive our certificate attaining TRIZ Aware level and 10 hours CPD.
Please note, those attending the 5 hour training (learning lectures only) will not receive a qualification.
Day 1 - The logic of problem solving + genius thinking habits
Fundamental problem solving basics and tools including the Prism of TRIZ, Ideal, Resource mobilisation. TRIZ aims to ensure that we can create and improve systems and processes to meet all needs – as exactly, economically and sustainably as possible. Learn the basic TRIZ tools for understanding and cleverly solving problems fast, and the TRIZ habits for clarity and simplicity by keeping detail in its place.
Adopt the habits of genius thinkers and clear thinking with Time & Scale in 9 Boxes. Learn how to stretch your understanding of any situation by understanding its past, present and future while simultaneously capturing everything significant from the details to the big picture. Time & Scale in 9 Boxes helps you map, understand and communicate any problem, system or situation!
Have you ever had an impossible problem where every attempt to solve it only made things worse? If so, you were probably wrestling with contradictions! In this session you’ll discover powerful techniques to avoid unsatisfactory compromises and get everything you want using the 40 Inventive Principles, The Contradiction Matrix and the Separation Principles. Learn to uncover conflicting requirements in any situation and systematically resolve anything bad that occurs.
You don’t need a crystal ball to see the future! TRIZ research uncovered that all products, processes and technical systems evolve in highly predictable ways to meet needs better over time. In this session you’ll learn simple techniques to predict the future trajectory of your own systems, strengthen your IP and generate ideas for next generation products. The 8 Trends of Technical Evolution take the guesswork out of invention and help you use your expert knowledge extremely efficiently!
Creative people (ie all of us) love solving problems! The trouble is, we seem to be hard-wired to fall in love with our own ‘genius’ solutions! TRIZ shows us there are always many good ways to solve a problem, and by following simple, logical steps, we broaden our options and find the best possible solutions. In this lesson you’ll learn about The Ideal and how understanding benefits, functions and resources can drastically improve problem-solving outcomes
Einstein famously said that we should make everything as simple as possible, but no simpler. In this session we'll introduce you to a powerful combination of tools for developing simple, elegant systems. Discover Oxford TRIZ Function Mapping - a step-by-step technique for visualising any system and highlighting problem areas at a glance. Then learn how to apply the Oxford TRIZ Trimming Rules and the 76 Standard Solutions to eliminate harms in your system and increase benefits through radical simplification and clever use of resources.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are currently only offering Fundamental Problem Solving as online training. We hope to offer in-person public training courses in the second half of 2021, for more information please visit our training page.
It is one of the most useful courses I have been able to go on.
Stuart Griffiths, Rolls-Royce
"I have learnt new and powerful ways of looking at problems differently to come up with new and viable solutions. It is a toolset that I think all engineers would find useful. Great course!"
Chartered (Aeronautical) Engineer
"I spent a very enjoyable week picking up the basics of TRIZ, and I honestly can't understand why everybody isn't doing it"
Games-based Learning Designer
The “business and people” sections in the Guide to Solving Contradictions” has helped me as a manager. I literally have that file on my phone, tablet and laptop. I can’t afford to be without it now
I found the short sharp accelerated format engaging but never rushed — ‘just right’.
I’d done various bits of background reading for a while, but evidently that's no substitute for the presentation format which much better conveys the real substance....Look forward to more in the future, and the patent course in Feb!