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Engineering of Creativity: Introduction to TRIZ Methodology of Inventive Problem Solving
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Invention and innovation lie at the heart of problem solving in virtually every discipline, but they are not easy to come by. Divine inspiration aside, historically we have depended primarily on observation, brainstorming, and trial-and-error methods to develop the innovations that provide solutions. But these methods are neither efficient nor dependable enough for the high-quality, high-tech engineering solutions we need today.
TRIZ is a unique and powerful, algorithmic approach to problem solving that demonstrated remarkable effectiveness in its native Russia, and whose popularity has now spread to organizations such as Ford, NASA, Motorola, Unisys, and Rockwell International. Until now, however, no comprehensive, comprehensible treatment, suitable for self-study or as a textbook, has been available in English.
Engineering of Creativity provides a valuable opportunity to learn and apply the concepts and techniques of TRIZ to complex engineering problems. The author-a world-renowned TRIZ expert-covers every aspect of TRIZ, from the basic concepts to the latest research and developments. He provides step-by-step guidelines, case studies from a variety of engineering disciplines, and first-hand experience in using the methodology.
Application of TRIZ can bring high-quality-even breakthrough-conceptual solutions and help remove technical obstacles. Mastering the contents of Engineering of Creativity will bring your career and your company a remarkable advantage: the ability to formulate the best possible solutions for technical systems problems and predict future developments.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #2384200 in Books
- Brand: Brand: CRC Press
- Published on: 2000-08-29
- Original language: English
- Number of items: 1
- Dimensions: 9.21" h x .94" w x 6.14" l, 1.64 pounds
- Binding: Hardcover
- 408 pages
- Used Book in Good Condition
Most helpful customer reviews
0 of 0 people found the following review helpful.
Great book! Quite detailed in its technicalities, case studies, examples of TRIZ.Encompasses all things available.
Price-could have been a bit economical and hence the 4-star.
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful.
Excellent Introductory and Advanced TRIZ
By Joel Kotarski
This text gives a comprehensive overview of how TRIZ has evolved over the years. The layout of the material is superb, allowing the concepts to build off each other and organizing the content into conceptually coherent sections. Savransky makes sure that the reader understands the underlying philosophy and theory of the methodology before introducing the heuristics and principles. ARIZ is presented as a capstone of all the previous material and ensures a cohesive synthesis of all of the other ideas presented in the book. He also provided a good amount of appendix material.
The book might be challenging for beginners in TRIZ; however, there are a lot more resources available now in English (such as on the Web) to provide examples and further background to round out any unclear areas. After all, Savransky does cover a lot of ground in this book! On that note, there are a few editing errors which might throw off someone trying to learn but these can be quickly sorted out through careful reading and logic when something seems unclear. Overall, an excellent and comprehensive resource.
9 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
The Master Level Book on Triz
By Bill Fowlkes
Easily the most advanced book on TRIZ yet published. This book will be difficult to read if you do not already know some TRIZ basics. But, if you are looking for more on TRIZ, this is difinitely the source. The book has original content not available in English anywhere else. Savransky is also willing to criticise Altshuller and point to improvements in the works for TRIZ. My only complaint is that the author prefers Substance-Field analysis rather than the more useful (in my opinion) Tool-Object-Book analysis.