TRIZ (the Russian acronym for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) was developed by this book’s author, Genrich Altshuller. Studied and respected around the world, TRIZ shows that technical systems evolve following predictable patterns. Developed underground by Russian scientists, TRIZ has validated itself by solving thousands of difficult technical problems. Over 60,000 engineers world-wide are trained in TRIZ. In 1984, Lev Shulyak, co-translator of this book, taught the first U.S. TRIZ course.
“Enthusiatically written, it takes the reader to the wellsprings of engineering creativity. The unique and powerful TRIZ though process, so startlingly presented in this book, is illuminated by numerous practical examples gleaned from various fields of engineering. Based on my own experience, the book can profusely benefit those engaged in a search for breakthrough technological developments.” Victor R. Fey, Managing Partner of The TRIZ Group, and Adjunct Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Wayne State University.