TRIZ course by Valeri Souchkov
TRIZ, an acronym for Теория решения изобретательских задач, is a problem-solving, analysis and forecasting tool derived from the study of patterns of invention in the global patent literature.
TRIZ is better known in English as the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TIPS). The method was developed by the Soviet inventor G.S. Altshuller and his colleagues in the former USSR between 1946 and 1985, and it tries to define generalisable patterns in the nature of inventive solutions.
Valeri Souchkov is the founder of ICG Training & Consulting: TRIZ and Systematic Innovation Expertise with over 20 years of experience developing and applying the TRIZ method. He is currently teaching a course at the University of Twente about TRIZ and how to apply it, in order to better manage the innovative front-end of product development. His lectures and examples are very engaging; TRIZ strikes me as a very valuable design tool and I’m glad to have been offered the opportunity to participate in this course.