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TRIZ. Target Invention Practice

TRIZ. Target Invention Practice

by Nikolay Shpakovsky and Elena Novitskaya
Training aid
Publishing house “Forum”, Moscow, 2011 (in Russian)
ISBN 978-5-91134-531-0
The training aid is dedicated to the target invention methodology which consists in revealing and solving specific technical or organizational problems.
The training aid is divided into three parts. The first part shortly describes the theoretical basics of target invention. The second part is dedicated to the explanation of the algorithm of improving problem situations (AIPS). Detailed consideration is given to each step of the algorithm and special methods used for performing this step. The third part deals with the comprehensive analysis of production problems solved according to the algorithm. In conclusion, a reader if offered several problems for independent solving.
The appendix contains a glossary which explains key terms; basic technical system evolution patterns illustrated with examples; method index.
The training aid is designed both for technical students – future engineers – and for students of business departments. It can also be useful to working engineers, designers, managers and other specialists who must quickly and effectively solve various problems of organizational or technical character.
TRIZ. Analysis of Technical Information and Generation of New Ideas

TRIZ. Analysis of Technical Information and Generation of New Ideas

by Nikolay Shpakovsky
Training aid
Publishing house “Forum”, Moscow, 2010 (in Russian)
ISBN 978-5-91134-389-7
The book is dedicated to the improvement of inventive problem solving methods and methods of forecasting the evolution of products for winning a patent struggle in particular.
A heightened attention to this aspect of innovation activity can provide a considerable benefit to a company whereas its underestimation can lead to serious losses.
In solving inventive problems and in forecasting, of great importance is adequate and effective processing of information about different versions of a technical system. Only properly classified information, that is, creation of a full and logical information structure, allows effective analysis of information.
To provide such structuring, the author has developed a special classification method for technical information. It consists in organizing information into an Evolution Tree.
Evolution Trees. Analysis of Technical Information and Generation of New Ideas
Evolution Trees. Analysis of Technical Information and Generation of New Ideas

Evolution Trees. Analysis of Technical Information and Generation of New Ideas

by Nikolay Shpakovsky
Training aid
Publishing house “Puls”, Moscow, 2006 (in Russian)
ISBN 5-9348-6048-8
Publishing house “KJP”, Beijing, 2010 (in Chinese)
ISBN 978-7-5046-5601-8
The abridged version of the book is available in English and Spanish.
Technological evolution trees are the basis for the effective method of generating promising ideas, forecasting system evolution and circumventing patents. This method has tangible advantages compared to current approaches.
The book is meant for high readership, first of all for designers and engineers, students of engineering departments, managers and businessmen. The book is particularly interesting to patent attorneys.
Processing of Technical and Patent Information by Using Evolution Trees

Processing of Technical and Patent Information by Using Evolution Trees

by Nikolay Shpakovsky (co-authorship)
E-book, “MRI System”, Tokyo, 2004 (in Japanese)
The work with patent information aimed at the circumvention of competing patents and creation of a reliable protection for own developments is of great importance. Giving special attention to this work can bring a considerable profit to a company while its underestimation can cause serious losses.
How is it possible to improve current methods of patent information processing? First of all by improving the analysis quality of collected information. Information analysis will be sufficiently effective if information is properly classified, i.e. a full and logic information structure is built.
No-till. A Step Toward Ideal Farming

No-till. A Step Toward Ideal Farming

by Nikolay Shpakovsky (co-authorship)
“Narodnoye obrazovanie” publishing house.
Moscow. 2006 (in Russian)
The book describes a comparatively new (for Russia) approach to farming – the soil-preserving soil treatment technology known in the world as no-till. The technology implies minimal disturbance of the soil structure and bringing the crop growing conditions maximally close to nature. Concentrated but not overspecialized information about the new soil treatment technology will be useful to decision makers such as governors, ministers, businessmen, politicians as well as to everyone engaged in agricultural industry and business. The book can be used by students and teachers of agricultural universities for initial system acquaintance with promising farming technologies.

Articles

TRIZ in the World of Science – Where Does It Fit?

TRIZ in the World of Science – Where Does It Fit?

by Nikolay Shpakovsky
It is often difficult to understand its boundaries. TRIZ is, on the contrary, easy to determine, especially as regards its methodology. TRIZ has a definite purpose – the solving of inventive problems. The entire power of TRIZ is focused in the space between a problem and a solution to the problem, between a situation having some disadvantage and an improved situation...
TRIZ in a Bi-system with Lean Sigma

TRIZ in a Bi-system with Lean Sigma

by Mark G. Barkan, Nikolay Shpakovsky, Vassily Lenyashin
Are TRIZ and 6 sigma enemies or allies? Which methodology is leading and which is following? Why are there problems with joint implementation?..
Transfer to the microlevel as one of the main display evolution trends

Transfer to the microlevel as one of the main display evolution trends

by Nikolay Shpakovsky
Analyzing the display revealed a number of interesting laws which are not always obvious.
While perfecting the method, we have constructed several Evolution Trees for various technical objects, including the display. Analyzing the display revealed a number of interesting laws which are not always obvious. This article is devoted to one of such laws...
Transformation of structurally similar elements of technical system

Transformation of structurally similar elements of technical system

by Elena Novitskaya
We can analyze a selected structure and search for transformation alternatives by using analogy with transformations of another structure which has been more thoroughly elaborated...
TRIZ-Principles for Art-Composition

TRIZ-Principles for Art-Composition

by Elena Novitskaya
Before the examination session, my friend-designer, student of the Jerusalem Academy of Arts, made an appeal for help. A simple task: to create a composition using a red circle and a 250-symbol text...
One of the evolution trends of an aircraft propulsive device

One of the evolution trends of an aircraft propulsive device

by Nikolay Shpakovsky
Evolution of any engineering system obeys objective laws. Parts of engineering systems develop in accordance with certain trends. Let us try to identify the main evolution trend of an aircraft propulsive device by analyzing its evolution line starting from the first airplanes and finishing with spaceships...
Man and Technical System

Man and Technical System

by Nikolay Shpakovsky
This article is an effort to describe how I understand the term “Technical System”. This understanding did not come to me overnight. It appeared after I had had to learn what a full minimally serviceable technical system consists of...
Tool for generating concepts

Tool for generating concepts

by Nikolay Shpakovsky, Elena Novitskaya
Suppose we have an order for designing a new variant of a known product. For example, a toothbrush. This is a design problem and it implies a great variety of possible solutions. We usually have some requirements and restrictions. They decrease the number of possible solutions, but, and after that we have a lot of equal variants and their combinations. What will the properties of a bristle be? What will the surface of a handle be? What will the shape of a head be? What kind of a unit between the head and handle will be? And so on... How to find and select an optimal solution?..
Forecasting Maps of Engineering System Evolution

Forecasting Maps of Engineering System Evolution

by Nikolay Shpakovsky, Elena Novitskaya, Petr Chuksin
The methodology of forecasting engineering system evolution based on the “transformation tree” in combination with the functional approach. It is useful for by-passing patents and designing new products...
"Bronze Horseman"

«Bronze Horseman»

by Georgiy Severinets, Elena Novitskaya
The work on the grandiose monument required finding a solution not only to creative but also to multiple engineering problems...
Evolution tree of tooth-brush

Evolution tree of tooth-brush

by Elena Novitskaya
A simple and understandable object – a tooth brush – has innumerous versions. Nevertheless, the versions can be classified and structured according to the trends of engineering systems evolution...
Space mirror

Space mirror

by Nikolay Shpakovsky
Why was the first space project “Znamya 2” (space mirror) a failure? How can the unfolding reliability of flexible shells be improved under zero gravity?..

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Evolution Trees. Analysis of Technical Information and Generation of New Ideas. Abridged version
in English
Evolution Trees. Analysis of Technical Information and Generation of New Ideas. Abridged version in English
Evolution Trees. Analysis of Technical Information and Generation of New Ideas. Abridged version
in Spanish
Evolution Trees. Analysis of Technical Information and Generation of New Ideas. Abridged version in Spanish
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