Suddenly the Inventor Appeared: TRIZ, the Theory of
Inventive Problem Solving
by Genrich Altshuller
Paperback 2nd edition, May 1996, Technical Innovation
An excellent and easy to read book by G. Altshuller
which in a very popular way explains basic principles of
inventive thinking. A good book to start journey to
Principles: TRIZ Keys to Technical Innovation
By G. Altshuller, Y. Fedoseev
141 pages, Technical Innovation Center, Inc.
A book presenting one of the basic and earliest TRIZ
techniques: 40 inventive principles with explanations
and examples written in an easy to read way.
By Genrich Altshuller
Technical Innovation Center; 312 pages, March 1999.
One of the classical works of Genrich Altshuller,
originator of TRIZ. It was first was published in
Russian in 1972, and since has become the best
presentation on key TRIZ ideas and concepts. Although
presents the TRIZ techniques as they were in the past,
still the best text on the underlying TRIZ philosophy.
This is an edited and adapted translation.
TRIZ: New Problem Solving Applications for Engineers and
Manufacturing Professionals, Second Edition
by Kalevi Rantanen and Ellen Domb
280 p, CRC Press, 2007.
Introduction to TRIZ which offers a practical “how to” guide
with basic TRIZ techniques.
Right Solution at the Right Time: A Guide to Innovative
By Yuri Salamatov, (Valeri Souchkov, ed.)
Insytec B.V., The Netherlands, 1999, 256 pages
examples, explains TRIZ concepts in a logical way, from
simple to complex. Might be found somewhat difficult to
read due to a large volume of specific information from
different areas. Was selected by Nikkei Business
Publications as a main TRIZ textbook in Japan.
Systematic Innovation for Technology and Engineering
By Darrell Mann
CREAX Press, 2002, 464 pages.
A comprehensive compilation of TRIZ methods and tools
with case studies embedded throughout the body of work.
This book explains TRIZ with Mann’s unique view of
systematic innovation. This book was is very detailed
and offers many valuable tables and charts.
Thinking through TRIZ: A Practical Guide
By Michael A. Orloff
Springer, 2010, 368 pages
Written for self-study, the book provides the reader in
the most vivid and systematic manner with the key ideas,
techniques, and paradigms of the quite complex TRIZ
method. The author is experienced in many practical
applications of TRIZ in various fields.
TRIZ for Engineers:
Enabling Inventive Problem Solving
by Karen Gadd
2011, John Wiley & Sons Inc, 504 p.
modern TRIZ tools with numerous examples of their
applications based on real cases
Innovation on Demand: New Product Development Using TRIZ
By Fey, V.R. and E.I. Rivin
2005: Cambridge University Press. 256 p.
This book explains how the TRIZ methodology harnesses
creative principles extracted from thousands of
successful patented inventions to help find more
innovative solutions to design problems. Written for
practicing engineers, product managers, technology
managers and engineering students, it demonstrates how
to use TRIZ tools.
Innovation: The Development of Successful Engineering
By Don Clausing & Victor Fey
2004, Wiley, 247 pages
From technology strategy to concept creation and
selection, the authors cover each innovation activity,
taking you step-by-step through the effective methods.
They provide a clear focus on robustness development and
technology transfer, which leads to the
of Creativity: Introduction to TRIZ Methodology of Inventive
By Semyon Savransky
CRC Press, 394 pages, 2000.
This book is an attempt to comprehensively present TRIZ from
a viewpoint of a scientist. Provides overview of modern TRIZ
and its underlying principles. More a collection of papers
than a textbook, for advanced reader.
Thinking: Substance-Field Analysis
By Iouri Belski
This book introduces the reader to contemporary
Substance-Field Analysis - one of the powerful tools of TRIZ
(Theory of Inventive Problem Solving). Using this book
readers will learn to model a real situation with substances
and fields and to identify the conflicts which lead to the
problem at hand and how to accurately use 5 model solutions
to resolve every conflict identified.
systematic innovation in manufacturing
Yeoh Teong San; Yeoh Tay Jin; Song Chi Li
2009, Firstfruits Sdn Bhd, 180p.
The book can serve as a good learning material for basic
TRIZ. It also briefly covers some more advanced tools and
describes TRIZ general philosophy. The main value of the
book is in numerous examples and case studies from the
manufacturing area that will be interesting for TRIZ
Systematic Innovation for Business and Management
By Darrell Mann
IFR Press, 2004, 539 pages.
Adaptation of the previous book of the author written
for technology and engineering professionals to business