Introduction to TRIZ
was one of the first books on the Theory of InventiveProblem Solving to appear in the U.S. It quickly became known as the best TRIZ primer available in English—a distinction that it maintains today, nine years after it was first published.Dr. Kaplan’s straightforward explanation of the basic elements of TRIZ theory, and hisdescription of the tools that emerged from the first three decades of TRIZ development, arerelevant for experienced engineers and novices alike. His analogy between the search for aninventive solution and the process of solving a quadratic equation is both simple and profound,and makes the TRIZ problem-solving approach comprehensible to anyone with a knowledgeof basic algebra.Although TRIZ continues to evolve, its foundation remains intact—and is essential study for those pursuing a thorough understanding of this powerful methodology.Victoria RozaIdeation International Inc.