Belski Iouri, Professor of Engineering Problem Solving, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The growing pace of change in the 21st century has significantly reduced the lifetimes of many products and increased the pressure on companies to offer novel and improved products to customers on a perpetual basis. Since introducing its first model of the iPhone in 2007, Apple has been launching newer versions of iPhones at least once a year. Competitors of Apple have offered customers new mobile phones with similar regularity. The need for companies to innovate continuously has intensified the demand for skillful engineers and scientists. This demand has strengthened the expectation that university graduates must be capable of solving complex problems quickly and creatively. To make graduates more creative, academics turned their attention to ideation methods that can help students in enhancing their problem solving skills. As a result, many engineering and science programs became interested in Russian TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving). Some of them even decided to introduce their students to TRIZ heuristics, which are commonly known as TRIZ tools.
Keywords: TRIZ heuristics, TRIZ tools, TRIZ education, theory of inventive problem solving.
Citation: Belski, I. (2015) TRIZ education: victories, defeats, and challenges. Obrazovatel'nye tekhnologii, no. 2, pp. 83–92.