Separation Principles

Type of record:
  • Micro method
  • Creativity technique
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Ideal innovation phases for this method:
  1. Innovation Phase
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The Separation Principles method is used above all when the problem involves various physical opposites that appear to be insurmountable hurdles. This is the case, for example, if a system is to be cooled and heated simultaneously or if a great deal of information is to be available without having the time to evaluate them all.

These principles are often used when conventional techniques no longer help. The method is partly based on the TRIZ method. The aim is to investigate different properties, for example with regard to time, space, size and other conditions.
  • Effective for incremental innovations and improvements
  • Effective for low complex challenges
  • Effective for medium complex challenges
  • Effective for technology innovations
  • P5 Idea Finding (ideation - idea generation - creative phase - incubation)
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