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 aim of the ARIZ method (Russian acronym for "algorithm for solving inventive tasks") is to solve a complex technical problem analytically through a systematic approach. ARIZ is one of the main components of the macro method TRIZ.

The procedure of the method can be divided into different phases.

First, a simple problem model must be developed from a complex, closely specified task and an ideal solution must be defined.

The original problem is concretized and broken down into subproblems. This can result in physical contradictions. Once the conditions for overcoming the contradictions have been defined, an attempt is made to resolve the contradictions by changing various parameters. This procedure is carried out iteratively until a suitable principle for solving the (technical) problem has been found.

The advantage of this method is that the splitting into small subproblems also enables the solution of very complex problems.
  • Effective for process innovations
  • Effective for technology innovations
  • P5 Idea Finding (ideation - idea generation - creative phase - incubation)
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