The purpose of the research carried out was to identify ways in which tools and methodologies from Theory of Inventive Problem-Solving (TRIZ) might be used in Design for Environment (DFE) approaches. The aim was to develop an integrated methodology for environmentally superior product design at the conceptual stage of the product design phase. The paper commences with a review of the TRIZ methodology itself, followed by a discussion of the DFE strategies. A TRIZ approach to DFE is proposed as a new methodology and the paper concludes with a case study using the new TRIZ to DFE approach.
Key wordsdesign process theory of inventive problem-solving (TRIZ) design for environment (DFE)
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