Towards the Formalization of Innovating Design: The TRIZ Example

  • Cecilia Zanni
  • François Rousselot
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4251)


The work of our multidisciplinary group at LGeCo is the fine description of the methodology informally applied by the TRIZ experts. TRIZ, innovating design methodology developed in Russia, has given birth to hundreds of patents and is being taught at our institution at graduate and post-graduate levels.

This methodology involves a certain number of similarities with the Artificial Intelligence methods, as it proposes a problem formulation model based on contradictions and heuristics that point out, at an abstract level, to different clues for possible solutions. This paper proposes a CommonKADS modeling of the TRIZ reasoning mechanism and discusses its need.


Knowledge Source Reasoning Mechanism Technical Answer Domain Level Innovate Design 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cecilia Zanni
    • 1
  • François Rousselot
    • 1
  1. 1.LGeCo – INSA StrasbourgStrasbourgFrance

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