A Creative Design Approach Based on TRIZ and Knowledge Fusion

  • Wei LiuEmail author
  • Run-Hua Tan
  • Ya-Fan Dong
  • Guozhong Cao
  • Limeng Liu
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 541)


Knowledge is an important driving force for creative design. The knowledge fusion, which is formulated by knowledge from different backgrounds, is able to inspire novelty solutions to engineering design. In this paper, a design method is proposed to facilitate knowledge fusion in engineering design based on the theory of inventive problem solving (TRIZ). In order to formulate this method, the mechanism that fosters creative ideas through knowledge fusion is firstly explained, subsequently, approaches that transform the design problems in each of the above-mentioned design stages into TRIZ problems are discussed, since the standard problems in TRIZ can be solved by corresponding TRIZ methods. A design process is therefore formulated by integrating formerly discussed strategies. Moreover, its workability is verified by a case study. The advantages of the proposed method such as the expanding the searchable range of knowledge resource for TRIZ problem solving are discussed in the final section.


TRIZ Knowledge fusion Creative design Design method 



This paper was sponsored by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 51675159), China Scholarship Council, Chinese Hebei Province High-level Talent Support Project (Grant No. A201500113). Chinese Central Government Guides Local Science and Technology Development Project (Grant No. 18241837G).We are grateful to all the anonymous reviewers for their positive comments and constructive suggestions.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wei Liu
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Run-Hua Tan
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ya-Fan Dong
    • 1
    • 2
  • Guozhong Cao
    • 1
    • 2
  • Limeng Liu
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Hebei University of TechnologyTianjinChina
  2. 2.National Engineering Research Center for Technological Innovation Method and ToolTianjinChina

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