Collaborative tool for solving human factors problems in the manufacturing environment: the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving Technique (TRIZ) method

AKAY D., Demiray A., Kurt M.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH, vol.46, no.11, pp.2913-2925, 2008 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00207540600969774
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2913-2925
  • Keywords: Theory of Inventive Problem Solving Technique (TRIZ), problem solving, human factors, SYSTEMATIC INNOVATION, DESIGN
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


In this study an analysis is made regarding the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving Technique (TRIZ), which emerged in Russia in 1946 and has been commonly used in the USA and Europe in the past few last decades. TRIZ is a method that is used successfully to solve the problems arising during the process of product development. Within this study this method is evaluated from the human factors point of view for the first time. In addition, two applications of the adaptation of TRIZ into human factors problems and works on this goal are presented. The benefits of TRIZ when solving such kind problems are also revealed.