Solving a problem

1: Describe your problem
as a Contradiction

(i.e. you want to improve the 'Feature to improve' 
without damaging the 'Feature to preserve' )
Contradiction to solve

For TRIZ, systems evolve towards ideality. This progression is made by solving problems.
TRIZ Matrix can help solving problems if we translate them in Contradictions ; E.g. if an object must be longer without becoming heavier, this technical challenge can be translated in this Contradictions:

  • Feature to improve: '4, length of stationary'.
  • Feature to preserve: '2, weight of stationary'.

Entering these values in the tool, one can browse the TRIZ Matrix to discover innovation Principles that can solve the said problem.