Description of the IPS
IPS Case Studies
Evolution of I-TRIZ Inventive Problem
The Ideation Process
for Inventive Problem Solving (IPS)
Ideation has developed a 5-step process to help
individuals solve inventive problems in a systematic way using the
1. Use the Innovation
Situation Questionnaire® (ISQ) to:
Document the problem situation
(including: structure and functioning of the system, system
environment; mechanism of the problem; problem history).
Apply the system approach to examine
multiple approaches for attacking the problem.
Formulate an ideal vision of the
Identify contradictions associated with
the problem situation.
Identify the inventive resources
associated with the system.
Define the constraints and limitations
to system change.
Define the success criteria.
2. Formulate Directions
Use the Problem Formulator® to create
cause-effect models of the problem situation.
Generate a near-exhaustive set of
opportunities for system change.
Screen and select appropriate
3. Generate ideas
4. Develop concepts
5. Evaluate results
Evaluate the concepts against the
Identify and address subsequent tasks
Reveal and prevent potential failures
that might arise during implementation.
IPS CASE STUDIES
Solving (IPS) Application