Next Article in Journal
Research Design and Major Issues in Developing Dynamic Theories by Secondary Analysis of Qualitative Data
Previous Article in Journal
The Naval Postgraduate School’s Department of Systems Engineering Approach to Mission Engineering Education through Capstone Projects
Previous Article in Special Issue
Agent-Based Simulation of Hardware-Intensive Design Teams Using the Function–Behavior–Structure Framework
Open AccessArticle

TRIZ for Digital Systems Engineering: New Characteristics and Principles Redefined

1
Department of Defense USG, Ft. George G. Meade, MD 20755, USA
2
College of Engineering, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL 36688, USA
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
retired.
Systems 2019, 7(3), 39; https://doi.org/10.3390/systems7030039
Received: 26 June 2019 / Revised: 25 July 2019 / Accepted: 5 August 2019 / Published: 11 August 2019
(This article belongs to the Collection Systems Engineering)
  |  
PDF [1607 KB, uploaded 11 August 2019]
  |  

Abstract

While innovation from the systems engineer is desirable at every step in all phases of systems engineering, there must be a methodology to evaluate alternatives. A formal methodology, complete with verification and validation of the results, was developed in 1946 by Soviet engineer Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller and is known as “The theory of inventor’s problem solving”, or TRIZ. This approach improves the way a systems engineer’s thinking progresses about a problem’s solution from “what is” towards “what will be” in the innovative development of a solution. The original distinguishing features of systems used in TRIZ were derived from innovations addressing physical, mechanical system, and few of them apply to digital systems. This paper presents additional characteristics that should be considered in the Reduction phase when applying TRIZ to innovation in digital systems engineering and a redefinition of the principles. With the additions of these distinguishing features for digital systems, TRIZ will become an invaluable tool for the digital systems engineer. View Full-Text
Keywords: digital systems; innovation; systems engineering; TRIZ digital systems; innovation; systems engineering; TRIZ
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited (CC BY 4.0).

Supplementary material

SciFeed

Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Lippert, K.; Cloutier, R. TRIZ for Digital Systems Engineering: New Characteristics and Principles Redefined. Systems 2019, 7, 39.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Note that from the first issue of 2016, MDPI journals use article numbers instead of page numbers. See further details here.

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]
Systems EISSN 2079-8954 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top