ARIZ  is an algorithm designed by Genrich Altschuller to tackle more complicated problem. It combines the whole of TRIZ methodologies, techniques and databases, so we’re not going to discuss this topic in detail. If you want to know more about the items below, we point you towards our blog.

Nonetheless, we will present a very quick overview of the subsequent steps of ARIZ (version of 1985):

1. Quick analysis: Zoom in to the problem situation and formulate a mini-problem. Find the 2 technical contradictions, exaggerate their effects and convert your problem into a functional model. Compare this functional model with the 76 inventive standards. If it is not solved yet, proceed to step 2

2. Gather data: Zoom and lock to time (operational time) and space (operational zone), define the super- and subsystems and complete the list of substance field resources.

3. The bigger picture: Use the previously gathered data to derive the ideal final result and physical contradictions. Compared this new model with the 76 Inventive standards. Proceed to the next step if there is still no match

4. Scanning resources and elimination contradictions: use techniques like modeling with little dwarves, step back from ideal final result, challenge resources with substances and voids or use ways to eliminate physical contradictions (principles are at hand). The solution should be available now. If not, continue to step 5.

5. Refer to the TRIZ knowledge data base for similar problems previously dealt with.

6. Reformulate the problem if it is not solved by now, by returning to step 1

7. Feasibility: step 7 checks if the solution can indeed be implemented

8. Extraction: extract the solution in abstract form to implement it in the TRIZ database.

9. Compare you walked path to solution with ARIZ and upgrade missing links.