IJPAM: Volume 23, No. 1 (2005)

AN EMPIRICAL MATHEMATICAL APPROACH FOR TRIZ
IMPLEMENTATION MODEL - ``LEADS'' IN CHINA
FOR INNOVATIVE PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Daniel K. LauUnit 2, 9/F Austin Tower, 22-26 Austin Avenue, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, HONG KONG, P.R. CHINA
Ralong Business Technology Academy
Fellow, Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE), U.K.
and
University of Electronics Science and Technology of China
e-mail: daniel.lau@ralong-academy.com
url: www.ralong-academy.com


Abstract.This paper will discuss an empirical mathematical approach in order to form a mathematical base or framework for the development of a TRIZ[1] implementation model in China. TRIZ is a Russian acronym meaning ``Theory of Inventive Problem Solving'' first invented by G. Altshuller nearly 60 years ago in former Soviet Union. TRIZ is now widely applied for innovative product design and for systematic innovation around the world. The author believes that TRIZ will gradually become popular and applied in China as the country is moving into establishing local branded products with local design elements across a wide range of industries. However, based on the past experience like that in Japan, it is very important to localize the development and implementation of TRIZ before it can be applied successfully and in popularity. Hence, there is a need to develop a local TRIZ development model for China. Based on the authors review on various model on creativity, the paper has set out first to try to construct a development framework through the development of an empirical mathematical model for TRIZ local development in China. It is after the construction of this mathematical framework that the TRIZ development model in China called ``LEADS'' is developed.

The author will first describe the different elements needed to be in the mathematical mode. Second, the author will then discuss the LEADS model in relative details.

This newly developed model first of its kind to be reported is called LEADS (Learn, Evaluate, Adapt, Develop, Specialize) which is designed to implement TRIZ in China in various stages or phases. The model has been discussed among many local industries and applied in real cases. TRIZ can be a key technique for technology integration and new product development in China.

Received: July 13, 2005

AMS Subject Classification: 92F05

Key Words and Phrases: systematic innovation, innovative product design, RIZ[1], technology integration, photonics

Source: International Journal of Pure and Applied Mathematics
ISSN: 1311-8080
Year: 2005
Volume: 23
Issue: 1