Definition of Ideation Brainstorming:
New tools for brainstorming combine advantages of traditional brainstorming techniques of Osborn and of the I-TRIZ techniques. TRIZ is an acronym of Russian Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, which was developed by Henrich Altschuller in 1940s-1980s in Russia.
New tools are called ideation brainstorming, as they are based on the follow-up research of TRIZ specialists in Ideation, Inc. lead by Boris Zlotin. The follow-up research studies are known as I-TRIZ — an expanded, enhanced, and restructured version of TRIZ.
Ideation brainstorming software tools implementa four-step process for solving problems using I-TRIZ:
- Define the problem-solving objectives
- Form an “ideal” vision of system
- Develop solution concepts to bring the system closer to ideal
- Evaluate solution concepts and tackle subsequent tasks