Concept Transfer LO17266

Walter Derzko (
Tue, 3 Mar 1998 09:35:03 -0800

Replying to LO17249 --


Another term that I have heard used by engineers is "function transfer",
where you focus on what function you are trying to create or improve (
working backwards from a solution) and look at alternative ways of
accomplishing that. Computer-aided innovation software tools such as
various TRIZ products (based on Altshuller's work-see "Creativity as an
Exact Science, 1988, UK) have that as a module. See Invention Machine's
"Phenomenon" or Ideation (both US based) or IQ Plus out of Toronto.
(point your bowsers to TRIZ or Invention Machine etc to find their webs )
Please cc me with any interesting "concept of function transfer" examples
or other methodologies

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