Differences and Complementarities Between C-K and TRIZ

  • Sébastien DuboisEmail author
  • Roland De Guio
  • Hicham Chibane
Conference paper
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 572)


TRIZ and C-K are both presented as theories aiming to facilitate innovations. In recent years several authors have published articles enlightening differences between TRIZ and C-K. C-K was initially a descriptive theory of innovation, which has gradually been developed into methods with an operational focus.

To clarify if both TRIZ and C-K could be recognized as theories, a first question will be considered, what is a theory? Are then TRIZ and C-K design theories, and if so, is it possible to consider two different theories of a single subject? This article is a first step in a more global perspective aiming at clarifying what a design theory should be and how these two proposals give part of answers, and they could be complementary.


Design theory TRIZ C-K 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sébastien Dubois
    • 1
    Email author
  • Roland De Guio
    • 1
  • Hicham Chibane
    • 1
  1. 1.CSIP, ICube LaboratoryStrasbourgFrance

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