An Engineering Design Support Tool Based on TRIZ

  • Mei Choo Ang
  • Kok Weng Ng
  • Siti Azfanizam Ahmad
  • Amelia Natasya Abdul Wahab
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8237)


TRIZ contradiction matrix was built after years of study on patent information. Designers using TRIZ contradiction matrix have to identify the improving and worsening features of their design problems and determine the inventive principles to solve their design problems. It is common to identify multiple improving and worsening features and with some features more important than the others. With the updated 2003 and 2010 TRIZ contradiction matrix introduced, more features have been added and hence, there is a need for a software tool based on these TRIZ matrices. This paper presents an engineering design support tool based on TRIZ that allows considerations for multiple improving and worsening features and allows designers to prioritise these features using weights to solve their design problems as well as the option to choose the version of TRIZ they prefer.


TRIZ contradiction matrix support tool product design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mei Choo Ang
    • 1
    • 2
  • Kok Weng Ng
    • 3
  • Siti Azfanizam Ahmad
    • 4
  • Amelia Natasya Abdul Wahab
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Visual InformaticsUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBangiMalaysia
  2. 2.School of Mechanical EngineeringUniversity of BirminghamUnited Kingdom
  3. 3.Design Engineering SectionIndustrial Design CentreMalaysia
  4. 4.Faculty of EngineeringUniversiti Putra MalaysiaMalaysia
  5. 5.Faculty of Information Science and TechnologyUniversiti Kebangsaan MalaysiaBangiMalaysia

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