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В ОТСМ, в технологии противоречий появились дополнительные рекомендации. Отсюда родилась так называемая фрактальная модель решения проблем. Фрактальность состоит в том, что, в принципе, процедуру АРИЗ мы всегда можем повторить для любой из подзадач... (Хоменко Н.Н. О временных доминантах в процессе решения проблем: распечатка аудиозаписи скайп-лекции для Тереховой Г.В.,2011).

General Theory on Powerful Thinking (OTSM): Digest of Evolution, Theoretical Background, Tools for Practice and Some Domain of Application


OTSM is a Russian acronym proposed by Genrich Altshuller to describe the next evolution of Classical TRIZ. The acronym can be translated into English as the “General Theory on Powerful Thinking” Mr. Altshuller proposed the idea to transition from Classical TRIZ to OTSM in the mid 1970‘s. Some background ideas for this transition were developed in the 1980‘s, initiating the formal development of OTSM.

Khomenko, N.N. About Temporal Dominants in a Problem Solving Process: a printout of the skype lecture for G.V. Terekhova (14-16 January 2011)


In January 2011, N.N. Khomenko delivered a skype lecture for G.V. Terekhova about the TRIZ tools evolution and their modern presentation in OTSM-TRIZ. It was the continuation of their talk dedicated to the role of psychological research in TRIZ and OTSM-TRIZ development. 

The article is currently available in Russian only.

©Nikolai Khomenko, ©Mansour Ashmiani,. Classical TRIZ and OTSM as a scientific theoretical background for nontypical problem solving instruments

This paper presents the structure of Classical TRIZ (the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving created by Genrich Altshuller) and OTSM (the Russian acronym for the General Theory of Powerful Thinking, proposed by Altshuller in several papers and letters to the Russian TRIZ community between 1975 and 1986). In brief, the model comprises a key problem to be solved by the theory and the assumptions established to solve it. A set of fundamental models based on these assumptions was developed as the theory evolved. Practical instruments were then developed on the basis of these models (i.e.

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