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Khomenko N. Super-short introduction into Classical TRIZ and OTSM

"This material is meant to be the first step for those who desire to reach a more profound understanding of the theoretical foundations of TRIZ and OTSM, as well as to learn to employ their instruments with ease for the broadest range of purposes.  It may be helpful to one studying the modern condition of OTSM-TRIZ on the stages of reflecting upon and systematizing the mastered material" (from the paper).

Edited by I.Maceralnik

Khomenko, N.N. Elements of the General Theory of Powerful Thinking (OTSM). A Monologue for Sveta

A conversation with Svetlana Lavrentieva (Kucherova) (1964-2011) presumably took place in 1997 (the hardcopy is dated November 1998). The conversation was dedicated to the basic ideas and tools of the general theory of strong thinking. The emphasis was laid on the then new tools – the "element - feature - meaning" model and four basic problem-solving technologies (subsequently named OTSM-technologies of the 1st generation).

The article is currently available in Russian only.



Khomenko, N.N. Summarizing lecture on OTSM-TRIZ fundamentals

© Nikolai Nikolayevich Khomenko (NN) 27 March 1999

Ingrida Murashkovska (IM), Svetlana Guin (SG), Anna Korzun (AK)

The audio recording printout and primary editing by S.Sokolov

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.

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