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

- Laws and standards
- Typical problems tools
- OTSM key problem
- TRIZ key problem
- Multi-screen model
- ENV model
- Objective Laws postulate
- Applied theory structure
- Typical Solution technology
- Axioms of OTSM
- ARIZ
- Classical TRIZ as applied theory
- Problem Flow model
- Contradiction postulate
- TRIZ postulates
- New Problem technology
- OTSM models
- TRIZ models
- Specific situation
- Contradiction technology
- OTSM tools I
- TRIZ tools
- Problem Flow technology
- OTSM as applied theory
- texts

"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).

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

- Axiom of world unity
- Axiom of models
- Axiom of impossibility
- Laws and standards
- Typical problems tools
- OTSM key problem
- TRIZ key problem
- Multi-screen model
- ENV model
- Main axioms
- OTSM problems network
- Objective Laws postulate
- Applied theory structure
- Typical Solution technology
- Axiom of problem core
- Axiom of process
- Axiom of world diversity
- Axioms of thinking
- Axioms of OTSM
- ARIZ
- Classical TRIZ as applied theory
- Time-Size-Cost
- Funnel model
- Problem Flow model
- Non-linear teaching technology
- OTSM parameters network
- Contradiction postulate
- TRIZ postulates
- New Problem technology
- Axiom of reflection
- Axiom of connection
- Axioms of world vision
- Golden Fish
- OTSM models
- TRIZ models
- Tongs model
- OTSM contradictions network
- Specific situation
- Contradiction technology
- OTSM tools I
- TRIZ tools
- Hill model
- Problem Flow network
- Problem Flow technology
- OTSM tools II
- Fractal model
- OTSM as applied theory
- OTSM-TRIZ education
- video
- multimedia

**Abstract**

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

- Axiom of models
- Typical problems tools
- OTSM key problem
- TRIZ key problem
- Multi-screen model
- ENV model
- Objective Laws postulate
- Applied theory structure
- Axiom of problem core
- Axioms of OTSM
- ARIZ
- Classical TRIZ as applied theory
- Problem Flow model
- Contradiction postulate
- TRIZ postulates
- OTSM models
- TRIZ models
- Specific situation
- OTSM tools I
- TRIZ tools
- Fractal model
- texts

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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