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
 Multiscreen 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
 TimeSizeCost
 Funnel model
 Problem Flow model
 Nonlinear 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
 OTSMTRIZ 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. Altshuller considered Classical TRIZ had matured as a theory about creating tools for solving technical creative (nontypical) problems. When people began using a TRIZbased toolbox for nontechnical applications, Altshuller posed the question: “How should TRIZ be transformed from a theory for solving technical problems into a domainfree theory for solving complex generic problems?” In this paper the results of 25 years of OTSM research are summarized with proposed directions for further development.
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Part 1  
Introductory  Section title  Subjects, contents 
General Theory on Powerful Thinking (OTSM): digest of evolution, theoretical background, tools for practice and some domains of application.  Who is Nikolai Khomenko?  
Before we start  Real Life Example of OTSM Based Toolbox Application  Example: an exchangeable torch (photos and video) What main tools of OTSM based toolbox were used. 
Some of background ideas of Classical TRIZ and OTSM.  What We Do When We Solve Problems 
Case study (1): The Stirring engine 
Part 2  
What was before the journey….  OTSM Debut Idea by Altshuller 
Altshuller's paradigms for nontypical problem solving 
Just to remind you  Classical TRIZ as an Applied Scientific Theory for Creating Tools That Avoid Us Make Lot of Trials and Errors While Solving Non Typical Problems.  A structure of an applied scientific theory What for do we need applied science in general? How could we understand where is good solutions without useless trials and errors? Why OTSM & TRIZ processes usually bring advanced solutions Complete "Tongs" model Example: Library's problem 
Part 3  
What should be a structure of the new applied science? Analogy with Classical TRIZ. 
Starting Point of the Journey from TRIZ to OTSM  What is the key problem to be solved by OTSM? How the key problem was resolved in the course of OTSM evolution? 
Understanding the core of the Canonical Procedure .  What Canonical Problem Underlining Every Non Typical Problem Solving Process?  What do various problem solving processes have in common? What do we do when we use the most universal 'Trials and Errors' method to solve particular problems? Summary about key problem to be solved by OTSM 
Next stop of the journey – OTSM Axioms  OTSM Axioms  The Most General Rules We Have To Keep in Mind When Use OTSM Toolbox  OTSM Axiom of descriptions (Models) Which model is better? What makes a problem difficult? OTSM Axiom of the core of our problems (Part 4) OTSM Axiom of Impossibility Conclusion: How can we break objective law? All eight OTSM Axioms OTSM Axiom of independent observers 
Part 4  
Next stop of our journey – Models of an applied theory  Fundamental Models of OTSM We Have to Keep in Mind When We Use OTSM Toolbox or Derive New One for the Theory and New Tools Development  Fundamental OTSM Models Classical TRIZ: Scheme of Powerful Thinking 
What model can we use to describe something?  OTSM ENV Fractal Model  Common life usage: name of element and list of its features Model useful for problem solving: Element  name  value (ENV) Fractal example ENV representation of classical TRIZ System Operator OTSM advanced schema of powerful thinking 
What make a problem difficult?  OTSM Fractal Model of a Problem Solving Process  
Next Stop – OTSM Toolbox. From problem solving to a problem flow managing 
The Most General Domain Free Tools for Complex Interdisciplinary Problematic Situation Managing  Most general OTSM based tools Example: Fragment of an interdisciplinary network of problems How the network can be developed? (demos) SOme other OTSM based supplementary tools 
How fulfill Step 1.1. of ARIZ in the best way?  Super Short Introduction to OTSM Express Analysis of an Initial Situation  Function (goals) hierarchy OTSM Function definition: 3 steps algorithm Law of Completeness: OTSM interpretation OTSM negative system technique Positive (desirable) system versus Negative (undesirable) system OSM ENV Diagram for problem description  Step 1.1 Independent observer stage: Summary about previous steps (analog ARIZ 1.1) 
General Schema of OTSM Problem Solving Process  OTSMTRIZ model of knowledge processing General model f OTSM problem modeling process: selecting a problem to be solved OTSM PFN approach 

Third generation of the OTSM toolbox in the process of development  Application OTSM PFN Approach for Complex System Modeling. Integration Qualitative Methods with Quantitative Methods.  Model building steps in the integrated, interactive energy planning 
Part 5  
How can we know what tools of OTSMTRIZ should be implemented for certain particular moment of a problem solving process?  Black Boxes of OTSM  Instrument of OTSMTRIZ as black boxes Black boxes stimulate our mind to generate PCS (Partial Conceptual Solution) and converge them into SCS (Satisfactory Conceptual Solution ) How does it work? "Tongs" model & contradiction "Exaggeration" technique "Gold Fish" technique "Network of Problems" 
For beginners it seems like a chaos. But it is just hard intellectual work. 
Managing Creative Chaos  Creative chaos in classical TRIZ OTSM Chaos and selforganization of a problem solving process Model of the human mind we used in our research 
Domain Free Thinking tools do possible and have been already tested  Where OTSM Tools Were Tested?  Where OTSM tools were tested? 
Education to solving non typical problems can not be the same as education to solving typical problems!  Classical TRIZ and OTSM Education Should Be Different from Traditional. Why?  Breakthrough in OTSMTRIZ Education: Narrow focus mind expertise versus open mind OTSMTRIZ Education: Linear education versus nonlinear education OTSMTRIZ education  Problem centered education Education dilemma which mind is better: wellfilled in or wellorganized? Well organized mind 
Creativity is a Horizon (Sky Line)  Last But Not Least: What Is Creativity? OTSM Standing Point.  What is creativity? You are welcome to a new opportunity world! 
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