Title: Parameter network as a means for driving problem solving process

Authors: Denis Cavallucci, Thomas Eltzer

Addresses: INSA Strasbourg Graduate School of Science and Technology – LgeCo, 24 Boulevard de la Victoire 67084, Strasbourg Cedex, France. ' INSA Strasbourg Graduate School of Science and Technology – LgeCo, 24 Boulevard de la Victoire 67084, Strasbourg Cedex, France

Abstract: Driving problem solving process in R&D departments rely on a long historical set of experiences gained through practices, methods acquisition and continuous improvement. This improvement always needs to be enhanced by integrating new paradigms in accordance with global industrial situation. This situation is currently turned towards innovation concerns and among other imposes R&D departments to improve the robustness of their decisions. We propose to demonstrate how R&D choices can be driven by representing problems through a parameter network and extract from this parameter network a set of key contradictions to be solved to drive R&D decisions inventively.

Keywords: parameter networks; contradiction networks; OTSM; TRIZ; theory of inventive problem solving; R&D; research and development; innovation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCAT.2007.015703

International Journal of Computer Applications in Technology, 2007 Vol.30 No.1/2, pp.125 - 136

Published online: 09 Nov 2007 *

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