Muhammad Irshad YEHYA, Remy HOUSSIN, Amadou COLIBALY, Hicham CHIBANE


Inventive design is a new approach to innovative product design generally based on the understanding of the initial problem, transform the problem into the form of a contradiction, and solve this latter by taking into account inventive principles and patents databases. In the end of the problem-solving process, several solution concepts that solve the initial problem are identified. These solution concepts resulting from the inventive design process using TRIZ (theory of inventive problem solving) tools are generally described in a declarative and simplified manner. In innovative product development process, the difficulty of choosing the suitable solution concept is generally faced. This paper presents a general idea for future research program to pro-pose a systematic method to evaluate solution concepts in conceptual stage of the design process so help the designers to choose an appropriate solution among others.

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