Classification of Contradiction Relations and their Solving Dimensions based on the Butterfly Model for Contradiction Solving for Physical Contradiction of TRIZ

트리즈의 물리적 모순에 대한 모순해결 나비모형의 모순관계와 해결차원 분류

  • 현정석 (제주대학교 경영정보학과) ;
  • 박찬정 (제주대학교 컴퓨터교육과, 교육과학연구소)
  • Received : 2014.05.29
  • Accepted : 2014.11.04
  • Published : 2014.12.01


Creative problem solving has become an important issue in many fields. Among problems, dilemma need creative solutions. New creative and innovative problem solving strategies are required to handle the contradiction relations of the dilemma problems because most creative and innovative cases solved contradictions inherent in the dilemmas. Among various kinds of problem solving theories, TRIZ provides the concept of physical contradiction as a common problem solving principle in inventions and patents. In TRIZ, 4 separation principles solve the physical contradictions of given problems. The 4 separation principles are separation in time, separation in space, separation within a whole and its parts, and separation upon conditions. Despite this attention, an accurate definitions of the separation principles of TRIZ is missing from the literature. Thus, there have been several different interpretations about the separation principles of TRIZ. The different interpretations make problems more ambiguous to solve when the problem solvers apply the 4 separation principles. This research aims to fill the gap in several ways. First, this paper classify the types of contradiction relations and the contradiction solving dimensions based on the Butterfly model for contradiction solving. Second, this paper compares and analyzes each contradiction relation type with the Butterfly diagram. The contributions of this paper lies in reducing the problem space by recognizing the structures and the types of contradiction problems exactly.


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