Functional Modeling with PRIZ Innovation Platform

Functional modeling is probably the most powerful problem-solving tool available for us as engineers. The tool is applicable to both sudden unpredictable deviations (AKA excursions) and for solving chronic problems. The power of Functional Modeling Functional modeling benefits us in a number of things. Here, however, we want to highlight just some of them. Learn and understand how a system operates Define and rank functionality of all system components Define and rank the problematic level of the components   Solve problems and improve the functionality of the system: Enhance the functionality of the system by modifying the components having high…

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The Complete List of October 2021 Product Updates

Thank you for visiting our October product update blog. Take a look at what PRIZ has been up to this month. Security Audit The more we talk to our clients, the more we understand how important security and privacy are regarding the data related to their inventions. That’s why we made security and privacy our priority. We are thrilled to announce that we have passed the security audit with flying colors. With an exception of a single low priority vulnerability on our marketing website, we’ve received the highest rating with an overall score of 98. And we are planning to…

Our desire to manage made us dull. Or are we still engineers?

We work with engineers every day, some manage engineers, hiring engineers, looking for new engineering opportunities, and so on. But, when was the last time we asked ourselves “who is an engineer?”. Have we invested the time to understand the meaning of being an engineer? On these occasions, we like to start from the basis, from the official definition. As per Cambridge Dictionary: An engineer is “a person whose job is to design or build machines, engines, or electrical equipment, or things such as roads, railways, or bridges, using scientific principles”. It sounds like, the “scientific principle” is a key…

What is psychological inertia? or… What is wrong with us?

Have you ever been in a situation where while discussing different solutions for a problem, you and your group is trying to solve, people finding all kind of reasons why something is impossible or extremely difficult? The arguments might sound like “It’s very difficult”, “This solution is very expensive”, “It’s not going to work!”, or even “This is a stupid idea!” I am pretty certain you have. This phenomenon, and many more, are part of Psychological Inertia. Now, let’s dive into the details.   Definition I always like to start with the plain and dry definition. Unfortunately, Cambridge dictionary does…

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