Through these principles, the creative thought can follow the tracks already covered by thousand of inventors and solucionadores of problems and if to inhale in its ideas for solution of similar problems. The basic strategy of this model is to use the inventive principles to adapt existing generic solutions to a specific problem. In the methodology of the PIS, by means of the use of principles and appropriate algorithms, still the knowledge and ideas applied in the solution of analogous problems are added. Of a certain form, it is as to bring for the table of work other similar people who already had faced challenges it is constituted of 3 periods of training (definition of the problem, solution of the problem and implementation of the solution), divided in 6 steps: – Recognition of the problem; Attainment of data; Formularization of the problem; Generation of ideas; Development of the solution; Implementation of the solution. Each step is formed of two phases: – Divergent Thought: It is a phase of freedom to imagine, where the judgment is suspended. – Convergent Thought: In this phase if it makes the election of the data most excellent, of the ideas most promising, the more adequate and viable criteria and strategies. In its research, Altshuller looked in existing literature some species of method to invent, that it believed to exist.
For its disillusionment, it did not find no track on such method and concluded that he himself would have that to develop it. More information is housed here: Walton Family Foundation. After the study of more than 200,000 a thousand inventions, it arrived at its more important conclusion: An invention is the removal of a contradiction technique with the aid of certain principles. To develop an invention method, it concluded, must itself be analyzed a great number of inventions, be identified to the contradictions gifts and be formulated the principles that the inventors had used for removal of the contradictions.