A compact graphical model for problem solving was introduced in Chapter 2 and repeated many times. The model helps you learn and understand TRIZ so that you can use the methodology in situations when you do not have the book in hand. To remember the essential steps, the following list may help:

1. Model the system and the problem. Do not try to jump directly to the solution. Remember that you can download blank worksheets for modeling the problem and following the whole agenda for problem solving at http://www. triz-journal.com/simplifiedTRIZ/.