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Yearly Archives: 1998

TRIZ: Infinite in All Directions

22/12/1998 |

By Michael S. Slocum, Ph.D. TRIZ Scientist Principal and Chief Scientist The Inventioneering Company*

(*Adjunct Assistant Professor North Carolina State University) 714.641.0677 slocum1946@aol.com

PROLOGUE

This column is the first in a series that will … Read More

Increase Creativity to Improve Quality

20/12/1998 |

Ellen Domb, Ph.D. The PQR Group, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA +1(909)949-0857 FAX +1(909)949-2968 ellendomb@compuserve.com http://www.triz-journal.com

There are many definitions of quality, and there are many definitions of creativity/ innovation. The two leading philosophers of quality … Read More

THE BLUE FACE

20/12/1998 |

Key Words: research problem inverting.

You know the principle of research problem solving: instead of solving the problem of “why” – you solve the problem of “how”. Instead of “Why does this effect come?” – “How to make this effect?”

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Report from the International TRIZ Conference, Nov. 17-19, 1998

16/12/1998 |

A personal perspective

Ellen Domb, Ph.D. The TRIZ Institute, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA +1(909)949-0857 FAX +1(909)949-2968 ellendomb@compuserve.com

The International TRIZ Conference was held Nov. 17-19, 1998, in City of Industry, California, USA, … Read More

Organic TRIZ on the Farm

06/12/1998 |

John Terninko Responsible Management, Inc.

Abstract

What Genrich Altshuller did for inventive problem solving, Bill Mollison of Tasmania did for sustainable agriculture. Central to the philosophy and methodology of Mollison’s Permaculture … Read More

Case Studies in TRIZ: A Comfortable Bicycle Seat

02/12/1998 |

Darrell Mann Industrial Fellow Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Bath Bath, BA2 7AY, UK Phone: +44 (1225) 826465 Fax: +44 (1225) 826928 E-mail: D.L.Mann@bath.ac.uk

Introduction

Bicycle seats are uncomfortable. According to Scott Adams … Read More

Technology Maturity Using S-curve Descriptors

01/12/1998 |

by Michael S. Slocum, Ph.D. Chief Scientist / TRIZ Scientist The Inventioneering Company Costa Mesa, CA 714.641.0677 slocum1946@aol.com

Abstract

Macro-level evolution as a function of time can be … Read More

TRIZ Puzzles and Examples: Part 1 – Plane Wing Walking

27/11/1998 |

PLANE WING WALKING

Key Words: flight, lifting, plane, resource.

When solving real technological problems, it’s important to find the field resources of the given situation. Now we’ll have a piece of training in looking for … Read More

An Interview with Boris Zlotin: TRIZ Scientist

25/11/1998 |

by

Michael S. Slocum, Ph.D. TRIZ Scientist The Inventioneering Company Adjunct Assistant Professor North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695 (714) 641-0677 slocum1946@aol.com

On the 10th of October 1998, I enjoyed the pleasure … Read More

The 39 Features of Altshuller’s Contradiction Matrix

21/11/1998 |

Ellen Domb

+1(909)949-0857 FAX +1(909)949-2986

with Joe Miller, Ellen MacGran, and Michael Slocum

The contradiction matrix, one of the first tools of TRIZ, remains one of the most popular. (Ref.1) The matrix itself, and the 40 … Read More

Theory of Inventive Problem Solving Pedagogy in Engineering Education, Part I

18/11/1998 |

By Timothy G. Clapp, Ph.D., P.E. Professor College of Textiles North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC 27695 (919) 515-6566 tclapp@tx.ncsu.edu

Michael S. Slocum, Ph.D.* Principal and Chief Scientist, The Inventioneering Company 2820 Drake Avenue Costa Mesa, CA 92626 … Read More

Case Studies In TRIZ: Halving The Number Of Bolts Around A Flange Joint

16/11/1998 |

Presented at the Invention Machine European Users Group Meeting, Munich, Oct. 1998

Darrell Mann Industrial Fellow Department of Mechanical Engineering University of Bath Bath, BA2 7AY, UK Phone: +44 (1225) 826465 Fax: +44 (1225) 826928 E-mail: D.L.Mann@bath.ac.uk

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Case Study: TRIZ Solves a Hard Drive Reliability Problem

14/11/1998 |

Zinovy Royzen, President TRIZ Consulting, Inc. 12013 C 12 Ave N.W., Seattle, Washington Tel: (206) 364-3116, E-mail:Zroyzen@aol.com Web site: http://members.aol.com/zroyzen/triz.html

This paper was presented at The Tenth Symposium on Quality Function Deployment, June 14-16, 1998, Novi, … Read More

TRIZ Puzzles and Examples: Part 1 Universal Socket Wrench

19/10/1998 |

Jacob Skir E-mail: yakov_kad@hotmail.com

Key Words:

Disintegration, Dynamization, Contradiction Solution in Structure

Imagine a car mechanic tells you about his problem. He makes use of a wrench (more correctly they call such a … Read More

TRIZ Puzzles and Examples: Part 2 Reader’s Solutions The Tiny Car

17/10/1998 |

Jacob Skir E-mail: yakov_kad@hotmail.com

First of all, my congratulations to all the three readers for their understanding the TRIZ fundamental rule: not to insert new materials but to use the given ones.

  1. Mr. Jose … Read More

Integrating TRIZ-Based Methods into the Engineering Curriculum

17/10/1998 |

“This paper was first presented at the Invention Machine Company Users Group Meeting, June, 1998. The software is being used in the class to give the students experience with a variety of approaches to TRIZ.”

By Timothy … Read More

(TRIZ)OE = Improving TRIZ Results by Dynamically Matching Tools to Teams

16/10/1998 |

By: Steven F. Ungvari

Introduction:

Ever since its introduction to US Industry in the early 1990s, TRIZ has provided a fundamentally different approach to solving complex technological problems. TRIZ, the Russian … Read More

The Creative Person Development Theory: A review article

15/10/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach gregoryf@avx.co.il

Editor’s comments appear in italics, at Gregory’s request.

The work of building of the creative person development theory was begun nearly twenty years ago. One of the reasons to start this work … Read More

Creative Imagination Development

12/10/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach gregoryf@avx.co.il

Editor’s notes appear in italics, at Gregory’s request.

Here is a short review of certain methods, techniques and games which are included into TRIZ courses of Creative Imagination Development (CID). The majority of … Read More

TRIZ Puzzles and Examples: Part 1: The Tiny Car

16/09/1998 |

Jacob Skir E-mail: yakov_kad@hotmail.com

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of TRIZ Puzzles and Examples that has been offered to The TRIZ Journal by Jacob Skir. We will publish the case one month, then … Read More