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Monthly Archives: January 1998

Conference Report: “Bringing the Fuzzy Front End into Focus”

15/01/1998 |

Ellen Domb, Editor The TRIZ Journal 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA +1(909)949-0857 FAX +1(909)949-2086

TRIZ was featured at the Product Development Management Association’s conference “Bringing the Fuzzy Front End into Focus,” December 15-17 in Scottsdale, AZ. The … Read More

Efficient Use of the DTC Operator

10/01/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The DTC (dimensions, time, cost) operator is aimed at breaking the psychological stereotypes which are connected with an object to be improved (a car, for example).

According to the DTC operator rules we change:

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Efficient Use of the System Operator

08/01/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The System Operator is one of the main TRIZ instruments and, of course, one of the best instruments for systematization of thinking.

According to the System Operator we have to take into account not only … Read More

Input-Output Trimming Operator (I-O-T)

06/01/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The Input-Output Trimming Operator is one of the best instruments for stating the correct problem, when we need to develop new concepts for existing machines, devices or their components.

We can consider every machine as a chain … Read More

The QFD, TRIZ and Taguchi Connection: Customer-Driven Robust Innovation

03/01/1998 |

John Terninko, Ph.D. Responsible Management Inc. & Ideation International Inc. The Ninth Symposium on Quality Function Deployment, June 10, 1997


Taguchi’s approach to robust designs has been in North America since 1981. QFD arrived in 1984, … Read More


01/01/1998 |

by James Kowalick, Ph.D. Technical Director

The Leonardo da Vinci Institute (a division of RLI, Inc.) P.O. Box 659, 9907 Camper Lane Oregon House, California 95962 Voice: (916) 692-1944 Fax: (916) 692-1946

Revolution … Read More