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Monthly Archives: December 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