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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


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

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


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

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.


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:


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


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