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Monthly Archives: November 1999

b-cyclodextrin Molecules and Their Use in Breathable Barriers

19/11/1999 |

by Michelle Roberts May 3, 1999 TE589A Theory of Inventive Problem Solving North Carolina State University (N.C.S.U.) Under the direction of: Dr. Michael S. Slocum Adjunct Assistant Professor N.C.S.U. Dr. Timothy G. Clapp Professor N.C.S.U.

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Case Study: Application Of Ideation/TRIZ To A Technological Problem With Rapid Prototyping Equipment

14/11/1999 |


Solving difficult problems is a complex activity that is governed by the search for knowledge. Problem solving is affected by a combination of the searching process and by the availability of the knowledge … Read More

Overview of Metaphoric Models for Creativity

11/11/1999 |

Martin Hyatt Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA USA

Over the last few years I have done my doctoral research at Stanford in creativity. This is a short review of the research. The research adds new insight on the … Read More

Book Review: When Sparks Fly: Igniting Creativity in Groups

10/11/1999 |

Ellen Domb,

Title: When Sparks Fly: Igniting Creativity in Groups Author: Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap Publisher: Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA, USA ISBN: 0-87584-856-6 Cost: US$24.95 Pages: 242 Cover: … Read More

Creativity As An Exact (Biomimetic) Science

05/11/1999 |

This paper was first presented at the 4th Biomimetics¹ Workshop at the University of Reading, UK, on 24 September 1999.

Darrell Mann Industrial Fellow, Department Of Mechanical Engineering University Of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK Phone: +44 (1225) … Read More

Lesson 4 Contradictions

04/11/1999 |

by Semyon D. Savransky, The TRIZ Experts, Silicon Valley, USA (E-mail: )


  1. Introduction
  2. Contradictions: Ontology
  3. Structure of a Problem
  4. Conclusion


Preface: The paper below is a part of the lesson from the “Hands-On … Read More

TRIZ and Politics

02/11/1999 |

Nick Klementyev and S. Faer

Social and economic situations in the former USSR since the late 1980s urged or forced many TRIZ specialists, who had much experience applying TRIZ to technical problems, … Read More