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Monthly Archives: February 2003

Software Review: “Invention Highway, Family Edition and Professional Edition”

25/02/2003 |

By: Catherine Lundberg

Software by: Comedia Ltd. The cost is $24 and is available at:

The Invention Highway software teaches ASIT—as you play the games, you learn 4 methods for finding innovative solutions to problems utilizing the resources … Read More

Book Review: TRIZ Companion

20/02/2003 |

By Catherine Lundberg,

Title: TRIZ Companion Written by Darrell Mann and Simon Dewulf Publisher: Creax Press. Price: 29Euros plus shipping Paperback, 122 pages. ISBN 90-77071-03-2 (pocket-sized format) TRIZ Companion is an excellent reference that even the most skilled … Read More

Evolving the Corkscrew: A TRIZ-based Hypothesis

17/02/2003 |

By: Dana W. Clarke

By Dana W. Clarke, Sr., President and CEO Applied Innovation Alliance, LLC West Bloomfield, MI , USA (248) 366-0910

This brief article demonstrates how several key principles of TRIZ—Ideality, Contradictions, Systems Approach Thinking and Patterns … Read More

Let’s Make the Firework of Innovations

15/02/2003 |

By: Kalevi Rantanen

TRIS OY Brahenk. 9 E 18 FIN-20100 TURKU, FINLAND phone/fax +358 2 251 1623 E-mail:

I will tell of three cases. They show how you can solve problems with the tools of TRIZ both better … Read More

Ideality and ‘Self-X’ – Part 1: Things That Do Things For Themselves

09/02/2003 |

By: Darrell Mann

Darrell Mann Director, CREAX nv Ieper, Belgium Phone/Fax: +44 (1275) 342960 E-mail:

Introduction This article forms the first in a series of three discussing the importance of systems that incorporate solutions incorporating the word ‘self’ – … Read More

Christmas TRIZ – Ideality – A True Story

05/02/2003 |

By: Kevin Landhuis

Recently, while wrapping some Christmas gifts, I noticed a “keg” of ribbon that my wife had purchased. Eureka, Ideality! I tried to explain the significance of this discovery to my kids and my impromptu TRIZ lesson was … Read More

Brainstorming and TRIZ

02/02/2003 |

By: Brian Campbell

Brainstorming is rarely mentioned in TRIZ circles. In The Innovation Algorithm, p. 57, Altshuller discusses the technique and points how it is an improvement on trial and error, but it is much less effective than TRIZ. … Read More