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Monthly Archives: May 2003

Book Review: TRIZ: Through the Eyes of an American TRIZ Specialist

28/05/2003 |

By Ralph Czerepinski, innovation consultant,

TRIZ: Through the Eyes of an American TRIZ Specialist, by Dana W. Clarke, Sr., Applied Innovation Alliance, December, 2002. 80 pp US$30. Order from the Products and Services page of The TRIZ Journal or … Read More

Morality and Speed Cameras – Picturing More Than The Surface Behaviour

25/05/2003 |

By:Graham Rawlinson

Background Those who have read my TRIZ accounts before will know I like to use TRIZ to explore a wide range of issues in any situation where some kind of innovation is desired. Over the last year … Read More

TRIZ, Quantum Physics and Poetry in Solving Personal and Professional Problems

22/05/2003 |

By: Judith de Zanger, Ph.D., and Andre de Zanger

Judith de Zanger, Ph.D., and Andre de Zanger Directors of the Creativity Institute e-mail:

INTRODUCTION – This article is a brief introduction to using some of the Inventive and … Read More

A Coffee Room Application of Video Technology.

20/05/2003 |

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

I am proud of a small story of the video connection between two coffee rooms. I wrote the story not … Read More

Thoughts on Value and Ideality, Is the Concept of Ideality “Scientific”?

20/05/2003 |

By: Pentti Soderlin

One of the basic concepts in TRIZ is Ideality. It is closely related with the concept of Value of L.D. Miles in Value Analysis/Value Engineering. However some differences exist. Ideality has also been described in various … Read More

Adaptive evolution in biology and technology: Why are parallels expected?

17/05/2003 |

By: Peter Kaplan

University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Introduction Since the beginnings of technology, inventors have sought to draw parallels between biological and technological designs. Among the flurry of such studies appearing in the … Read More

Updating TRIZ: 1985-2002 Patent Research Findings

14/05/2003 |

By: Darrell Mann and Simon Dewulf

CREAX nv, Belgium Phone/fax: +44 (1275) 342960

Simon DEWULF CEO, CREAX nv, Belgium Phone: +32 57 229480, Fax: +32 57 229481

Abstract A large part of the strength and power of TRIZ … Read More

Computer-Aided Design: Forecasted Evolution

05/05/2003 |

By: V. Abate (1), G. Cascini (2)

(1) Invention Machine Italy Direzione Tecnica e-mail:

(2)Università degli Studi di Firenze Facoltà di Ingegneria, Dip. di Meccanica e Tecnologie e-mail:

ABSTRACT In this paper CAD systems are analyzed from … Read More

Combination of ARIZ92 and NM (Nakayama, Masakazu) Method for the 5-th level problems

02/05/2003 |

By: Yoshiki Nakamura

Yoshiki Nakamura 6-39-15,Todoroki, Setagaya, Tokyo, Japan Sanno Institute of Management

Abstract Altshuller categorized problems into 5 levels based on types of applied knowledge. The TRIZ Standard Solutions are considered to be most suitable for solving problems … Read More