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Monthly Archives: July 2003

SUPPORT – Sustainable Innovation Tools Project Update

29/07/2003 |

Further to the introduction in the March issue of TRIZ Journal (Reference 1), the SUPPORT project team thought that it was time to update readers on progress made on the project. The project – funded by the EU Leonardo da … Read More

TRIZ for Six Sigma – an E-book by Geoff Tennant

29/07/2003 |

Reviewed by: Brian Campbell, Dr. Michael Slocum, Dr. Ellen Domb

The reviewers came across this book while doing a TRIZ search on Google. A banner advertisement for Six Sigma TRIZ caught our attention. We downloaded the demo version from … Read More

Thoughts on Fields – Is the Concept of Field indisputable?

20/07/2003 |

Management Consultant Helsinki Finland

Introduction Some of the basic concepts in TRIZ are the Substance-Field Analysis, Substance Field Resources, and the Field itself. The concept of Field differs from the one, which is customary in Physics. Further there exists … Read More

Modelling 40 Innovation Principles with “Moving Little People”

18/07/2003 |

By: Pavel Livotov Pavel Livotov, Ph. D. TriSolver oHG, Hanover, Germany phone +49 511 860 8343; fax +49 511 860 8345 e-mail: internet:

Abstract The article describes a recent approach to enhance creativity and output using 40 Innovation … Read More

The Forecast of the Ballpoint Pen Evolution

18/07/2003 |

By: Yury Danilovsky and Voluslav Mitrofanov

The article shortly presents the results of forecasting research carried out at the laboratory ‘Show Sin’ as workshop training on the subject ‘The technical systems evolution and forecasting’.

The Director of the Laboratory Yury … Read More

TRIZ on Rapid Prototyping -A Case Study for Technology Foresight

16/07/2003 |

By: Jörg Stelzner, Carlos Palacios, Tobias Swaton

Abstract Although TRIZ is a problem solving tool, the application of TRIZ instruments supports the strategic task such as Technology Foresight. These methods provide the ability to visualize future trends and helps to … Read More

Utilising TRIZ Methodologies to Evolve and Develop Next Generation Food Packaging Concepts

14/07/2003 |

Dr John Cooney, Researcher, University College Cork, Ireland Tel: +353 86 1599027 Barry Winkless, MSc, Research Engineer University College Cork, Ireland Tel: + 353 87 9720544. © Barry Winkless and John Cooney. All rights reserved

The following article focuses on … Read More

TRIZ Patterns of Evolution as a Means for Supporting History of Technology: Analyzing the Brunelleschi’s Dome Cranes

04/07/2003 |

By: Gaetano Cascini (1), Romano Nanni (2), Davide Russo (3)

(1) Università degli Studi di Firenze Facoltà di Ingegneria, Dip. di Meccanica e Tecnologie e-mail: (2) Museo Leonardiano – Biblioteca Leonardiana Comune di Vinci (FI) e-mail: (3) … Read More

40 Principles – Chemical Illustrations

02/07/2003 |

By: Billy Grierson, Iain Fraser, Ailsa Morrison, Stuart Niven, Greig Chisholm Ciba Specialty Chemicals Contact:

Introduction The origins of TRIZ are to be found in the analysis of engineering and utility patents of the former USSR. As such the … Read More