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Monthly Archives: April 2007

TRIZCON – Last Two Sessions

25/04/2007 |

Katie BarryTRIZ Grows TRIZ

We’re in the last stretch of the conference now and it’s time for some self-promotion – founding TRIZ Journal editor Ellen Domb is presenting on behalf of The TRIZ Journal (co-editors Michael Slocum and I are in … Read More

TRIZCON – Last Day in Louisville

25/04/2007 |

Katie BarryKeynote Speaker

This morning’s keynote featured Alla Nesterenko (Russian TRIZ specialist) doing a presentation on “OTSM-TRIZ as an Efficient Tool for Implementation of Problem Based Learning.” (Nikolai Khomenko kindly translated for the majority of the presentation.) She (and her … Read More

TRIZCON Comments From Ellen Domb

24/04/2007 |

Katie Barry

Ellen Domb is guesting in my commentary section so all the (live) TRIZCON  comments are in the same place.

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I’m in “Improve the Wear of Titanium Drum Edges and Simplification of Buffing Process Using Trimming” by Shinhoo Choi … Read More

TRIZCON – Super Effects and Predictive Failure Analysis

24/04/2007 |

Katie BarrySuper Effects

Gunter Ladewig of PRIMA Performance Ltd. is leading the talk on Super Effects, The Synergistic Effects of TRIZ. Start by eliminating a system’s contradiction by using the inventive principles or trends of engineering system evolution, you end up … Read More

TRIZ Journal Editors Together!

24/04/2007 |

Katie Barry

For the first time since The TRIZ Journal became a part of the CTQ Media family, the three editors are together at TRIZCON2007! From left to right, we are Ellen Domb, Michael Slocum and yours truly, Katie Barry.

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TRIZCON continues – de Bono and TRIZ

24/04/2007 |

Katie Barry

There are five different tracks going today (TRIZCON and GOAL/QPC sessions are open to all attendees.) so I’ll only be highlighting a small portion of today’s learnings.

Pat Carlisle, president of The de Bono Group, is leading us through … Read More

TRIZCON Day 2 – Keynote

24/04/2007 |

Katie Barry

This morning is the keynote speaker for the conference – Professor H. Thomas (Tom) Johnson. (It is a shared keynote with GOAL/QPC, which is also having its conference at the Louisville Marriott.)

Tom is incorporating the news that Toyota … Read More

More from Day 1 of TRIZcon – ARIZ and Substance Field Analysis

23/04/2007 |

Katie Barry

This is the 9th year of The Altshuller Institute’s TRIZCON – an annual meeting of TRIZ professionals. There are other large TRIZ conferences hosted worldwide by other TRIZ associations: ETRIA (the European TRIZ Association) and AMETRIZ (the Mexican TRIZ … Read More

Day 1 TRIZCON – TRIZ for IP Strategies Development

23/04/2007 |

Katie Barry

Sergei Ikovenko is the leader of this session, discussing the importance of patents and patent strategies, including:

  • Competitive patent circumvention by trimming: eliminate a component but keep useful functions
  • Competitive patent circumvention by history estoppel research: … Read More

TRIZCON 2007 Begins!

23/04/2007 |

Katie Barry

I’m in Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.A., for the next three days for The Altshuller Institute’s TRIZCON2007. Today  there are three tutorial tracks. Track 1 is TRIZ for Beginners co-presented by The TRIZ Journal’s founding editor Ellen Domb and Joe Miller. Track … Read More

Economic Growth Through Innovation

20/04/2007 |

Praveen Gupta

Some time ago, I was discussing innovation with a friend. We were discussing job losses in various industries, and how the new jobs with lower pay are being created in service operations. In order for businesses to create better … Read More

Grand Unification Theory of Business

16/04/2007 |

Michael S. Slocum

Physicists have been searching for that single formula (or set of formulas) that could explain all observances in the universe. This has been described as the search for a Grand Unified Theory (GUT, Nanopoulus, Harvard, 1978). It is … Read More

Uncle Sam Wants You!

16/04/2007 |

Katie Barry

The United States Department of Commerce is seeking the public’s help for the Measuring Innovation in the 21st Century Economy Advisory Committee.

All comments are welcome, but they expect comments to mainly fall under the following four categories:

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TRIZ on YouTube

16/04/2007 |

Katie Barry

Now you, too, can learn from the father of TRIZ – YouTube.com has four videos of Russian scientist Genrich Altshuller teaching TRIZ (The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving).

For TRIZ newbies – Altshuller (and his colleagues) developed this innovation methodology … Read More

Welcome to Our New Commentator!

10/04/2007 |

Katie Barry

As you may have noticed, Real Innovation added a new commentator to our team last week – Praveen Gupta.

A business innovation teacher at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Praveen brings a fresh perspective to sharing the methods … Read More

Teaching Innovation

06/04/2007 |

Praveen Gupta

Innovation is not a new phenomenon. People know about how to innovate but to be able to do it meaningfully for society is a different story. Rate of change in our society, business products, services and even consumer … Read More

Institutionalizing Innovation

03/04/2007 |

Cass Pursell

In my experience, you have to get someone’s attention if you want what you have to say to sink in; I make this next statement in that spirit. Two-thirds of the organizations currently listed on the world’s stock exchanges … Read More

The Wired List

02/04/2007 |

Ellen Domb

Real Innovation Commentary fans (that’s everybody, right?) know that I get obsessive about lists of the most innovative–Business Week’s design awards, Popular Science’s 100 best new things of the year, Technology Review’s editors’ choice for the 10 innovations that … Read More

Welcome to the April 2007 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

02/04/2007 |

This month two themes predominate: 1) formulating a problem so that it is easy to decide which tools to use to solve the problem and 2) using familiar tools in a wide variety of applications.Read More

Student Corner: the Art of Invention in Art

02/04/2007 |

The inspiration for invention comes from many different avenues, including art. Art can help expand people’s imaginations by bringing a different perspective to the forefront of an individual’s mind.Read More