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Monthly Archives: April 2008

Dynamism in Innovation

30/04/2008 |

Jack Hipple

What’s dynamism? It’s the changing of a product, system, or service in response to “something” or a pro-active management of a product, service, or organization in response to both anticipated or unanticipated conditions. In my opinion, it is one … Read More

Open Innovation

29/04/2008 |

Michael S. Slocum

When looking for a solution to a problem it is important to identify the acceptable solution space. If an incremental improvement is desired then it is quite likely that the integration of current knowledge in the area … Read More

Why Go to Conferences?

18/04/2008 |

Ellen Domb

TRIZCON 2008 concluded on Wednesday, April 16 with Jack Hipple’s seminar on How to Use TRIZ with All the Other Innovation Tools and Assessments You Are Using and my presentation of “Contemporary Su-Field Analysis”  which was developed by Iouri … Read More

Tuesday at TRIZCON2008

15/04/2008 |

Ellen Domb

Mansour Ashtiani won the election for President of the Altshuller Institute, and Don Masingale will become Secretary.  Tim Schweizer and Richard Langevin continue as VP and Treasurer, respectively.

The conference began with a fascinating talk by Dr. Cemil Inan, … Read More

Monday at TRIZCON2008

14/04/2008 |

Ellen Domb

 Amir Roggel from Intel started the conference with a masterful keynote address—he applied his TRIZ sensibility to create a talk that was both educational and entertaining, and a true “key” note, setting themes for the conference of modernizing TRIZ … Read More

Trizcon2008 – Sunday Report

13/04/2008 |

Ellen Domb

The experimental workshop on the US$10million Automotive X-Prize at the Altshuller Institute TRIZCON2008 started Sunday morning with delegates from Germany, Israel, Ireland, UK, Korea, Taiwan, and multiple parts of the US;  from the electronics, automotive, aerospace, control systems … Read More

Eight New Trends – Or Examples of Well-known Trends of Evolution

09/04/2008 |

Ellen Domb

Consultants write articles for a lot of reasons.  Two leading reasons are (1) A genuine desire to share their research with the world (2) To show how smart they are, to get people interested in hiring them.          

Since I … Read More

Changing Your Focus

08/04/2008 |

Katie Barry

I don’t get a lot of forwarded emails from friends and family; I’ve trained them to only send me the “best of the best.” Today, one video appeared in my inbox that not only intrigued me, but seemed worthy … Read More

Improving Technology Forecasts: Four Cases of Selection

07/04/2008 |

Technology forecasts are being made today made more than ever before. To choose a good prediction, it is useful to compare opposing forecasts. The comparison compels the forecaster to make clear why, exactly, one prediction is better than another.Read More

Instruments for Designing Consummate Systems

07/04/2008 |

Only a limited number of technological systems have possessed the outstanding qualities that allowed them to enjoy enormous success over an unusually long life. The best name for them may be "consummate" systems.Read More

The Revival of the Gallic Harvester

07/04/2008 |

During a period of crisis in food production in Australia in the 1800s. the government challenged individuals to find a solution to the haresting problems. The inventive Australian millers and farmers produced the Gallic stripper harvester.Read More

An Overview of the General Theory of Innovation

07/04/2008 |

The company that creates a greater value for its respective market will prosper. Repeating this difference, success will be associated with that initially leading organization. It seems so simple, but is it?Read More

Welcome to the April 2008 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

07/04/2008 |

This month’s issue includes an inclusive theory of innovation, designing "consummate" systems, a demonstration of the success of TRIZ in a corporation, examining the history and evolution of the Gallic harvester and forecasting the future.Read More

Dow Pairs Six Sigma with Innovation

07/04/2008 |

When innovation is the lifeblood of a company, it cannot rely solely on the fickleness of inspiration. "Dow not only has to run better than competitors, but also has to respond to changes in the marketplace by having new products to fill the demand space."Read More

iSixSigma Live! Seattle Networking Party

03/04/2008 |

Katie Barry

If you live near Seattle and would like to hobnob with the area’s finest business process improvement practitioners in a casual after-work setting, attend the iSixSigma Live! Social and Networking Party at the Rock Bottom Brewery in Bellevue. ( is a … Read More

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

01/04/2008 |

Lynda Curtin

I have come across the compelling work of creativity expert, Sir Ken Robinson, which I want to share with you via his very funny and dramatic presentation – Do Schools Kill Creativity? He delivered this presentation at a TED … Read More