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Monthly Archives: December 2008

The 4400

29/12/2008 |

Jack Hipple

In the past two weeks or so, there has been a torrent of layoffs, plant closings, and restructurings unknown in recent times. Two major layoffs that caught my eye with my chemical industry background, were those of Dow Chemical … Read More

Holiday TRIZ -Holidaying in Crisis..

21/12/2008 |

Prakasan Kappoth

Ellen Domb posted a commentary about the Holiday TRIZ when the “sub-prime” axes slowly began to uproot the decades old financial institutions like Lehman Brothers. She suggested TRIZ thinking even while you are holidaying to identify innovation opportunities around … Read More

Systematic Clustering of Business Problems

01/12/2008 |

Using the 40 inventive principles of TRIZ to solve problems in business is systematically and scientifically reproducible.Read More

Student Corner: Inventive Potential of Ice

01/12/2008 |

Ice naturally has the ability to exist in two main technological conditions – solid state (ice) and liquid state (water). It transfers from one state to the other at particular temperatures. Ice is perfect substance for exploring the use of TRIZ.Read More

Using TRIZ to Improve Pem-nut Production

01/12/2008 |

The numerous manufacturing processes required to produce pem-nuts using a traditional machining process have made them too expensive. Inventors used TRIZ tools to improve production and reduce the cost of pem-nuts.Read More

Teaching TRIZ Does Not Equal Learning TRIZ

01/12/2008 |

Methods for adult education have been well-researched in the last 50 years and they can be used to create a robust TRIZ teaching system that is useful in many cultures.Read More

Strengthening the 40 Principles

01/12/2008 |

The authors studied various TRIZ sources at compared the 40 inventive principles and suggest that the principles would be easier to use if practioners divide the principles into two parts: resources and recommendations.Read More

Welcome to the December 2008 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

01/12/2008 |

"We have developed into a worldwide TRIZ community that has characteristics of many families – we don’t always agree on everything, but we help each other."Read More