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Yearly Archives: 2009

My Innovation Story of 2009

28/12/2009 |

Praveen Gupta

I took some time off writing commentaries for RealInnovation about a year ago. Reflecting over last 12 months for innovation activities, I have seen great interest in innovation all over the world. People are talking about innovation at all levels. … Read More

Dark Dining, a Trimming Experience

20/12/2009 |

Ellen Domb

Trimming is a TRIZ technique of improving something by simplifying it (and a small joke in English.) Most often in TRIZ it refers to products or systems where the complexity has increased cost or decreased maintainability, serviceability, ease of … Read More

Report on ISPIM Meeting

10/12/2009 |

Jack Hipple

ISPIM (International Society of Professional Innovation Management) Meeting, New York, NY Dec 7-9, 2009: “Stimulating Recovery: The Role of Innovation Management”ISPIM ( is primarily a European based innovation organization with a combination of academics, consultants, and industrial practitioners. They … Read More

Two Patterns of Evolution for Technological Systems

07/12/2009 |

There are many patterns of evolution. In this paper, the authors discuss two frequently encountered patterns: transition to a high-level system and increasing ideality.Read More

Welcome to the December 2009 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

07/12/2009 |

In the world of The TRIZ Journal, the editorial panel has a number of articles we are looking forward to sharing with you in 2010, but first we end 2009 with the wisdom of two articles from three authors.Read More

The Use of Ariz in Holi Bags

07/12/2009 |

After a game of Holi there are several plastic bags that cause contaminant litter. If not picked up and disposed of properly the plastic bags will choke the drainage systems. A solution is found using ARIZ.Read More

Make Copies!

02/12/2009 |

Jack Hipple

Why do we go to movies? Because for less than $10, we can see famous movie stars that we could never afford to pay to come to our house for a private showing. Why do we use copier machines? … Read More

The Droid – No Compromises?

28/11/2009 |

Katie Barry

How good is the new Droid phone? I can’t tell you that – but I CAN tell you that the premise of an ad I found displaying on tonight has me intrigued.

The ad (shown in the static … Read More

Last Day: 4th Congreso Iberoamericano de Innovacion Tecnologica

20/11/2009 |

Ellen Domb

It is hard to convey the elation and enthusiasm of the audience at this conference, particularly for the student papers.  Some are elegant “classroom” exercises, and some are real projects done for real industry, and some are entrepreneurial ventures … Read More

Day 2 at 4th Congreso Iberoamericano de Innovacion Tecnologica

20/11/2009 |

Ellen Domb

Daniel Palma opened the Day 2 program with a fascinating study of “TRIZ: a competitive advantage in the Mexican labor market.”  He and his colleagues looked at the employment experiences of 183 engineering students starting in 2005, and found … Read More

Report #2 from the 4th Congreso Iberoamericano de Innovacion Tecnologica

19/11/2009 |

Ellen Domb

Authors and other participants are invited to add their comments and corrections using the “comments” function at the end of this column.   Since my name was spelled wrong in the program, I’m sure that there were others as well, … Read More

Report from the 4th Congreso Iberoamericano de Innovatcion Tecnologica

18/11/2009 |

Ellen Domb

Congratulations to our colleagues in Mexico and Chile for successfully moving the Iberoamerican Innovation Congress from Mexico (1,2, and 3 were in Puebla, Monterrey and Guadalajara–see reports on all 3 in The TRIZ Journal Commentary column. And I got … Read More

European TRIZ Association Conference

07/11/2009 |

Ellen Domb

The European TRIZ Association’s TRIZ Futures Conference is exploring new frontiers this week:   geographically, in Timisoara, Romania, and structurally, using a single session for the entire conference.   The conference is at Politehnica University–see for some of the history and … Read More

Report from the 33rd Annual PDMA Conference

05/11/2009 |

Guest Commentator

Herbert Roberts is reporting from the 33rd annual PDMA conference.———

The Tuesday November 3rd session of the 33rd annual PDMA conference at Anaheim’s Disneyland Hotel, featured keynote speaker venture capitalist, author, and former Apple Macintosh developer Guy Kawasaki. Kawasaki’s … Read More

TRIZ & Systematic Innovation Enhances Hoshin Kanri

02/11/2009 |

This paper reviews the contradiction that gave rise to Hoshin Kanri and uses the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ)/Systematic Innovation (SI) to explain the results.Read More

Welcome to the November 2009 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

02/11/2009 |

What do Dr. Deming, Hoshin-Kanri and aviation safety have in common? They are the subjects of this month’s issue of The TRIZ Journal.Read More

Enhancing TRIZ with Dr. Deming’s Philosophy

02/11/2009 |

Many attempts to introduce TRIZ into organizations have suffered from a lack of application results with bottom line impact. Improving the dialog between the TRIZ community and Dr. Deming’s community will provide "win-win" prospects.Read More

Super Stream Approach to TRIZ Planning, Aviation Safety

02/11/2009 |

The super stream augmented approach (SSA) is proposed as a planning and structuring layer to enhance the application of Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) tools for sustained innovation.Read More

Nov. 3: Listen to Ellen Domb on Quality Conversations

23/10/2009 |

Katie Barry

On Tuesday, November 3rd, Ellen Domb will be a guest on Steve Wilson’s Quality Conversations on BlogTalkRadio. Click and listen at 11 a.m. PT to a discussion on “TRIZ Techniques and Their Practical Application.”

Ellen is an expert on the … Read More

Business Innovation Conference 10/7/2009 Afternoon

07/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

Jerry Smith’s presentation on “Intellectual Property & Innovation Management:  The Biggest Opportunity for Differentiation”  took us on a spectacular tour of Jerry’s background in psychology, software, aviation, entrepreneurship,  visualization, film making, academia…   Great for after lunch when the audience … Read More