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Monthly Archives: October 2009

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

Business Innovation Conference 10/7/2009 Second Morning Session

07/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

What a challenge to the speakers who followed Luis Reis to get the audience re-engaged!   I went to the “Innovation in Tough Times” by Peter Balbus and Melissa Giovagnoli.   They asked for some crowd sourcing  input; the participants were … Read More

Business Innovation Conference 10/7/2009

07/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

Keynote speaker for Day 2 of the conference was Luis Filipe Reis from Inovacao Sonae (division of the family-owned 10Billion Euro Sonae company, which has shopping malls, other retail, real estate, investment managment, construction material manufacturing, and telecom) in Portugal. … Read More

Afternoon Business Innovation Conference 10/6/2009

06/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

The afternoon program at the Business Innovation Conference kicked off with a great presentation by Thomas Jacobius and Robert Anderson of the IIT Interprofessional Projects Program, which is a very unusual example of academic innovation.   Students at all levels … Read More

Business Innovation Conference 10/6/2009 – Second Session

06/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

Three breakout sessions = tough choice.   I will report on the session by Irena Suznjevic from SimBex company in Croatia, who reported on her research AND application of methods of personifying innovation.   That means I passed up session on … Read More

Live Report from the Business Innovation Conference 10/6/2009

06/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

Real Innovation Commentator Praveen Gupta is the chairman of the Business Innovation Conference that is running this week at Illinois Institute of Technology in Wheaton, a suburb of Chicago IL USA. This is a personal travel report, on the … Read More

Decision-making Model to Evaluate Highly-valued Designs

05/10/2009 |

Features the decision-making model to measure the ideality of products, based on TRIZ. These products are designed using innovative activities from the point of view of evolution toward increased ideality.Read More

Using TRIZ to Un-fuzzy the Fuzzy Front End

05/10/2009 |

Innovation research has focused much of its efforts on what is called the fuzzy front end. The term was originally coined by Peter Koen, a professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology. It refers to the creation of new ideas and product concepts.Read More

Applying TRIZ to Business Process Reengineering

05/10/2009 |

There is a misconception that TRIZ is applicable only in technological processes or products. This case study will showcase the use of problem flow technology as a way to identify a list of key problems that if solved improve business processes.Read More

Producing TRIZ Solutions: Odds of Success

05/10/2009 |

It is a common perception in the TRIZ community that TRIZ solutions are quite different from conventional ones; they are elegant, cost-effective and even perfect, if not ideal. But what are the realistic chances of delivering one?Read More

Welcome to the October 2009 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

05/10/2009 |

This month we’re continuing our practice of publishing some of the best conference papers with a selection from 2009’s TRIZCON.Read More

The Red Zone

04/10/2009 |

Jack Hipple

What is the red zone? In American football over the past ten years it has come to mean the last 20 yards to go before a touchdown–the 20 yard line of the opposing team. Why is this important? Well, … Read More

HBR Understands Resources

02/10/2009 |

Ellen Domb

The October 2009 issue of the Harvard Business Review has a very nice article on what TRIZ calls the use of resources: ”The Power of Unwitting Workers.” An important part of teaching about the use of resources is explaining that … Read More