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Monthly Archives: November 2009

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

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

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