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Yearly Archives: 2010

Observations on the TRIZ Developers Summit 2010

09/08/2010 |

Guest Commentator

Kalevi Rantanen reports from the TRIZ Developers Summit 2010 ——————

Highlights

* A non-governmental organization, the TRIZ Developers Summit conducted the conference in Saint Petersburg, July 26-27, 2010.* Approximately 90 experts from 12 countries participated in the summit.* First day … Read More

Oil and Chlorine DO Mix!

09/08/2010 |

Jack Hipple

“Oil Companies to Create Industry Response System for Deep-Water Oil Spills”

What’s so special about this announcement? It says that, after decades of off shore oil drilling, the industry is going to collaborate on safety matters. Do you … Read More

World Future Society Meeting Report

12/07/2010 |

Jack Hipple

The annual meeting of the World Future Society was held in Boston this past week and I attended to teach a short TRIZ Futures Course and listen to a few speakers address future issues of concern. It was interesting … Read More

Welcome to the July 2010 Issue of The TRIZ Journal

12/07/2010 |

In May and June I had the opportunity to listen to several innovation leaders speak about the methods and tools of systematic innovation – Dr. George Land, Dr. Phil Samuel and The TRIZ Journal’s founding editor, Dr. Ellen Domb.Read More

A TRIZ-based Design Tool for Resolving Contradictions

12/07/2010 |

Product development organizations redesign products to incorporate new technology, adapt to changes in consumer preferences and anticipate the actions of competitors. During redesigns, organizations seek to increase the functionality of products.Read More

Making Copies II

29/06/2010 |

Jack Hipple

How many of you are old enough to remember some of the original cast episodes of Saturday Night Live? There have been several famous ones including the mimicing of Julia Child’s cooking show and bleeding all over the food … Read More

"The Invention of Air"

24/06/2010 |

Jack HippleLast month we discussed resource utilization levels in food production and made some observations regarding inevitable trends. In that case we were talking about obvious resources. What about unobvious ones? We often say in our workshops that some of … Read More

TRIZ in Six Sigma at DoD

08/06/2010 |

Ellen Domb

I’m in the beautiful suburban environment (all the trees are in flower!)  of Washington DC this week for the 2010 DoD Performance Symposium, which is the USA’s Department of Defense Six Sigma meeting.  People from all services present their … Read More

Welcome to the June 2010 Issue of The TRIZ Journal

07/06/2010 |

June’s issue features a few returning authors: "TRIZ & Ultrasonic-aided Electrical Discharge Machining by Professor V.S. Sreebalaji and Dr. R. Saravanan. And "Demonstrating Contradictions in a GUI" by Umakant Mishra.Read More

Demonstrating Contradictions in a Gui

07/06/2010 |

A graphical user interface has many advantages over its predecessor known as the textual user interface. The most fascinating feature of a graphical user interface is that it helps users perform complex operations with simple mouse clicks.Read More

TRIZ & Ultrasonic-aided Electrical Discharge Machining

07/06/2010 |

Electrical discharge machining (EDM) is a non-traditional process based on thermoelectric energy between a work piece and an electrode.Read More

Continuous Innovation Enables Breakthrough

02/06/2010 |

Ellen Domb

Rosabeth Moss Kanter (well-known management author and Harvard professor) presents her observations and challenges to CEOs who are embracing innovation during the recovery in the article “Block-by-Blockbuster Innovation” in the May 2010 Harvard Business Review.   See http://hbr.org/2010/05/column-block-by-blockbuster-innovation/ar/1  

I … Read More

Water and Innovation

26/05/2010 |

Jack Hipple

Do any of you use water in your processes? Why? How much? Most likely it’s to cool something or to dilute something. Clean water is becoming more precious all the time as a Florida resident such as myself can … Read More

Getting to Know You….

28/04/2010 |

Jack Hipple

Anyone old enough to remember that song? “Getting to Know You, Getting to Know All About You…” Well, I am still in a state of amazement and it took 4 days of contemplation to write a column after seeing … Read More

The Recipe for Creativity

21/04/2010 |

Jack Hipple

Those of you who are not chemists or chemical engineers probably don’t read Chemical and Engineering News which, once a year, reprints the acceptance speech from the recipient of the American Chemical Society’s most prestigious award, the Priestley Medal. … Read More

50 Most Innovative Companies?

10/04/2010 |

Ellen Domb

Technology Review magazine’s listing of the world’s most innovative companies has just arrived (see www.technologyreview.com/tr50).  For the first time I am not going to rant about lists of “most innovative” that don’t have the criteria for selection or the … Read More

Innovation for Creating Jobs

05/04/2010 |

Praveen Gupta

There will always be a need for creating jobs. Governments around the world are looking into ways for creating jobs. President Barack Obama held a Jobs Forum like meeting at White House in December, 2009. I read that $5000 … Read More

Welcome to the April 2010 Issue of The TRIZ Journal

05/04/2010 |

April’s issue is small, but it deals with a big topic – airplane wings! Prashant Y. Joglekar examines "TRIZ and Fuel Saving Winglets."Read More

TRIZ and Fuel Saving Winglets

05/04/2010 |

When it comes to airline businesses the world watches closely as airlines pass through rough waters. Operators have no control over the major costs incurred in running the business. Using TRIZ there are several ways fuel efficiency can be improved.Read More

Business Innovation Maturity Model (BIMM)

22/03/2010 |

Praveen Gupta

After years of talking about innovation there is insufficient progress in deploying innovation in organizations around the world. There are tools and methods to gain new skills but a framework needed for deploying innovation in an organization is still … Read More