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Yearly Archives: 2010

Report: Queens School of Business 1st Annual Innovation Summit

21/03/2010 |

Ellen Domb

I’m at the Queens School of Business First Annual Innovation Summit in Kingston, ON Canada  (Friday-Saturday, March 19-20).  Over 160 students, faculty and alumni are talking, listening, and being creative about the process of innovation, with a few visiting … Read More

Look Up and Down for Innovation!

16/03/2010 |

Jack Hipple

There is a fundamental law of product and business innovation that says that systems integrate into their super-systems over time. What does this mean? Let’s take an example. You are in the business of making paint roller pans. You … Read More

First Israeli TRIZ Conference Report

01/03/2010 |

The first Israeli TRIZ conference took place at the Holon Institute of Technology on November 23, 2009. TRIZ was introduced in Israel to the academic and industrial community through high level tutorial presentations.Read More

TRIZ: Physical Contradictions with Skis

01/03/2010 |

The following offers physical contradictions with TRIZ using the example of skis. Tools used include separating in time, space and structure, using phase transition and moving from current levels to sub or super levels.Read More

Welcome to the March 2010 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

01/03/2010 |

March 2010 gets a fresh start with an update on the physical contradictions of skis as a poorly functioning system. And a report on the first Israeli TRIZ Conference.Read More

Creativity and Risk-taking Competencies for Innovation

18/02/2010 |

Ellen Domb

Can you teach other people to be innovators?   Or can you teach yourself to be more innovative?   TRIZ practioners learn to generate innovative ideas, but they don’t always get their ideas adopted in their organizations.

Sarah Miller Caldicott is … Read More

Light Weight Cycle Vs Heavy Weight Cycles

18/02/2010 |

Prakasan Kappoth

I decided to be fit this year and reduce my personal carbon footprint by introducing a bicycle in my daily life. I spent more money (considering this will be a worthy, onetime investment) than I would spend in a … Read More

Attitude vs. Tools

15/02/2010 |

Jack Hipple

As an engineer and someone involved with TRIZ and innovation audits of organizations, I frequently find myself in discussions and conflicts with more right brained creativity individuals. I will define right brained as those who basically believe that in … Read More

Innovation at iSixSigma Live! in Miami

01/02/2010 |

Ellen DombiSixSigma (a corporate “big sister” publication of Real Innovation) hosts the iSixSigma Live! symposium in Miami, FL USA this week, with participation from a wide variety of Six Sigma/Lean practioners and learners. Innovation is definitely the theme of the … Read More

Welcome to the February 2010 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

01/02/2010 |

February 2010 is chock full of news featuring the 40 Inventive Principles of TRIZ. Explore how they apply to electrical power and how the inventive principles of TRIZ work with human factors and ergonomics.Read More

Information: A Key Resource

25/01/2010 |

Jack Hipple

Many of you may have seen Google’s earnings report announced on Friday, January 22. In the 4th quarter of 2009, their sales (just one quarter!) were $6.7 BILLION and profits of $2 BILLION. This was 5 times the profit … Read More

Day 3 Report: First International Conference on Systematic Innovation

25/01/2010 |

Ellen Domb

The conference banquet on Monday night was held in the university’s reception hall.   We sat at large round tables and shared many dishes, which enhanced the opportunities for conference delegates to get to know each other.  The banquet was … Read More

Day 2 Report: First International Conference on Systematic Innovation

24/01/2010 |

Ellen Domb

The tutorial speaker for day 2 at the Systematic Innovation Conference  is Professor Jay Lee, whose primary work is at the U. of Cincinnati in the US and Shanghai Jia Tong University in China.   His talk on “Dominant Design … Read More

Report from First International Conference on Systematic Innovation

23/01/2010 |

Ellen Domb

This conference has been planned for over a year, and features many innovations in conference organization, as well as the many papers, tutorials, and discussions of all aspects of systematic innovation.   For example, tutorial sessions were planned for Saturday … Read More

Teaching Innovation – Part II

10/01/2010 |

Praveen Gupta

About two years ago, I wrote a commentary on teaching innovation as it has been my passion to pursue, source of inspiration, and reason to develop teachable innovation methods. About the same time I also started teaching Business Innovation. … Read More

Innovation & The Economy in 2010

07/01/2010 |

Lynda Curtin

On December 7th this lively panel discussion was hosted on CSPAN by Mathew Bishop, Business Editor of The Economist. The panel of excellent innovators includes: Dean Kamen, Inventor, Segway; Kai Huang, Co-Founder, The Guitar Hero; Rob Carlson, Principal, Biodesic; … Read More

Innovation in the New Year

05/01/2010 |

Jack Hipple

We head into 2010 with uncertainty. Things look like they may be turning up a little, but many people are still cautious, considering all the financial turbulence. In times like this, it’s always best to fall back on things … Read More

Welcome to the January 2010 Issue of The TRIZ Journal

04/01/2010 |

We begin 2010 with one new author and one returning author – an appropriate mix of old and new for the beginning of a new year and a new decade.Read More

Inventive Principles of TRIZ with China’s 36 Strategies

04/01/2010 |

There are striking similarities among the 36 strategies and the inventive principles of TRIZ. Both strive to derive solutions for difficult problems that maximize total benefits while minimizing costs and harmful side effects.Read More

Tutorial: Filtering New Ideas with TRIZ in Automation

04/01/2010 |

This study proves that ordinary engineers can generate ideal solutions to real world design problems by applying basic level TRIZ methodology. It will also explore how TRIZ can be used to verify the accuracy of design solutions already conceived.Read More