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10/03/1998 |

Semyon D. Savransky*

The TRIZ Experts

“What would you do,” asked my neighbor, “when you find, in your own bed, your wife’s lover with another woman ?”

From “Unkempt Thoughts” by … Read More

Beyond TRIZ Limits

07/03/1998 |

By Denis CAVALLUCCI and Philippe LUTZ


As TRIZ method has an increasingly number of followers, we invite readers to take a few steps back when encountering the enthusiasm that it arouses. After discussions with these … Read More

Lateral thinking and The Problem Formulator

05/03/1998 |

Tore H. Wiik MSc, Nordak Innovatikk as

Lateral thinking is a thinking concept that was introduced by Edward De Bono more than 30 years. It is a supplement to the traditional analytical sequential thinking. Both are needed, and … Read More

Classifying the Technical Effects

01/03/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The Technical Effects Classification.

First of all let’s define what is an effect in the wide sense of this word.

Under “effect” we will understand the transformation which is characterized by its input, … Read More

Introduction to Inventive Problem Solving in Engineering EGN5040

14/02/1998 |

Professor D. Raviv, Department of Electrical Engineering Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL 33434 USA

1. Description Common problem solving methods will be briefly discussed, followed by an introduction to TRIZ (Russian acronyms for Systematic Inventive Thinking). Introduction to … Read More

Developing games for kids of 3-4 years old

11/02/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

I don’t know any TRIZ specialist, who didn’t dream to teach his own kids to solve the inventive problems. And I’m no exception. So I tried to teach my little daughter. … Read More

How to Teach Physical Effects in Game Manner

08/02/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The aim of the game is to refresh the knowledge of students about physical effects. I taught it in Byelorussia (former USSR) and then in Israel, when I worked in Jerusalem … Read More

Creativity in a Russian Elementary School (An Interview with Tatiana Vassilevna Zakharov and Her Director)

05/02/1998 |


Ruth Atkins*, Interviewer for The TRIZ Journal *Director, New Product Development, RLI (916) 692-1944 ~ E-mail:

(Editor’s note: Ms. Atkins conducted this interview while stationed in St. Petersburg. She speaks, reads and translates Russian fluently. Ms. Zakharov and … Read More

Conference Report: “Bringing the Fuzzy Front End into Focus”

15/01/1998 |

Ellen Domb, Editor The TRIZ Journal 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA +1(909)949-0857 FAX +1(909)949-2086

TRIZ was featured at the Product Development Management Association’s conference “Bringing the Fuzzy Front End into Focus,” December 15-17 in Scottsdale, AZ. The … Read More

Efficient Use of the DTC Operator

10/01/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The DTC (dimensions, time, cost) operator is aimed at breaking the psychological stereotypes which are connected with an object to be improved (a car, for example).

According to the DTC operator rules we change:

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Efficient Use of the System Operator

08/01/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The System Operator is one of the main TRIZ instruments and, of course, one of the best instruments for systematization of thinking.

According to the System Operator we have to take into account not only … Read More

Input-Output Trimming Operator (I-O-T)

06/01/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The Input-Output Trimming Operator is one of the best instruments for stating the correct problem, when we need to develop new concepts for existing machines, devices or their components.

We can consider every machine as a chain … Read More

The QFD, TRIZ and Taguchi Connection: Customer-Driven Robust Innovation

03/01/1998 |

John Terninko, Ph.D. Responsible Management Inc. & Ideation International Inc. The Ninth Symposium on Quality Function Deployment, June 10, 1997


Taguchi’s approach to robust designs has been in North America since 1981. QFD arrived in 1984, … Read More


01/01/1998 |

by James Kowalick, Ph.D. Technical Director

The Leonardo da Vinci Institute (a division of RLI, Inc.) P.O. Box 659, 9907 Camper Lane Oregon House, California 95962 Voice: (916) 692-1944 Fax: (916) 692-1946

Revolution … Read More


20/12/1997 |

The End of Technology Chaos

by Gernot Mueller, M.D., President James Kowalick, Ph.D., P.E., Technical Director BioFutures Incorporated


BioFutures Inc. … Read More

Windshield/Backlight Molding

18/12/1997 |

Squeak and “Buzz” Project

TRIZ Case Study

This paper was presented at the American Supplier Institute Total Product Development Symposium on November 5, 1997

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Levels of Solutions

16/12/1997 |

By Kalevi Rantanen TRIS OY Brahenk. 9 E 18 FIN-20100 TURKU, FINLAND phone/fax +358 2 251 1623 E-mail:


Classification of engineering solutions by an inventive level is a … Read More

Virtual Manufacturing and Knowledge-Based Design: Society of Automotive Engineers Topical Technical Conference

14/12/1997 |

Ellen Domb, Editor The TRIZ Journal


The SAE Topical Technical Conferences focus on specific issues, and bring together diverse experts in the field with people active in implementation of the methods being discussed. … Read More

Robust Development and Design for a Nuclear Reactor Terminal Gland for Use on the Centurion Class Submarines Using Invention Machine Corporations’ TechOptimizer

05/12/1997 |

Prepared by: Dr. Michael S. Slocum, P.E. Senior Staff Engineer International Space Station Special Products September 1997

I. Abstract

New requirements for reactor penetrators has reflected increased performance and reliability conditions. The evolution … Read More

TRIZ Case Studies: Report on the Total Product Development Symposium

03/12/1997 |

Ellen Domb, Editor The TRIZ Journal 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA +1(909)949-0857 FAX +1(909)949-2086


The American Supplier Institute presented the Third Annual International Total Product Development Symposium November … Read More