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Industrial Research Institute Meeting Report-I

30/05/2011 |

Jack Hipple

IRI Meeting-I was priveleged to present a workshop on TRIZ problem solving at the annual IRI meeting in Philadelphia this year and was able to attend a number of very interesting presentations from senior executives from materials and service … Read More

Information: Use It!

17/05/2011 |

In the same week in the Wall Street Journal, we see two interesting and diverse examples of how information can transform a major industry and a household hobby.


In hospitals, blood tests are routinely ordered by phsyicians who rarely … Read More

S.T.E.M. Plus

12/05/2011 |


Leaders in European Union, India, China, USA and many other countries have been asking for more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) graduates in order to drive more innovation. We also know that there are unemployed STEM professionals. Simply … Read More

Bugs and Solar Power

12/05/2011 |

For those of you who don’t read the magazine DISCOVER, I want to pass on to you another great example of problems in parallel universes. Several years ago, work started within the TRIZ community to see if the basic principles … Read More

People and Dreams

09/05/2011 |

We hear all the time about how few new ideas actually wind up as commercially successful (I.e. make money) products or services and we all wish the percentage is higher. But when failure does occur, it’s important that we learn … Read More

39 Parameters in Information Technology

30/03/2011 |

Vladimir Petrov is asking for help from our readers for a new project.His TRIZ Journal articles have been very helpful to many people learning TRIZ, so it is a great privilege to use this column to help him get feedback … Read More

e-Waste… Electronics and Sustainability Symposium

25/03/2011 |

Sustainable Electronics Initiative (SEI), a consortium dedicated to the development and implementation of a more sustainable system for designing, producing, remanufacturing, and recycling electronic devices at Illinois Sustainable Technology Center, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign is hosting the second annual symposium. … Read More

Wyoming is Cool!

10/03/2011 |

Jack Hipple

What’s the first thing you think of when you think of the state of Wyoming? Yellowstone Park? Ranches and cattle? Coal mining? Natural gas? Open space? Mountains? Did you thnk COLD? It may not be the coldest place in … Read More

Plan for Face-to-face Learning

10/03/2011 |

Ellen Domb

Some of the most popular articles in this “commentary” column are the reports from TRIZ conferences around the world. I frequently encourage readers to participate in conferences, because the exchange of information face-to-face is a far richer experience than … Read More


01/03/2011 |

Jack Hipple

Understanding and “seeing” things we can’t see is a holy grail in a number of technical areas. Vibration tells us a lot about what might be going on inside a piece of mechanical equipment. X-Rays tell us about our … Read More

Who Are You?

14/02/2011 |

Jack Hipple

In recent discussions about an upcoming workshop for the Management Division of AIChE in Minneapolis, I got into a discussion about networking and the use of psychological assessment tools in assisting employees with job searches and transitions. I guess … Read More

Everyday TRIZ

19/01/2011 |

Ellen Domb

Yesterday I had a conversation with a TRIZ/lean/six sigma consultant, who told me with some excitement about his new project, digital book publishing. I was glad to hear his enthusiasm, but astonished when he told me that the … Read More

Innovation is Like Shooting a Hole-In-One

16/12/2010 |

Lynda Curtin

Three days to go to shoot my second hole-in-one during the same year! It’s possible. I know. Two golfers at my golf club each shot two hole-in-ones this year.I’ve been surprised at the innovation lessons learned from this thrilling … Read More

Pumps and Pipes and Hearts

06/12/2010 |

Jack Hipple“The history of medical innovation is one of inspiration, unexpected insights, and the sharing of ideas across disciplines”—Methodist/DeBakey Heart and Vascular Center ad, back cover of Continental Airlines magazine, Nov 2010It’s amazing what you find in airline magazines. During … Read More

Coffee Cups, Toilet Paper Cores, Video Stores, UV Protection, and Magic Fiddles

30/11/2010 |

Jack Hipple

What do all these topics have in common? They are all examples of new products that eliminate some other product or part of a system and still accomplish most or all of the original intent but with greater simplicity, … Read More

Teaching Innovation – Part III

10/11/2010 |

Praveen Gupta

There is a global desire to exploit innovation for gaining competitive advantage, and a significant effort to deploy innovation without knowing how to. Most business colleges are still pursuing entrepreneurship programs without much education in innovation. Recognition of … Read More

TRIZ Futures Conf. Day 2 afternoon

04/11/2010 |

Ellen Domb “TRIZ Inside: When are you going to step out of the TRIZ closet?” was the after-lunch challenge from Hans van Grieken from the CapGemini innovation practice. He showed a wide variety of successful innovation companies, and asked, “Would … Read More

TRIZ Futures Conf. Day 2 Morning

04/11/2010 |

Ellen Domb

Professor Romano Nanni started the program with an illustrated talk”:Anthropo-zoomorphic models and kinematic models in Leonardo da Vinci’s mechanizations” The illustrations were from da Vinci’s own notebooks, and they wre both technically fascinating and beautiful as works of art. … Read More

TRIZ Futures Conf. Day 1 Afternoon

03/11/2010 |

Ellen Domb

The opening session of the conference combined thanks to the organizers, led by Caterina Rizzi of the University of Bergamo, and a welcome from Stafano Paleari, rector of the university, with welcome and celebration of the 10th anniversary of … Read More

TRIZ Futures Conf. Day 1 Morning

03/11/2010 |

Ellen Domb

The first morning of the TRIZ Futures Conference European TRIZ Association 2010 is devoted to tutorials. Jose Vicente (frequent TRIZ Journal author) is doing a half-day tutorial for beginners, and I am at the session presented by Simon Litwin, … Read More