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Case Studies Archives - The Triz Journal

Equity (Or Not)

08/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

We’ve been doing quite a lot of work in the public sector this year. Which means enduring lots of noble-but-woolly thinking about concepts like equity. It usually doesn’t take long for the above image to be brought into … Read More

Case Study: Cleaning School

05/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

In theory, keeping school buildings clean is a simple problem. On the other hand, because it involves people – especially those wonderful balls of chaos called ‘pupils’ – it turns out to be complex. As in complex-adaptive-system complex. … Read More

Patent of the Month – ThermoAcoustic Engine

30/03/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Well, it’s never going to win prizes for readability, but patent of the month this month is nevertheless an elegant evolution of the thermoacoustic engine. US9,777,951 was granted to a quartet of inventors at Tokai University in Japan … Read More

Case Study: B2B Intangibles

06/03/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Everyone involved in the Business-to-Consumer world is at least beginning to understand the importance of designing for the unspoken intangible outcomes customers are looking for. A lot of times those in the B2B world still don’t get it. … Read More

Case Studies: Milk-Shake

22/02/2018 |

Darrell Mann

I read the latest Clayton Christensen book, Competing Against Luck, last month. In the fractured, fractious world of innovation, Christensen is one of the few ‘must-read’s. Even though an awful lot of his output is a re-hash of … Read More

Patent of the Month – Monocentric Lens

18/02/2018 |

Darrell Mann

If I was a betting man, I’d say that this month’s patent of the month had the smell of TRIZ about it. US9,860,443 was granted to a trio of inventors at the University of California. Two of them … Read More

Patent of the Month – Smartphone Detection Of Vehicle Maneuvers

04/02/2018 |

Darrell Mann

There’s an awful lot of talk these days about autonomous vehicles. A lot of it is naïve. We won’t all be driving around in autonomous vehicles in the next five years – or even ten – because there … Read More

Investments – Graphene Meta-Lens

23/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

On the quest for miniaturization, scientists at the Center for Integrated Nanostructure Physics, within the Institute for Basic Science (IBS, South Korea), in collaboration with researchers from the University of Birmingham and the Korea Advanced Institute of Science … Read More

Law Of System Completeness Hierarchies

22/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Constructing Function and Attribute Analysis (FAA) models is one of my least favourite TRIZ-related activities. At the same time as trying to avoid drawing them, I also know it’s the most important problem definition job I have to … Read More

Patent of the Month – Sol Gels

12/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Aerogels. Long touted as one of the ‘holy grail’ technologies, aerogels or sol-gels have never really made the transition to a successful commercialization. On the plus side, the properties of the materials as thermal insulators are unparalleled. … Read More

On-Demand De-Salination

12/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Modern solar cells, which use energy from light to generate electrons and holes that are then transported out of semiconducting materials and into external circuits for human use, have existed in one form or another for over 60 … Read More

Resilience: Operational Excellence And Innovation

11/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

If you ever have the opportunity to talk to an ultra-marathon athlete you will quickly ascertain that they see the world differently to most. A lay-person tends to think that the ability to run an ultra-marathon is achieved … Read More

TRIZ and Cancer

02/09/2016 |

Related posts:

  1. SYSTEMATIC BUSINESS INNOVATION: A ROADMAP
  2. Multi-Screen Analysis for Innovation Roadmapping
  3. ‘Best’ Inventive Principles?

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Applying TRIZ in Water and Electricity Problems

07/01/2016 |

Rudzidatul Akmam Dziyauddina*, Sahnius Usmanb*, Haslaile Abdullaha*

aUTM RAZAK School, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Semarak, 54100 Kuala Lumpur

bUTM SPACE, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Jalan Semarak, 54100 Kuala Lumpur

*Corresponding authors: sahnius.kl@utm.my

 

Abstract

Electricity and water services are vital to … Read More

Case Study with TRIZ: Allocation System for a Processing Machine

22/09/2015 |

Previously Published in TRIZfest 2014

Dipl.-Ing. Horst Th. Nählera, Dipl.-Kulturwiss. Barbara Gronauerb

ac4pi – Center for Product-Innovation, Hünfeld, 36088, Germany

bStrategieInnovation, Hünfeld, 36088, Germany

 

Abstract

This case study presents the new development of an allocation system by using TRIZ … Read More

Case Study: Use TRIZ to Solve Complex Business Problems

06/10/2008 |

In this case study a direct contradiction is visible: to reduce the dependence on distributors and increase the territories and customer base (improves), which impacts (worsens) the existing revenue model, losing the customer base and adding competition.Read More

Case Study: Use of TRIZ in Software Design

02/06/2008 |

The use of ideality from structural perspectives led to a cleaner software product design that is easier to maintain and evolve than what existed before.Read More

Case Study: Consummate System for Valve Travel Stop

05/05/2008 |

This case study elaborates upon the principles and processes described in "Instruments for Designing Consummate Systems." Consider the system of a centrifugal wall pump and of its valve travel stop specifically.Read More

Case Study: Pizza and the System Operator for Teaching

03/03/2008 |

The system operator is a powerful tool when used as part of the integrated TRIZ methodology, but it is also a simple tool that beginners can use very quickly.Read More

Innovation at Ford – A Micro-Case Study

17/07/2007 |

Cass Pursell

It’s instructive to take a few minutes every now and then to look back and remind ourselves of what fueled the growth of some of the greatest businesses of the last century. Henry Ford once said, “If I’d asked … Read More