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Case Study: Friction And No-Friction

10/03/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Anyone that follows me on Twitter may have noticed that I’m not very good at following other people. It’s nothing personal, just that my brain is not capable of tuning in to fast moving streams of information/noise. That … Read More

Case Study: Patient Compliance Small Picture

10/02/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Back in April we wrote an article about the difficulties of achieving patient compliance within the healthcare sector (Reference 1). The focus there was very much on the big picture, and, as such, the conclusions we drew could … Read More

Case Study: Frequent Callers

16/12/2018 |

Darrell Mann

 

This is the story of NHS paramedic, Rhian Monteith. She was concerned about small numbers of Accident & Emergency ward patients who seemed to keep coming back to the hospital she worked in. So called ‘frequent callers’. … Read More

Case Study: Level Crossing

17/11/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Humans can be pretty dumb sometimes. Everything the automotive industry does to make cars safer, we all compensate for by driving worse. There’s a similar phenomenon in the rail industry: the safer the level-crossing systems the rail industry … Read More

Case Study: Effectuation

02/09/2018 |

Darrell Mann

According to the business theory of good and bad capital, good money is money from investors who are willing to wait for growth in the size of the enterprise, but who are hungry for profit in the short-term. … Read More

Case Study: Rethinking Healthcare

19/08/2018 |

Darrell Mann

I picked up my newspaper today and found the word ‘crisis’ written over 40 times. Six of them as part of a headline. Debt crisis, NHS budget crisis, obesity crisis, KFC crisis, Brexit crisis, weather crisis, plastic crisis. … Read More

Case Study: Of David’s And Goliath’s

05/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

This is a true case study relayed to me at a recent workshop.

TRIZ/SI was not explicitly used during the definition or solution of the problem.

Rather, the case study is intended as an illustration of how Systematic … Read More

Case Study: Nationalisation Versus Privatisation

03/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Politics depresses me. For the most part I try and stay away. I blame TRIZ. Or possibly Edward de Bono. Or possibly Socrates. He was the one that forced politicians into thinking the world had to be either … Read More

Case Study: The Italian Job

29/05/2018 |

Darrell Mann

The Italian Job is a 1969 British caper film, written by Troy Kennedy Martin, produced by Michael Deeley and directed by Peter Collinson. For Brits of a certain age, it has become a cultural icon. In 2004, the … 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

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 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 Ariz-85 to Isolate Target Proteins

03/11/2008 |

Isolation of target proteins requires dissociation of the bindings of the other proteins in an adipocyte. This paper is related to the problem that there was trouble using SDS as a dissociating agent.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

The IBM Study on Innovation

01/02/2008 |

Jack Hipple

The IBM Innovation Study–What Does It Say?

The recent pioneering global study and interview of corporate CEOs regarding innovation and its importance provides many insights into not only the world of innvoation, but the competitive nature of it. If … 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

Case Study: Road Fleet Maintenance

04/06/2007 |

Contradiction matrix application, in an unusual area as road transport fleet maintenance and in a brake system, demonstrates that the scope of applications of TRIZ use is practically unlimited.Read More