December 2008's TRIZ Journal
Editor | On 01, Dec 2008
By Katie Barry, Marco de Carvalho, Ellen Domb and Paul Filmore
2008 has gone by quickly – we are already reviewing submissions for 2009. Founding editor Ellen Domb posted a commentary that sums up how we feel going into the new year, “We have developed into a worldwide TRIZ community that has characteristics of many families – we don’t always agree on everything, but we help each other. Some members observe all the old traditions, some members develop new traditions. Like a family, when someone new joins, we help the new members learn the family traditions, both old and new, then watch as the new member decides which family traditions to observe, or whether to develop new ones.”
We look forward to your being a part of our community for years to come.
This year’s final issue features:
- A new Student Corner article looks at the inventive possibilities of ice.
- Ellen Domb explores the challenges of effectively teaching TRIZ.
- “Using TRIZ to Improve Pem-nut Production” explores how TRIZ was used to design a mold-form to improve the pem-nut production process.
- The 40 inventive principles are good, but Ives de Sanger and Eddy Claeys examine specific ways of strengthening them.
- Applying TRIZ beyond traditional engineering applications is the focus of “Systematic Clustering of Business Problems.”
Until 2009, happy TRIZ reading!