March 2008's TRIZ Journal
Editor | On 03, Mar 2008
By Katie Barry, Ellen Domb and Michael S. Slocum
The Ides of March are nothing to worry about here! This month’s articles feature a case study on silicone technology, using soggy pizza to teach the system operator, placing TRIZ appropriately in the world of science, directing innovative approaches and looking at the relationship between the ideal final result and perturbation theory.
- Perturbation theory is used to solve problems in physics as the ideal final result solves engineering problems, but the two do not have to be mutually exclusive.
- Nikolay Shpakovsky considers TRIZ as a whole, looking at its evolution, its structure and its future.
- Helping beginning TRIZ students is easier by using the system operator to solve the problem of soggy pizza.
- The process of developing a new product is analyzed in Evaluating Product Innovation – Silicone Technology, with the development of a new kitchen product.
- The property-function matrix helps classify and expand technologies, providing a structure for knowledge transfer.
Did You Know?
- Conferences and trainings around the world can be posted – and found – in The TRIZ Journal’s events calendar.
- It is easy to submit an article to The TRIZ Journal; consider being a part of an upcoming issue.
- Readers can start discussion with others from around the world in our discussion forum.
- The call for papers for the Fourth TRIZ Symposium in Japan is available (in English) at the TRIZ Home Page in Japan. Presentation applications are due May 15, 2008.
Until April, happy TRIZ reading!