November 2008's TRIZ Journal
Editor | On 03, Nov 2008
By Katie Barry, Marco de Carvalho, Ellen Domb and Paul Filmore
This month’s unofficial theme is time – the past, present and future are all represented. A timeline of the development of TRIZ, TRIZ training in Japan and a look at the evolutionary potential of search engines are three topics to keep readers busy this month.
- Toru Nakagawa presented “USIT in Japan: A New Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving” at the Fourth World Symposium on TRIZ in Japan earlier this year and looks at how TRIZ, combined with USIT, has spread throughout the country.
- USIT developer Ed Sickafus provided Nakagawa with his comments on the paper.
- October marked the celebration of Genrich Altshuller’s birthday. That, with the development of TRIZ, is remembered in a timeline developed by Vladimir Petrov.
- As useful as Internet search engines are today, they have the potential to be even more powerful in the future as discussed by Alex Zakharov.
- Hongyul Yoon presents a case study of the application of TRIZ tools to solve a problem with protein binding.
There are several newsworthy items this month:
- Founding editor Ellen Domb reported from the Iberoamerican Innovation Congress – catch up here.
- Frequent TRIZ Journal contributor Prakasan (Prakash) Kappoth is now a commentator – read his first post here.
- Editor of Real Innovation and The TRIZ Journal Katie Barry has joined FastCompany.com as an expert blogger on the topic of innovation. Click here to read her blog, Systematic Innovation.
- It’s not too late to submit your breakthrough innovation project for recognition at iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards 2009 in Miami! Finalists will be showcased by iSixSigma.com and be recognized at an awards breakfast at the iSixSigma Live! Summit & Awards, where the top three finalists and winners will be announced. The winners will be announced in the March/April 2009 issue of iSixSigma Magazine and on iSixSigma.com. Deadline for nominations: November 15!
TRIZ Journal Reminders
- Get a jump on the new year and submit your 2009 articles today – the process is easy and editors are standing by.
- Don’t forget to participate in the discussion forum – TRIZ comments and questions are common – be a part of the conversations.
Until December, happy TRIZ reading!