October 2007's TRIZ Journal
Editor | On 01, Oct 2007
It’s that time again – a new issue of The TRIZ Journal! But as usual, the articles in this month’s issue are from a mix of authors covering classical TRIZ, a service taxonomy, logic, medicine and a look at the world of systematic innovation outside of TRIZ. Look for this month’s news to learn about a call for papers and some international TRIZ happenings.
- The healthcare industry is in the news each day – for good reasons and for bad; Using Trends of Evolution to Direct Wound Treatments looks at the positive. Evolutionary trends are useful in predicting how we will heal wounds in the future.
- Covering all time periods, Body of Knowledge for Classical TRIZ categorizes TRIZ tools into content-oriented and process-oriented. The author includes his experience with developing the curriculum of the Taiwan TRIZ Association’s study program.
- Integration of a Service Taxonomy: The 40 Inventive Principles for Conceptualizing the Components of a Service System enables TRIZ users to follow a structured procedure for developing ideas beyond (the more common) product development.
- This month’s Student Corner article covers a topic of importance for all inventors – logic.
- And in a brief departure, one article explores the world of systematic innovation beyond TRIZ. A quick look at some of the articles that are featured on Real Innovation (The TRIZ Journal’s home) is presented as a reminder that there are a number of options at the inventor’s disposal, dependent upon the particular challenge being faced.
- Blackwell Publishing’s Creativity and Innovation Management Journal has issued a Call for Papers for an upcoming special issue on the “Theory of Inventive Problem
Solving – Impact for Creativity and Innovation Management.” The submission deadline is March 1, 2008.
- Toru Nakagawa has updated The TRIZ Home Page in Japan. Be sure to check out the new additions in both English and Japanese.
- October brings AMETRIZ’s conference and November brings this year’s ETRIA conference – look for live commentaries from The TRIZ Journal’s founding editor, Ellen Domb.
As we ask of you each month, please keep your submissions coming!
Until November, happy TRIZ reading!
Katie Barry, Ellen Domb and Michael S. Slocum