Last Updated: June 12, 2013
Editor: Toru Nakagawa
(Professor Emeritus, Osaka Gakuin Univ.)
Last Updated: June 12, 2013
This home page serves as an open forum of information exchange for better understanding and usage of TRIZ ("Theory of Inventive Problem Solving"), especially based in Japan. Readers' contributions are very welcome, including introductory articles, papers, technical reports, case studies, news and topics, questions, comments, etc. (Established on November 1, 1998.) ==> Operation policy
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New Information [Articles posted/updated within these 6 months. marks within 3 months.]
-- Editorial: Southbeach Forum on Southbeach Notation and Modelling: A Forum for Introduction, Communication, and Evaluation (Toru Nakagawa) (Jun. 9, 2013)
A discussion forum on Southbeach Modelling, including its visual language , software tool (Southbeach Modeller), modelling methods, and their applications. This page will post introductory information from the developer and various communications and reports from users, including myself.
-- Editorial: Southbeach Trial & Evaluation Project in Japan: "CrePS-SB Project" (Toru Nakagawa) (Jun. 9, 2013)
For the purpose of encouraging the trial use and evaluation of the Southbeach Modelling, I started the "CrePS-SB Project" in Japan. For reducing the cost barrier for the trial of making models with the software tool, I have arranged to offer free '3-month Editor mode license' to a group of volunteers.
-- Forum: Easy Use of Southbeach Modeller (Toru Nakagawa) (Jun. 9, 2013)
When I translated Howard Smith's White paper into Japanese, I myself drew the 27 diagrams in Japanese with the use of Modeller while looking at the printed English versionｓ. The drawing work was done in less than a day, thanks to the software tool in its easiness to learn and convenience to use. I have posted a note on how to use the Modeller for beginners .
-- TRIZ Paper: Red, Green, and Blue - Situational Improvement Using Southbeach (Howard Smith (CSC European Group, UK); Japanese translation: Toru Nakagawa (OGU)), (Jun. 9, 2013)
The present paper describes the basic language implemented in the Southbeach Modeller and also the philosophy and application of the modelling method. For representing 'Situations', the author uses diagrams with boxes and arrows. Boxes represent things and facts while arrows the relationships between the boxes. Red shows something harmful (such as problems), while green something useful (such as solutions). Diagrams can be made in various perspectives and then analyzed.
The modelling method allows to represent different and conflicting views and opinions with the diagrams and to guide the group of different people toward alignment for improving the situation. The author explains such a process convincingly (or 'logically') by using a number of examples. He talks about contradictions and problem solving in common cases in the business field. I feel his explanations fresh and insightful, and are easy and convincing for people in non-technological fields. The present modelling method/tool can be used universally with a large range of methods and techniques for problem solving and group decision making.
The original English version is reposted here in PDF , and my Japanese translation version in HTML .
-- TRIZ Software Tool: Overview of Southbeach Modeller 3.0: A General Purpose Software for Building Thinking Models (Southbeach Solutions Ltd., UK) (Introduction and Japanese translation: Toru Nakagawa) (May 29, 2013)
Here is a software tool developed recently in UK, under the influence of TRIZ tool for Cause-Effect diagrams and being extended much further for building various types of thinking models in an easy and generalized manner. The developers had the motive of improving the ways of business process innovation by introducing modern TRIZ. They made a basic plan around 2006, established their model description language 'Southbeach Notation' in 2008, and have been implementing it into a software tool. In 2011, Howard Smith published a paper describing the possibilities of how such an easy modelling tool can support idea generation and communication in human and technology problems. They have just released the Modeller 3.0 and published its Overview. Their Web site discloses a rich library of documents including many application examples. I suppose that the present tool is rich in descriptive power, general purpose usage, functionality, and also handy and inexpensive. I am impressed with their idea of "Just like Spread Sheets for numbers, Modelling Sheets for ideas". Under the permission by SB, I have translated their Overview slides into Japanese and am posting them in HTML and in PDF .
-- Promotion Case Study: Establishing TRIZ in a global company (Pauline Marsh (BAE Systems, UK), Karen Gadd (Oxford Creativity, UK)) (Japanese translation: Toru Nakagawa) (May 29, 2013)
Presented at ETRIA TFC 2012 last October in Lisbon, Portugal. This is the first and detailed report of the 14 year experiences of establishing TRIZ in a global company, BAE Systems, in UK. TRIZ has been introduced and promoted steadily since 1998 and are used company-widely. Selecting proper methods (including TRIZ) and proper instructors, incorporating the courses in the already established HR programs, promoters within BAE made TRIZ available to any individuals and teams as they needed. The consultants at Oxford Creativity operated workshops for practical problem solving; they are regular 5-day courses designed to be taken as five 1-day courses as well. In the workshops, they first gather initial ideas from everybody by a brainstorming, openly discuss good and bad points of the ideas, and set them all aside with the labeling of 'BAD solutions' for the purpose of exploring for BEST solutions with TRIZ. The authors repeatedly write that 'Individual TRIZ tools are simple and straightforward, and they stimulate your thinking'. The present paper is full of lessons based on their experiences. English paper in PDF , and Japanese translation in HTML . (English slides are to be posted here in July.)
-- Introductory: TRIZ Application 5: Application of TRIZ to Risk Management for Avoiding Unexpected Dangers (Teruyuki Kamimura (Ideation Japan)) (May 19, 2013)
The last article in the TRIZ Special Issue of the JSA's monthly journal "Standardization and QC" . After the March 11 Japan Disaster, we have realized the importance of risk management. We had big weak points not only in our attitudes but also in the conventional methods of risk foreseeing and management. Since many years ago TRIZ has developed the subversion analysis method for foreseeing risks, where failures of a system are found to occur by trying to 'invent' the ways of causing failures. Anticipatory Failure Determination (AFD) developed at Ideation International is described well in this article. HTML and PDF in Japanese.
-- Introductory: TRIZ Application 4: Strategic Application of TRIZ for Constructing Intellectual Properties for Winning in Business (Kimihiko Hasegawa (Ideation Japan)) (May 19, 2013)
The 7th article in the TRIZ Special Issue of the JSA's monthly journal "Standardization and QC" . This article describes the strategic importance of constructing IP properly. It describes how one can think of the circumventing other's patents, and then how one should build patents which cannot be walked around. HTML and PDF in Japanese.
-- Introductory: TRIZ Application 3: Integral Use of TRIZ and VE for Creating New Values -- Development of Comfortable Toilet Spaces in Railway Cars (Keiji Inoue (East Japan Railway)) (May 19, 2013)
The 6th article in the TRIZ Special Issue of the JSA's monthly journal "Standardization and QC" . This work was originally presented in Nov. 2003 at Japan VE Association Conference, and its slides were posted in this site on Jan. 28, 2004 . The author's group were engaged in developing a new design of toilet spaces in Shinkansen. Their design has already been realized in new cars of Bullet trains of JR East (covering Tokyo and northern part of Honshu). I actually got on such a train a year ago and was amazed with its nice design of the toilet space, much different from the typical ones in the Bullet trains running between Tokyo and Osaka. The author's group was using VE for a long time and introduced TRIZ newly for the purpose of foreseeing the future. The paper describes their integral use of VE and TRIZ; an excellent case study report on both the process and the resultant information. HTML and PDF in Japanese.
-- Editorial: Collaboration Pages with the Promoters of TRIZ and Related Areas: Aims and Call for Contributions (T. Nakagawa) (May 10, 2013)
Three years ago we started 'Collabo Pages' in Japanese . Since they may be productive also under international cooperation, I am now posting the descriptions of the aims of the pages and call for your contributions. Collabo pages accept contributions of (relatively brief) introductions/communications by different TRIZ promoters in Japan and in the world more-or-less regularly. This may be a new way of cooperation for proliferating TRIZ, much stronger than simple mutual links. [This page was prepared for posting on Dec. 24, 2010, but missed. Recognizing this mistake now, I am posting it here as a part of 'To-Do-List for TRIZ'.]
-- Editorial: To-Do-List for TRIZ (T. Nakagawa) (May 8; May 10, 2013)
A list of items which we should better do (with this Web site) for understanding and penetrating TRIZ is revised after 4 years of interval (in Japanese). (a) Revision of the list of TRIZ references and the list of TRIZ links (in Japan and in the world), (b) Introductory pages (or sub-sites) friendly to TRIZ novices, younger people, and children, (c) Collaborative pages with various TRIZ promoters, (d) Japanese translation of important overseas papers/articles, (e) English translation of important Japanese papers/articles, etc. Publication of books and training activities are also important for me to do. I wish the readers to cooperate with me in these activities. [The page is posted also in English . (May 10, 2013)]
Nakagawa's activities (especially conferences, seminars, trainings, etc.) are briefly described in Japanese. I conducted a 2-day TRIZ/USIT training seminar for SME engineers last February at Hokuriku Polytechnic College. Lectures on the first-day morning, USIT practice on 3 problems in parallel in the afternoon, and on the second day USIT practice again on 3 different problems.
-- Introductory article: TRIZ Application 2: Easy Practice of Applying TRIZ -- Concepts and Application of USIT (Unified Structured Inventive Thinking) (Toru Nakagawa) (May 8, 2013)
This is the 5th paper in the Special Issue of "Standardization and Quality Control". Since TRIZ has very rich contents of knowledge and techniques, different ways of practices and application have been proposed. Among them, I have been recommending USIT as a compact and well-designed process, easy to understand and to apply. USIT was originally developed by Ed Sickafus, and was further extended in Japan. I explain USIT on the basis of my current understanding of it as the new paradigm of creative problem solving. Two case studies demonstrate the USIT process; one is the improvement of a filter for separating plasma from blood, while the other is developing a new type of 'Mom's bicycle for safely carrying two children'. You can see the concepts and ways of thinking in USIT in this concise 6 page article, I hope. Japanese pages , and English translation page .
-- Introductory article: TRIZ Application 1: Innovative Solution to Technological Problems by Effective Use of TRIZ (Setsuo Arita (Hitachi), Kazushi Tsuwako (HGST)) (May 8, 2013)
The 4th article in the TRIZ Special Issue of the JSA's monthly journal. Hitachi Group companies have been most active and successful in Japan to apply TRIZ in their real projects, of over 4500 cases since 1997. An application case is demonstrated here; for recovering the damage on the coded surface of a hard disk they got a TRIZ solution of smashing out the extrusion with the HDD head itself. Another case presented by Dr. Hong-Wook Lee (Hundai-Kia Motors, Korea) at Japan TRIZ Symposium 2010 is also introduced here for illustrating a process of circumventing others' patents on variable-ratio engines and developing an new scheme step by step. HTML and PDF in Japanese.
-- USIT Lectures: USIT News Letters and Mini Lectures (No. 19 to No. 28) (Ed Sickafus; Japanese translation Toru Nakagawa) (Apr. 6, 2013)
Dr. Ed Sickafus is the original developer of USIT, and he published USIT News Letters in 79 issues from Nov. 2003 to Mar. 2009 for sharing his thoughts. 10 issues of them are now posted in Japanese translation and also in English PDF. The Mini Lectures in the News Letters are excellent introduction not only to USIT but also to problem solving methodologies in general, being full of deep insights and dynamic way of thinking.
(23) ibid: ibid: ibid: Constructing the CAF Table
(24) ibid: ibid: ibid: Inventing New Concepts with the CAF Table
(25) ibid: ibid: ibid: Discussion on the CAF Table
(26) ibid: ibid: ibid: Inventing New Concepts; Discussion on Summarizing Solution Concepts
(27) ibid: ibid: Discussion on Post-USIT Evaluation Process
(28) ibid: ibid: Discussion on the Essence of USIT Procedure
-- TRIZ Promotion: Malaysia TRIZ and Its Strategies (TS Yeoh, MyTRIZ Malaysia) (Annotation and Japanese translation: T. Nakagawa) (Apr. 6, 2013)
In the Keynote Speech at MyTRIZ Conference 2012 last November, Dr. TS Yeoh talked about their strategies of proliferating TRIZ in Malaysia. MyTRIZ (Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association) was formed in 2010 and then the crutial foundation of the movement was built in the form of MOU signed by the three parties: Ministry of Higher Education (governing universities), Multimedia Development Corporation (promoting ICT as a government agency), and Intel Malaysia (well experienced in TRIZ). They agreed to cooperate in proliferating TRIZ among the nation, and to set their initial target to train university lecturers. Universities set up the training opportunities and Intel sends its TRIZ experts as trainers without charge. They have trained 1057 lecturers already as the MATRIZ Level 1 practitioners. His slide conclude with the statements: "Collaboration worked! Implementation progressing well. Ride momentum and stay focused." -- Original slides in PDF and brief annotation by Nakagawa in English. Japanese page contains slides in Japanese translation and full annotation by Nakagawa.
-- Introductory article: TRIZ -- Recent Approaches and Activities in Japan and in the World (Toru Nakagawa) (Mar. 22, 2013)
The 3rd article in the TRIZ Special Issue of the JSA's monthly journal "Standardization and Quality Control", Vol. 66, No. 2 (2013). The present paper describes my perspective views on different approaches and activities of TRIZ in Japan and in the world since 1990s, i.e. after TRIZ was introduced into the western world. Evolution of TRIZ in its methodological contents is described first from the global viewpoints. Then I explain various activities of penetrating TRIZ in different countries in the world and in Japan. Japanese pages: . English page enhanced with links to references .
-- Introductory article: What is TRIZ -- Its Basic Concepts and Principal Tools (Manabu Sawaguchi (Waseda Univ.)) (Mar. 22, 2013)
The 2nd article in the TRIZ Special Issue of the JSA's monthly journal "Standardization and Quality Control", Vol. 66, No. 2 (2013). Professor Sawaguchi introduces basic concepts of TRIZ and principal tools, in the scope of classical TRIZ (and some of its revised forms). He shows a lot of small examples for illustrating the concepts. HTML and PDF .
-- TRIZ papers: "Theory of Resolving Differences (2)", The Second Collection of Papers Written by Toshio Takahara (2008-2012) (Annotated Bibliography and 13 Papers) (Mar. 7, 2013)
This page is a collection of all the 13 papers/presentations published by Toshio Takahara from 2008 to 2012 in the area related to TRIZ. It contains an annotated bibliography written by the author and links to individual papers in PDF. His first collection (of papers 2003 - 2007) was posted in 2008. 'Differences' refer to those between the desired situation and the present situation, and hence 'Resolving Differences' implies both problem solving and task achievement.
A list of papers is shown below; links to the HTML pages posted earlier are shown, but links to PDF files are omitted. Takahara summarizes "From 2008 to 2012, I have worked on the topics of (1) Radical thinking for enumeration, (2) Basic concepts of movement and contradiction, and (3) Way of life. All these topics are interrelated." The author had a heart surgery a year ago and even while the process of recovery he wrote a few papers. We wish him health and happiness.
 "The General Picture of TRIZ From the Viewpoint of Changing Objects― A Method of Resolving Differences Based on the Concepts of Functions and Process Objects Part 3―", (TRIZ Symp. 2008). (Posted: Mar. 10, 2009)
 "A Trial Study of Changing Two Objects - Reconsidering Object Part 7 -", (FIT 2008).
 "TRIZ as the Way of Life?", (TRIZ Symp. 2009). (Posted: Sept. 23, 2010)
 "Dependency of Dialectic Logic on Granularity and Density", (FIT 2009)
 "The Ideal of TRIZ ―TRIZ as the Way of Life? Part 2―", (TRIZ Symp. 2010). (Posted: Sept. 25, 2011)
 "Radical Thinking for Structure of Opposites and Enumeration in TRIZ and the Way of Life", (FIT 2010)
 "Specifying Object and Change of Judgment by Radical Thinking for Enumeration", (CGK 2010).
 "A Preparatory Study for Resolution of Contradiction of Unity―For the Way of Life－", (TRIZ Symp. 2011)
 "Re-structuring Dialectical Logic", (FIT 2011)
 "Logic of the Birth of Barter ― For Restructuring Dialectical Logic by Expanded Contradiction Model―", (IEICE 2012)
 "How to Manage Granularity, Enumeration, Relation and Movement", (FIT 2012)
 "Radical Thinking for Enumeration and Contradiction", (TRIZ Symp. 2012)
 "Types of Constraint Satisfaction in Contradiction", (CGK 2012)
-- TRIZ News: TRIZ Related News and Activities in Japan (Feb. 25, 2013)
- Japanese Standards Association (JSA): TRIZ Special Issue of monthly journal "Standardization and Quality Control". => (Feb. 25, 2013)
- Japan TRIZ Society (JTS): Started its new leadership. (Feb. 25, 2013)
- Japan TRIZ Society (JTS): 9th TRIZ Symposium in Japan on Sept. 5-6. (Feb. 25, 2013)
- Japan Creativity Society (JCS): 35th Annual Conference on Oct. 26-27. (Feb. 25, 2013)
-- TRIZ News: TRIZ Related Conferences in the World (Plan, 2013) (Feb. 25, 2013)
Taiwan: ICSI-CAI 2013 (Joint International Conference of Systematic Innovation and Computer-Aided Innovation) is to be held on Jun. 27-29, at Hsinchu, Taiwan. (Feb. 25, 2013); Agenda is now posted (Jun. 12, 2013)
- Korea: 4th Global TRIZ Conference 2013 in Korea (KoreaTRIZCON2013) is to be held by KATA, on Jul. 9-11, 2013 in Seoul. (Feb. 25, 2013) ; Agenda is now posted (Jun. 12, 2013)
- TRIZfest-2013 Conference and related events will be held on Jul. 31 - Aug. 3 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Feb. 25, 2013)
- ETRIA TFC 2013 will be held on Oct. 29-31, 2013 in Paris, France (Feb. 25, 2013)
-- Introductory article: The Role of TRIZ -- Techniques of Problem-Solving and Task-Achieving in the Design & Development Processes (Toshihiro Hayashi) (Feb. 20, 2013)
The first article in the TRIZ Special Issue of JSA's monthly journal. Hayashi describes the position and roles of TRIZ: In the processes of designing and developing products and services in technology, we should use not only methods and knowledge in the subject fields but also various techniques commonly useful in any field. TRIZ is one of such universal 'Design & Development process engineering techniques', especially for solving problems and achieving tasks in technological fields. The paper is posted in HTML and in PDF in Japanese.
-- Introductory articles: Solving Problems and Achieving Tasks with TRIZ!! Perspectives and Applications of TRIZ (Toshihiro Hayashi, Manabu Sawaguchi, Toru Nakagawa, Setsuo Arita, Kazushi Tsuwako, Keiji Inoue, Kimihiko Hasegawa, and Teruyuki Kamimura) (Feb. 20; Mar. 22; May 19, 2013)
The Japanese Standards Association (JSA) published a month ago its monthly magazine "Standardization and Quality Control" (Vol. 66, No. 2) as a Special Issue on TRIZ, containing 8 TRIZ papers in 53 pages. JSA is a semi-official organization for promoting standardization, e.g. ISO and JIS (Japanese Industrial Standards), and QC. On the request by JSA, we the Board Members of Japan TRIZ Society wrote down a set of introductory papers under the leadership by Hayashi (Chairperson of the Board, at that time). Under the permission by JSA, some of the articles will be posted here in Japanese (and possibly in English translation). [Under the permission by JSA and all the authors, all the 8 papers will be posted in this site. Thanks. (Mar. 22, 2013) Posting finished. (May 19, 2013)]
-- From the Editor: Site Search in the "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" (Toru Nakagawa) (Feb. 20, 2013)
Since this site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" has accumulated a large number of articles (ca. 19,000 files according to Google), I have set up the Site Search function. You may call the Site Search page from the Top page. The function is supported by Google's Custom Search Engine; it is free, convenient, and powerful. Thanks to Google. In the English Search page, the search covers all the files under the directory http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/eTRIZ/ . (In the Japanese search page, we have two search engines, one for Japanese pages and the other for English pages.) Looking for articles, four alternative means are now available; they are: New Information in the Top page (posted within 6 months), New Information page (all the articles in the chronological order), General Index page (categorized tables), and Site Search page.
-- USIT Lectures: USIT News Letters and Mini Lectures (Ed Sickafus) (Japanese translation: Toru Nakagawa) (Jan. 30, 2013)
Dr. Ed Sickafus is the original developer of USIT (Unified Structured Inventive Thinking). Though he retired Ford Motor Company in 2000, he has been active in developing his theories further and in sharing his thoughts and experiences. He started his 'U-SIT and Think News Letter' since November 2003, sometimes weekly and some other times irregularly, and up to No. 79 in Mar. 2009. The column of 'Mini Lecture' describes his thoughts and applications of USIT to familiar problems; they are very interesting and enjoyable to read, containing insights. We posted the Japanese translation versions from No. 1 to No. 10 in 2004. After 9 years of interruption, I restarted to posting the Japanese edition step by step. Dr. Sickafus has kindly permitted me to post his original English Editions in PDF in this Web site.
The Mini Lectures deal with the USIT problem solving with the case of 'Messy newsprint problem':
(1) 'Messy Newspaper Print Problem' - Well defined problem (Nov. 15, 2003) (Jan. 8, 2004)
(2) Minimum set of objects (Nov. 25,2003) (Jan. 8, 2004)
(3) Plausible root causes (1) (Dec. 2, 2003) (Jan. 28, 2004)
(4) Plausible root causes (2) (Dec. 9, 2003) (Jan. 28, 2004)
(5) Completion of well defined problem (Dec. 15, 2003) (Mar. 3, 2004)
(6) Listing up intuitive solutions (Dec. 22, 2003) (Mar. 3, 2004)
(7) Problem analysis - Close world diagram (Jan. 5, 2004) (Jul. 13, 2004)
(8) Problem analysis - Qualitative change graph (Jan. 12, 2004) (Jul. 13, 2004)
(9) Problem analysis - QC graph (2) (Jan. 19, 2004) (Jul. 13, 2004)
(10) Problem analysis - QC graph (3) (Jan. 26, 2004) (Jul. 13, 2004)
(11) Uniqueness (Apr. 4, 2004) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(12) Q&A (T. Nakagawa) Problem selection (Apr. 8, 2004) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(13) Solution technique - Pluralization (1) (Apr. 19, 2004) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(14) Solution technique - Pluralization (2) (Apr. 26, 2004) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(15) Solution technique - Dimensionality (May 2, 2004) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(16) Solution technique - Distribution (May 11, 2004) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(17) Solution technique - Transduction (May 17, 2004) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(18) Solution technique - Generification (May 23, 2004) (Jan. 30, 2013)
-- From the Editor: General Index of this site has been revised (Toru Nakagawa) (Jan. 9, 2013)
The present site has a powerful feature that all the articles accumulated for over 14 years are kept active with easy access. The General Index page is the key tool for the purpose. All the articles are classified into their categories and arranged in the chronological order (the latest at the top) in each (sub)category, and are accessible by one click to the individual pages. In the revision this time, the overall structure is kept as before without change but the categorization is slightly revised and is shown more clearly with the color coding of the table and in a consistent formatting. There are a number of articles which are added from missing, enhanced in the reference, moved to more appropriate subcategories, etc. The index is quite large, of 37 printed pages in English and of 30 in Japanese, and yet useful and handy for accessing articles you want.
[For example, see some old articles, such as 'Report of A Personal Trip to TRIZ Mother Countries (Russia & Belarus, Aug. 1999)' (TN, Aug. 23, 1999), 'Experiences with My Teacher G. S. Altshuller' (Phan Dung, May 8, 2001), and 'Tech Optimizer 2.5 -- Mechanism, usage and methodology learning (TN, Feb. 25, 1999). These articles are posted both in English and in Japanese.]
-- From the Editor: Message for the New Year 2013 (Toru Nakagawa) (Jan. 9, 2013)
Greetings from Japan for a Happy New Year 2013! I have resigned by the end of last December from the Board and Management Members of the Japan TRIZ Society, NPO. But I still have a strong will to "develop TRIZ/USIT further and make it useful for solving problems and achieving tasks in many and different issues in Japan and in the World", and continue to be active as the Editor of the "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" as before. I wish to make this home page a 'Public site' really useful for learners and practitioners of TRIZ/USIT in collaboration with many authors and readers in Japan and in the World.
-- TRIZ / USIT Documents: TRIZ and USIT Solution Generation Methods -- Cross References (Toru Nakagawa) (Posted: Apr. 3, 2003; Withdrawn: Apr. 8, 2003 - Dec. 21, 2012; Posted: Dec. 22, 2012)
The present page and a set of its subsequent pages represent the cross references between the solution generation methods in TRIZ (including 40 Inventive Principles, 76 Inventive Standards, and Trends of System Evolution) and those in USIT (Sickfus' 21 Heuristics, and the USIT Operators we developed). Correspondences from individual TRIZ methods to USIT sub-operators and also from individual USIT sub-operators to TRIZ methods can be read in these pages. They are useful as the cross references in the both directions TRIZ <---> USIT. These documents were originally developed during our work for reorganizing the whole TRIZ solution generation methods into the USIT Operators, as presented in ETRIA TFC 2002 in Nov. 2002 .
Among them, the TRIZ --> USIT reference pages (i.e., the (0) - (4) pages shown bellow) were once posted on Apr. 3, 2003, but were withdrawn on Apr. 8, 2003 because of my mishandling of the copyrights of TRIZ references. After over 9 years, I am re-uploading them today with a revision of reference descriptions under the permissions by the relevant authors. I would like to express my sincere apologies for my mishandling and also my thanks for giving me permissions of posting to the relevant authors: Ms. Larisa & Yuna Komarcheva (the copyright owners of Mr. Genrich Altshuller's works), Dr. Yuri Salamatov, Mr. Darrell Mann, and Dr. Ed. Sickafus.
The cross-reference pages are composed of the following pages in HTML:
(0) TRIZ and USIT Solution Generation Methods -- Cross References (Index top) (Toru Nakagawa) : Posted: Apr. 3, 2003; Re-posted Dec. 22, 2012
(1) TRIZ: 40 Inventive Principles (according to Salamatov's textbook) -- Cross references to USIT solution generation methods (Toru Nakagawa) : Posted: Apr. 3, 2003; Re-posted Dec. 22, 2012
(2a) TRIZ: 76 Inventive Standards (according to Salamatov's textbook) -- Cross references to USIT solution generation methods (Toru Nakagawa) : Posted: Apr. 3, 2003; Re-posted Dec. 22, 2012
(2b) TRIZ: Inventive Standards (according to Mann's textbook) -- Cross references to USIT solution generation methods (Toru Nakagawa) : Posted: Apr. 3, 2003; Re-posted Dec. 22, 2012
(3) TRIZ: Trends of System Evolution (according to Mann's textbook) -- Cross references to USIT solution generation methods (Toru Nakagawa) : Posted: Apr. 3, 2003; Re-posted Dec. 22, 2012
(4) Sickafus' 21 Heuristics-- Cross references to USIT solution generation methods (Hideaki Kosha and Toru Nakagawa) : Posted: Apr. 3, 2003; Re-posted Dec. 22, 2012
(A) USIT Solution Generation Methods (Full Version) -- Simplified System by the Reorganization of TRIZ Solution Generation Methods (Toru Nakagawa, Hideaki Kosha, and Yuji Mihara) Posted: Nov. 19, 2002 (Note added: Dec. 22, 2012)
(B) USIT Solution Generation Methods (Extended Version) -- Simplified System by the Reorganization of TRIZ Solution Generation Methods (Toru Nakagawa, Hideaki Kosha, and Yuji Mihara) Posted: Mar. 8, 2003 (Note added: Dec. 22, 2012)
-- TRIZ Forum: How to Nurture and Develop Innovative Talent? (Toru Nakagawa) (Dec. 12, 2012)
Presented at Panel Discussion of Malaysia MyTRIZ Con 2012 on Nov. 8, 2012. Slides and description of the talk, on 3 questions. (Q1) How to nurture and develop creative (innovative) talent? --> 'Creative power' = 'Creativity' × 'Continuing efforts'. And 'creativity' may contain some types of attitudes, minds, capabilities, ways of thinking, etc. Different types of creativity urge different ways of nurturing. (Q2) When and how did you get interested in innovation science? --> I happened to encounter TRIZ in 1997 at a seminar. There were backgrounds for me to get interested in it. ... (Q3) Do you think school education limits the growth of students' creativity? --> It depends. Teaching a student to be creative or not is just the accumulation of positive and negative responses by the teacher (and parents and others) in various occasions of student's action and thinking for many years. ... The page is a record of my thoughts on these delicate questions.
-- TRIZ/USIT Paper: Creative Problem-Solving MethodologiesTRIZ/USIT: Overview of My 15 Years in Research, Education, and Promotion (Toru Nakagawa) (Dec. 12, 2012)
Keynote Lecture presented at Malaysia MyTRIZ Con 2012, on Nov. 8, 2012 at Penang, Malaysia. This is based on my paper and my talk presented last March just before my retirement from OGU. I am talking how I have been studying and extending TRIZ in research for these 15 years since I encountered TRIZ in 1997. The main theme of my research has been extended: TRIZ --> USIT --> New paradigm of creative problem solving (Six-Box Scheme) --> General Methodology for Creative Problem Solving. The fourth stage just started last May. "Easy to learn, applicable everywhere, and effective" is my motive in developing a creative problem-solving / task-achieving methodology. Slides are posted in HTML images and in PDF .
-- TRIZ Conference Report (26): Malaysia MyTRIZ Conference 2012 (Nov. 6 - 9, 2012 at Penang, Malaysia) Participation Report (Toru Nakagawa) (Nov. 15; Dec. 12, 2012)
A brief report, written for the management members of JTS on Nov. 12, is posted in the Japanese page with minor modification. A very impressive event consisting of Conference, Workshop, and Competition. Held by MyTRIZ (Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association), with the support of 2 Government Ministries, MDeC (a national agency in the field of ICT), Intel Malaysia, Univ. Science Malaysia, etc. A strategic 3-party agreement was made in 2010 among Intel Malaysia, Malaysian government, and Malaysian universities: 'Training of TRIZ to university lecturers are promoted by university's setting up, Intel's providing with its TRIZ experts without charge, and government encouragement. Then the lecturers teach TRIZ to students.' On the basis of this strategy, the Competition was carried out with the entree of 27 teams from various universities. MyTRIZ has about 50 members from industry and about 200 from universities.
Conference had interesting invited talks both on industrial promotion/application and on teaching at universities and for children. 6 Keynote speakers were invited from abroad, and TRIZ pioneers in Malaysia gave very good presentations. Proceedings were not prepared beforehand. When the presentation slides are posted in their Web, I wish to introduce several of the presentations in this site as well. [Nakagawa's Keynote ; Nakagawa's Panel Talk (Dec. 12, 2012)]
General Index [Categorized table of all articles (in English/Japanese) accessible with a single click.]
[Kept always up to date. (Checked and improved on Jan. 9, 2013)]
|Category|| Brief explanation
Classified in their categories, and arranged in the chronological order (the latest at the top) in each (sub-) category. Individual articles can be accessed with a click.
|New Information||Brief introduction to all the articles in the historical order, the latest at the top.|
|Introduction to TRIZ||What is TRIZ? Introductory articles for new readers of TRIZ.|
|TRIZ References||TRIZ textbooks, WWW references, and bibliography|
|TRIZ Links||TRIZ sites in Japan and in the World; selected/extensive lists|
|TRIZ News and Activities||[News and activities in Japan and in the World]:
Nakagawa's activities ; Activities in Japan (Japan TRIZ Society, (former) Japan TRIZ CB); Activities overseas (Russia, USA, Europe, Asia, etc.)
|TRIZ Software Tools||TRIZ Software tools and their usage|
|TRIZ Papers and Technical Reports||[Articles in Japan and in the world; contributions from readers, and articles by Nakagawa]:
Papers ; Case-Studies (application & promotion); Presentations, Research/Technical reports ; Introductory and review articles .
|TRIZ Lectures and Course Materials; Articles in TRIZ Related Areas||[Articles in Japan and in the world; contributions from readers, and articles by Nakagawa]:
Classics in TRIZ; Course materials and textbooks ; Lecture notes in TRIZ ; Lecture notes in relevant areas; Introductory articles in relevant areas.
|TRIZ Forum||Conference/seminar reports; Book reviews ; Communications, discussions, questions, comments, etc.; Collabo pages|
"TRIZ Home Page by Students for Students" : Established by Nakagawa's Seminar class at OGU. (Mar. 18, 2006), Updated (Mar. 19, 2007)
|General index||New Information||Introduction to TRIZ||TRIZ References||TRIZ Links||TRIZ News & Activities||TRIZ Software Tools||TRIZ Papers and Tech Reports||TRIZ Lectures||TRIZ Forum||General index|
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Toru Nakagawa, Dr., Professor Emeritus, Osaka Gakuin University
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