Let's enjoy 'Think & Try' !
(for Children and Highschool students)
Editor: Toru Nakagawa
Last updated: Jan. 18, 2015

For solving problems creatively
(for Students and the General public)
Editor: Toru Nakagawa
Last updated: Feb. 10, 2015

Methods of creative problem solving
(for Engineers and Researchers novice to TRIZ)
Editor: Toru Nakagawa
Last updated: Feb. 10, 2015

Practices and methodologies of Creative problem solving
(for Practitioners and Experts)
Editor: Toru Nakagawa
Last updated: Feb. 10, 2015

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This home page serves as an open forum of information exchange for better understanding and usage of Creative Problem Solving Methodologies, especially based in Japan.  Readers' contributions are very welcome, including introductory articles, papers, case studies, news, questions, comments, etc
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Last Updated:  February 10, 2015 
 http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/
Editor:  Toru Nakagawa 
(Professor Emeritus, Osaka Gakuin Univ.)
Last Updated:
  February 10, 2015
http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/eTRIZ/

Established on Nov. 1, 1998

visits since Nov. 1, 2005

Four Entrance Pages have been introduced.  You may be guided through them to readable/useful articles depending on your situations and interests. 

New Information (for the latest 6 months) are shown below in the present page.  Articles are marked in 5 different colors:   ( old or not classified).  (Oct. 17, 2014)

Let's enjoy 'Think & Try' !

(for Children and Highschool students)


(1) Everything is interesting!
(2) Watch and find it!
(3) Think 'Why?'.
(4) Learn how it works.
(5) Understand the function.
(6) Think for yourself.
(7) Imagine the ideal.
(8) Collect different examples.
(9) Try to divise something new!
(10) Information for teachers and parents

For solving problems creatively

(for Students and the General public)


(1) Necessity and importance of addressing problems
(2) Creativity and enlightenment
(3) Different methods of creative problem solving
(4) Understanding the problems and needs
(5) Analyzing the problem and imagining the ideal
(6) Generating solution ideas and trying to implement them
(7) Case studies in various fields
(8) Addressing to familiar problems and problems in society
(9) Information sources and learning opportunities
(10) Miscellaneous

Methods of creative problem solving

(for Engineers and Researchers novice to TRIZ)


(1) Purposes and significance of 'Creative problem solving'
(2) What is TRIZ
(3) Information sources of TRIZ
(4) History and current situations of TRIZ
(5) Basics of TRIZ
(6) Knowledge bases and tools of TRIZ
(7) Methodologies of TRIZ and its extensions
(8) Application case studies
(9) Mastering and practicing TRIZ
(10) Questions and discussions

Practices and methodologies of Creative problem solving

(for Practitioners and Experts)


(1) Full use of the present site (New information, General index, Searching, etc.)
(2) TRIZ references, links, and software tools
(3) TRIZ news, activities, and conference reports

(4) TRIZ papers and articles

(5) TRIZ case studies of application and promotion
(6) TRIZ lecture notes and course materials
(7) Documents of TRIZ/CrePS methodologies
(8) TRIZ Forum (communications, discussions, questions, etc.)
 
 

 

General Index  (A) Editorial (B) References Links News & activities Software tools (C) Papers, case studies, articles, Lectures, course materials (D) Forum General Index 
Home Page New Information   for children and highschool students for students and the general public for engineers (introduction) for Practitioners     Home Page

 

New Information    [Articles posted/updated within these 6 months.  marks within these 3 months.]

 Paper: Social revolutions:  Generalized structure of social revolutions (Tetsutarou Yasuhira (Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan))  (Feb. 10, 2015)

Originally published in Journal of Japan Society of Information and Knowledge in 2010, and reposted here under the permission of JSIK. The author describes the processes of big social changes, or revolutions, in a general and conceptual way.  Since TRIZ tries to identify and solve contradictions to proceed for ideality, we know that we can apply TRIZ not only to technological problems but also non-technological, human, and social problems. The abstract and the figure in English show the essence of the present paper, I hope. The full paper and author's profile are posted in the Japanese page.

 TRIZ Paper:  TRIZ marketing for the Ubiquitous concept ~ So that anyone uses TRIZ anywhere anytime ~ (Shigeru Kasuya (Proengineer-institute))  (Feb. 10, 2015)

Presented last Septmber at 10th Japan TRIZ Symposium. Responding to the TRIZ users' apparent/hidden needs, the author tries to make TRIZ inexpensive and ubiquitous, with the slogan of "Anyone can use TRIZ anywhere anytime."  He presents 10 examples of such solutions:  Smart phone version of 40 Inventive principles (1 screen/principle); 40 Inventive principles adapted for the IT/software field; understanding various other methods in relation to TRIZ (e.g., Checklist method by Osborne, NM method (by Masakazu Nakayama), Wai-gaya meeting at Honda, Goal deployment, QC story approach, etc.).  For more detail, you may refer to the author's Web site (in Japanese) .  In the Japanese page , the presentation slides and their full explanation are shown in parallel in HTML.  In the English page, Extended Abstract and Presentation slides (in images) are posted in HTML, while the PDF file of the Presentation slides is accessible through a link to JTS Web site.

 Paper: Creativity Tool and methods:  Introduction to Visual Thinking Software 'Fuda-Yose Tool' and Its Web site 'Thinking School I' (Akihiro Katahira)  (Jan. 18, 2015)

The author developed a handy software tool for drawing and handling labels smoothly on Excel sheets for supporting 'Visual Thinking'.  Information in Excel cells can be converted with a click into labels, and such labels, connecting lines, and enclosures may be moved around smoothly on the sheet.  The use of the software stimulates users' thoughts in idea generation, document composition, discussions in a group, etc.  The author has also built a Web site describing various methods for generating thoughts in a systematic, yet easy to understand manner.   He puts emphasis on his 'Visual Thinking' supported by his 'Fuda-Yose' software tool.   In Japanese the software tool and the Web site are fully described, while in English only the tool is introduced by Nakagawa's translation.

 

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 TRIZ Forum: Letters from Readers (Dec. 2014 - Jan. 2015)(Jan. 18, 2015)  Index page of "Letters from Readers"

English pageEllen Domb (USA), Yury Danilovsky (Korea), Simon Dewulf (Australia), Valeri Souchkov (Netherlands), TS Yeoh & Tan Eng Hoo (Malaysia), Atom Mirakyan (Germany), Richard Langevin (USA), Sarimah Misman (Malaysia), Toru Nakagawa (Japan)
(a) Danilovsky noticed me of his paper on deriving solution ideas.directly from disadvantages of systems   (b) Dewulf, the former owner of CREAX (Belgium), moved to Australia and developed unique software 'patentinspiration.com', by starting AULIVE.  (c) Souchkov noticed us the TRIZ Glossary recently developed by MATRIZ.  (d) The activities of MyTRIZ (in Malaysia) are quite remarkable.  (e) Mirakyan noticed me of his new paper on the application of OTSM-TRIZ.  (f) Langevin announced that Altshuller Institute has elected Dr. H. James Harrington as its new President and is going to hold TRIZCON2015 jointly with Innova-Con soon in February. 

Japanese page Toru Nakagawa; Akira Kobayashi (Brother Industries Ltd.); Akihiro Katahira; Toshihiro Hayashi; Noboru Ohsumi; Takumi Yoshioka (Hokkaido Science Univ.); Ryo Iwatani;
(g) For studying TRIZ Su-Field modeling and Inventive Standards, I recommended Davide Russo's recent paper.  (h) Hayashi responded to Prof. Yamaguchi's paper saying that he also experienced 'Paradigm Disruptive Innovation' in the software development in Hitachi.  (i) Yoshioka noticed me that 'Earthquake Prediction Society of Japan' was established last July with the desire of short-term prediction of earthquakes on the basis of electromagnetic phenomena of earthquakes.

 TRIZ Paper:  Finding the needs of customer by the SN Matrix and TRIZ process -- The functional approach for connecting methods and 7 solutions -- (Takashi Ogata, Kazuhiro Fujikawa, Hiroyuki Tsuchiya (OLYMPUS Corp.))  (Jan. 18, 2015)

Presented at 10th Japan TRIZ Symposium 2014 and won the 'Best Presentation for Me' Awards by the participants voting.  The authors pursue for the methods of linking their technological seeds (S) with their customers needs (N); they want to provide new products/services of attractive quality and to reveal some hidden needs of customers. For such a purpose they have developed a scheme of describing their aims and means consistently in terms of 'functionality'.  For each of the functions, the authors clarify their goal/current levels of realizing the function, competitors' technology (contents and their levels), customers' requirements, and priority, and write them down in a tabular form named as 'SN Matrix'. The SN Matrix is consistently applicable in their 7 categories of problem solving processes (or 'solutions'). -- This is an excellent presentation having experiences of real applications and theoretical framework together.  Extended Abstract in HTML and in PDF and Presentation slides in HTML images.  The Japanese page is composed in a similar way. 

 From the Editor:  Message for the New Year 2015 (Toru Nakagawa (OGU))  (Jan. 8, 2015)

Greetings from Japan for a Happy New Year 2015!!  Wish the year be healthy, happy, and successful for you all and peaceful in the World. I am posting the New Year card in Japanese which I sent to many Japanese friends whom I got acquainted before my TRIZ days. I am much concerned about the current situations of Japanese society.  Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is driving Japan in the wrong direction.  Democracy in Japan is not working well unfortunately.  There are many big and complex issues to be addressed in relation to lives of people. -- In such a situation, I should do my best what I can; i.e., to establish the General methodology of  creative problem solving (CrePS) and to spread it widely.  I have written down several tasks and plans for the new year 2015.  I wish to work for them in collaboration you.  Best wishes!

 

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 TRIZ/USIT/CrePS Paper:  General Method of Creative Problem Solving: 'Six-Box Scheme' (Toru Nakagawa)  (Jan. 8, 2015)

A talk presented to a dozen of highschool students at Yokohama Science Frontier High School (YSFH). Using 20 slides I gave a talk with many small excercises on Creative Problem Solving Methods for just 60 minutes.  I tried to give a general view of how to think and solve problems creatively, by the demonstration and excercises on my favorite case study 'How to make a knot with short string at the end of sewing'.  Full slides in Japanese .  -- Give me a few more days for English translation.

 TRIZ Forum: Letters from Readers:  Introduction to A New Publication: "TRIZ 40 Principles" by Yoshinori Takagi (Yoshinori Takagi; Toru Nakagawa)  (Jan. 8, 2015)

The present page introduces to an excellent new publication  in Japanese, "TRIZ 40 Principles" by Yoshinori Takagi, published by Discover 21, Inc., Tokyo, on Aug. 30, 2014.  The book is very well organized in the contents, in the grouping of Principles, in the descriptions of individual Principles, and in illustrating application examples of the Principle, etc.  It is quite reasonable that the book has been one of the best sellers in the Engineering/Patents & Invention genre in Amazon.co.jp.  Congratulations!!  Unfortunately, however, in the belt and in the Preface of the book, the descriptions look too much journalistic/sensational, used to be typical in late 1990s in Japan, and contain several misleading catch copies in relation to the TRIZ history in the former USSR.  Nakagawa sent a comment to Mr. Takagi on such misleading catch copies for the purpose of preventing them from being spread to readers new to TRIZ.  (Full description in Japanese, but shorter in English.)

 TRIZ Paper:  SUGOROKU of TRIZ Inventive Principles ~ 40 Principle Symbols Arranged on 9 Windows ~ (Yoshinori Takagi)  (Jan. 8, 2015)

This paper was presented at 10th TRIZ Symposium in Japan, Sept. 11-12, 2014. Extending the work of hand-script symbols of the 40 Inventive Principles, the Author is reporting the idea of classifying the 40 principles into 9 groups for easier teaching. The principles are classified into 4-membered groups from the top, with a minor adjustment to make the 8th and 9th groups into 6-membered groups. He has given names to the nine groups, then arranged them in the 9 windows (3x3), and made the path of going through them in a way like a sugoroku game. He explains how to teach and utilize the Principles and their symbols, by using the 'Making harmless' group of Principles 21 to 24. English translation of slides was supported by Toru Nakagawa.  The present site posts the Extended Abstracts  , and slides in HTML   and in PDF  

 

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 TRIZ Paper:  Symbolize TRIZ 40 principles (Yoshinori Takagi (Sony))  (Jan. 8, 2015)

Presented at 8th Japan TRIZ Symposium 2012. TRIZ 40 Principles are very powerful tools but 40 are too many to remember.  Thus the Author devised hand-script symbols of the principles by arranging the style of the principle number to represent the meaning of the principle. In this manner, the principles and their numbers have been made easier to remember in pairs.  By using them repeatedly, one can remember the principles by heart and can use, say, the Contradiction Matrix fluently and take notes of principles coming out in mind while reading technical documents, he says.  The present site posts the Author's Extended Abstract and slides in HTML in Japanese, while it has a link to the slides in English PDF at the Japan TRIZ Society site.


Posted in 2014

 

 Innovation Paper:  Rethinking Innovation (The Blue LED case and Paradigm Disruptive Innovation) (Eiichi Yamaguchi (Doshisha Univ.; currently: Kyoto Univ.)  (Dec. 10, 2014)

Professor Yamaguchi is the author of "FUKUSHIMA Report', posted here in Sept. 2013 .   In October this year, I met him for the first time at ICSTI2014 and impressed with his presentation on innovation.  So I read his book "Innovation -- Paradigm Disruptions and Fields of Resonance" (NTT Press, 2006) (in Japanese).  He investigated the cases of innovation of transistors and blue LEDs and discussed about the structure of innovations.  He argues that the case of LED innovation (and many others) is not the type of Christensen's Disruptive Innovation (of decreasing the performance for some other needs/purposes) but the type of Paradigm-Disruptive Innovation (by disrupting/changing the basic/physical paradigm).  He discusses how such paradigm change can be achieved, and why big excellent companies often fail in front of such a paradigm change. On my request he kindly sent me his two papers, which are summaries of his book and were published in Japanese (2004) and in English (2006), and permits me to repost them here publicly. 
Tonight (Dec. 10, 2014), three Japanese researchers, Professor Isamu Akasaki, Professor Hiroshi Amano, and Professor Shuji Nakamura are to be jointly awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics 2014 "for the invention of efficient blue light-emitting diodes which has enabled bright and energy-saving white light sources".  Congratulations!  -- I am very happy to repost Professor Yamaguchi's paper here now, with which we can learn how the Nobel Prize awarded LED innovation was achieved and how we would be able to contribute to future innovations. 

 TRIZ Forum: Conference Report (30) Personal Report of The 10th TRIZ Symposium in Japan, 2014 (Sept. 11-12, 2014, Tokyo)(Toru Nakagawa (OGU)) (Nov. 27, 2014) 

The 10th Japan TRIZ Symposium 2014 was held last September by Japan TRIZ Society. The Symposium for 2 days had 135 participants in total (mostly from industries, and some from academia; 36% participated for the first time; from overseas: 2 invited speakers + about 3(?) participants). Invited talks: Keynote lecture by Anatoly Guin, Special Invited lecture by Shin Taguchi, and Tutorial 1. 27 Contributed presentation (including 22 oral + 5 poster presentations (including 1 from overseas)). The Symposium was organized well, obtained high-level presentations, and had increased number of participants, all showing its big success. The aspect that the contributions from overseas to presentations and participations are quite small need to be improved.
For all the presentations, slides are projected in Japanese and in English in parallel.   Japan TRIZ Society has recently posted the invited talks and 5 award-winning contributed presentations openly in their Official Web site, while all other contributed presntations in the Members-only pages.
For applying TRIZ, a number of industries have suuccessfully adapted TRIZ tools and processes so as to correspond the differences in purposes, characteristics, and fields of the problems and to match with the levels, orientations, available time, etc. of users.   They also request external consultants to guide them using TRIZ tools suitable for and effective in their needs and situations.  Similarly for the integral use of other methods (e.g., QFD, Taguchi method, Kepner-Tregoe method, etc.), they start using them by smoothly linking the essential parts of them.   Apparently TRIZ people in Japan are increasingly interested in applying TRIZ to the problems in software, non-technology, and social fields.   There are also many trials to make the TRIZ tools easy to understand and effective to use.   In these many aspects, we can say that Japanese industries are advancing TRIZ usage and achieving results in the real jobs.
A vivid report was givien by a national college of technology, but almost no report on TRIZ educaion in unversities.
Even though "innovation" is the top-level fashonable keyword in Japan and in the world, we still have not succeeded in introducing TRIZ into national policy and projects, industrial top managements, universities and academia, etc.   This is the most important problem for us TRIZ community. We should think and work harder.

 TRIZ Forum:  Letters from Readers (Aug. - Nov., 2014)(Nov. 27,2014)  Index page of "Letters from Readers"

Japanese page  : T. Hayashi, M. Ishihama (Kanagawa I. T.), A reader, F.q. Xjo (Kinki Univ.), Y. Hasegawa, K. Miyanishi, Y. Oyanagi (Kobe Univ.), J. Watanabe, T. Maekawa (Japan QC Society), T. Miyamoto, T. Sadahiro, M. Sugata, A reader, T. Nakagawa
The publication of "TRIZ practices and Benefits" book series are appreciated by several readers. Many readers highly evaluated the four Entrance Pages, in their reader-friendly and easy-access nature to many articles strored in the present site.   Mr. T. Maekawa introduced 'What is TRIZ?' to about 300 people in the Tokyo-Yokohama region of Japan QC Association in his News Letter. Several readers communicated me to have started learning TRIZ with the articles in this site.

English page : J. Hipple (USA), Z. A. Rahim (Malaysia), U. Mishra (India), A. Shmonov (Russia), S. Misman (Malaysia), J. Cook (UK), Z. A. Majid (Malaysia), R. Langevin (USA), E. Domb (USA), R. C. P. Thalupuru (India), S. S. Arshard (Australia), I. Kholkin (USA), J. Duflou (Belgium), D. Verduyn (USA), W. Sallaberger (Austria), N. & O. Bogatyrev (UK) 
I received an inquirely about the situations and possibiities of publishing Japanese Editions of TRIZ books. Mr. A. Shmonov have sent me several times so far on his work of "Computers can invent independently".  The four "Entrance pages" are evaluated highly.  On the 16th Anniversary of "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", many people sent me messages of congratulations and encouragements.  Thanks so much.

-- CrePS/TRIZ/USIT Paper:  General Methodology of Creative Problem Solving & Task Achieving (CrePS): Reorganizing Various Application Cases and Their Methods in the ‘Six-Box Scheme’ (Toru Nakagawa)  (Nov. 7, 2014)

Three papers of the same title but with some adjustments were presented at three conferences: i.e.,  (A) Japan TRIZ Society, 10th TRIZ Symposium in Japan (Sept. 11-12, 2014, at Waseda Univ., Tokyo); (B) Japan Creativity Society, 36th Annual Conference (Oct. 25-26, 2014, SANNO Institute of Management, Tokyo); (C) European TRIZ Association (ETRIA), 14th World TRIZ Future Conference 2014 (Oct. 29-31, 2014, EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland).  My main message is: "We can establish the General methodology CrePS on the basis of TRIZ/USIT research by reorganizing a wide variety of problem solving methods in the 'Six-Box Scheme'".  The on-going research activities for developing CrePS are: (1) To make course materials of CrePS case studies. (We should just use case studies already published.) (2) To understand different methods (including TRIZ) and to describe them in the framework of CrePS. (3) To relate CrePS to various activities in the 'Real world'. (4) To categorize various purposes of CrePS application, and to recommend concise CrePS processes for each category.  (5) To proliferate the vision of CrePS. -- I wish you to share this vision and collaborate together!
In the English page, the slides presented at ETRIA TFC are posted but not the paper yet until ETRIA's public posting in Elsevier Procedia.  In the Japanese page, the slides (for ETRIA TFC in Japanese translation ) and the paper (for JCS ) are posted.  In addition, the following PDF files are also posted: Paper (for JCS ), Slides (for Japan TRIZ Sympo   , for JCS  , for ETRIA TFC  ).

  -- Editorial:  On the 16th Anniversary of  "TRIZ Home Page in Japan":  (Toru Nakagawa) (Nov.  7, 2014)

This Web site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" celebrates its 16th Anniversary on Nov. 1 together with readers in Japan and over the world.  This site is to promote the understanding and real usage of TRIZ by openly publishing information and communications related to TRIZ on a not-for-profit basis.  Though I have been operating this site as a volunteer, this site is not a personal site but a public forum to be composed of the contributions by readers, as you see already.  Most pages are published in Japanese and in English in parallel for the purpose of mutual understanding and collaboration between Japanese and overseas TRIZ learners/practitioners.  I envisage that Pubic Web Sites built in different TRIZ Communities will form A Global TRIZ Community with much reduced language barriers .  Since two years ago I have been proposing to establish a General methodology for creative problem solving & task achieving by integrating various creativity methods including TRIZ/USIT .  I am going to widen the scope of this Web site gradually in future.   The number of visits since November 2005 is (on Nov. 4) 212,212 (increasing by about 14,000 for the last 1 year) to the top page in Japanese and 36,711 (increasing by about 3,300) to that in English.  Four Entrance Pages have recently been installed for your easy access to articles.  Readers' contributions either in English or in Japanese are heartily welcome.

Editorial:  'General Index' page has been reorganized and divided into 4 pages (Toru Nakagawa)   (Sept. 25, 2014)  (Oct. 17, 2014)

The General Index provides a large number of categorization tables which contain all the articles posted in the present site for these 16 years since its start.  Each article is shown by the title, the authors, and the date of posting/update, and has links accessible with one clik to its English page as well as its Japanee page.  With the accumulation of articles, the General Index page has become so heavy that I have divided it into four pages.  They are:

General Index  (A) Parent page and Editorial: Guide to the preent site, Index of 'From the Editor' pages 
General Index  (B) References:  References, Links, News and activities, Software tools:  
General Index  (C) Papers:  Papers, Case studies, Technical reports, Introductory articles, Lecture materials, Documents of methodologies:  
General Index  (D) Forum:  Reports of conferences; Book reviews; Communications, discussions, questions, opinions, feedbacks, etc.; Collabo pages:  

Editorial:   Four 'Entrance Pages' to the present site have been built to make this site friendly to different types of readers (Toru Nakagawa)  (Sept. 7; Sept. 25; Oct. 17, 2014)

The top page of this site has been renewed and four 'Entrance Pages' have been introduced. The table cells of 4 different colors are the icons to guide you to the Entrance Page suitable for you depending on your current situations and interests. 

Let's enjoy 'Think & Try' !

(for Children and Highschool students)

For solving problems creatively

(for Students and the General public)

Methods of creative problem solving

(for Engineers and Researchers novice to TRIZ)

Practices and methodologies of Creative problem solving

(for Practitioners and Experts)

In each Entrance Page, I am planning to write some introduction at the top which may stay for some years, and I show a list of selected recommended articles among the articles so far posted in the present site.  Every such article is introduced briefly and is accessible with one click of hyperlink icons.   I believe the present site has become much more friendly for you with these Entrance Pages, which guide you to the real treasury of interesting and useful articles.

*** Editorial (Toru Nakagawa): The General Index page of this site provides the one-click access links of all the articles posted for these 16 years.  Since it becomes so large, I have divided it into the following 4 pages:  (A) Main and Editorial, (B) References (books, links, news, software tools, etc.), (C) Papers (papers, case studies, introductory articles, course materials, etc.), and (D) Forum (conference reports, communications, etc.).  Posted in Japanese, but not ready in English. (Sept. 25, 2014)

*** Editorial (Toru Nakagawa):  For making this Web site familiar & friendly for readers, 4 Entrance Pages have been introduced.  They are accessible from the top page and list selected, many articles with brief introduction and links for one-click access:  Entrance pages (1) for children and highschool students, (2) for students and the general public, (3) for engineers and researchers (new to TRIZ), (4) for practitioners.  Already posted in Japanese , but will be by the end of Septmber in English. (Sept. 7, 2014)  Brief introduction notes are attached to all the articles listed in the 4 Entrance pages.  I am working hard to make the 4 Entrance pages in English before I come to ETRIA TFC 2014 on Oct. 29-31. (Sept. 25, 2014)

Announcement: Publication Announcement of the Japanese Edition: Umakant Mishra's "Treasury of Inventive Ideas for Information Technology & Software - Classified with TRIZ Inventive Principles" (Toru Nakagawa (CrePS Institute)) (Aug. 29, 2014)

Authored by Umakant Mishra (India), Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa (Supervising translator), Yoshihisa Konishi, Toru Shonai, Masatoshi Hotta, and Takuo Maeda, Published by the CrePS Institute, on Aug. 25, 2014.  Printed Edition: Soft cover, B5 size, 340 pages, 4000 yen + tax, Print-on-Demand at DLmarket site. Downloading Edition: PDF, 2500 yen + tax.
Please see the page of the Series , flyer of the series, and flyer of this volume

This book is principally dedicated to people involved in IT and software, as engineers, researchers, PC users, etc. The author collected about 3000 cases of IT/SW solutions from US patents and other technical sources, and interpreted the essence of their solution ideas, and classified the cases with the viewpoints of the essence of ideas by use of TRIZ 40 Principles.  In each of 40 chapters, meaning of a Principle, benefits and application situations, and various application cases of IT/SW technology/techniques are described to clarify how the solution ideas may be generated from the Principle.  Though the 40 Principles in TRIZ were established in the era of 1960s when the computers and software were not yet developed well, they have been found to very well explain or support the ideas of many inventive cases in the field of IT and software.  Mishra's book is a wonderful demonstration of turning a huge complex accumulation of technical knowledge into a treasury of essence of ideas.

 

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Five subsidiary pages are posted in Japanese.  (For some of the corresponding English information, please refer to the links shown in the announcement page.)
(A) Author's Preface (Mishra, Aug. 14, 2014), Nakagawa's Prefaces ((1) Dec. 15, 2007, (2) Aug. 14, 2011, (3) Aug. 14,2014), Author's Introduction, and Profile of the Author (Aug. 29, 2014)
(B) Messages from Readers on the publication (Masao Kasahara (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Toshihiro Hayashi, Yoshio Oyanagi (Kobe Univ.), and Naomi Tsuji) communicated in Jul.- Sept. 2011 and posted now in (Aug. 29, 2014)
(C) "Current Situations and Infromation Sources of TRIZ" (in place of Postscript) (Toru Nakagawa, Aug. 14, 2011).  Posted 3 years ago in (Aug. 22, 2011)
(D) (Table of Contents of the Book) Table of 40 TRIZ Principles for IT/Software and their application examples. (Umakant Mishra) (Aug. 29, 2014)
(E) Index: Index of IT/Software technologies/techniques classified and organized hierarchically (Toru Nakagawa, Aug. 15, 2011) (PDF 26pages)
See also the old pages of the translation project at the initial stage (Mar. ; Sept. 2008) and at the final stage at SKI (Aug. 2011).

Publication announcement: "TRIZ Practices and Benefits" Series (in Japanese): Vol. 3S: "Hierarchical TRIZ Algorithms (for Novices)" published; and 10% OFF Sales of the Whole Set of the Series (Toru Nakagawa (CrePS Institute)) (Jul. 28, 2014)
An introductory volume is now published as: Vol. 3S "Hierarchical TRIZ Algorithms (for Novices) -- Illustrated Course Material".    Printed Edition: Soft cover, B5 size, 56 pages, full color, 1200 yen + tax, Print-on-Demand at DLmarket site.  It contains: Introduction (by Nakagawa, 1 page), Author's Preface (7 pages), and Introduction part and 'Symple Version' of each chapter of the Vol. 3 book, as specified by the Author.  Concise and cheap, readable with a lot of illustrations.
The whole set of the series (currently of 4 vlumes) are sold at 10% OFF.

 

 

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General Index: Outline    [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)]

General Index page Categories (table color, link to general index outline)

(A) Parent page and Editorial

Parent page   ; Editorial    ; Entrance pages   ;  New Information    ;  Introduction to TRIZ  

(B) References

TRIZ References    ;  TRIZ Links ;  TRIZ News and Activities   ;  TRIZ Software Tools  

(C) Papers

Papers   ;  Case Studies   ;  Presentations, Research reports, Technical reports, etc.  ; Introductory articles and review articles
TRIZ Classics  ;  Course Materials and Textbooks  ;  Lecture Notes  ;  Lecture Notes on Related Topics ;    Articles in Related Areas
Documents of the CrePS Methodology 

(D) Forum

Conference & Seminar Reports   ;  Book Reviews and Introduction to References   ;  Communications, Discussions, Questions, Opinions, Comments, etc.    ;  Collabo: Collaboration Pages with TRIZ Promoters
Home Pages by Students

 

General Index  (A) Editorial (B) References Links News & activities Software tools (C) Papers, case studies, articles, Lectures, course materials (D) Forum General Index 
Home Page New Information   for children and highschool students for students and the general public for engineers (introduction) for Practitioners     Home Page

  Questions, comments, submissions, etc. on this home page are welcome via e-mail to:
    Toru Nakagawa,  Dr.,  Professor Emeritus, Osaka Gakuin University
    E-mail: nakagawa@ogu.ac.jp [The same as before retirement.   Email is the main communication channel.]
    3-1-13 Eirakudai, Kashiwa, Chiba 277-0086, Japan.    Phone & FAX:  +81-4-7167-7403