World TRIZ Sites Project (B2-News2018)  

 

Starting the preparation of 'A Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites in the World' 

     (1) Findings through Practices in Japan

     (2) For more practical ways of preparation

Toru Nakagawa (WTSP Project Leader, Osaka Gakuin Univ.), 
Jan. 27, 2018; Feb. 7, 2018

Posted:  Jan. 30, 2018; Updated:  Feb. 7; Feb. 8; Feb. 11; Feb. 12, 2018

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Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Jan. 27, 2018)

For the actual start of preparing 'A Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites in the World', I am now working to search and collect TRIZ-related Sites in Japan and to write brief introductions to them. As I expected, or even exceeding my expectation, I now realize that we need to handle a huge volume of information.  At the current initial stage, I would like to record what I have found in the practice and to consider and propose how we should proceed the Project work in Japan and in various countries in the World.   I am planning to add and update this note along the process of our work.  [Notice:  Depending on countries there seem various differences in the options of search engines and in the situations of TRIZ-related sites.  Thus in each country, please adapt/modify your practical procedures to meet our common goal.]

This note is primarily made for sharing information inside the WTSP project.  But it is posted publicly here to the TRIZ colleagues outside the Project because the Project needs voluntary joining and support by many of you.   Furthermore, we are sure that the findings and experience in this Project will be very useful for many people in different fields not limited to TRIZ.

Editor's Note 2 (Toru Nakagawa, Feb. 7, 2018)

Just after I posted this page both in English and in Japanese (on Jan. 30 night), I realized:  'Since I am asking cooperative work to very busy people, I should better ask them much simpler jobs to do.  Systematic approach I am describing here is idealistic.  I should better be more practical.  It is most important now for me to set up a mechanism for various people to contribute their information piecewise easily.'  So on the next day I sent an email to the 95 TRIZ leaders in the world to inform about the current situations of Google search on TRIZ and the present list of TRIZ sites (made in 2008).  And I informed them simpler and practical ways to update and enhance the old version in the MS Word file.  I have added such new information to the present page as the section (2) For more practical ways of preparation.
Corresponding to this practical ways, the WTSP Guideline is revised partly.

The base document is posted openly in the WTSP platform (https://trizsites.bitrix24.com/~1AshD )   and in this Web site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" .  File name is: WTSP-ListSites-Global-Stage0-180210.docx . See the Instructions in the File how to review and revise this Catalog of Sites.   Revised versions of the document will be publicized in the WTSP platform (probably every month or two) and also in this Web site (probalbly in a shorter interval).  (Feb. 12, 2018). 

 

Table of Contents:

Starting the preparation of 'A Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites in the World'

(1) Findings through Practices in Japan    (Posted: Jan. 30, 2018)

1. How to search TRIZ-related sites: Choice of search engines

1.1 Google Search with the keyword of 'TRIZ'
1.2 Yahoo! search for Japanese pages with the keyword 'TRIZ':  The results of the Yahoo! search have clearly shown its usefulness.
1.3   According to these preliminary results, we have decided the following policy of site search in the WTSP project:

2.   Choice of Description Units: Either Links to Pages (or Articles) or Descriptions of Sites?

2.1 The main units of description in our Project are chosen as the sites, while important pages and articles are described inside the sites.
2.2   Adjusting the description of site introduction corresponding to the importance of the sites

3. Types of Sites and the Classification of Sites in the Catalogue

3.1   Practical classification of types of sites from the views of the search results
3.2 Work process of making the Sites Catalogue by using the search results

4. Searching, Collecting, and Classifying (TRIZ-)Relevant Sites

4.1 Searching for sites in the areas around TRIZ
4.2 Classification of sites covering TRIZ and related areas and composing our Site Catalogues

PS: Editor's Note on Darrell Mann's Activities

(2) For more practical ways of preparation       (Posted: Feb. 7, 2018)

5. Current situations of Web search on TRIZ, Present-but-old version of List of World TRIZ Links (2008), and Practical ways to update and revise the list

5.1 Calling for help: Recognition of the current situations of Web search on TRIZ and List of World TRIZ Links (made in 2008)
5.2 Practical ways to update and revise the List of TRIZ Sites, by using the Word file
5.3 Details for updating the description of the list of TRIZ sites

5.4 Procedure of revision of the List of Sites documents (Toru Nakagawa, Posted on Feb. 10, 2018; Updated on Feb. 12, 2018)

 

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1. Selection of search engines

2. Links to pages or links to sites?

3. Types of sites

4. Collection and classification of relevant sites

PS: Activities (Darrell Mann)

5. More practical ways for preparation

 

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Starting the preparation of 'A Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites in the World' 
(1) Findings through Practices in Japan

Toru Nakagawa (WTSP Project Leader, Osaka Gakuin University)

1. How to search TRIZ-related sites: Choice of search engines

1.1 Google Search with the keyword of 'TRIZ'

Google Search allows us to set the search options such as Location areas of the URL (default: current location) and Language of the pages (Japanese in the present case).  Setting these options is useful for our cooperative work in different countries.  The number of hit pages to be displayed on a browser may be set as 50 or 100 in place of the default value 10, for our work efficiency.

We should better specify the keyword simply as 'TRIZ'.   This allows us to search for the sites related to TRIZ as widely as possible and also by focusing on important sites in TRIZ. An alternative way may be to check several tens of sites with compound keywords, e.g., 'TRIZ Inventive Principles', 'TRIZ patents', etc.   But I believe it is more effective to check many (several hundreds) sites exhaustively with the single keyword 'TRIZ'.

We should note that there exist many important relevant sites without mentioning TRIZ explicitly. So we should search for sites by using more generic keywords, e.g., Innovation, Idea generation, Technology foreseeing, Creativity education, etc., and also by using keywords of neighboring methods/fields, e.g., Six sigma, Automation of invention, etc. We should carry out such broader searching at the second stage of our making 'A Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites ' (see Section 4.1).

The Google search with the keyword 'TRIZ' and language specification Japanese gave the results as follows:

Number of hits:       About 3,230,000 hits (in 0.31 sec). As a matter of fact, many pages written in English are also displayed.
Number of displayed pages: 157   (At the end, a note is shown: Pages similar to the above are suppressed. For displaying all the pages, you may search again by clicking here.)

I searched again for showing all the searched pages.   The results are:

Number of displayed pages:     464    Several pages of same sites are displayed in a distributed way.  There appear many pages with less relevance.  Only a few TRIZ-related pages are shown even for important TRIZ sites.  (e.g., Only several pages are displayed for the site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan".)

Note:  Individual page searched and shown by Google (i.e., google.co.jp) contains: page title and site name, URL to the page, and brief excerpts of the page in 3 to 8 lines (taken from paragraphs mentioning the keywords). [In case of google.com in English, the brief excerpts is shown only in 2 to 3 lines.]  Searched pages are displayed by go ogle according to Google's own algorithm, i.e., displayed in the order of relevance and importance, where importance is reflectively defined as the page/site is important if it has many links to/from important other pages/sites and accesses through them.   However, there are various ways, such as advertisement and special techniques, to raise the apparent importance of pages/sites.  Thus in our Project, we should be careful to evaluate the importance of the sites.

Comparing with the Yahoo! search, the Google search is less suitable for our WTSP project, especially because Google has no option of 'Display the link to search inside this site'.   [Note: I cannot find this option in google.co.jp and in google.com .]
[Note: For searching inside a specific site individually, you may enter the search command: site:[URL of the target site] .]

1.2 Yahoo! search for Japanese pages with the keyword 'TRIZ':  The results of the Yahoo! search have clearly shown its usefulness.

It is known that the Yahoo! search adopts the search results by the Google search engine and display the results after adjusting the ways of presentation.  Certainly, the contents of individual hit pages of the Yahoo! search are exactly same as those for the Google search.

Note:  It is reported that Google has the predominant share (over 90%) of search sites in the World while Yahoo! only about 5 %, but that in Japan Google and Yahoo! have nearly same percentage of shares.

I carried out the Yahoo! search using the keyword 'TRIZ'.  In case of specifying 'all languages' for the object language:

Number of hits:      About 3,190,000
Number of displayed pages:    About 131 (Similar pages are suppressed in the display)

In case of searching again with the specification of display all the pages including similar ones:

Number of hits:       About 3,230,000
Number of displayed pages:   Nearly 400 (without suppressing similar pages)

In the case of specifying 'Japanese pages only':  (Note: this specification was set both in the 'search settings' and in the 'condition settings' in Yahoo!.)

Number of hits:       About 45,300
Number of displayed pages:     About 112 pages     (Similar pages are suppressed to display.)

Number of hits:       About 78,500
Number of displayed pages:   Nearly 600   (without suppressing similar pages)

Up to this stage, Yahoo! search seems not so much different from the Google search.  (Nevertheless, the control of language seems to be better in Yahoo!)

Yahoo! is very good because it has the option of specifying 'Display the link for searching inside the site'.   Using this option, only one representative page is displayed for each site (i.e., having the same domain name in URL) and the phrase 'Search inside this site' is displayed for each site.   On clicking the phrase, Yahoo! shows many more pages as the results of searching inside the site.   This search inside the site is very useful.   Results are as follows:

Yahoo! search with the keyword 'TRIZ', specifying 'pages in Japanese' and the option of displaying phrase for internal search:

Number of hits:       About 78,500
Number of displayed pages:     About 192 (Similar pages are suppressed)
Examples of searching inside the site:

Nikkei ITpro                                       About     11 pages;
Wikipedia                                           About      25 pages;
SANNO Institute of Management   About    276 pages;
Japan TRIZ Society                           About    286 pages;
Ideation Japan, Inc.                          About     604 pages;
TRIZ Home Page in Japan               About  1,330 pages

The pages shown here are all relevant to TRIZ in each site.   These numbers of pages clearly tell how much information each site posts in relation to TRIZ, and hence they help us to evaluate the weight of each site to be put in our Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites.

More importantly, these results of Yahoo! search inside each site give us good information of titles and rough abstracts of the pages in each site.   We can also visit individual site with these URLs to investigate the contents of the sites.

[Note:  Yahoo! is the Japanese site: yahoo.co.jp .  Whereas in YAHOO, the English site yahoo.com , I cannot find this option 'Display the link for searching inside the site', unfortunately.  So you need to specify the individual site search: site:[URL of the target site] .]

1.3   According to these preliminary results, we have decided the following policy of site search in the WTSP project:

We use the Yahoo! search instead of the Google search.

Using the option of 'Display the link for searching inside the site' in the search setting, we fully use the function of searching for relevant pages in each site.

Project members of each country should work at the initial stage to search for pages/sites in their country by specifying their own country for the target location and their national language (and later English) for the target language.   This way of focusing the search scope helps us to make the targets of work smaller and clearer for individual members and to cooperate together.

2.   Choice of Description Units: Either Links to Pages (or Articles) or Descriptions of Sites?

2.1 The main units of description in our Project are chosen as the sites, while important pages and articles are described inside the sites.

Google and Yahoo! use files/pages/articles as their units in searching, because they are fundamental units of documents having URLs individually.   However, the search results in these units (such as lists of many individual pages) are too voluminous and messy.

'Site' is a more meaningful unit of description for us.   Sites are constructed by individual organizations or persons with some intentions/purposes.   Multiple or many pages/articles are described and posted in some systematic manners.   Many sites are updating or extending from time to time (or regularly) with additional articles/pages.   Especially, all important sites for us have such a nature of sending/generating new information.   It is rather rare that important article appears alone.   Usually several or many important articles are posted/published together in some sites.   Moreover, such sites are often expected to add new and useful articles in future.

Thus we have chosen 'sites' as the basic unit for description in the present project.  However, many existing examples of list of links to other sites are not our prototypes.   They usually describe a target site, only with the name of site and URL to its main page.   Such information is too little for each target site.   Our project intends to introduce important sites, by describing their contents and some useful articles in the sites.

2.2   Adjusting the description of site introduction corresponding to the importance of the sites

As we have seen, there are over 100 (or even 200) TRIZ-related sites in Japan.   Hence it is not suitable to describe them all in the same weights.   The sites containing only secondary information or personal essays should be introduced only briefly, whereas the sites posting original information in a comprehensive and systematic manner should be introduced closely to some detail so that people can understand them.

In the Guideline for describing individual sites, I suggested to write 'Single-line Introduction' in addition to the site title and URL.   However, when I tried actually, I have found it rather difficult to describe the nature and importance of each site in a single line.   I have found it easier and more suitable to introduce a site in 2 to 4 lines (and more if we need to write some details).   I also found free-formating is more suitable for describing quite different sites.   Writing in several rather short sentences may be appropriate.

In this sense, I am going to revise the Guideline as:
        'Single-line introduction' ==> 'Brief Introduction' (in 2-4 lines).

The way described above suggests some more flexible style different from the Guideline, which talks about the description and accumulation of documents in the Excel files.   I now feel we should better allow Project members to try and work in their own style in the present initial stage of our Project.   It is necessary for us to consider what kind of formats and styles of documents are suitable.   We should work and try various ways for some more time and decide at some stage when we have accumulated the descriptions to some extent.

3. Types of Sites and the Classification of Sites in the Catalogue

3.1   Practical classification of types of sites from the views of the search results

Trying the preliminary search of TRIZ-related sites and reading many pages inside those different sites, I realized again the diversity among those sites.   And I found it practical to use the site type classification which I developed in 2008 in composing 'Extended 100 TRIZ Sites in Japan' .

The classification is as follows:

(a) TRIZ-related Information Sending Sites
(b) Consultants/Venders/Dealers in TRIZ
(c) Academic societies, associations, journals, etc. in TRIZ-related areas
(d) Universities, public organizations, not-for-profit organizations, etc.
(e) Commercial/non-commercial organizations operating lectures, seminars, communication education, etc. in the TRIZ-related fields
(f) Technical dictionaries, book search, technological news, communities, etc. in TRIZ-related areas
(g) Personal sites, blog sites, and other non-TRIZ sites which post some TRIZ-related articles
(h) Personal sites, blog sites, and other non-TRIZ sites which are useful for TRIZ even though the site do not post TRIZ articles
(i) Index of presentations/papers on TRIZ and its applications classified by user industries/organizations

Among the sites in these categories, the sites in category (a) TRIZ-related Information Sending Sites are most important.  If a site in (a) has clear nature of category (b) (c) (d) (e) or (g), the site may be mentioned again in such a category.

Depending on these categories, the sites may be described with appropriate weights.

In the Lists of TRIZ-related Sites in country/region/world, the sites should be arranged according to the above classification.

3.2 Work process of making the Sites Catalogue by using the search results

The Yahoo! search results obtained in the way mentioned above are very useful for describing the sites one by one while visiting them.

For your information, the actual process of my current description work is illustrated below:

(1) As described in Section 1.3, I carried out the Yahoo! search with the keyword 'TRIZ'.  The option of 'Display the link for searching inside the site' is set ON.  Displaying 50 or 100 hit pages at a time on the browser makes the work easier with less repetition in (2).

(2) 'Copy' the whole search results on the browser and 'Paste' them onto a new HTML document file.  It is important to paste the results while keeping the hyperlinks active.   For making the HTML file, I use Adobe's DreamWeaver software which is my regular-use tool for preparing the pages of "TRIZ Home Page in Japan".  Repeating the Yahoo! search several times, copy and paste all the results of search in the same HTML file.
[Note: Keeping the hyperlinks active is the indispensable requirement in this document. Thus you may also use MS Word for handling the copy of the search results.]

(3) Check the articles in the search result one by one from the top and carry out the search inside the site.  Quickly reading the results of the search inside the site, we can roughly understand the nature and contents of the site.  Then we visit the site actually for inspection.  Entering the top page of the site, we should find the purpose of the site, owner/editor, general construction, articles of seeming importance, etc.  Reading some important/attractive pages may also be productive.

(4) On the basis of these preparative work for a site, we should describe the site name, description language(s), URL of the top page, and the 'Brief Introduction' (of 2-4 lines) in the HTML document of the Yahoo! search results.  (At this stage, we should better keep the Yahoo!'s page description of the site.)  When we insert our descriptions in the HTML file, it is a good idea to use some preset styles (e.g., different colors and sizes of fonts) for easier distinguishing the descriptions.

(5) I feel it practical to process many less-important sites quickly.  The sites having over 100 pages in the search inside the site must be important certainly.   Since it will take much time to describe such sites properly in detail, we should better write a tentative Brief Introduction and skip writing further detailed introduction (leaving a mark of 'Important Site').   At this stage we should judge the nature of the site according to the classification shown in Section 3.1.

(6) When all (or most) of the individual sites are described in this manner, we should rearrange all the sites according to the classification of the site types.  Thus the overview of the Catalogue of Sites will become clearer step by step.

(7) At this stage, a number of important sites (especially those of Category (a)) are described only briefly without any further description worthy of the sites.   Then we should better proceed the description of such important sites in cooperation with the owner/editor of the sites and some more voluntary people.   Introduction of important sites may be written in 1-2 pages (of A4) for each.   Since we want many beginners and practitioners in TRIZ to read these introductions, we should introduce these important sites carefully and attractively.

4. Searching, Collecting, and Classifying (TRIZ-)Relevant Sites

4.1 Searching for sites in the areas around TRIZ

So far in the description above, we have searched for the sites containing the keyword TRIZ explicitly.  However, there are many more important sites which do not mention TRIZ directly but play significant roles in the areas near TRIZ or are useful for deeper understanding and more effective practice of TRIZ.   So it is very desirable to search for such sites and describe them in our Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites.

I wrote in Section 1.1 as:

"We should note that there exist many important relevant sites without mentioning TRIZ explicitly. So we should search for sites by using more generic keywords, e.g., Innovation, Idea generation, Technology foreseeing, Creativity education, etc., and also by using keywords of neighboring methods/fields, e.g., Six sigma, Automation of invention, etc.   We should carry out such broader searching at the second stage of our making 'A Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites ' "

For finding which keywords are practically useful for such site searching, we will need to make various trials from different viewpoints.

I am asking some expert people to work on this investigation from some wide perspectives.

4.2 Classification of sites covering TRIZ and related areas and composing our Site Catalogues

At present, in the initial stage of our WTSP project, we are going to arrange all the sites in accordance to the site type classification as specified in Section 3.1, at each level of countries, regions, and the world.  There may appear various sites in the areas around TRIZ in the Category (a) (and some others).   We may put them at the end of each Category.

When a policy of searching for and classifying such sites around TRIZ becomes clear after the investigation mentioned above, we will start to search and collect such sites.  Such sites are to be searched, collected, and described at the level of individual countries, and at the level of whole world.   We are planning to prepare another edition of Catalogue of Sites in TRIZ and Related Areas (in the world), where important sites are arranged primarily according to their areas and themes.  It will complement our main target of preparing A Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites (in the world) at each level of countries/regions/world.

I am very happy to announce that Darrell Mann takes the role of 'Global Co-editor' of our WTSP Project, especially responsible in the aspect mentioned here in Section 4.

 


PS: Editor's Note on Darrell Mann's Activities (Toru Nakagawa, Jan. 29, 2018)

I have received a monthly e-Zine from Darrell Mann tonight.  It conveys two particular good news:

(1)  Darrell Mann re-launched The TRIZ Journal and already posted several new interesting articles since Jan. 11.  Please refer to  https://triz-journal.com/

(2)  Darrell Mann, as one of 'Global Co-editors' of our WTSP Project, writes in page 44-45 as:


(2) For more practical ways of preparation

5.   Current situations of Web search on TRIZ, Present-but-old version of List of World TRIZ Links (2008), and Practical ways to update and revise the list    (Posted: Feb. 7, 2018)

5.1   Calling for help: Recognition of the current situations of Web search on TRIZ and List of World TRIZ Links (made in 2008)

I sent an email to 95 TRIZ Leaders in the world on Jan. 31 as follows:

Dear TRIZ Leaders,   Hope you are well, active, and busy as ever.

I wish you to take a look at two documents of the current situations for TRIZ beginners to search good information sources on TRIZ.   See attached .docx files.

File A : Google search with keyword 'TRIZ', 50 sites displayed. [Hyperlinks are active in this Word file.]
Region is intently set as Indonesia for the purpose of neutralize the effects of location.   [If we search the site using Google.com in English (instead of Google.co.jp in English/Japanese) as usual at our present location (i.e., Japan in my case), Web sites in our own country are shown with higher priority.]
Do you think this results would guide beginners (and even practitioners) to suitable and rich information sources?

[** Note (TN, Feb. 8, 2018):  I recognized yesterday that the File A I sent via email on Jan. 31 was erroneously over-written by File B.  So I made a Google search again today and post the results here in File A.  Sorry for the confusion.]

File B : Selected 100 TRIZ Sites in the World, with brief introductions of the site contents. [Hyperlinks are active in this Word file.]
This was compiled by Nakagawa 10 years ago, in 2008.
Your excellent site may be introduced well and closely, or seemingly old, or missing alas!

The world and industries are advancing rapidly, so is TRIZ.   A World Catalog of TRIZ Sites 10 years ago is too obsolete. Don't you think we TRIZ community have much more and better information resources, which are easy to understand, having wider scope, useful and applicable in practice, etc.

In File B, TRIZ sites are arranged according to regions and countries.
So would you please check the descriptions of sites in your country and neighboring countries, and add important new sites and update and enhance the introductory descriptions?   [You may update this Word file directly.]

In my Web site, "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", I have posted about the start of World TRIZ Sites Project (WTSP), with some description of guidelines and practical ways of our cooperative work, using a groupware system Bitrix24 in cloud as our platform.

Would you please join our World TRIZ Sites Project? If you are too busy, would you please encourage some of your group members or your friends to volunteer the Project?

Your activities and Web sites and our activities and Web sites will become more powerful and more effective when we all work Together ! Connected !!

Best wishes, sincerely, Toru  (night, January 31, 2018)

5.2 Practical ways to update and revise the List of TRIZ Sites, by using the Word file

December 27 last year, I posted the Guideline for our WTSP work.  It advises to describe individual TRIZ site in a tabular form using Excel, and to make a list of TRIZ sites also in a table referring to them.

The guideline supposes to make the documents in a systematic and consistent manner.   However, through the experiences for these weeks, I have learned that we should better work in a simpler and more practical way, without sticking to particular description formats.

So I posted this page on Jan. 30, particularly a practical working procedure in its Section 3.2.   There I wrote that we should use an HTML document for describing the list of sites, so as to make hyperlinks effective.   But I now learn ordinary Word files are useful and effective enough as such HTML documents.   'Copy' the whole result of Web search on a browser, and 'Paste' it on a Word file while keeping the hyperlinks active. This operation is simple and possible.

On individual TRIZ sites, we may basically describe the items suggested in the Guideline in a simpler format without using tables.   For introducing a site, 'Brief introduction ' of about 2 to 4 lines is found easier to write than 'Single line introduction'.  The descriptions in the 2008 version may be useful as examples.

Anyway most important task at the present stage is to collect information of as many TRIZ-related sites as possible at the level of 'Brief introduction' and not to miss useful and important sites.

Once we make a list of all such sites, we can go ahead to select useful and important TRIZ-related sites in the world, and to describe them, probably about 100 sites, more closely to guide TRIZ beginners and practitioners.

5.3 Details for updating the description of the list of TRIZ sites

In the Word file of List of TRIZ-related sites attached here, style of texts are set as follows:

Item

Style name

Style

Region name,
Country name 
Header 1  Arial, 12 pints, in red fonts, bold
Site name  Header 2  Arial, 10.5 points, in dark blue fonts, bold
Original (old) text Text original (old) (green) Times New Roman, 10.5 points, in green fonts; indented by 4 characters
New or updated text Text new update (light blue) Times New Roman, 10.5 points, in blue fonts; indented by 4 characters
Comments & suggestions: Comments Suggestions Times New Roman, 10.5 points, in red fonts; indented by 8 characters
Revised (finalized) text: Text revised (final) (dark blue) Times New Roman, 10.5 points, in dark blue fonts; indented by 4 characters

Please use these styles in your description for the purpose of avoiding unnecessary confusions.

In our WTSP platform, Word files of list of TRIZ sites in this format are set in the folders of regions and countries in the Project Draft (Main folder).

If you would kindly contribute information of some/many TRIZ-related sites, please download the Word file, add/update/revise the descriptions in relevant parts, and make a Word file containing only the relevant parts, and upload it in the platform using a different file name, e.g., attaching your name at the end.
In case you are not a project member, please send your revised Word file via email to a project member of your country (or to the Project Leader, Toru Nakagawa).
At the end of description of each site, please add you name, date, and intention of description.
When you contribute a revised file of sites for a whole country, please upload it in a different file name or rewrite the old version with yours.

5.4  Procedure of revision of the List of Sites documents (Toru Nakagawa, Posted on Feb. 12, 2018)

I am facing with the problem of handling many sites, many files, many subfolders for countries, etc.  So I would like to set the WTSP documents as follows in our WTSP platform (in the ([List of Sites -- Global] subfolder in the Open Public Main Folder): https://trizsites.bitrix24.com/~1AshD )  [and also in "TRZ Home Page in Japan" (in the WTSP (A6) Outputs of WTSP page: ]:

(a)  The ListSites-Global-Stage0-180210.docx file uploaded openly in the WTSP platform [and in this Web site] is the base document, compliled by Nakagawa in 2008 and containing 120 TRIZ sites in the world. 

(b) Current working document, which has reflected a number of updates contributed by various people and is currently under review for further revisions, are to be uploaded (inside WTSP) in the file name of ListSites-Global-Current.docx in the Global subfolder of Project Internal Main Folder.   [It will be posted openly in "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" (probably every week or two).]  

(c) When appropriate (probably every month or two), the document will be fixed as ListSites-Global-StageN-yymmdd.docx and will be uploaded openly in the WTSP platform [and in this Web site], either as the Interim or Final Outputs of the WTSP project.  

Another important change I decided is:  WTSP members may or may not use the WTSP platform.  Since many people are too busy to learn the Bitrix24 operations, they prefer to use their ordinary tools of MS Word and emails.  See the page WTSP (A2) Organization .

In these situations, please review and revise the documents in the following process:

(1) Download WTSP-ListSites-Global-StageN-yymmdd.docx file from the WTSP platform or WTSP-ListSites-Global-Current.docx file from "TRIZ Home Page in Japan".

(2) Revise (or write comments on) any sites or group of sites using MS Word.  Please review and update the document thoroughly.
Update the sites already written; check the links, introduce new contents and revise the description of introduction.
Add new important sites, which are posted not only in English but also in other languages.

(3) Simplify the edited file by deleting untouched/irrelevant countries/sites etc. and leaving only the revised parts.

(4) Send your revision file via email to some WTSP active member close to you (or Project Leader). He/she will edit such revision manuscripts from you and some others either at the Country or Region levels.

(5) Then such WTSP active members will work cooperatively to incorporate all the revision proposals into a revised set of Lists of Sites for Countries, for Regions, and finally for the World, by partly using the WTSP Bitrix24 platform.

(6) When appropriate (probably every one or two months), the Global List (with a file name: WTSP-ListSites-Global-StageN-yymmdd.docx) will be open to public by uploading in the Open Public Main Folder of the WTSP platform as an Interim (or Final) output of the WTSP project.
For the purpose of accelerating the revision work, the Global List will be posted publicly in “TRIZ Home Page in Japan” with some more frequent update with the file name: WTSP-ListSites-Global-Current.docx .

 


 

Note (TN, Feb. 11, 2018):  Update News of posting WTSP (interim) Outputs are shown in WTSP (A6) Outputs of WTSP page: .

 

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1. Selection of search engines

2. Links to pages or links to sites?

3. Types of sites

4. Collection and classification of related sites

PS: Activities (Darrell Mann)

5. More practical ways for preparation

 

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WTSP Index page

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(A5) Access to the Project Outputs

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Japanese page of WTSP News 2018

(B1) WTSP News 2017

(B2) WTSP News 2018

 

WTSP Proposals (Nov., 2017)

WTSP Invitation (Dec. 2017)

Vision (Network of Public Sites) (2010)

 

 

Japanese page of WTSP Index

 

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