Dr. Ed Sickafus Memorial Archives

(2) Historical Indexes to (A) Papers, (B) Case Studies, and (C) Communications
On USIT and Its Further Extension
by Dr. Ed Sickafus and His Follwers Especially in Japan

(A) Papers: Papers, Presentations, Reports, Introductory articles, Lectures
(B) Case Studies :  Case study papers, Reports, Promotion activities 
(C) Communications:  Communications, Discussions, Questions, Comments, Conference reports, etc. 
Edited by: Toru Nakagawa (Professor Emeritus, Osaka Gakuin University) 
Latest update: 

Posted: Mar. 22, 2020

Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Feb. 26, 2020)

This is the Historical Index page of Dr. Ed Sickafus Memorial Archives. 

This Archive aims at recording and publicly posting the works achieved by Dr. Ed Sickafus, at the first place.  And it also aims at recording how we in Japan accepted his work and extended his ideas further in our own ways under the communications with Dr. Sickafus.

This index has been prepared by using the General Index of "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", in a way of minimal changes for the sake of avoiding confusions.  In the left columns, Dr. Sickafus' works (and their Japanese translations) are shown, while in the right columns various works in Japan, mostly by Toru Nakagawa and some by other USIT users in Japan, are shown. 

Historical Indexes are shown in 3 big tables categorized and tabulated in the following way.  Pages and files are shown with titles (in short), authors, links to English and Japanese pages, and date of posting.  Time line is shown clearly.  In each table (A)(B)(C), the time ranges are separated as  - 2002, 2003 - 2006, 2007 - 2012, 2013 - 2016, and 2017 - , and every year is further separated with the  ------ lines.

 

(A) Papers:   Papers,  Presentations, Reports, Introductory articles, Lectures 

Papers (by Dr. Ed Sickafus
     and some other internationsl authors)
Papers (by Toru Nakagawa) 

Papers (by Japanese authors)

 

(B) Case Studies :  Case study papers, Reports, Promotion activities 

Case studies (by Dr. Ed Sickafus) Case studies (by Toru Nakagawa) Case studies (by authors in Japan)

 

(C) Communications:  Communications, Discussions, Questions, Comments, Conference reports, etc. 

Communications (by Dr. Ed Sickafus)

Communications (by Toru Nakagawa)

Communications (in Japan)

Communications (International)

 

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Sickafus Memorial Archive  Index page

(1) Memorial page

(2) Histroical index (A) Papers

(2) Historical index (B) Case studies

(2) Historical index (C) Communications

(3) Sickafus' Books

(4) Sickafus' Papers, Presentations

(5) Sickafus' USIT site

(6) Sickafus' WordPress site (A) Top

(6) Sickafus' WordPress site (B) Blog

(7) Sickafus' USIT NewsLetters

(8) Sickafus' Communicatios, Misceraneous Articles

(9) Comments by others

(10) From Readers 

USIT Overview (2001)

Brief USIT Tutorial (2015)

Japanese Archives Index page

   

  (A) Papers: Papers, Presentations, Reports, Introductory articles, Lectures

Papers (by Dr. Ed Sickafus
     and
some other international authors)
Papers (by Toru Nakagawa) 

Papers (by Japanese authors)

 - 2002

(Ed Sickafus Introduced SIT into Ford Motor Co. (1993))

(Training with SIT in Ford Motor Co. (E. Sickafus) )

Published USIT Textbook "Unified Structured Inventive Thinking: How to Invent" (Ed Sickafus, NTELLECK, 1997).

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Paper: Injecting Creative Thinking into Product Flow (E. Sickafus) [First TRIZ Conf. organized by American Supplier Institute (Nov. 1998)] (Jan. 22, 1999), (Mar. 13, 2020)

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Paper: A Rationale for Adopting SIT into a Corporate Training Program (E. Sickafus) (May 8, 1999)

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Paper: Creative Design Methodology and the SIT Method (R. Horowitz, O. Maimon) (Mar. 6, 2000)

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Communications: USIT Development and Its Evolution (E. Sickafus, T. Nakagawa) (Mar. 23, 2001)

Report: Metaphorical Observations (E. Sickafus)  (Jul. 31, 2001)

eBook: "Unified Structured Inventive Thinking - An Overview" (Ed Sickafus) (2001) [publicized later in 2003]

Papers: Israeli SIT (R. Horowitz): 

(1) From TRIZ to ASIT in 4 Steps (Sept. 11, 2001)

(2) Five Thinking Tools(Dec. 10, 2001) 

(3) New Product Development (Dec. 10, 2001)

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Text:  Generification in USIT (E. Sickafus, 1997) [Chapter 11 of the USIT Textbook]  (Oct. 1, 2002)

Introductory: Principles of Inventive Thinking – Introduction to the Course of “Development of Inventive Thinking” According to the SIT (P. Manor)  (Oct. 1, 2002)

 

 

 

 

 

  

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Introductory: Let's Learn 'TRIZ'! -- a Methodology for Creative Problem Solving (T. Nakagawa) (Plant Engineers Journal, Aug. 1999) (Sept. 6, 1999) (Oct. 1, 1999)

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Introductory: USIT -- Creative Problem Solving Procedure with Simplified TRIZ  (T. Nakagawa) (Journal of Japan Design Engineering Society, Apr. 2000) (Apr. 24, 2000) (Apr. 24, 2000)

Paper: Approaches to Application of TRIZ in Japan (T. Nakagawa)(TRIZCON 2000) (May 8, 2000) (Feb. 28, 2001)

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Paper: Essence of TRIZ in 50 Words (T. Nakagawa) (May 22, 2001)

Paper: Learning and Applying the Essence of TRIZ with Easier USIT Procedure (T. Nakagawa) (ETRIA TFC 2001) (Jan. 16, 2001) (Aug. 23, 2001)

Lectures: Methodologies for Creative Problem Solving (Osaka Gakuin Univ., 13 lectures, Oct. 2001 - Jan. 2002) (T. Nakagawa)   (Feb. 4 to Jun. 24, 2003)

[1] Introduction:  Methods of Study and Research in Science/Technology -- Experiences and Theories (Feb. 4, 2002)

[2] How to Write a Report (Task of a Report for This Class) (How to Write a Report) (Feb. 4, 2002)

[3] Collecting Information: (1) Collecting Academic Information Through Books and Journals. (Feb. 4; Mar. 28, 2002)

[4] Collecting Information: (2) Collecting Information via Internet (Mar. 28, 2002)

[5] How to Find a Good Problem and Its Focus  (Mar. 28, 2002)

[6] How Ideas Come Up? -- Trial and errors, Enlightenment, and Creativity (May 16, 2002)

[7] What Is a 'System'?  Components and Their Relations, Hierarchical Structure,  and Technical Systems (May 16, 2002)

[8] Analysis of the Problem (1) What Is the Difficulty in the Problem and What Are Their Causes? (Jun. 6, 2002)

[9] Analysis of the Problem (2) Analyzing Functions and Attributes in Technical Systems (Jun. 6, 2002)

[10] Analysis of the Problem (3) Characteristics in Space and Time; Making Images of Ideal Solutions (Jun 20, 2002)

[11] Methods for Generating Solutions (1) Active Use of Knowledge Bases (Jun 20, 2002)

[12] Methods for Generating Solutions (2) Methods for Breaking Through (Jul 15, 2002)

[13] Methods for Generating Solutions (3) Systematizing the Solutions and 
Concluding Remarks of the Course (Jul 15, 2002)

Paper: Introduction to TRIZ: A Technological Philosopy for Creative Problem Solving (Japan Creativity Society Annual Meeting 2001) (T. Nakagawa) (Nov. 16, 2001) (Jan. 7, 2002)

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Paper: Experiences of Teaching and Applying the Essence of TRIZ with Easier USIT Procedure (T. Nakagawa) (TRIZCON 2002) (Jan. 7, 2002) (May 16, 2002); Slides (May 16, 2002)

Introductory: Current Research Trends in TRIZ (T. Nakagawa) (Japan IM Users Group Meeting 2002)  (Sept. 18, 2002)

Paper: Reorganizing TRIZ Solution Generation Methods into Simple Five in USIT (T. Nakagawa, H. Kosha, & Y. Mihara) (ETRIA TFC 2002)  (Sept. 18, 2002) (Nov. 19, 2002); Slides  (Nov. 19, 2002)

Report: TRIZ and USIT Solution Generation Methods -- Cross References (T. Nakagawa) (Sept. 18, 2002) (Apr. 3, 2003)  [Withdrawn: Apr. 7, 2003 - Dec. 21, 2012] (Reposted: Dec. 22, 2012)  

[1] TRIZ: 40 Inventive Principles (Salamatov's textbook) -- Cross references to USIT Operators (T. Nakagawa)   (Reposted: Dec. 22, 2012)  

[2a] TRIZ: 76 Inventive Standards (Salamatov's textbook) -- Cross references to USIT Operators (T. Nakagawa)   (Reposted: Dec. 22, 2012)

[2b] TRIZ: Inventive Standards (Mann's textbook) -- Cross references to USIT Operators (T. Nakagawa) (Reposted: Dec. 22, 2012)

[3] TRIZ: Trends of System Evolution (Mann's textbook) -- Cross references to USIT Operators (T. Nakagawa) (Reposted: Dec. 22, 2012)

[4] Sickafus' 21 Heuristics-- Cross references to USIT Operators (H. Kosha, T. Nakagawa) (Reposted: Dec. 22, 2012)

Paper: USIT Solution Generation Methods (USIT Operators) -- Simple, Reorganized System of TRIZ (T. Nakagawa, H. Kosha, & Y. Mihara) (Appendix of the paper presented at ETIA TFC 2002)   (Nov. 19, 2002; Note added Dec. 22, 2012)

Simplified version 
Standard version  
Extended version 

 

2003-2006

Start of USIT NewsLetter (U-SIT and Think NewsLetter) (Ed Sickafus). (Nov. 2003) ==> See (C) Communications section

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eBook: USIT: An Overview (E. Sickafus, 2001) (Jap. trans. K. Kawamo, S. Koshimizu, T. Nakagawa)  (Oct. 18, 2004)  ==> See

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Paper: A Simple Theory Underlying Structured Problem-Solving Methodologies -ASIT, TRIZ, USIT (and others) (E. Sickafus):  Paper , Slides, Slides in Japanese(Oct. 2, 2006)

A Simple Theory Underlying Structured Problem-Solving Methodologies -ASIT, TRIZ, USIT (and others) (E. Sickafus) (Introduction, T. Nakagawa) (Jun. 24, 2007)

 

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Introductory: Brief Guide to Nakagawa's TRIZ/USIT Articles (T. Nakagawa)(Feb. 18, 2003)

Paper: Usage of USIT Solution Generation Methods: A Simple and Unified System of TRIZ (T. Nakagawa, H. Kosha, & Y. Mihara) (TRIZCON 2003) (Jan. 22, 2003)  (Apr. 3, 2003) 

Introductory to highschool students: Way of Thinking for Creative Technology Development (T. Nakagawa) (Osaka Gakuin Univ., Open Campus Mini-lecture) (Jun. 24, 2003)

Paper: 'Updated Understanding' of TRIZ in the Era of Steady Penetration (T. Nakagawa) (Japan IM Users Group Meeting 2003) (Oct. 3, 2003) 

Paper: USIT Approach in Japan for Simpler and Powerful Process of Creative Problem Solving in TRIZ (T. Nakagawa) (ETRIA TFC 2003) (Dec. 11, 2003)

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Introductory: Problem Solving Methodology for Innovation: TRIZ/USIT: Its Philosophy, Methods, Knowledge bases, and Software tools (T. Nakagawa) (Knowledge Creation Support Systems Symposium 2004) (Mar. 3, 2004)  (Aug. 26, 2004)

Paper: Practices of Applying TRIZ/USIT in Japan (T. Nakagawa) (TRIZCON 2004) (May 13, 2004)   (Aug. 26, 2004)

Paper: Big and Deep TRIZ: How can we learn it easily and apply it smoothly? (T. Nakagawa) (Knowledge Creation Symp. 2004) (Sept. 22, 2004)

Paper: USIT Operators for Solution Generation in TRIZ: Clearer Guide to Solution Paths (T. Nakagawa) (ETRIA TFC 2004) (Oct. 18, 2004)  (Nov. 16, 2004)

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Introductory: Creative Problem Soloving in USIT (T. Nakagawa) (Technology & Information Inc., Seminar) (Mar. 18, 2005)

Introductory: Understanding and Application of TRIZ (T. Nakagawa) (Technology & Information Inc., Seminar) (Mar. 18, 2005)

Paper: Overall Dataflow Structure in TRIZ/USIT (T. Nakagawa) (TRIZCON 2005) (Mar. 24, 2005) (June. 16, 2005)

Series of introductory articles:: Aha! the Method: TRIZ Up-to-Date (T. Nakagawa) ("Nikkei Monozukuri" Journal, 2005, May - Aug.)

[3] Refreshing TRIZ Knowledge bases (Jul. 20, 2005)

[4] Essence of TRIZ Way of Thinking (Jul. 29, 2005)

[5] Overall Process of Problem Solving in TRIZ/USIT (Aug. 28, 2005)

[6 (Final)]: Practices of Simplified TRIZ by Use of USIT (Oct. 26, 2005)

Paper: Introduction to TRIZ/USIT Methodology for Creative Probelm Solving (T. Nakagawa) ("Value Enginering" Journal) (Jun. 22, 2005)

Introductory: Practices and Principles of USIT 2-Day Training Seminar - For penetrating easy TRIZ (T. Nakagawa) (Jul. 20, 2005)

Paper: A New Generation of TRIZ (T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Symp. 2005, Keynote) (Sept. 20, 2005)

Paper: Problem Solving Methodology for Innovation: TRIZ/USIT: Its Philosophy, Methods, Knowledge Bases, and Software Tools (T. Nakagawa) (Journal of Japan Creativity Society) (Nov. 30, 2005)

Paper: A New Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving: Six-Box Scheme of USIT (T. Nakagawa) (Japan Creativity Society Annual Meeting) (Nov. 30, 2005) (Apr. 25, 2006)

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Series of introductory articles: TRIZ: Creative Problem Solving Methodology for Innovation (T. Nakagawa) ("InterLab" Journal, 2006, Jan. - Dec.)  (Jan. 13, 2006)

[1] What is TRIZ? FAQ  (Jan. 13, 2006)

[2] History of TRIZ (1) Development in the Ex-USSR (Feb. 22, 2006)

[3] History of TRIZ (2) Further Development in USA and Europe (Mar. 6, 2006)

[4] History of TRIZ (3) Acceptance and Penetration in Japan and Korea (Apr. 4, 2006)

[5] Everyday-life Case Studies (1) How to Fix the String Found Shorter Than the Needle (May 9, 2006)

[6] Everyday-life Case Studies (2) How to Prevent from Shoplifting in A Bookstore (Jun. 6, 2006)

[7] TRIZ Utilizes Knowledge Bases (1) Overview of TRIZ Knowledge Bases and Software Tools (Jul. 4, 2006)

[8] TRIZ Utilizes Knowledge Bases (2) Database of Scientific and Technical Principles (Effects) (Sept. 6, 2006)

[9] TRIZ Utilizes Knowledge Bases (3) Knowledge Base of Trends of Technical System Evolution (Sept. 6, 2006)

[10] TRIZ Utilizes Knowledge Bases (4) Knowledge Base from Target Function to Solution Means (Oct. 4, 2006)

[11] TRIZ Utilizes Knowledge Bases (5) '40 Inventive Principles': How to Learn and How to Use Them (Nov. 1, 2006)

[12] TRIZ Utilizes Knowledge Bases (6) 'Contradiction Matrix' for Obtaining Recommendations of Inventive Principles (Nov.29, 2006)

Paper: A New Paradigm of Creative Problem Solving (2) Six-Box Scheme in USIT Illustrated with a Simple Case Study (T. Nakagawa) (Knowledge Creation Supporting System Symposium) (Apr. 4, 2006)

Paper: TRIZ: Innovative Problem Solving Methodology - Its Significance and Current Status in Japan and the World (T. Nakagawa) (Transdisciprinary Federation of Sci. & Tech., Technical Symosium 2006) (May 9, 2006)

Paper: A New Paradigm of Creative Problem Solving (3) Usage and Significance of the Six-Box Scheme in USIT (T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Symp. 2006)   (Nov. 1, 2006)

Paper: "TRIZ Home Page for Students by Students": Understanding TRIZ/USIT by Solving Everyday-Life Problems (M.Hida, T. Shimoda, N. Hayashi, M. Omori, T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Symp. 2006)   (Jan. 7, 2007)

Paper: A New Paradigm of Creative Problem Solving (3) Six-Box Scheme in USIT (T. Nakagawa) (ETRIA TFC 2006)  (Nov. 1, 2006)  (Nov. 29, 2006)

Paper: How I Have Been Learning, Applying, and Teaching TRIZ (T. Nakagawa) (Iran PSST 2006, Video presentation, on Nov. 26, 2006) (Apr. 13, 2010) (Mar. 14, 2010)

Introductory: Keypoints to creative problem solving with TRIZ (T. Nakagawa) (Nikkei Monozukuri Seminar 2006) (Mar. 1, 2007)

 

 

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'Phenomena-Attributes Analysis (PAA)' in USIT Demonstrated for the 'Picture Hanging Kit Problem' (H. Kosha)   (Dec. 23, 2006)

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2007-2012

Construction of USIT Web site (E. Sickafus) (2007) www.u-sit.net
(Main articles: USIT Textbook, HI Textbook, USIT NewsLetter)  ==> See the USIT NL page

 

 

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Textbok: Heuristic Innovation and its Development (HI Textbook) (E. Sickafus) (Mar. 30, 2008)  ==> See

 

 

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Series of introductory articles: TRIZ: Creative Problem Solving Methodology for Innovation (T. Nakagawa) ("InterLab" Journal, 2007, Jan. - Nov.) 

[13] Everyday-life Case Studies of TRIZ/USIT (3) How to Prevent the Staples from Being Crashed (Jan. 7, 2007)

[14] How to Introduce, Apply, and Promote TRIZ/USIT (1) Keys for Managers (Feb. 15, 2007)

[15] Basic Concepts in TRIZ (1) Essence of TRIZ in 50 Words (Mar. 1, 2007)

[16] Basic Concepts in TRIZ (2) 'System': A system of Problems and the Concept of Technical Systems (Apr. 5, 2007)

[17] Basic Concepts in TRIZ (3) 'Fields': A Concept Which Contains Any Form of Force, Interaction, Field, and Energy. (May 6, 2007)

[18] Basic Concepts in TRIZ (4) Ideality and How to Improve It. (Jun. 24, 2007)

[19] Basic Concepts in TRIZ (5) Resources and How to Utilize Them Fully. (Jul. 22, 2007)

[20] Basic Concepts in TRIZ (6) Contradictions and Thier Resolution. (Aug. 17, 2007)

[21] Basic Concepts in TRIZ (7) Basic Scheme of Problem Solving. (Sept. 13, 2007)

[22 (Final)] How to Introduce, Apply, and Promote TRIZ/USIT (2) Case Studies Recenltly Published. (Nov. 18, 2007)

Introductory: Keypoints in Creative Problem Solving with TRIZ (T. Nakagawa) (Nikkei Monodukuri Seminar)  (Mar. 1, 2007)

Series of introductory articles: Introduction to USIT: A Simple Method for Creative Problem Solving (T. Nakagawa) ("Mechanical Design" Journal, Aug.-Dec., 2007, 5 articles)   (from Jul. 22, 2007 to Dec. 9, 2007)

[1] What is USIT? FAQ (Jul. 22, 2007)

[2] Simple Case Studies with USIT (Aug. 17, 2007)

[3] Problem Definition and Analysis with USIT (Oct. 15, 2007)

[4] Creative Solution Generation with USIT (Nov. 1, 2007)

[5 (Final)] Practices of USIT (Dec. 9, 2007)

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Paper: Extension of USIT in Japan: A New Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving (T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Symposium 2008)   (Sept. 18, 2008)

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Introductory: TRIZ: Methodology of Problem Solving for Innovation (T. Nakagawa)("OHM" Journal) (Nov. 12, 2010)

Paper: Education with TRIZ: For New Perspectives (T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Symp. 2010) (Dec. 30, 2010)

Lectures: Lecture Notes: Methodologies of Creative Problem Solving (T. Nakagawa) (A Series of 14 Lectures, Osaka Gakuin Univ., Oct. 2010 - Jan. 2011) (Jan. 22, 2012)

[1] An easy introduction: Flexible thinking necessary for innovation

[2] Three principal approaches of studying and applying science and technology: Starting from observations, from principles, and from problems

[3] Finding the problem, focusing on it, and collecting information

[4] How come up with ideas? Trial-and-error, enlightenment, and creativity 

[5] What are 'Systems': Components and their relations, hierarchy, and technical systems

[6] Analyzing the problem (1) Finding root causes of the problem/difficulty

[7] How to construct and write a report/paper  

[8] Analyzing the problem (2) Analyzing functions and attributes of the technical system

[9] Analyzing the problem (3) Analyzing space and time characteristics; Making an image of the ideal solution  

[10] Generating solutions (1) Fully utilizing knowledge bases

[11] Generating solutions (2) How to break through the barriers

[12] Generating solutions (3) A system of solution generation methods (USIT Operators)

[13] Case studies of everyday-life problem solving;
Summary of creative problem solving methodologies (1) USIT

[14] Summary of creative problem solving methodologies (2) TRIZ;
Conclusion of the class 

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Introductory: Introduction to TRIZ: Methodology of Creative Problem Solving for Innovation (T. Nakagawa) (Japan Creativity Society, Seminar) (Feb. 3, 2011)

Introductory: Breaking Through the Barriers of Conflict with TRIZ (T. Nakagawa) (Japan Mechanical Engineering Soc., Training Seminar) (Mar. 21, 2011)

Paper: USIT: A New Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving -- Its Concepts and Usage -- (T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Symposium 2011) (Sept. 19, 2011)

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Introductory: TRIZ: Problem-Solving Methodology for Innovation (T. Nakagawa) (Nara Advanced Institute of Science & Technology (NAIST), FD Seminar) (Jan. 9, 2012)

Paper: Creative Problem-Solving Methodologies TRIZ/USIT: Overview of My 14 Years in Research, Education, and Promotion (T. Nakagawa) (Bulletin of Cultural and Natural Sciences, Osaka Gakuin Univ.) (Mar. 13, 2012), (Mar. 23, 2012)

Slides: Overview of My 14 Years in Research, Education, and Promotion (T. Nakagawa) (A talk at OGU) (Mar. 31, 2012)

Paper: TRIZ in Japan (T. Nakagawa) (Iran PSST 2012, Keynote)   (Mar. 31, 2012)

Report: Research Note (Guide): From "How to penetrate TRIZ into younger people?" to the new target "Establishing general methodologies for creative problem solving/ task achieving": From May to November, 2012 (T. Nakagawa) (Dec. 5, 2012)

Report: Towards "TRIZ for Younger People" and "Fresh TRIZ": Documents for the Future Plan of Japan TRIZ Society: (A) Slides of Models, and (B) Description (T. Nakagawa) (Dec. 5, 2012)

Paper: Multiple Modeling to Set Up the Problems/Tasks: Establishing and Penetrating the Methodology of Creative Problem-Solving/Task-Achieving (T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Symposium 2012) (Dec. 5, 2012)

Paper: Establishing general methodologies of creative problem-solving / task-achieving: Beyond TRIZ (T. Nakagawa) (ETRIA TFC 2012) (Dec. 5, 2012)

Paper: Establishing and Spreading General Methodologies of Creative Problem-solving / Task-achieving: Recognition of Our New Target Obtained through a Multiple Modeling Approach (T. Nakagawa) (Dec. 5, 2012)

Paper: Creative Problem-Solving Methodologies TRIZ/USIT: Overview of My 15 Years in Research, Education, and Promotion (T. Nakagawa) (Malaysia TRIZ Conf. 2012, Keynote) (Dec. 12, 2012)

 

 

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Study on USIT Operators Application Examples (H. Kosha, Y. Mihara, N. Nakayama, K. Nakamura, H. Makino) (Jul. 11, 2010)

 

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2013-2016

 

 

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Paper: Subconscious Problem Solving Using Hazy Heuristics (Ed Sickafus) (Aug. 25, 2015) ; Japanese translation (T. Takahara, H. Kosha, T. Nakagawa) (Jul. 29, 2015)

 

Web site: Construction of WordPress Blog Site: Theories of Problem Solving for Innovation and Invention (E. Sickafus) (Jul. to Oct., 2015)
(Main Articles: Heuristic Innovation, I3 (Introspection-Insight- Innovation))
(Site uncompleted)
==> See the WordPress Blog Site page

 

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Introductory: TRIZ -- Recent Approaches and Activities in Japan and in the World (T. Nakagawa) (in "Standardization and Quality Control", Feb. 2013) (Mar. 22, 2013)

Introductory: TRIZ Application 2: Easy Practice of Applying TRIZ -- Concepts and Application of USIT (Unified Structured Inventive Thinking) (T. Nakagawa) (in "Standardization and Quality Control", Feb. 2013) (May 8, 2013)

Paper: For Establishing General Methodology of Creative Problem Solving & Task Achieving (T. Nakagawa) (3rd FoKCs)   (Jun. 22, 2013)

Paper: For Establishing A General Methodology of Creative Problem-Solving / Task-Achieving (T. Nakagawa) (GTC2013 in Korea)   (Aug. 22, 2013)

Paper:   General Methodology for Creative Problem Solving and Task Achieving -Its Plan-(T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Sympo. 2013)  (Dec. 9, 2013)

Paper: General methodology for creative problem solving and task achieving (CrePS): Its vision (T. Nakagawa) (ETRIA TFC2013; JCS Conf. 2013)  (Oct. 3; Oct. 25, 2013)

Introductory Video: Let's Master How to Think for Creative Problem Solving (T. Nakagawa) ; USTREAM video , YouTube video .(Oct. 3, 2013)

Documents: General methodology for creative problem solving and task achieving (CrePS) : Systematized Documents (Technological Areas)

CrePS (Technological areas) Systematized Documents (ed. Toru Nakagawa) (Oct. 20, 2013)  

Ibid. Initial Part  Detail (T. Nakagawa) (Excel)  (Oct. 20, 2013)  

Ibid. Main Part  Detail (T. Nakagawa) (Excel)  (Oct. 20, 2013)  

Ibid. Succeeding Part  Detail (T. Nakagawa) (Excel)  (Oct. 20, 2013)  

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Paper: General Methodology of Creative Problem Solving & Task Achieving (CrePS): Reorganizing Various Application Cases and Their Methods in the ‘Six-Box Scheme’ (T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Sympo 2014; JCS Conf. 2014; ETRIA TFC 2014)  (Nov. 7, 2014)

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Introductory to highschool students: General Method of Creative Problem Solving: 'Six-Box Scheme' (T. Nakagawa) (Talk at Yokohama SFH)  (Jan. 8; Apr. 12, 2015)

Lecture: Methodology of Creative Problem Solving: TRIZ and Its Extension ~ Scientific Methods for Innovation ~ (T. Nakagawa) (Lecture at Tottori Univ.)  (Apr. 12, 2015)

Paper: USIT: A Concise Process for Creative Problem Solving Based on the Paradigm of the Six-Box Scheme -- USIT Manual and USIT Case Studies -- (T. Nakagawa) (Journal of JCS, 2015)   (Jun. 11, 2016) 

Documents: USIT Process:  A concise, consistent process of creative problem solving in the 'Six-Box Scheme'

USIT Process Documents (Index) (Toru Nakagawa)  (May 25, 2015) (Jun. 26, 2015)

USIT Manual (Toru Nakagawa)  (May 25, 2015) (Jun. 26, 2015)

USIT Operator System (Index) (Toru Nakagawa)  (May 25, 2015) (Jun. 26, 2015)

USIT References (Methodological References) (Toru Nakagawa) (May 25, 2015) (Jun. 26, 2015)

Paper: USIT Case Studies in the Six-Box Scheme - Understanding Various Examples of Creative Problem Solving in the New Paradigm (T. Nakagawa) (TRIZ Sympo 2015) (May 8, 2016)

Paper: USIT: A Concise Process for Creative Problem Solving Based on the Paradigm of the Six-Box Scheme - USIT Manual and USIT Case Studies -(T. Nakagawa) (JCS 2015) (May 8, 2016) 

Paper: USIT: A Concise Process for Creative Problem Solving Based on the Paradigm of the Six-Box Scheme - USIT Manual and USIT Case Studies -(T. Nakagawa) (ETRIA TFC 2015)   (May 31, 2016) (Slides  , Extended Manuscript  , Final Paper )

Keynote Lecture: Six-Box Scheme: New Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving (T. Nakagawa) (ICSI 2015) (Mar. 3, 2016) 

Tutorial: USIT (Unified Structured Inventive Thinking) in the Six-Box Scheme (T. Nakagawa) (ICSI 2015) (Mar. 3, 2016) 

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A guide: General Methodology of Creative Problem Solving: TRIZ/USIT/CrePS: A guide to Papers & Presentations by Toru Nakagawa (May 2015 - Mar. 2016 (T. Nakagawa) (Mar. 3, 2016)

Paper: CrePS (General Methodology of Creative Problem Solving) beyond TRIZ: What, Why, and How? (T. Nakagawa)  (TRIZCON2016)   (Jun. 20, 2016) (Paper, Slides, and Video (Mp4 45 min.) )

Paper: TRIZ/CrePS Approach to the Social Problems of Poverty: 'Liberty vs. Love' Is Found the Principal Contradiction of the Human Culture (Toru Nakagawa) (ETRIA TFC2016)   (Nov. 12, 2016) 

Report: Six-Box Scheme Representation of Published Papers (1) 18 Papers by Toru Nakagawa (2000 - 2016) (T. Nakagawa) (Dec. 27, 2016) 

 

 

 

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Paper: Research Note on 'Dialectic Logic and the Way of Life' (T. Takahara)

(Part 1): A Note on Dialectic Logic by Granularity, Contradiction and Enumeration (T. Takahara) (Nov. 13, 2015)

(Part 2): A Comment on ‘Six-Box Scheme’ by Nakagawa (T. Takahara) (Nov. 13, 2015)

(Part 3): A Note on Application of Dialectic Logic (T. Takahara) (Nov. 13, 2015)

Paper: The Third Collection of Papers Written by Toshio Takahara (2013-2015): "Theory of Resolving Differences (3) Dialectic Logic and the Way of Life" (T. Takahara) (Nov. 16, 2015) 

[33] The Structure o f Dialectic Logic and ‘Six-Box Scheme ’ by Nakagawa [FIT2015] (Nov. 16, 2015)

[35] ibid (Part 2): A Comment on ‘Six-Box Scheme’ by Nakagawa [THPJ2015-2] (Nov. 16, 2015)

 

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Dr. Ed Sickafus passed away on Nov. 15, 2018.
==> See Memorial page

 

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Introductory: 'Liberty vs. Love': The Principal Contradiction Inherent throughout the Human Culture (T. Nakagawa) (Univ. Tokyo YMCA) (Jan. 13, 2017) 

Paper: 'Liberty vs. Love': The Principal Contradiction of Human Culture (2) The 'Liberty vs. Love' Contradiction and 'Ethics' at the Personal Level (Toru Nakagawa) ((A) JCS Conf. 2017; (B) Japan TRIZ Symp. 2017; (C) ETRIA TFC2017)   (Sept. 28, 2017; Jun. 25, 2018)

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Introduction/Summary:Principal Contradiction of Human Culture and Solution Directions : ‘Liberty vs Love’ and Ethics (Toru Nakagawa) (Dec. 13, 2018)

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Introductory:  TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving) (Toru Nakagawa) (published in "Encyclopedia of Design Science") (Nov. 22, 2019)

Introductory: Six Box Scheme (Toru Nakagawa) (published in "Encyclopedia of Design Science") (Nov. 22, 2019)

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   (B)  Case Studies :  Case study papers, Reports, Promotion activities

Case studies (by Dr. Ed Sickafus and by some other international authors) Case studies (by Toru Nakagawa) Case studies (by authors in Japan)

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Paper: Windshield/Backlight Molding -- Squeak and "Buzz" Project -- TRIZ Case Study (M. Lynch et al.) (Sept. 6, 1999)

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Text: USIT Textbook Example: Picture Hanging Kit Problem (E. Sickafus, 1997) (Ex. 9 of the USIT Textbook)  (Mar. 23, 2001)
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Report:  USIT Case Studies (1) Detection of Small Water Leakage from a Gate Valve (T. Nakagawa) (Jul. 2, 1999)

Report:  USIT Case Studies (2) Increase the Foam Ratio in Forming a Porous Sheet from Gas-Solved Molten Polymer (T. Nakagawa) (Jul. 2, 1999)

Report:  USIT Training Seminar in Japan (T. Nakagawa)(Sept. 6, 1999) (Sept. 9, 1999)

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Report:  USIT Training Seminar in Japan (2) 3-Day Seminar with Multi-company Engineers (T. Nakagawa)(Feb. 9, 2000) (Mar. 23, 2000)

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Q&A:  USIT example & introduction: "Commentary on The Picture Hanging Kit Problem" (T. Nakagawa, E. Sickafus)  (Jul. 31; Aug. 23, 2001)

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Paper: USIT Case Study: Air Cooling of Electronic devices (H. Ueno)  (Jul. 4, 2001)

Paper: Deployment of TRIZ in an industry (Y. Mihara)  (Nov. 16, 2001)

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Paper: TRIZ in Fuji Xerox Corp.: Promotion activities and 4 cases of application (S. Kasuya, Y. Imoto) (Mar. 28, 2002)

Practices for promotion:
A. Application of TRIZ to solve blackening of fluorescence lamps
B. Solving an implementation trouble of flexible substrate for opt-electronic converter
C. Cost reduction of components a copying machine
D. Generation of solutions to human-resource development

Paper: TRIZ in Ricoh: TRIZ Implementation and a Case Study (K. Sugiyama, K. Gotoh, H. Yasuda, H. Saitoh, and M. Suzuki) (Oct. 1, 2002)

   

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Mini Lectures: USIT News Letters and Mini Lectures (E. Sickafus) (Jan. 8, 2004 to Jul. 13, 2004) [English PDF posted.] (Jan. 30, 2013)
==> See USIT NL page

(1) 'Messy Newspaper Print Problem' - Well defined problem  (Jan. 8, 2004)

(2) Minimum set of objects  (Jan. 8, 2004)

(3) Plausible root causes (1)  (Jan. 28, 2004)

(4) Plausible root causes (2)  (Jan. 28, 2004)

(5) Completion of well defined problem (Mar. 3, 2004)

(6) Listing up intuitive solutions  (Mar. 3, 2004)

(7) Problem analysis - Close world diagram (Jul. 13, 2004)  

(8) Problem analysis - Qualitative change graph  (Jul. 13, 2004)

(9) Problem analysis - QC graph (2)  (Jul. 13, 2004)

(10) Problem analysis - QC graph (3) (Jul. 13, 2004) (Jan. 26, 2004)

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Report: USIT Case Study: A System for Preventing from Our Leaving Things Befined (Result of 2-Day Training Seminar) (T. Nakagawa) (Feb. 22, 2006)

Paper: A System for Preventing from Our Leaving Things Behind -- A Case in 2-Day USIT Training Seminar -- (T. Nakagawa) (TRIZCON 2006)   (Jun. 21, 2006)

 

 

Paper: TRIZ in Fuji Xerox (S. Kasuya, K. Sakamaki) (Nov. 6, 2003) 

Paper: TRIZ in Ricoh: Reusable Packaging (K. Gotoh, S. Ishikawa)(Nov. 6, 2003)

Paper: TRIZ in Nissan Motors (T. Hirade, A. Mochizuki)(Nov. 27, 2003)

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Paper: Introducing USIT in Matsushita Electric Works (K. Tsuji, J. Hashimoto) (Mar. 18, 2005)

 

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2007-2012

 

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Paper: Experiences of Teaching How to Think for Creative Problem Solving (T. Nakagawa) (Bulletin of Cultural and Natural Sciences, Osaka Gakuin Univ., 2007)  (Jan. 11, 2007)

Paper: Classes of 'Creative Problem-Solving Thinking' -- Experiences at Osaka Gakuin University-- (T. Nakagawa) (TRIZCON 2007) (May 6, 2007)

Paper: How to Prevent Unauthorized Persons from Entering the Auto-locking Door of Apartment Building: Applying TRIZ/USIT to A Social & Technical Problem (T. Nakagawa, A. Fujita) (Japan TRIZ Symp. 2007) (Sept. 13, 2007)

Paper: Education and Training of Creative Problem Solving Thinking with TRIZ/USIT (T. Nakagawa) (ETRIA TFC 2007)   (Nov. 18, 2007)

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Paper: USIT Case Study: A Mom’s Bicycle for Safely Carrying Two Children (T. Sudo, H. Sakata, K. Hasegawa, K. Hino, A. Kato, and T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Symp. 2008)  (Jan. 29, 2009)

Paper: Applying TRIZ/USIT to A Social & Technical Problem: Auto-locking Door System of Apartment Building (T. Nakagawa, A. Fujita) (ETRIA TFC 2008) (Mar. 2, 2009)

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Report: Benefits of Drawing Diagrams (1) Experiences from the USIT Case Study: A Mom’s Bicycle for Safely Carrying Two Children (T. Nakagawa) (Feb. 22, 2009)

Paper: USIT Case Study: A Mom’s Bicycle for Safely Carrying Two Children (H.Sakata, T. Sudo, K. Hasegawa, K. Hino, A. Kato, T. Nakagawa) (TRIZCON 2009) (May 7, 2009)

Paper: TRIZ/USIT Case Study: How to Help Recall Passwords (Y. Ueda, H. Nabeshima, T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Symp. 2009) (Sept. 30, 2010)

Paper: How to Prevent Cords and Cables from Getting Entangled: A Study of Systematic Classification of Various Solutions (T. Nakagawa, T. Itoh, M. Tsukamoto) (Japan TRIZ Symp. 2009; ETRIA TFC2009) (Nov. 23, 2009)

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Paper: Problem Solving in Everyday Life: On Methods and Tools for Weeding (or Removing Weeds) (T. Nakagawa, T. Miyake) (Japan TRIZ Symposium 2011; ETRIA TFC 2011) (Nov. 18, 2011)

Paper: A Large Variety of Writing Instruments: Studying the Evolution of Technologies in Familiar Items (T. Nakagawa, K. Nakatani) (Japan TRIZ Symp. 2011; ETRIA TFC 2011) (Nov. 12, 2010)

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Paper: Introducing USIT in Matsushita Electric Works (K. Tsuji, et al.)(Introduction, T. Nakagawa)  (Mar. 1, 2007) (Apr. 5, 2007)

Paper: Technical Knowledge Transfer by USIT Application for Paper Handling Mechanism (K. Fukatsu) (Introduction, T. Nakagawa)   (Jan. 29, 2008)

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Paper: USIT Approach for Compact Umbrella (K. Nakamura, E. Yamada, M. Takimoto, H. Hasaba, N. Nakayama, H. Makino, Y. Mihara) (Introduction, T. Nakagawa) (May 7, 2009)

 

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Paper: Usage of TRIZ and USIT in Developing a Novel Duplex Printing Machine (H. Kanno) [Waiting for permission of posting, Apr. 21, 2009]

 

Paper: Practical Application of TRIZ to Novel Electrical Devices Development (S. Wakaiki, K. Adachi, H. Kotaki) (Apr. 21, 2009)

Paper: From Idea Creation to Patent Acquisition by TRIZ: For Improving the Living Situations Just after the Evacuation from Natural Disaster (T. Kataoka, Y. Mihara) (Apr. 21, 2009)

Paper: Usage of TRIZ and USIT in Developing a Novel Duplex Printing Machine (H. Kanno) (Introduction, T. Nakagawa) (Dec. 30, 2009)

 

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Paper: Application of USIT to Useful Paper Fastener (K. Nakamura, et al.)(Introduction, T. Nakagawa)   (Sept. 25, 2011)

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2013-2016

** Japanese translation restarted see above (Toru, Jan. 30, 2013) **

Mini Lectures: USIT News Letters and Mini Lectures (E. Sickafus) (Jan. 30; Apr. 6, 2013)
==> See USIT NL page

USIT News Letters (3rd Collection: No. 11 to No. 18) (Jan. 30, 2013)

(11) 'Messy Newspaper Print Problem' - Uniqueness 

(12) Q&A (T. Nakagawa) Problem selection 

(13) Solution technique - Pluralization (1) 

(14) Solution technique - Pluralization (2) 

(15) Solution technique - Dimensionality 

(16) Solution technique - Distribution  

(17) Solution technique - Transduction 

(18) Solution technique - Generification  

USIT News Letters (E. SIckafus) (4th Collection: No. 19 to No. 28) (Apr. 6, 2013)
==> See USIT NL page

(19) Causes = Effects ? 

(20) USIT - an Alternative Method for Solving Engineering-Design Problems: Bar Hopping Problem  

(21) ibid: How to Invent   

(22) ibid: ibid: Drinking Vessel Problem; Q&A on Transduction  

(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  

 

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12 Years of Lecture and Seminar Classes on 'Methods of Creative Problem Solving' (T. Nakagawa) (Innovation Education Conf. 2014) (Mar. 16, 2014)

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Documents: USIT Process:  A concise, consistent process of creative problem solving in the 'Six-Box Scheme' (T. Nakagawa) (in "TRIZ Home Page in Japan")

USIT Case Studies (Index) (T. Nakagawa) (May 25, 2015) (Jun. 26, 2015)

USIT Case Study 1. How to fix a string shorter than the needle (T. Nakagawa) (May 25, 2015) (Jun. 26, 2015)

USIT Case Study 2. How to prevent a staple from being crashed (T. Nakagawa) (May 25, 2015) (Jun. 26, 2015)

USIT Case Study 3. Saving Water for a Toilet System (T. Nakagawa) (May 25, 2015) (Jun. 26, 2015)

USIT Case Study 4. Picture Hanging Kit Problem (T. Nakagawa) (May 25, 2015) (Jun. 26, 2015)

USIT Case Study 5. Increase the Foam Ratio of Porous Polymer Sheet (T. Nakagawa) (May 25, 2015) (Jun. 26, 2015)

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In-house Promotion of TRIZ Use through Practice (S. Hisanaga, H. Takenaka)  (Jan. 26, 2014)

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How to Lead Beginners to TRIZ at the Place of Practices (S. Hisanaga)  (Mar. 27, 2015)

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   (C) Communications:  Communications, Discussions, Questions, Comments, Conference reports, etc.

 

Communications (by Dr. Ed Sickafus)

Communications (by Toru Nakagawa)

Communications (in Japan)

Communications (International)
 

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Conference: Report of USIT Training Seminar (Mar. 1999, near Detroit, Instructor: Ed Sickafus) (T. Nakagawa) (Mar. 10, 1999)

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Q&A: How to start up a USIT Program in a company (M. Smith, E. Sickafus)  (Sept. 11, 2001)

Q&A: How to learn USIT (T. Nakagawa; E. Sickafus)  (Sept. 26, 2001)

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Q&A: "How to Define Problems in USIT"  (E. Ootsuki; T. Nakagawa)  (Jul. 3, 2000)

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Discussion: What is the essence of TRIZ?  Isn't the introduction of USIT disturbant for TRIZ promotion? (T. Nakagawa)  (Jan. 24, 2001)

 

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Letters from Readers: On Nakagawa's Trip Report (Nov. 1, 1999)

On learning USIT (H. Kosha; T. Nakagawa)

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Letters from Readers: On starting to study TRIZ/USIT (S. Tanaka)  (Dec. 13, 2000)

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Letters from Readers: Start learning TRIZ/USIT in agricultural area (A. Takeuchi)  (Dec. 10, 2001)

 

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Conference: Personal Report of the First TRIZ International Conference (Nov. 1998, near Los Angeles)(T. Nakagawa)(Nov. 23, 1998)

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Conference: Personal Report of TRIZCON99 (Mar. 1999, near Detroit)(T. Nakagawa) (Mar. 15, 1999)

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Conference: Personal Report of TRIZCON2000  (May 2000, near Boston) (T. Nakagawa) (May 8, 2000)

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Conference: Personal Report of TRIZCON2001  (Mar. 2001, near Los Angeles) (T. Nakagawa) (Apr. 4, 2001) (Apr. 25, 2001)

Letters from Readers:     (Jul. 4, 2001)

On Nakagawa's TRIZCON Report (T. Kataoka; E. Domb; E. Sickafus; V. Souchkov); 

Conference: Personal Report of ETRIA TRIZ Future 2001 (Nov. 2001, Bath, UK) (T. Nakagawa) (Nov. 16, 2001)

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Conference: Personal Report of ETRIA TRIZ Future 2002 (Nov. 2002, Strasbourg, France) (T. Nakagawa) (Dec. 6, 2002)

  

2003- 2006

NewsLetters: USIT NewsLetters (E. Sickafus)  Issue No. 1 (Nov. 15, 2003) to No. 6 (Dec. 22, 2003)
==> See USIT NL page

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NewsLetters: USIT NewsLetters (E. Sickafus)  Issue No. 7 (Jan. 5, 2004) to No. 31 (Nov. 13, 2004)
==> See USIT NL page

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NewsLetters: USIT NewsLetters (E. Sickafus)  Issue No. 32 (Jan. 18, 2005) to No. 53 (Dec. 20, 2005)
==> See USIT NL page

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NewsLetters: USIT NewsLetters (E. Sickafus)  Issue No. 54 (Jan. 4, 2006) to No. 68 (Dec. 24, 2006)
==> See USIT NL page

Report: A Note on The 2nd TRIZ Symposium in Japan, 2006 (E. Sickafus)   (Jan. 7, 2007)
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Report: "TRIZ Home Page by Students for Students" (T. Nakagawa) (Mar. 17, 2006)

Students: "TRIZ Home Page by Students for Students" (by M. Hida, T. Shimoda, N. Hayashi, and M. Omori (Osaka Gakuin Univ.)) (Mar. 17, 2006)

First Steps to TRIZ:  Students' discussion on 'What have we learned with TRIZ/USIT?',
Nakagawa's Seminar Class, Topics of Group Practices;
Brief introduction to TRIZ and USIT;

Theses:
'More Confortable Rides on Trains' (M. Omori),
'For preventing against shoplifting in a bookstore' (N.Hayashi)
'How to make a knot with a short string at the end of sewing?' (T. Shimoda)
'Students' Home Page for Creative Problem Solving' (M. Hida)

Letters from Readers and Q&A: How to introduce and proliferate TRIZ/USIT in an industry (H. Kosha; T.Nakagawa) (Oct. 21, 2003) 

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Conference: Report of "TRIZ/USIT Seminar for Industrial Practice" (held by Technical Information Institute (Feb. 24-25, 2005, Tokyo)) (T. Nakagawa)  (Mar. 18, 2005)

Conference: Personal Report of First TRIZ Symposium in Japan 2005 (Sept. 2005, Shuzenji) (T. Nakagawa)(Oct. 12, 2005)

1. Outline of the Symposium
2. Organization of the Symposium (with some pre-history)
3. Keynote Speeches
4. Special Session of Presentations by Four TRIZ Vendors/Promoters
5. Introducing and Promoting TRIZ within Industries
6. Methods of Applying TRIZ
7. Case Studies of Applying TRIZ to Real Industrial Problems
8. Closing Discussion and Miscellaneous Topics
9. Nature of the Symposium: 'National OR International' or 'National AND International'

 

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Conference: Announcement: Second TRIZ Symposium in Japan (Feb. 22, 2006)

Outline of the Symposium, Call for Papers (Feb. 22, 2006; Mar. 17, 2006)

==> Results & Documents (Sept. 20, 2006; Oct. 2)

Conference: Personal Report of Second TRIZ Symposium in Japan 2006 (Aug.-Sept. 2006, Suita) (T. Nakagawa)(Nov. 8, 2006)

Conference: Personal Report of TRIZCON2003  (Mar. 2003, Philadelphia) (T. Nakagawa) (Apr. 3, 2003)

Conference: Personal Report of ETRIA TRIZ Future 2003 (Nov. 2003, Aachen, Germany)(T. Nakagawa) (Dec. 11, 2003)

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Conference: Personal Report of TRIZCON2004  (Apr. 2004, Seattle) (T. Nakagawa)(May 13, 2004)

Conference: Personal Report of ETRIA TRIZ Future 2004 (Nov. 2004, Florence, Italy) (T. Nakagawa)   (Dec. 14, 2004)

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Conference: Personal Report of ETRIA TRIZ Future 2005 (Nov. 2005, Graz, Austria) (T. Nakagawa) (Jan. 13, 2006)

Conference: Personal Report of TRIZCON2005  (Apr. 2005, Detroit) (T. Nakagawa)(Jun. 16, 2005)

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Conference: Personal Report of TRIZCON2006  (Apr. 2006, Milwaukee) (T. Nakagawa)(Jun. 21, 2006)

Conference: Personal Report of ETRIA TRIZ Future 2006 (Oct. 2006, Kortrijk, Belgium) (T. Nakagawa) (Jan. 7, 2007)

2007-2012

Construction of USIT Web site (E. Sickafus) (2007) www.u-sit.net
(Main articles: USIT Textbook, HI Textbook, USIT NewsLetter)
==> See USIT Web Site page

NewsLetters: USIT NewsLetters (E. Sickafus)  Issue No. 69 (Mar. 28, 2007) to No. 75 (Dec. 19, 2007)
==> See USIT NL page

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NewsLetters: USIT NewsLetters (E. Sickafus)  Issue No. 76 (Feb. 27, 2008) to No. 78 (Jul. 18, 2008)
==> See USIT NL page

Comments on “Extension of USIT in Japan: A New Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving” Toru Nakagawa (E. Sickafus)   (Sept. 18, 2008)

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NewsLetters: USIT NewsLetters (E. Sickafus)  Issue No. 79 (Mar. 20, 2009)
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Students: "TRIZ Home Page by Students for Students" (Updated by T. Ito, M. Niitsu, M. Nishioka, A. Fujita, and S. Yokota (Osaka Gakuin Univ.)) (Mar. 19, 2007)

Theses (T. Ito; M. Niitsu; M. Nishioka; A. Fujita; S. Yokota) (Mar. 19, 2007)

Report: Introduction to the Update of "TRIZ Home Page for Students by Students (T. Nakagawa) (Mar. 19, 2007)

 

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Conference: Start of the 'USIT/TRIZ Study Group' in MPUF (T. Nakagawa) (Apr. 5, 2007)

Conference: Personal Report of Third TRIZ Symposium in Japan 2007 (Aug.30-Sept.1, 2007, Yokohama) (T. Nakagawa)(Nov. 18, 2007)

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Document: TRIZ Links in Japan (Extended 100 Sites arranged in their categories) (T. Nakagawa)   (Apr. 13, 2008)  

(1) Primary TRIZ Sites;
(2) TRIZ consultants, tool vendors, dealers, etc.;
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(9) User industries/universities: 80 User presentations on TRIZ (May 4, 2008)  

Conference: Personal Report of Fourth TRIZ Symposium in Japan 2008 (Sept.10-12, 2008, Biwako) (T. Nakagawa)(Oct. 26, 2008)

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Conference: List of Postings: Japan TRIZ Symposium 2008 (Apr. 21; May 7; Jul. 10; Dec. 30, 2009)

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Conference: Nakagawa's "Personal Report of Japan TRIZ Symposium 2010": Posting Started (Oct. 27, 2010)(Latest updeate: Dec. 30, 2010)

Conference: Nakagawa's "Personal Report of Japan TRIZ Symposium 2009": Posting Finished   (Mar. 11, 2010)

Conference: Personal Report of Fifth TRIZ Symposium in Japan 2009 (Sept.10-12, 2009, NWEC, Saitama) (T. Nakagawa) (Nov. 23; Dec. 6; Dec. 24, 2009; Feb. 4; Mar. 11, 2010) (Finished)  (Sept. 30, 2010)

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From the Readers: From Encountering TRIZ to Deeper Understanding (My TRIZ Learning History): Towards a Unified Methodology of Problem Solving for Resolving Various Contradictions (Y. Hasegawa) (Dec. 5, 2011)

Conference: Personal Report of Seventh TRIZ Symposium in Japan 2011 (Sept.8-10, 2011, Yokohama) (T. Nakagawa) (Oct. 28; 2011)

Conference: Personal Report of Sixth TRIZ Symposium in Japan 2010 (Sept.9-11, 2010, Knagawa Inst. Tech., Atsugi) (T. Nakagawa) (Oct. 27, 2010 to Apr. 30, 2011)

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Conference: Personal Report of TRIZCON2007  (Apr. 2007, Louisville) (T. Nakagawa)(Jul. 3, 2007)

Conference: Personal Report of ETRIA TRIZ Future 2007 (Nov. 2007, Frankfurt am Main, Germany) (T. Nakagawa) (Feb. 8, 2008)

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Document:  TRIZ Links in the World (Extended 120 Sites, arranged with regions/countries)   (May 4, 2008)

Conference: A Report of Japan TRIZ Symposium 2008 (T. Nakagawa) (ETRIA TFC 2008) (Nov. 16, 2008)

Conference: Personal Report of ETRIA TRIZ Future 2008 (Nov. 2008, Univ. Twente, Enschede, Netherlands) (T. Nakagawa) (Mar. 2, 2009)

 

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From the Readers: On The East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami, and Nuclear Power Plants: Editor's Message; Messages from Overseas (T. Nakagwa and 52 Readers from Overseas) (Mar. 23; Apr. 2; Apr. 15; May 8, 2011)

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Conference: ETRIA TRIZ Future Conference 2012 (Oct. 24-26, 2012 at Lisbon, Portugal) Participation Report (T. Nakagawa)  (Nov. 15, 2012)

Conference: Malaysia MyTRIZ Conference 2012 (Nov. 6 - 9, 2012 at Penang, Malaysia) Participation Report (T. Nakagawa) (Nov. 15; Dec. 12, 2012)

 

2012-2016

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Q&A: Q&A on USIT and the OAF diagram (Q: T. Nakagawa, A: Ed Sickafus) (Aug. 25; Sept. 17, 2015) 

 

Web site: Construction of WordPress Blog Site: Theories of Problem Solving for Innovation and Invention (E. Sickafus) (Jul. to Oct., 2015)
(Main Articles: Heuristic Innovation, I3 (Introspection-Insight- Innovation)
(Site uncompleted)
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From Readers: Letters from Readers (Aug. - Sept., 2016) (Sept. 29, 2016) ;
(S. Dewulf, W. Mallinson, V. Petrov, S.S. Arshad, S. Al-Jaouni, B. Pryda, E. Sickafus , T. Nakagawa)  (Oct. 19, 2016)

From Readers: Letters from Readers (Oct. - Nov., 2016)(B. Pryda, E. Sickafus, T. Toivonen, M.-G. Lee, D. Clark, C. Cempel, T. Nakagawa; M. Orloff, S.K.S. Kabeer, S. Sobolev, V. Souchkov, C.Cempel, T. Nakagawa)   (Oct. 19; Nov. 12; Dec. 27, 2016);

Forum: What Should We Do for TRIZ to Penetrate into Younger People? (T. Nakagawa) (Japan TRIZ Symp. 2012) (Dec. 5, 2012)

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Forum: Visual Thinking with 'Fuda-Yose' (3) - Visualizing the logic of Sickafus' Paper 'Subconscious Problem Solving Using Hazy Heuristics', (A. Katahira, T. Nakagawa) (Aug. 25; Sept. 17, 2015)  (Sept. 17, 2015)

Forum: Visual Thinking with 'Fuda-Yose' (4) -- Thinking over the poverty in the Japanese Society: Elderly, Middle aged, Young, and Child Generations (T. Nakagawa) (Sept. 17, 2015) (Nov. 27, 2015)  

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Conference: Personal Report of 9th TRIZ Symposium in Japan 2013 (T. Nakagawa) (Nov. 17, 2013) (Dec. 9, 2013)

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Conference: Personal Report of 10th TRIZ Symposium in Japan 2014 (T. Nakagawa) (Nov. 27, 2014; Mar. 27, 2015) 

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From Readers: Letters from Readers (Oct. - Nov., 2016)(Y. Hasegawa, S. Sadahiro, Y. Yoshida, T. Itoh, T. Nakagawa; A. Ikeda, A. Harada, T. Maekawa, T. Torii, K. Kuchitsu, T. Itoh, T. Nakagawa) (Nov. 12; Dec. 27, 2016)

  

 

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Conference: Participation Report of 4th Global TRIZ Conference (GTC2013) in Korea (Jul. 9-10, 2013, Seoul) (T. Nakagawa) (Aug. 4, 2013)

Conference: Personal Report of 13th ETRIA TRIZ Future Conference (TFC 2013) (T. Nakagawa) (Nov. 17, 2013)(Dec. 9, 2013; Jan. 26, 2014)

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Conference: Personal Report of The 16th ETRIA TRIZ Future Conference (TFC 2016),(Wroclaw, Poland, Oct. 24-27, 2016) (T. Nakagawa) (Feb. 14; Mar. 30; Apr. 24; Jun. 4; Jun. 21; Jul. 18, 2017)

 

 

 

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Dr. Ed Sickafus passed away on Nov. 15, 2018.
==> See Memorial page

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Memorial of Dr. Ed Sickafus (1931 - 2018) (Toru Nakagawa, Late Dr. Ed Sickafus, Kurt Edward Sickafus) (Oct. 31, 2019)

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Dr. Ed Sickafus Memorial Archives is open (T. Nakagawa) (Mar. 22, 2020)

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Report: Information Letter: TRIZ Activities at OGU: Research, Education, Application, and Proliferation (T. Nakagawa)  (Apr. 24, 2017)

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Document: WTSP Catalog of TRIZ-related Sites in Japan (T. Nakagawa) (Mar. 17, 2018), (Apr. 24, 2018). 

Document: WTSP Catalog of TRIZ-related Sites in Japan (24 selected + 68 additional sites) (WTSP project) (Mar. 17; Apr. 24, 2018)

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Document: World WTSP Catalogs (Japan Part): WTSP Catalog of TRIZ-related Sites in Japan for the people in the whole world (T. Nakagawa) (Jul. 14, 2019)

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Document:  Current Active Version of World WTSP Catalogs (A8) are updated (Dec. 31, 2019)

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