Dr. Ed Sickafus Memorial Archives

    (7) U-SIT and Think NewsLetters
Ed Sickafus
Copied & Edited by Toru Nakagawa

Posted:  Mar. 22, 2020

Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Mar. 22, 2020)

Dr. Sickafus wrote and sent his USIT NewsLetters (named "U-SIT and Think NewsLetters") to his subscribers.  It started on Nov. 15, 2003 and continued till Mar. 20, 2009 (No. 79).  Mini Lectures of case studies are interesting. He wrote the NewsLetters without fixed schedule, energetically in 2003 - 2006.

We made Japanese translation of the Mini Lectures and posted the Japanese version in "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", for No. 1 - 10 (in 2004) and for No. 11 - 28 (in 2013) .  Original English versions were posted in our site in 2013 (for No. 1 - 28)

All the NewsLetters (No. 1 through No. 79) in English are publicly posted for the first time in this Archive in PDF.  Japanese versions are also accesible for No. 1 - 28.

 

 

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 (7)  Sickafus' "U-SIT and Think NewsLetters"

No.

Date of issue

Topics

Mini Lecture

English

Japanese

1

Nov. 15, 2003

 

'Messy Newspaper Print Problem' - Well defined problem

2

Nov. 25, 2003

 

Ibid - Minimum set of objects

3

Dec. 2, 2003

 

Ibid - Plausible root causes (1)

4

Dec. 9, 2003

 

Ibid - Plausible root causes (2)

5

Dec. 15, 2003

 

Ibid - Completion of well defined problem

6

Dec. 22, 2003

 

Ibid - Listing up intuitive solutions

7

Jan. 5, 2004

 

Ibid - Problem analysis - Close world diagram

8

Jan. 12, 2004

 

Ibid - Problem analysis - Qualitative change graph

9

Jan. 19, 2004

 

Ibid - Problem analysis - QC graph (2)

10

Jan. 26, 2004

 

Ibid - Problem analysis - QC graph (3)

 

No.

Date of issue

Topics

Mini Lecture

English

Japanese11

11

Apr. 4, 2004

 

'Messy Newspaper Print Problem' - Well defined problem

12

Apr. 8, 2004

 

Ibid - Minimum set of objects

13

Apr. 19, 2004

 

Ibid - Plausible root causes (1)

14

Apr. 26, 2004

 

Ibid - Plausible root causes (2)

15

May 2, 2004

 

Ibid - Completion of well defined problem

16

May 11, 2004

 

Ibid - Listing up intuitive solutions

17

(May 17, 2004

 

Ibid - Problem analysis - Close world diagram

18

May 23, 2004

 

Ibid - Problem analysis - Qualitative change graph

 

No.

Date of issue

Topics

Mini Lecture

English

Japanese

19

Jun. 21, 2004

 

Causes = Effects ?

20

Aug. 9, 2004

 

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

21

Aug. 17, 2004

 

ibid: How to Invent

22

(Aug. 20, 2004

 

ibid: ibid: Drinking Vessel Problem; Q&A onTransduction

23

Aug. 30, 2004

 

ibid: ibid: ibid: Constructing the CAF Table

24

Sept.  9, 2004

 

ibid: ibid: ibid: Inventing New Concepts with the CAF Table

25

Sept. 15, 2004

 

ibid: ibid: ibid: Discussion on the CAF Table

26

Sept. 20, 2004

 

ibid: ibid: ibid: Inventing New Concepts; Discussion on Summarizing Solution Concepts

27

Sept. 27, 2004

 

ibid: ibid: Discussion on Post-USIT Evaluation Process

28

Oct. 4, 2004

 

ibid: ibid: Discussion on the Essence of USIT Procedure

 

NL 29 to NL 79:  under construction

 

 

 

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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)

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