Archives of New Information of
"TRIZ Home Page in Japan"  (1998 - 2002)
  New Information Posted in 2002
  New Information Posted in 2001
  New Information Posted in 2000
  New Information Posted in 1999
  New Information Posted in 1998 
Brief introduction to all the new information posted in 1998-2002, listed in the historical order, latest at the top.
buttons guide you to the pages written in Japanese.

[Use the table of links for refering to the information posted in other years.]

 

Top of this page Special Information New Information (within 12 months) Old-dated Information (over 12 months and later than Jan. 2017 Old-dated Information in 2016 Posted in 2015 Posted in 2014

Posted in 2013

Posted in 2012 Posted in 2011 Posted in 2010 Posted in 2009
Posted in 2008 Posted in 2007 in 2006 in 2005   in 2004 in 2003 Posted in 2002 Posted in 2001 Posted in 2000 Posted in 1999 Posted in 1998

 

General Index  (A) Editorial (B) References Links News & activities Software tools (C) Papers, case studies, articles, Lectures, course materials   (D) Forum General Index 
Home Page New Information for children and highschool students for students and the general public for engineers (introduction) for Practitioners CrePS System Documents USIT Manual & Case Studies WTSP (World TRIZ Sites Project) Search in this site Home Page

 

New Information Posted in 2002

  Conference Report:  Personal Report of ETRIA World Conference: TRIZ Future 2002 (Held at Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 6-8, 2002)
         by Toru Nakgawa, Osaka Gakuin University    (Dec. 6, 2002)
           [A personal report, with brief reviews of almost all presentations/papers.]

  Introductory:  Media Kit of Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies (USA) (Dec. 6, 2002) 
          URLs and List of Sources of the Media Kit  (May 22, 2002)
          [Currently 7 selested items are listed.  Two of them are Nakagawa's articles in this Web site.]

  TRIZ case study: "TRIZ in Anritsu Corp.:  TRIZ Implementation Activities and an Application Case-Study"   (Nov. 19, 2002)
      by Toshimitsu Kataoka and Masaya Nanami (Anritsu Corp., Japan), contribution received on Nov. 18, 2002; originally presented at the 3rd IM User Group Meeting in Japan, held at Shuzenji, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Aug. 28-30, 2002
       [Since 1996, a group has been working for the implementation of TRIZ in a Japanese instrument manufacturer.  A successful application of TRIZ and its tool is reported here, showing patent applications filed two years ago.]

USIT Solution Generation Methods -- Simpified System by the Reorganization of TRIZ Solution Generation Methods(Sept. 18, 2002)  (Nov. 19, 2002)
        by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Hideaki Kosha, and Yuji Mihara (Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd, Japan), Appendix of the paper presented at ETRIA World Conference "TRIZ Future 2002" held at Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 6-8, 2002; Japanese translation, Sept. 8, 2002 (posted: Sept. 18, 2002); Posted in English on Nov. 19, 2002.
      [A simple system of USIT Solution Generation Methods which has been enhanced by the reorganization of whole TRIZ Solution Generation Methods.]

Simplified version(for USIT beginners)(Sept. 18, 2002)(Nov. 19, 2002)
Standard version(Appendix of the paper; for studying USIT) (Sept. 18, 2002)(Nov. 19, 2002)
Extended version (with full description of TRIZ subprinciples/submethods; for serious TRIZ/USIT students) (Sept. 18, 2002)


"Reorganizing TRIZ Solution Generation Methods into Simple Five in USIT"(Nov. 19, 2002)
      by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Hideaki Kosha, and Yuji Mihara (Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd, Japan), Presented at ETRIA World Conference "TRIZ Future 2002" held at Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 6-8, 2002; Japanese translation, Sept. 8, 2002 (posted: Sept. 18, 2002); Posted in English on Nov. 19, 2002.
        [TRIZ Solution Generation Methods (including Inventive Principles, Inventive Standards, Trends of Evolution, and Separation Principle) have been reorganized in the frame work of USIT, forming a simple and powerful system of solution methods.]
        [Slides presented at the Conference in the PDF file:  Posted in English on Nov. 19, 2002.]

  On the Forth Anniversary Day of  "TRIZ Home Page in Japan":  Toru Nakagawa (Nov. 1, 2002)

      This Web site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" celebrates today its Third Anniversary together with readers in Japan and over the world.  This site is to promote the understanding and real usage of TRIZ by openly publishing information and communications related to TRIZ on non-profit basis.  Though I have been operating this site as a volunteer, this site is not a personal but a public forum to be composed of the contributions by readers, as you see already.  It is intended to publish most pages in Japanese and in English in parallel for the purpose of mutual understanding and collaboration between Japanese and overseas TRIZ learners/practitioners.  Readers' contributions either in English or in Japanese are heartily welcome. We wish that "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" continues to help readers understand and apply TRIZ better in their real problems.
       The pages under this directory are the English versions.  Click the hyper-linked keywords or the  buttons.  Pages written in Japanese are accessible by clicking the buttons .

  TRIZ promotion and case studies: "TRIZ in Ricoh Co.: Current Status of TRIZ Implementation and an Application Case-Study"   (Oct. 1, 2002)
      by Kunitoshi Sugiyama, Kazuo Gotoh, Hisao Yasuda, Hideo Saitoh, and Minoru Suzuki (Ricoh Co. Ltd., Japan), contribution received on Sept. 30, 2002; originally presented at the 3rd IM User Group Meeting in Japan, held at Shuzenji, Shizuoka Prefecture, on Aug. 28-30, 2002
       [TRIZ study group of pioneering engineers has organized and conducted in-house TRIZ Training Program.  Application to a printing problem is also reported.]

From Textbook:"Generification -- A USIT Process"
         by Ed Sickafus (Ntelleck, USA), "Unified Structured Inventive Thining: How to Invent", Ntelleck, Grosse Isle, Michigan (1997), Chapter 11; Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Sept. 23, 2002    (Oct. 1, 2002)
         [Replace technical/specific terms in problems and solution with plane/generic terms so as to widen the scope and obtain more general solution concepts.]

Introductory:  "The Principles of Inventive Thinking -- Introduction to the Course of 'Development of Inventive Thinking' According to the SIT System" (Oct. 1, 2002)
     by Peretz Manor (Israel), Regba Communications, Dec. 6, 2000; Posted here on Oct. 1, 2002; Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa, Jul. 24, 2002  (Oct. 1, 2002)
     [Clear introduction saying "Inventive Thinking is not characterized by diffused thinking but rather by concentrated thinking with certain constraints".]

Knowledge Base:  USIT Solution Generation Methods -- Simpified System by the Reorganization of TRIZ Solution Generation Methods(Sept. 18, 2002)
        by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Hideaki Kosha, and Yuji Mihara (Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd, Japan), Appendix of the paper submitted for presentation at ETRIA World Conference "TRIZ Future 2002", to be held at Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 6-8, 2002; Japanese translation, Sept. 8, 2002 (posted: Sept. 18, 2002)
        [A simple system of USIT Solution Generation Methods which has been enhanced by the reorganization of whole TRIZ Solution Generation Methods.]

Simplified version(for USIT beginners)
Standard version (Appendix of the paper; for studying USIT)
Extended version(with full description of TRIZ subprinciples/submethods; for serious TRIZ/USIT students)


Paper: "Reorganizing TRIZ Solution Generation Methods into Simple Five in USIT" (Sept. 18, 2002)
      by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Hideaki Kosha, and Yuji Mihara (Fuji Photo Film Co., Ltd, Japan), Submitted for presentation at ETRIA World Conference "TRIZ Future 2002", to be held at Strasbourg, France, on Nov. 6-8, 2002; Japanese translation, Sept. 8, 2002
         [TRIZ Solution Generation Methods (including Inventive Principles, Inventive Standards, Trends of Evolution, and Separation Principle) have been reorganized in the frame work of USIT, forming a simple and powerful system of solution methods.]  [English version will be posted after the Conference.]

Index to TRIZ Techniques(Sept. 18, 2002)
        by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Sept. 18, 2002
           [Index to various TRIZ techniques, especially cross-referenced to USIT methods.]

40 Inventive Principles (According to Salamatov's textbook)
76 Inventive Standards (According to Salamatov's textbook) 
76 Inventive Standards (According to Mann's TRIZ textbook)
31 Trends of Evolution of Technical Systems (Accorfing to Mann's TRIZ textbook) 
21 Heuristics by Sickafus (According to Sicakfus' USIT textbook)


Review:"On Current Research Trends in TRIZ"(Sept. 18, 2002)
       by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Invited Talk at The 3rd IM User Group Meeting in Japan, held at La Foret Shuzenji, Shizuoka, on Aug. 28-30, 2002.
       [10 topics including: New TRIZ textbooks, New TRIZ software tools, USIT, Cause analysis with Problem Inversion, Ideality and Self-X, Applications to software development, Applications to business problems, Learning from animals and plants, Cooperation with other methodologies, and Creativity education.]

Research Report: "A Web Project for Creativity Education: Development of Course Materials for Cultivating Creative Idea Generation on the Network" (Jul. 25, 2002)
      by Koji Harada and Kunio Takahashi (Chiba Gakugei Highschool, Japan), contributed on Jul. 14, 2002; first presented at the Meeting of E-Square Project, Center for Educational Computing, Tokyo, on Mar. 8-9, 2002.
      [A trial of making Web pages for creativity education on the basis of Equivalent Transformal Thinking and TRIZ.  First report on TRIZ from a highschool in Japan.]

Lecture note series:  "Methodologies for Creative Problem Solving", Lectures (8) through (13) (finished) 
     by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University), Lectures given on Nov. 29, 2001 through Jan. 17, 2002 at Osaka Gakuin University.  (Posted: Jun. 6, Jun. 20, and Jul. 15, 2002) [Preface in English, posted on Jul. 15, 2002 ]

(8) Analysis of the problem (1)  What is the dificulty in the problem and what are their causes?   (Lecture given on Nov. 29, 2001)  (Jun. 6, 2002)
(9) Analysis of the problem (2)  Analyzing functions and attributes in technical systems  (Lecture given on Dec. 6, 2001)  (Jun. 6, 2002)
(10) Analysis of the problem (3)  Characteristics in space and time; Making images of ideal solutions  (Lecture given on Dec. 13, 2001)  (Jun. 20, 2002)
[Three lectures on the analysis of the problem, with references to various methods in TRIZ, ASIT and USIT.]

(11) Methods for generating solutions (1)  Active use of knowledge bases  (Lecture given on Dec. 20, 2001)  (Jun. 20, 2002)
(12) Methods for generating solutions (2) Methods for breaking through  (Lecture given on Jan. 10, 2002)  (Jul. 15, 2002)
(13) Methods for generating solutions (3) Systematizing the solutions, and Concluding remarks of the course  (Lecture given on Jan. 17, 2002)  (Jul. 15, 2002)
[TRIZ framework of knowledge bases and its accumulated findings are introduced, and then the ways of thinking to solve problems are explained according to TRIZ, ASIT and USIT. ]


TRIZCON2002 paper: "Experiences of Teaching and Applying the Essence of TRIZ with Easier USIT Procedure" (May 16, 2002)
      by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Proceedings of TRIZCON2002: Fourth Annual Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies International Conference Held at St.Louis, Missouri, on April 28-30, 2002.
        [Including: Discussions by Ed Sickafus (Ntelleck, USA); and  Slides in PowerPoint prepared for the talk.]
      [Describes the experiences with the USIT method in detail on the basis of 3-Day Training Seminars in Japan. ]
        [Japanese translation version was posted earlier on Jan. 7, 2002.]

Lecture note series:  "Methodologies for Creative Problem Solving", Lectures (6) and (7) 
     by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University), Lectures given on Nov. 15 and 22, 2001 at Osaka Gakuin University.  (May 16, 2002)
      (6) How ideas come up?  Trial-and-errors, enlightenment, and creativity.
      (7) What is 'System'?:  Components and their relations, hierarchical structure, and technical systems. 
       [These two lectures try to form bases of how to think creatively and also technologically.]

  From the Editor:  General Index of this "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" has been built to make the home page more readable. (Mar. 28, 2002)
        [Thanks to supports and contributions by many readers, this site has been accumulating a large number of articles.  Thus the top pages of this site have been reorganized in a more readable format for new or novice readers as well as for regualr or expert readers.  The General Index contains categorized summary tables of all the articles, which are accessible with single clicks.]

ETRIA paper: "Systematic Technology Transfer from Biology to Engineering"
     by Julian F. V. Vincent and Darrell L. Mann (University of Bath, UK), presented at ETRIA Conference "TRIZ Future 2001", held on Nov 7 - 9, 2001, at Bath, UK, pp. 165-176; Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University), Mar. 21, 2002.  (Mar. 28, 2002)
      [Technologies developed in nature by plants and animals through their evolution over 4 billion years include fantastic/miraculous designs.  Even though the TRIZ knowledge base contains very few of them yet, the keys to accumulate and incorporate such nature's technologies into our knowledge base are the TRIZ functionality classification.  Nature's technologies, such as  'to stay wam', 'to keep clean or wash', and 'to join surfaces', are illustrated for possible systematic transfer into engineering.]

ETRIA paper: "Ideality and 'Self-X'"
     by Darrell L. Mann (University of Bath, UK), presented at ETRIA Conference "TRIZ Future 2001", held on Nov 7 - 9, 2001, at Bath, UK, pp. 135-143; Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University), Mar. 16, 2002.  (Mar. 28, 2002)
      [Ideal Solution in the TRIZ sense achieves the desired function 'by itself' without introducing extra resources and complication of the system, and thus differs from ordinary automation and automatic systems. The author has examined the US patent-base and found over 2000 'Self-X' patents in the real TRIZ sense, and has classified them in their functionality X.]

TRIZ promotion and case studies: "TRIZ in Fuji Xerox Corp.: Promotion activities and four typical cases of applications"
      by Shigeru Kasuya and Yoshiya Imoto (Fuji Xerox Corp., Japan), contribution received on Jan. 8, 2002; originally presented at the 2nd IM User Group Meeting in Japan, held at Moriyama, Shiga Prefecture, on Sept. 13-14, 2001  (Posted: Mar. 28, 2002)
       [Originally presented last September aurally.  This articles is composed of five PDF files of prensented slides.  It is remarkable that in a Japanese company TRIZ has been adopted well and their real cases of applications are publicly posted in this Web site.]

Main part:  TRIZ promotion activities in Fuji Xerox Corp. (in PDF file)
Case study A:  Application of TRIZ to solve the darkening problem in a fluorescence lamp.  (in PDF file)
Case Study B.  Application of TRIZ to solve a trouble in implementing a flexible board for photo-electricity conversion.  (in PDF file)
Case Study C.  Cost-down of a part of the copier.  (in PDF file)
Case Study D.  Creative policy making for human-power development. (in PDF file)
Lecture note series:  "Methodologies for Creative Problem Solving", Lectures (3), (4), and (5) 
     by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University), Lectures given on Oct. 18, Oct. 25, and Nov. 1, 2001, 'Scientific Information Methodologies' Class for the sophomers of the Faculty of Informatics, Osaka Gakuin University.  (Mar. 28, 2002)
       [Lectures (3) to (5) of the 13 lectures given to the sophomer students of Nakagawa's Faculty.  As basic steps of research, I explained the methods of collecting information, and then talked about the importance of finding a good problem (i.e. a theme) and how to set the focus of it.]
(3) Collecting information (Part 1) Collecting academic information through books and journals.  (Lecture given on Oct. 18, 2001) (Mar. 28, 2002)
(4) Collecting information (Part2) Collecting information via Internet.  Supplement: Useful links.  (Lecture given on Oct. 25, 2001) (Mar. 28, 2002)
(5) How to find a good problem and its focus.  (Lecture given on Nov. 1, 2001) (Mar. 28, 2002)
Lecture note:  "How to write a report"
     by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University), Oct. 11, 2001.  (Feb. 4, 2002)
       [This report gives a guidance how to write a report, in a general sense.  Process for prepairing the work and drafting the report, general format of a report, and various remarks for writing academic documents.]

Lecture note series:  "Methodologies for Creative Problem Solving",  13 Lectures 
     by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University), Lectures given at 'Scientific Information Methodologies' Class for the sophomers of the Faculty of Informatics, Osaka Gakuin University, from Oct. 4, 2001 to Jan. 17, 2002.  (Posting started on Feb. 4, 2002)
       [13 lectures given at a class for the sophomers of Faculty of Informatics.  The approach to find, analyze and solve problems is emphasized in the scope of science/technology training, and is explained from the basics on the basis of TRIZ but in a wider scope.]

(1) Introduction: Methods of study and research in science/technology -- experiences and theories. (Lecture given on Oct. 4 and Oct. 18, 2001)  (Feb. 4, 2002)
(2) How to write a report.  (Task of a report for this class; How to write a report)  (Lecture given on Oct. 11, 2001)  (Feb. 4, 2002)
CID Course for Children: Course of Creative Imagination Development (CID) based on TRIZ: Methodical Guide-Books and Children Workbooks for Three Grades (Finished) (Feb. 19, 2002)
        by Natalia V. Rubina (Petrozavodsk), Engl. translation by Irina Dolina, ed. by Toru Nakagawa.
           [TRIZ-based creativity education for children of 1st to 3rd grades.  English translation of the whole materials of 6 Guide-Books and 6 Workbooks. ]
CID Course for Children (7): 3rd Grade, 2nd Semester, "Planet of Unsolved Misteries", Topics 1-2  (Finished) (Feb. 19, 2002)
        by Natalia V. Rubina (Petrozavodsk), Engl. translation by Irina Dolina, ed. by Toru Nakagawa.
           [Modeling of Smart Little People is now introduced.  "A Fairy Tale of A Chalk" is a charming story, which children are expected to tell further on.  A quote from Altshuller on how to become a TRIZ Master is valuable for everyone.  This posting concludes the whole course of three grades. ]

  Research Note:  "TRIZ and Software - 40 Principle Analogies"  (Feb 4, 2002)
         by Kevin C. Rea (Global Platform Corp., USA), TRIZ Journal, September and November, 2001; Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa on Jan. 13, 2001.  (Feb. 4, 2002)
      [In the frontier of Infotmation Technology R&D, the author has found the usefulness of TRIZ' 40 Principles of Invention and describes the anaolgies of them in terms of computer science.  A nice introduction of TRIZ in the new and important application field of IT.]

  Paper:   "Experiences of Teaching and Applying the Essence of TRIZ with Easier USIT Procedure"  (Jan. 7, 2002)
         by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), submitted in English for presentation at TRIZCON2002 (to be held on Apr. 28-30, St. Louise, Misouri, USA)  on Nov. 26, 2001; Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa on Dec. 28, 2001.
      [Describes the experiences with the USIT method in detail on the basis of 3-Day Training Seminars in Japan.  English version will be posted after TRIZCON2002.]

   Introduction:   "Introduction to TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem Solving): A Technological Philosophy for Creative Problem Solving"  (Nov. 16, 2001)(Jan. 7, 2002)
         by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), presented at The 23rd Annual Symposium of Japan Creativity Society, Held at Toyo University, Tokyo, on Nov. 3-4, 2001 (in Japanese); English transl. by Toru Nakagawa on Dec. 25, 2001
      [Introductory article for TRIZ novices in 4 printed pages.  Concise and up-to-date introduction. ]
 


New Information Posted in 2001

  ETRIA paper:  "TRIZ in the Process Industry"(Dec. 17, 2001)
         by Gert Poppe and Bart Gras (Innovation Quotient, The Netherlands), presented at ETRIA World Conference, TRIZ Future 2001 (Held on Nov. 7-9, 2001 at Bath, UK); posted here by courtesy of the authors.
      [Even though many TRIZ novices feel TRIZ inapplicable in the process industry, the authors illustrate that TRIZ is very useful in the process industry, too.]

CID Course for Children (6): 3rd Grade, 1st Semester, "Planet of Unsolved Misteries", Topics 1-4  (Finished) (Dec. 17, 2001)
        by Natalia V. Rubina (Petrozavodsk), Engl. translation by Irina Dolina, ed. by Toru Nakagawa.
           [Basic TRIZ concepts (including contradictions, ideality, and resources) are applied to various episode problems by use of a simple scheme of problem solving. ]

Letters from Readers: "Learning TRIZ/USIT in Agricultural Field  --- Planning USIT Training Seminars " (Dec. 10, 2001)
            by Atsushi Takeuchi (Niigata Prefectural Research Center for Agriculture); Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Email communications, August - November, 2001.
            [Fresh eyes onto TRIZ/USIT and eagerness to master the TRIZ/USIT thinking way.  Nakagawa's intention for USIT Training Seminars.]

Essay:"Israeli SIT methodology and its use (3): Using ASIT to Develop New Products"
          by Roni Horowitz (strat2think.com, Israel), TRIZ Journal, Nov. 2000; Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), posted on Dec. 10, 2001.
             [By applying 5 ASIT tools to existing products, new types of products and their markets can be invented. ]

Essay:"Israeli SIT methodology and its use (2): ASIT's Five Thinking Tools with Examples"
          by Roni Horowitz (strat2think.com, Israel), TRIZ Journal, Sept. 2000; Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), posted on Dec. 10, 2001.
             [Usage of 5 tools (i.e., unification, multiplication, division, breaking of symmetry, and object removal) is illustrated in simple 5-step procedures.]

  Personal Report of ETRIA World Conference: TRIZ Future 2001 (Held at Bath, UK, on Nov. 7-9, 2001)
         by Toru Nakgawa, Osaka Gakuin University, Nov. 15, 2001  [Posted on Nov. 16, 2001]
           [A personal report, with brief reviews of almost all presentations/papers.]

  "Learning and Applying the Essence of TRIZ with Easier USIT Procedure" (Nov. 16, 2001)
         by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), presented at ETRIA World Conference, TRIZ Future 2001 (Held on Nov. 7-9, 2001 at Bath, UK); submitted on May 16, 2001 in English to ETRIA World Conference; Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa was posted earlier on Aug. 23, 2001.
      [The Essence of TRIZ is presented in 50 words.  Then the author recommends to learn and apply USIT as a much easier porblem solving procedure which implements the essence of TRIZ.]

  On the Third Anniversary Day of  "TRIZ Home Page in Japan":  Toru Nakagawa (Nov. 1, 2001)

      This Web site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" celebrates today its Third Anniversary together with readers in Japan and over the world.  This site is to promote the understanding and real usage of TRIZ by openly publishing information and communications related to TRIZ on non-profit basis.  Though I have been operating this site as a volunteer, this site is not a personal but a public forum to be composed of the contributions by readers.  Most pages are published in Japanese and in English in parallel for the purpose of mutual understanding and collaboration  between Japanese and overseas TRIZ learners/practitioners.  Readers' contributions either in English or in Japanese are heartily welcome. We wish that "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" continues to help readers understand and apply TRIZ better in their real problems.
       The pages under this directory are the English versions.  Click the hyper-linked keywords or the  buttons.
       Pages written in Japanese are accessible by clicking the buttons .  Most pages are posted both in English and in Japanese, but some pages appear only in either of the languages.

  Classics of Creative Methodology in Japan:  "Methodology of Creative Thinking: Theory of Equivalent Transformal Thinking" (Sept. 26, 2001)
        by (the late) Kikuya Ichikawa (Doshisha University), originally published in "Energy" (Esso Standard Oil, Japan), Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 5-9, 1966. Reposted here by Toru Nakagawa under the permissions
         [The late Professor Ichikawa (1915 - 2000) is one of the most prominent thinker/practitioners in Japan in the field of creative methodologies.  The present paper is a nice and compact introduction to his life-work theory.]

  Q&A: "How to learn USIT" (Sept. 26, 2001)
        by [Q:] Toru Nakagawa and [A:] Ed Sickafus (Ntelleck, USA), URL:  www.u-sit.net; Japanese translation by Toru Nakgawa.
         [Sickafus describes varoius types of chances to learn USIT (or other methodology in general) and finally advises "to catch any opportunity". ]

CID Course for Children (5): 2nd Grade, 2nd Semester, "Fantasy City", Topics 1-6  (Finished)(Sept. 11, 2001)
        by N.V. Rubina (Petrozavodsk), Engl. translation by I. Dolina, ed. by T. Nakagawa.
           [For solving problems, basic concepts of TRIZ (including contradictions, physical contradictions, ideality, and resources) are introduced in an easy pattern format.  For example, children work to think about  "ideal desk". ]

Q&A: "How do I start up a USIT program in my company?" (Sept. 11, 2001)
        by [Q:] Matt Smith (USA) and [A:] Ed Sickafus (Ntelleck, USA), URL:  www.u-sit.net; Japanese translation by Toru Nakgawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.).
         [Question from an engineer who already mastered USIT.  Sickafus advises what and how to convince the management to start an USIT program. ]

Essay:"Israeli SIT methodology and its use (1): From TRIZ to ASIT in 4 Steps" 
          by Roni Horowitz (strat2think.com, Israel), TRIZ Journal, Aug. 2000; Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), posted on Sept. 11, 2001.
             [Intentions in transforming TRIZ into easier ASIT are described in plain words.  Introduced Closed-World constraint and Qualitative Change requirement for inventive solutions, reduced 40 TRIZ principles into 5 solution methods, and eliminated others]

News and activities: Promotion of  TRIZ in Japan (Aug. 23, 2001; Sept. 11, 2001)

Pages of TRIZ Links are updated and enhanced. (Aug. 23, 2001)
          World TRIZ Sites:  Selected 10 Sites (A) Enhanced list classified in regions/countries;
          (B) World 100 Sites searched with HotBot.

  Contents of the Archives of the TRIZ Journal
  Japanese TRIZ Sites ;  (A) Enhanced list (Information providers/Dealers/Publishers/Users);
          (B) Japan 100 Page-groups searched with ODiN.

"Learning and Applying the Essence of TRIZ with Easier USIT Procedure"   (Aug. 23, 2001)
         by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), submitted on May 16, 2001 in English to ETRIA World Conference, TRIZ Future 2001 (to be Held on Nov. 7-9, 2001 at Bath, UK); Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa on Aug. 9, 2001.
      [The Essence of TRIZ is presented in 50 words.  Then the author recommends to learn and apply USIT as a much easier porblem solving procedure which implements the essence of TRIZ.]

USIT example & introduction:  "Commentary on "The Picture Hanging Kit Problem""(Jul. 31, 2001 and Aug. 23, 2001) (Aug. 23, 2001)
             by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.); and discussion by Ed Sickafus (Ntelleck)
             [For the USIT textbook example by Sickafus, Nakagawa prepared a set of 40 slides for a training seminar and wrote a full explanation of them.  Some comments by Sickafus are added for discussion.  A good text for understanding the USIT process.]

Essay:"Metaphorical Observations - Viewpoints Conducive to Innovation" 
          by Ed Sickafus (Ntelleck), URL: http://www.u-sit.net/Metaphore.html; Japanese translation by Hideaki Kosha (Fuji Photo & Film Co., Japan) and Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), posted on Jul. 31, 2001.
        [One aspect of USIT philosophy is described concisely.  USIT first focuses sharply on the problem, then expands the thinking, and finally generates insights into solutions by use of metaphores.]

CID Course for Children (4): 2nd Grade, 1st Semester, "Fantasy City", Topics 1-6  (Finish)(Jul. 17, 2001)
        by N.V. Rubina (Petrozavodsk), Engl. translation by I. Dolina, ed. by T. Nakagawa.
           [Children, guided by wizards, visit Fantasy City and design new toys, animate everything around, and learn methods of making unusual images.  It is a world of science fiction imaged by children themselves. ]

USIT Case Study: "Effective Methods of Air Cooling for Electornic Devices" (Posted on Jul. 4, 2001)
        by Hiroki Ueno (OMRON Corporation, Japan), contributed on Jul. 2, 2001; first oral presentation at MRI Working Group on Jan. 19, 2001.
         [Result of a 3-day USIT Training Seminar in Jan. 2000 at MRI instructed by T. Nakagawa.]

Letters from Readers:On "TRIZCON2001 Report", On "Essence of TRIZ", On Beyond TRIZ (Jul. 4, 2001)  (Jul. 17, 2001) 
        by Ellen Domb (USA); Ed Sickafus (USA); Valeri Souchkov (The Netherlands); Ji Jun Ho (Korea); and James Kowalick (USA)

TRIZCON2001 Keynote Paper:"The Role of TRIZ in Technology Development"  (Jun 19, 2001) 
        by Don P. Clausing (MIT), TRIZCON2001, Mar. 25-27, 2001  [Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa)
         [The authority of Total Quality Development has found the powerfulness of TRIZ and advocates to unify TRIZ in the Total Technology Development.]

Nakagawa's Activity Calendar (of open seminars)  (Jun. 5, 2001)

Introduction & Research Note:"Essence of TRIZ in 50 Words"
         by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.)  May 16, 2001  [Posted on May 22, 2001]  [Japanese translation posted on May 22, 2001]
         [An answer to the question "What is the essence of TRIZ?", stated in 50 words and then explained in 2 pages.  Originally written as a section of my paper to be presented in ETRIA Conference (Nov. 2001). ]

Essay & History:"My Experiences with My Teacher Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller"  (May 8, 2001)
       by Phan Dung (Vietnam National Univ.), TRIZCON2001, Mar. 25-27, 2001, Supplementary document of the Keynote Speech
        [Vividly describs the communications between Mr. Altshuller and his students. It is really happy for us to learn that Mr. Altshuller's enthusiathm, devotion, and love to mankind have founded TRIZ.]

CID Course for Children (3): 1st Grade, 2nd Semester, "Fairy Tales School", Topics 1-5  (Finish)(May 8, 2001)
        by N.V. Rubina (Petrozavodsk), Engl. translation by I. Dolina, ed. by T. Nakagawa.
          [Children learn that the fairy tales are also composed of components and are constructed in typical ways of relationship in the story.]

Personal Report of TRIZCON2001: The Third Annual Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies Conference (Mar. 25-27, 2001, at Woodland Hills, CA, USA)
         by Toru Nakgawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Apr. 4, 2001 in Japanese; Apr. 25, 2001 in English translation.
           [A personal report of the latest Conference.  Reviewing almost-all presentations/papers in accordance with topics.]

Personal report of TRIZCON2001: The Third Annual Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies Conference (Mar. 25-27, 2001, at Woodland Hills, CA, USA)
         by Toru Nakgawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), Apr. 4, 2001.   [in Japanese]

   "Staircase Design of High-rise Buildings Preparing against Fire - TRIZ/USIT Case Study -"  (Apr. 4, 2001) 
             by Toru Nakagawa (OGU), TRIZCON2001: The 3rd Annual AI TRIZ Conference, Mar. 25-27, 2001.
             [Creative way of thinking with TRIZ/USIT spirits in a free, informal manner for everyday problem solving.]

  "USIT Development and Its Evolution" by Ed Sickafus (Ford & Ntelleck) and Toru Nakagawa (Posted: Mar. 23, 2001)
         [(A) Development of USIT at Ford from Israeli SIT (Sickfus, 1997), (B)(C) Evolution after the USIT Textbook (Notes by Nakagawa, and Comments on Notes by Sickafus).]
         [To learn the intention of the developer for better use and understanding of USIT.]

USIT Textbook Example: "The Picture Hanging Kit Problem" (Posted: Mar. 23, 2001) 
          by Ed Sickafus (Ford & Ntelleck, in the USIT Textbook, 1997); Jap. translation by Toru Nakgawa
          [Extended record of a USIT demonstration to highschool science students.  Posted in Japanese under permission.]

CID Course for Children (2): 1st Grade, 1st Semester, "Fairy Tales School", Topics 3 - 7 (Finish) (Feb. 28, 2001)
        by N.V. Rubina (Petrozavodsk), Engl. translation by I. Dolina, ed. by T. Nakagawa.
          [Creating a world of fairy tales in a class, pupil learn that everything is composed of its components and their relationships, while enjoying stories, riddles, drawings, etc.]

  English version: "TechOptimizer Implementation Example: High Efficiency DC-DC Converter for Liquid Crystal Display Watches" (TRIZ Case Study of a Past Invention) (Feb. 28, 2001) 
             by Mitsuo Morihisa (Sharp Corporation); Posted in Japanese on Nov. 1, 2000; Engish version was published in TRIZ Journal, Jan. 2001, and re-posted here under permission.

  English version: TRIZ/USIT Case Study:  "Staircase Design of High-rise Buildings Preparing against Fire"
(Feb. 28, 2001)
             by Toru Nakagawa (OGU);  [Originally posted in Japanese on Aug. 24, 2000.]

Course Material: CID Course for Children: "Course of Creative Imagination Development (CID) based on TRIZ: Methodical Guide-Books and Children Workbooks for the 1st to 3rd Grades" 
            by Natalia V. Rubina (Petrozavodsk, Russia) 1998, 1999 [in Russian], English translation by Irina Dolina (Tokyo, Japan), Technical Editing by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.)
            [English version of the whole set of six Guidebooks and six Workbooks will be published here step by step in coming two to three years, starting on Jan. 30, 2001.  The CID courses were originated by Altshuller and are now widely conducted for adults and for children in ex-USSR.  This will give you new insights into children education and into the essence of TRIZ itself. ]
      . CID Course, 1st Grade, 1st Semester "Fairy Tales School"   (Guidebook & Workbook)
        -  Preface, Introduction, Topics 1 & 2   Posted on Jan. 30, 2001

Answer to a Reader: "What is the Essence of TRIZ?  Is USIT Really to Be Recommended As the Problem Solving Process in TRIZ?"  (Jan. 24, 2001)
             by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University)
            [Essence of TRIZ lies much deeper than the level of a huge body of principles, knowledge bases, and problem solving methods, but rather at the concept level.  Such an essence in problem solving with TRIZ is well implemented in USIT. ]

  "TechOptimizer Implementation Example: High Efficiency DC-DC Converter for Liquid Crystal Display Watches" (TRIZ Case Study of a Past Invention) (Nov. 1, 2000) 
             by Mitsuo Morihisa (Sharp Corporation)       [English version posted on Feb. 28, 2001]
             [Analyzed the author's own process of technology development work in early 1970s for evaluating possible effectiveness of TRIZ software tools supposing they had existed at that time. ]


New Information Posted in 2000

  "TechOptimizer Implementation Example: High Efficiency DC-DC Converter for Liquid Crystal Display Watches" (TRIZ Case Study of a Past Invention) (Nov. 1, 2000) 
             by Mitsuo Morihisa (Sharp Corporation)       [English version posted on Feb. 28, 2001]
             [Analyzed the author's own process of technology development work in early 1970s for evaluating possible effectiveness of TRIZ software tools supposing they had existed at that time. ]

Letters from Readers: "On Studying TRIZ/USIT" (Dec. 13, 2000)
            by Shinobu Tanaka
            [With a response by Nakagawa; a one-day USIT Seminar is announced in response to the readers' requests.]

"How to Learn/Teach TRIZ -- A Personal View on Savransky's Book "(Comm.) (Dec. 13, 2000)
            by Kalevi Rantanen (TRIZ OY, Finland), TRIZ Journal, Dec. 2000.  [Re-posted here together with correspondences between Nakagawa, Rantanen, and Domb.]
            [Recommends to learn/teach TRIZ starting with the concepts instead of heuristics and instruments; concluded on the basis of interviews to former seminar participants.]

"Salamatov's TRIZ Textbook:  Japanese Edition and Q&A's on the English Edition"   [Posted: Nov. 22, 2000] 
         (Yuri Salamatov: "TRIZ: The Right Solution at the Right Time", [English Edition, Insytec, 1999], [Japanese Edition, Nikkei BP, 2000 Nov.])  [Links corrected: Nov. 28, 2000]
        Prefaces to Japanese Edition by Yuri Salamatov, Valeri Souchkov, and Toru Nakagawa [Posted: Nov. 22, 2000]
      Errata and Q&A's on the English Edition by Valeri Souchkov and Toru Nakagawa [Posted: Nov. 22, 2000]
      Problems and Their Solutions tabulated by Toru Nakagawa [Posted: Nov. 22, 2000]

  On the Second Anniversary Day of  "TRIZ Home Page in Japan":  Toru Nakagawa (Nov. 1, 2000)

      This Web site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" celebrates today its Second Anniversary together with readers in Japan and over the world.  This site is to promote the understanding and real usage of TRIZ by openly publishing information and communications related to TRIZ on non-profit basis.  Though I have been operating this site as a volunteer, this site is not a personal but a public forum to be composed of the contributions by readers.  Most pages are published in Japanese and in English in parallel for the purpose of mutual understanding and collaboration  between Japanese and overseas TRIZ learners/practitioners.  Readers' contributions either in Japanese or in English are heartily welcome. We wish that "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" continues to help readers understand and apply TRIZ better in their real problems.

  TRIZ/USIT Case Study:  "Staircase Design of High-rise Buildings Preparing against Fire" (Aug. 24, 2000) (Aug. 24, 2000)
             by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University)     [English version posted on Feb. 28, 2001] 
             [A full description of an invention/proposal, together with a trace of the author's way of thinking in the problem solving with TRIZ and USIT. ]

  Case Study:  "Edge Suck Off: Towards the Ideal System" (Jul. 27, 2000)(Jul. 27, 2000)
       by Ian F. Mitchell (Ilford Imaging UK), TRIZCON2000: The Second Annual AI TRIZ Conference,  May 2, 2000.
        [Vivid description of the process applying TRIZ to a real industrial problem successfully by a group of TRIZ learners].

Q&A: "How to Define Problems with the USIT Method" (Jul. 3, 2000)
         by Eiichiro Otsuki (Toshiba); Toru Nakgawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.).  [in Japanese]
         [Exercise to define a compact Problem Statement (in USIT style) by using a news article.]

Lecture Note: "Way of Thinking for Creative Problem Solving: What Are You Going to Do in Your College Life?"
         by Toru Nakgawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.) (Jun. 19, 2000).   [in Japanese]
         [A series of three lectures given to freshmen students of Osaka Gakuin University.  Encouraging students to think creatively in a wider scope on their life-time problems.]

"Approaches to Application of TRIZ in Japan" (May 8, 2000)
      by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), TRIZCON2000: The Second Annual AI TRIZ Conference, May 1, 2000.
              [Reviews the situations around TRIZ in Japan, and addresses that the difficulty for TRIZ penetration is in mastering the thinking way.  USIT developed at Ford is introduced as a simplified TRIZ procedure, and the "Slow-but-Steady" Strategy is recommended for introducing TRIZ into (Japanese) industries. ]

Personal report of TRIZCON2000: The Second Annual AI TRIZ Conference (Apr. 30- May 2, 2000, Nashua, NH, USA)
         by Toru Nakgawa, Osaka Gakuin Univ., May 7, 2000.   [in Japanese]

   "USIT -- Creative Problem Solving Procedure with Simplified TRIZ"(Apr. 24, 2000) , (Apr. 24, 2000)
      by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.), J. of Japan Soc.for Design Engineering, April 2000 (in Japanese); English transl. by T. Nakagawa.
              [Introductory paper to USIT.  Full and concise description of the whole USIT procedure along with two case studies. Author's practises of USIT Training Seminars in Japan.]

World 100 TRIZ Sites  (Mar. 30, 2000)
        [Compiled by T. Nakagawa with the search engine GO.  Links to TRIZ pages are grouped with their sites.]

TRIZ References and Links in Japan are updated in the Japanese pages. (Mar. 30, 2000)

  "USIT Training Seminar in Japan: (2) 3-Day Seminar with Multi-company Engineers"  (Feb. 8, 2000)  (Mar. 23, 2000)
            by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ. )
      [Experiential USIT Training to solve four real problems brought in by  participants coming from different companies.  A much easier way of applying the essence of TRIZ in industries.]

"Creative Design Methodology and the SIT Method" (Mar. 8, 2000) (Mar. 23, 2000)
      by Roni Horowitz and Oded Maimon (Tel-Aviv University, Israel), DETC'97:  Sept. 1997, Sacramento; Japanese translation by Toru Nakgawa (Mar. 6, 2000)
             [SIT was developed in Israel by extracting the essence of TRIZ.  "Two jointly suffcient conditions"  of inventive solutions are stated, and a simple procedure for finding such solutions are illustrated.]

(Historical reference)  "Algorithm of Inventive Problem Solving: ARIZ" 
        by Hiroaki Kawashima (Hitachi Kenki Co.),  written in Japanese in 1986.
  [6 page introduction to ARIZ in Japanese in 1986 on the basis of Altshuller's 1969 textbook.  Some early history of TRIZ in Japan is introduced in the preface of the English page.]



New Information Posted in 1999

"TRIZ and Total Product Development:  New Millenium Status Report"
       by Deborah Hoerner and James F. Kowalick (Renaissance Leadership Inst.) Nov. 23, 1999; Revised Dec. 8, 1999.
       [Posted here by courtesy of the authors on Dec. 16, 1999.  Japanese translation (by Nakagawa) is also posted on Dec. 16, 1999.]
          [A concise, clear, and persuasive introduction to TRIZ in the framework of Total Product Development.  Emphasizes the effectiveness of experiential training, i.e. 'learning by doing'.]

On the First Anniversary Day of  "TRIZ Home Page in Japan":  Toru Nakagawa (Nov. 1, 1999)

      This Web site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" celebrates today its First Anniversary together with readers in Japan and over the world.  This site is to promote the understanding and real usage of TRIZ by openly publishing information and communications related to TRIZ on non-profit basis.  Though I have been operating this site as a volunteer, this site is not a personal but a public forum to be composed of the contributions by readers.  Most pages are published in Japanese and in English in parallel for the purpose of mutual understanding and collaboration  between Japanese and overseas TRIZ learners/practitioners.  Readers' contributions either in Japanese or in English are heartily welcome. We wish that "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" continues to help readers understand and apply TRIZ better in their real problems.

   "Super-Inventive Methodology TRIZ for the Creativity of Engineers" 
        by Hiroshi Ueda (Minolta Corp., Japan),  Kansai Design & Manufacturing Solutions Exhibition, Keynote speach at a technical session, Oct. 12, 1999. (Added: on Nov. 19, 1999)
        [Contributed by the author and republished in this Web site as the first significant article from Japanese readers. (Nov. 15, 1999) (added: Dec. 16, 1999).  English translation is not planned at moment.]
        [Verifies the effectiveness of TRIZ by using former historical inventions and his company's inventions, and discusses TRIZ in comparison with seveal other methodologies.]

Letters from Readers: "On Nakagawa's Trip Report"(Nov. 1, 1999)
            by Semyon Savransky (The TRIZ Experts); Nikolai Khomenko (Minsk TRIZ School); Kalevi Rantanen (TRIZ OY, Finland); Michiaki Yasuda (LCA Japan); Hideaki Kosha (Fufi Film); Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ. )
         [Comments and discussions by 3 TRIZ Experts from abroad, and communications by two Japanese readers.]

Introduction in English:"Let's Learn TRIZ! " (Oct. 1, 1999)
              by Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.)  [Originally published in "Plant Engineers" in Japanese (Aug. 1999)]
             [Newly written introduction for beginners.  Up-to-date understanding of TRIZ as a whole view. ]

Essay: Train Yourself to Write in English (Sept. 27, 1999)
            by T. Nakagawa [originally written in Fujutsu Labs. on May 28, 1997 ] [An essay for Japanese readers]

Minsk TRIZ Center and OTSM-TRIZ  (General Theory of Strong Thinking) (Comm.) (Sept. 27, 1999)
      by N. Khomenko (Minsk TRIZ Center), Sept. 23, 1999.    (preface in Japanese)

Report of A Personal Trip to TRIZ Mother Countries (Russia & Belarus, Aug. 1999)  (Sept. 10, 1999) (Photos: Sept. 20, 1999)
            by T. Nakagawa (communication).    [Interviews with 20 TRIZ Specialists in 4 cities.
             TRIZ Schools; life of Mr. Altshuller; Applications in technology, science, services, etc.; Education of children, etc.]

Introduction by Nakagawa in Japanese:"Let's Learn TRIZ! " (Sept. 6, 1999)
              [Newly written introduction for beginners.  Posted here under the permission of "Plant Engineers" journal.
              English translation will be published in JIPM's journal and posted here in a month. ]

Ford's TRIZ case study paper (Nov. 1997) is posted here in Japanese translation. (Sept. 6,1999)
            "Windshield/Backlight Molding -- Squeak and "Buzz" Project  --  TRIZ Case Study"
  by M. Lynch, B. Saltsman, C. Young (Ford Motor Co.), ASI Symp. (Nov. 97); TRIZ Journal (Dec. 97).
  (Translated by T. Nakagwa under the permissions by the authors, Ford Moter Co., ASI, and the TRIZ Journal).

"USIT Training Seminar in Japan"  by T. Nakagawa(Comm.) (Sept. 6, 1999) (Sept. 10, 1999 in English)

Two USIT Case Studies (T. Nakagawa) are posted in English translation (Aug. 26, 1999)
          "USIT Case Study (1) Detection of Small Water Leakage from a Gate Valve" (with Closed World Method)
          "USIT Case Study (2) Increase the Foam Ratio in Forming a Porous Sheet from Gas-solved Molten Polymer" (with the Particles Method)

  Two USIT Case Studies (T. Nakagawa) are posted in Japanese (Jul. 8, 1999)  English translation is under way.

"TRIZ System Operators" by S. Savransky (communication with discussion) (Jul.16, 1999)

  "TRIZ and Creativity Education in Vietnam" by Phan Dung (Communications) (Jul. 16, 1999)
  ."Dialectical Systems Thinking for Problem Solving and Decision Making" (Phang Dung (1997))
  ."On the Basic Program of 'Creativity Methodologies for Problem Solving and Decision Making' Taught by CSTC" (Phang Dung (1999))

Minsk TRIZ School's Web top page is translated and posted in English and in Japanese  (May 10, 1999)

"A Rationale for Adopting SIT into a Corporate Training Program" by E. Sickafus presented at TRIZCON99  is translated into Japanese.  (May 8, 1999) 

  'TRIZ Links' page is enhanced.  (Apr. 13, 1999)
      World 200 TRIZ Links is a result searched by Alta Vista with the keyword of "TRIZ".  They are ranked with the number of links connected to.
          Supplements of Links to TRIZ Consulting Firms, etc. are composed.

Contents of Archives of The TRIZ Journal is composed.  Direct links to each of the article in the Archives.  (Apr. 13, 1999)

Contents of TRIZ related articles in "Nikkei Mechanical" Journal and three major TRIZ Web sites in Japan are composed.  (Apr. 13, 1999) 

  'TRIZ References' page is enhanced to include many new English references. (Mar. 30, 1999)

"Four Views on TRIZ" by V. Souchkov in TRIZ Journal is translated into Japanese.  (Mar. 30, 1999)

USIT Training Seminar (Instructor: Dr. Sickafus; Mar. 10-12, 1999) is reported by Nakagawa
 (Mar. 30, 1999) 

  "The Creative Problem Solver's Toolbox" by R. Fobes is reviewed. (Mar. 30, 1999) 

  Personal Report of TRIZCON99: First Symp. on TRIZ Methodology and Application (Mar. 7-9, 1999, Detroit)
         by Toru Nakagawa in Japanese.  (Mar. 15, 1999) 

Nakagawa's Self-Training Manual of TechOptimizer is posted in English (Feb. 25, 1999)

Nakagawa's Introduction to TRIZ is posted in English (Feb. 18, 1999)

Japanese Version of TechOptimizer Professional Version 3.0J  is now on sale (IMC & MRI) (Jan. 27, 1999)

Two papers presented at the TRIZ Conference were translated into Japanese  (Jan. 8, 1999) (Jan.22, 99)
          "Problem-Solving Systems:  What's Next after TRIZ?
             (With an Introduction to Psycological Inertia and Other Barriers to Creativity) "
           by James Kowalick (Renaissance Leadership Institute)
      4th Annual International TPD Symposium - TRIZ Conference,
              at Industry Hills, California, on Nov. 17-19, 1998, pp. 67-86.
              (Translated into Japanese by Toru Nakagawa and posted here on Jan. 8, 1999
               under the permission of ASI, TRIZ Institute, and the author.)

        "Injecting Creative Thinking into Product Flow " 
           by Ed Sickafus (Ford Research Laboratory)
          4th Annual International TPD Symposium - TRIZ Conference,
             at Industry Hills, California, on Nov. 17-19, 1998, pp. 129-132.
              (Translated into Japanese by Toru Nakagawa and posted here on Jan. 22, 1999
              under the permission of ASI, TRIZ Institute, and the author and Ford Motor Co.)



New Information Posted in 1998

  An introduction to "Invention Magic" was republished here in Japanese  (Dec. 12, 1999)
        "New software for assisting "Invention" -- by linking technological effects and suggesting new compound technology"
        by Toru Nakagawa, Nikkei Mechanical, Nov. 1998
        ["Invention Magic" is a low-end version of Invention Machine's software "IM Phenomenon"]

   Personal Report of the First TRIZ International Conference 1998 (by Toru Nakagawa)  (Nov. 23, 1998)

  Opening of the "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" (Nov. 1, 1998)

       This home page has been established as an open forum of information exchange for better understanding and usage of TRIZ, especially based in Japan.   For the TRIZ methodology to be accepted widely in industrial sections and technological fields, we believe, not only profit-based activities by promotors and acceptors but also nonprofit-based and open activities of promotion, research, and education are necessary.  This home page is established as a nonprofit-based forum of open information exchange and publication, and is operated on a volunteer basis.
       Readers' contributions are heartly welcome, including introductory articles, papers, technical reports, case studies, news and topics, questions, comments, etc. on the topics of TRIZ and related areas.
  

 

Top of this page Special Information New Information (within 12 months) Old-dated Information (over 12 months and later than Jan. 2017 Old-dated Information in 2016 Posted in 2015 Posted in 2014

Posted in 2013

Posted in 2012 Posted in 2011 Posted in 2010 Posted in 2009
Posted in 2008 Posted in 2007 in 2006 in 2005   in 2004 in 2003 Posted in 2002 Posted in 2001 Posted in 2000 Posted in 1999 Posted in 1998

 

General Index  (A) Editorial (B) References Links News & activities Software tools (C) Papers, case studies, articles, Lectures, course materials   (D) Forum General Index 
Home Page New Information for children and highschool students for students and the general public for engineers (introduction) for Practitioners CrePS System Documents USIT Manual & Case Studies WTSP (World TRIZ Sites Project) Search in this site Home Page

Last updated on Dec. 13, 2018.    Access. point:  Editor: nakagawa@ogu.ac.jp