TRIZ/USIT Lecture Notes

Methodologies of Creative Problem Solving
(A Series of 14 Lectures Given to the Class at Osaka Gakuin University)
Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin University)
Lectures Given to the Sophomore Students of Faculty of Informatics, Osaka Gakuin University at the "Scientific Information Methodologies" Class
From October 2010 to January 2011
[Posted on Jan. 16, 2012] 

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  Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Jan. 16, 2012)

In the Japanese page , I have posted the full set of lecture notes of my class on "Methodologies of Creative Problem Solving" given at Osaka Gakuin University.  The Class was established with the name of 'Scientific Information Methodologies' when we started the Faculty of Informatics at OGU.  It is delivered to sophomore students in the second term, i.e. from October to March, as a non-mandatory class.  Nakagawa taught the Class for these years, from 2001 to present.

Lecture notes for the class of year 2001 were posted in Japanese page of this site and were described briefly in English . The contents of the lectures have been revised year after year but the structure of the lectures were not changed much.  In ETRIA TFC 2007, I presented a paper on my teaching/training activities of students/engineers

The Lecture Notes (in Japanese) for the 14 lectures given from Oct. 5, 2010 to Jan. 25, 2011 are posted in PDF in the Japanese page .  List of the files and Table of Contents of all the lectures are posted. 

List of the Lecture Topics and Files of the Lecture Notes

       Topics Main Sub
Oct. 5, 2010 An easy introduction: Flexible thinking necessary for innovation
Oct.12, 2010

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

Oct.19, 2010 Finding the problem, focusing on it, and collecting information -
Oct.26, 2010

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

Nov.  9, 2010

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

Nov. 16, 2010

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

Nov. 16, 2010 Extra

How to construct and write a report/paper

Nov. 30, 2010

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

Dec.  7, 2010

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

Dec. 14, 2010

Generating solutions (1) Fully utilizing knowledge bases

Dec. 21, 2010

Generating solutions (2) How to break through the barriers

Jan. 11, 2011

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

Jan. 18, 2011

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

Jan. 25, 2011

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



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