USIT Lecture Notes: 
USIT News Letters and Mini Lectures
Ed Sickafus (Ntelleck, USA);
Published from Nov. 15, 2003 to Mar. 20, 2009

Original English Edition in PDF
  Published: NL-1 through NL-79 (Mar. 20, 2009)
  Posted here: NL-1 through NL-28  (Jan. 30 - Apr. 6, 2013)

Japanese Translation Editions:
NL-1 through NL-10: by Hideaki Kosha and Toru Nakagawa
        (Jan. 8, 2004 to Jul. 13, 2004)
NL-11 through NL-28: by Toru Nakagawa (Jan. 30 - Apr. 6, 2013)

 [Posted: Jan. 30; Apr. 6, 2013]

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  Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Jan. 29, 2013)

Dr. Ed Sickafus is the original developer of USIT (Unified Structured Inventive Thinking). Though he retired Ford Motor Company in 2000, he has been active in developing his theories further and in sharing his thoughts and experiences in his books, Website, and News Letters.

USIT Website:  http://www.u-sit.net/

Dr. Ed Sickafus:   Email: NTELLECK@u-sit.net

In particular, he started his 'USIT News Letter' (or formally, U-SIT and Think News Letter) since November 2003, sometimes weekly and some other times irregularly.  The column of 'Mini Lecture' describes his thoughts and applications of USIT to familiar problems; they are very interesting and enjoyable to read, containing insights.

In 2004, we published the Japanese translation editions of the News Letter up to No. 10 with the collaboration by Hideaki Kosha, in this Web site.  But for these 9 years I could not work on it, to my regret. 

Now I made up my mind to restart the Japanese translation of  Sickafus' USIT News Letters and post them in the present Web site, step by step.  On my request, Dr. Sickafus has kindly given me a permission, saying:

You have my permission to translate, and post on the web, all of the U-SIT and Think Newsletters both past and future and their English PDF versions.    Ed Sickafus, Jan. 21, 2013

I am very grateful for his permission.  It is my pleasure to post the original English Edition here as well as the Japanese Edition, for wider publication of the invaluable documents.

(1) Japanese editions will be posted step by step whenever the translation work is ready.  Several numbers of News Letter will be posted in a page, for easier reading.  See the index page .

(2) English editions in the original PDF format will be posted here at the same time for their Japanese editions. 

(3) Please visit Dr. Sickafus' Web site:   http://www.u-sit.net/

(4) Some of the pages in "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" may be useful for your reference:

(a) "A Simple Theory Underlying Structured, Problem-Solving Methodologies – ASIT, TRIZ, USIT and Others", Ed. Sickafus, Second TRIZ Symposium in Japan 2006,        

(b) "Extension of USIT in Japan: A New Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving", Toru Nakagawa; Fourth TRIZ Symposium in Japan 2008  

(c) "Comments on “Extension of USIT in Japan: A New Paradigm for Creative Problem Solving” Toru Nakagawa", Ed Sickafus, Aug. 23, 2008


  List of Postings of Sickafus' USIT News Letters
Original English Edition
(No.) (PDF) (published date)
Contents

Japanese Edition
(No.)   (posted date)

translater
(1)    (Nov. 15, 2003) (1) 'Messy Newspaper Print Problem' - Well defined problem (1) (Jan. 8, 2004)

Collection [1]

H. Kosha, T. Nakagawa

(2)    (Nov. 25, 2003) (2) Ibid - Minimum set of objects (2) (Jan. 8, 2004)
(3)    (Dec. 2, 2003)

(3) Ibid - Plausible root causes (1)

(3) (Jan. 28, 2004)
(4)    (Dec. 9, 2003) (4) Ibid - Plausible root causes (2) (4) (Jan. 28, 2004)
(5)    (Dec. 15, 2003) (5) Ibid - Completion of well defined problem (5) (Mar. 3, 2004)
(6)    (Dec. 22, 2003) (6) Ibid - Listing up intuitive solutions (6) (Mar. 3, 2004)
(7)    (Jan. 5, 2004) (7) Ibid - Problem analysis - Close world diagram (7) (Jul 13, 2004)

Collection [2]

H. Kosha, T. Nakagawa

(8)    (Jan. 12, 2004) (8) Ibid - Problem analysis - Qualitative change graph (8) (Jul 13, 2004)
(9)    (Jan. 19, 2004) (9) Ibid - Problem analysis - QC graph (2) (9) (Jul 13, 2004)
(10)    (Jan. 26, 2004) (10) Ibid - Problem analysis - QC graph (3) (10) (Jul 13, 2004)

(11)    (Apr. 4, 2004) (11) Ibid - Uniquenes (11) (Jan. 30, 2013)

Collection [3]

Toru Nakagawa

(12)    (Apr. 8, 2004) (12) Ibid - Q&A (T. Nakagawa) Problem selection (12) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(13)    (Apr. 19, 2004) (13) Ibid - Solution technique - Pluralization (1) (13) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(14)    (Apr. 26, 2004) (14) Ibid - Solution technique - Pluralization (2) (14) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(15)    (May 2, 2004) (15) Ibid - Solution technique - Dimensionality (15) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(16)    (May 11, 2004) (16) Ibid - Solution technique - Distribution (16) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(17)    (May 17, 2004) (17) Ibid - Solution technique - Transduction (17) (Jan. 30, 2013)
(18)    (May 23, 2004) (18) Ibid - Solution technique - Generification (18) (Jan. 30, 2013)

(19)    (Jun. 21, 2004) (19) Causes = Effects ? (19) (Apr. 6, 2013)

Colection [4]

Toru Nakagawa

(20)    (Aug. 9, 2004) (20) USIT - an Alternative Method for Solving Engineering-Design Problems: Bar Hopping Problem (20) (Apr. 6, 2013)
(21)    (Aug. 17, 2004) (21) ibid: How to Invent (21) (Apr. 6, 2013)
(22)    (Aug. 20, 2004) (22) ibid: ibid: Drinking Vessel Problem; Q&A onTransduction (22) (Apr. 6, 2013)
(23)    (Aug. 30, 2004) (23) ibid: ibid: ibid: Constructing the CAF Table (23) (Apr. 6, 2013)
(24)    (Sept.  9, 2004) (24) ibid: ibid: ibid: Inventing New Concepts with the CAF Table (24) (Apr. 6, 2013)
(25)    (Sept. 15, 2004) (25) ibid: ibid: ibid: Discussion on the CAF Table (25) (Apr. 6, 2013)
(26)    (Sept. 20, 2004) (26) ibid: ibid: ibid: Inventing New Concepts; Discussion on Summarizing Solution Concepts (26) (Apr. 6, 2013)
(27)    (Sept. 27, 2004) (27) ibid: ibid: Discussion on Post-USIT Evaluation Process (27) (Apr. 6, 2013)
(28)    (Oct. 4, 2004) (28) ibid: ibid: Discussion on the Essence of USIT Procedure (28) (Apr. 6, 2013)

 

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