Jul 7

I’ve made the big time

Category: TRIZ,TRIZ tools

Just to let you know that a paper I’ve recently written, detailing how I used TRIZ some years ago to create a hassle-free cappuccino system, has just been published in the TRIZ Journal. In the paper, I outline the key stages of my analysis and show how I applied some of the key thinking tools of TRIZ. You know what you need to do – just go to the website, look through the article and give it a score of 5 out of 5 at the bottom.


3 Comments so far

  1. Ellen Domb July 7th, 2008 8:51 pm

    Wow, I didn’t know that The TRIZ Journal is “The big time.”
    Delighted to have the article–I really enjoyed the physics of foam, and the demonstration that without understanding the science behind the engineering, the “creativity” methods are wasted. It will be interesting to see if your regular readers click over to the TJ and comment there, or comment here (if at all–does the big company effect in the Sloan article carry over to blogs? I somehow think not.)

    Thanks! Ellen Domb, TRIZ Journal editor

  2. john July 9th, 2008 11:45 am

    Thanks for your kind comments about my paper, you’re absolutely right about understanding the science. One thing I love about TRIZ is that it forces you to think about the “physics” of the problem. I end up asking a bunch of questions that sometimes gets the experts scratching their heads. It’s amazing how much people can assume they know.

    On your blog point, I think people do use blogs as a means of knowledge capture and there may well be an analogy between the behaviours outlined in my MIT Sloan based article and use of blogs. No evidence to back this up, however.

  3. Andrei Golidze July 9th, 2008 3:45 pm

    Good article, John!

    In your comment on Ellen’s post, you write: “TRIZ… forces you to think about the “physics” of the problem.” I agree with this statement, but would like to add that not all TRIZ tools explicitly force one to understand the “physics.” ARIZ and sufield analysis do (provided, of course, they are used correctly), while the Matrix doesn’t.

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