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Systems (Three Different Kinds)

22/09/2019 |

Darrell Mann

Ask ten systems engineers to define what a system is and you’ll get at least eleven answers. Worse: they’re probably all correct. Worst: the differences, valid as they might be, create enormous potential confusion and as a result … Read More

Innovation Systems

01/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

‘Successful step-change.’ That’s our usual definition of innovation. Especially if we’re trying to be succinct. ‘Successful realisation of new customer value,’ is the slightly less condensed form. Both represent innovation as an outcome.

And if innovation is an … Read More

Trend of transition of engineering systems to microlevel today and tomorrow

28/07/2016 |

Related posts:

  2. Innovating From The Top – Method, Myth, or Madness?
  3. Multi-Screen Analysis for Innovation Roadmapping

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Two Patterns of Evolution for Technological Systems

07/12/2009 |

There are many patterns of evolution. In this paper, the authors discuss two frequently encountered patterns: transition to a high-level system and increasing ideality.Read More

TRIZ on Design-oriented Knowledge-based Systems

02/03/2009 |

How to establish a relationship between the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) functional basis and TRIZ taxonomies as a first step toward the creation of a library of TRIZ-based algorithms.Read More

Instruments for Designing Consummate Systems

07/04/2008 |

Only a limited number of technological systems have possessed the outstanding qualities that allowed them to enjoy enormous success over an unusually long life. The best name for them may be "consummate" systems.Read More

What Innovation Is: How Companies Develop Operating Systems for Innovation

22/02/2006 |

By: Howard Smith

THE INNOVATION IMPERATIVE There isn’t a business that doesn’t want to be more creative in its thinking. According to one study, 75 percent of CEOs of the fastest growing companies claim their strongest competitive advantage is … Read More

TRIZ Solutions For Systems Dynamics Models Of A Small Community Downtown Revitalization Project

02/05/2004 |

ABSTRACT The analysis of complex systems with multiple simultaneously dynamic variables can be addressed with Causal Loop or System Dynamics models. These models can provide an initial assessment of the operation and functionality of the existing or proposed elements of … Read More

Evolution Of Systems

24/10/2003 |

Michel Lecoq iTER – Belgium tel. : + 32 4 278 1008 fax.: + 32 4 278 1009

Introduction This article is an attempt to formalize my thoughts about the evolution of products or of systems in general. It … Read More

The Functional – Resource Approach To The Forecasting Of Technical Systems Evolution – A Fragment From The Book “Evolution of technologies”, Chapter « Graphic and numerical methods based approach to forecasting tasks solving »

23/10/2003 |

Yury Danilovsky (e-mail:, Voluslav .Mitrofanov (e-mail: Denis Shevchenko (e-mail: Laboratory of innovative research «SHOW SIN» ( The International University of Scientific and Technological Creativity (Saint Petersburg – Boston) 193036 Saint Petersburg, 3-n Soviet street,. 7, premise … Read More

Innovation Metrics: Embedding Innovation in an Organization’s Systems

10/03/2003 |

by Joyce Wycoff

Interviewer’s Note: Since launching the book, Driving Growth Through Innovation in November, 2002, Robert B. Tucker has been criss-crossing the globe spreading the message that innovation in leading firms is fast becoming an imbedded, systematic organizational … Read More

Evolutionary-Potentialâ„¢ in Technical and Business Systems

14/06/2002 |

Evolutionary-Potential’ in Technical and Business Systems

Darrell Mann Director, CREAX, UK Phone: +44 (1225) 826465 Fax: +44 (1225) 826928 E-mail:

Simon Dewulf CEO, CREAX n.v., Ieper, Belgium Phone: … Read More

Analysis of the Evolution of Training Tools and Systems Using the TRIZ Methodology

25/02/2001 |

Heather M. Smolensky North Carolina State University TE-589A 8 May 2000

Under the Direction of:

Dr. Timothy G. Clapp Professor North Carolina State University


Advances in technology, global competition, customer focus, and other factors are … Read More

100+ Heuristics for Systems Transformations: A brief report of US Patent Fund Study

15/09/2000 |

Tz-Chin Wei* Central Research Institute, Tatung Co. 22 Chungshan N. Rd., 3rd Sec., Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C.

Marco A. de Carvalho, M.Sc.* CEFET-PR Av. Sete de Setembro 3165 – Curitiba – PR – Brazil

Trimming Evolution Patterns For Complex Systems

05/02/2000 |

Editor’s note: Darrell Mann and the editors are very interested in collecting case studies that could prove or disprove the hypothesis presented here. Readers are invited to share their experiences, either by sending them to Darrell Mann, or by writing … Read More

Problem-Solving Systems: What’s Next after TRIZ?

10/03/1999 |

(With an Introduction to Psychological Inertia and Other Barriers to Creativity)

James Kowalick, President, Renaissance Leadership Institute Voice: (530) 692-1944 ~ Fax: (530) 692-1946 ~ E-mail:

INTRODUCTION A history of systems, techniques and approaches for solving problems is presented … Read More


20/12/1997 |

The End of Technology Chaos

by Gernot Mueller, M.D., President James Kowalick, Ph.D., P.E., Technical Director BioFutures Incorporated


BioFutures Inc. … Read More

TRIZ and Next Generation Drug Delivery Systems

27/11/1997 |

Interview with Gernot Mueller, M.D.,

President BioFutures Inc.


Almost half of the venture capital in the U.S.A. is channeled into the life sciences and biomedical engineering systems. Dr. Mueller’s firm, BioFutures Inc. (BFI) has a complete … Read More