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39 Parameters in Information Technology

30/03/2011 |

Vladimir Petrov is asking for help from our readers for a new project.His TRIZ Journal articles have been very helpful to many people learning TRIZ, so it is a great privilege to use this column to help him get feedback … Read More

Improving Technology Forecasts: Four Cases of Selection

07/04/2008 |

Technology forecasts are being made today made more than ever before. To choose a good prediction, it is useful to compare opposing forecasts. The comparison compels the forecaster to make clear why, exactly, one prediction is better than another.Read More

Technology Forecasting: How to Practice

09/03/2008 |

Ellen Domb

TRIZ Journal readers have been given more terms for this one element of TRIZ than any other—laws of technology evolution (many translated texts), guided evolution (Victor Fey), directed evolution (Alla Zusman and Boris Zlotin), trends of evolution and evolutionary … Read More

Evaluating Product Innovation – Silicone Technology

03/03/2008 |

This paper relates the use of TRIZ to translate and manage silicone-based gasketing technology into new fields of application such as human necessities: baking and butchering, kitchen equipments and healthcare.Read More

Challenges in Lubricant Additives Technology

04/02/2008 |

TRIZ provides a number of tools to not only solve, but also to properly define, problems. In that sense, TRIZ ensures that the effort is directed toward solution of a real problem and no time is wasted on answering inappropriate questions.Read More

Design Features for Next Generation Technology Products

05/11/2007 |

This case study focuses on a process to identify innovative features using the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ) techniques – navigating through design for a telematics and fleet management product.Read More

TRIZ in Industrial Technology Education

07/05/2007 |

TRIZ provided a powerful systematical approach for a technology graduate student to approach a problem regarding fuel cell research. TRIZ education is a valuable part of students’ programs of study and helps them find solutions to unfamiliar problems.Read More

Applying TRIZ in Information Technology Outsourcing

05/03/2007 |

TRIZ techniques can be applied in the information technology outsourcing industry for both software engineering and invention of new business models. The TRIZ laws of technical system evolution can be used to predict market trends.Read More

Report on First Iberoamerican Innovation Technology Congress, Puebla, Mexico Sept. 4-6. 2006.

20/10/2006 |

By Ellen Domb

These are short summary reports from the 1er Congreso Iberoamericano de Innovación Tecnológica in Puebla, MX. They were orginally posted live during the meeting as an experiment on They are short partly because of my … Read More

Technology Forecasting of CCD and CMOS Digital Imaging Technology using TRIZ

14/03/2006 |

Michael Tompkins, Tim Price, Timothy Clapp College of Textiles, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, USA E-mail: Ina Parker, I.P. Discovery, Inc., Cary, USA E-mail:

Abstract CCD and CMOS image sensors, used in electronic devices such as digital cameras, … Read More

The Application of TRIZ to Technology Forecasting – A Case Study: Brassiere Strap Technology

10/01/2006 |

By: Kim Lovel, Chad Seastrunk, Timothy Clapp, Ina Parker

Abstract Companies must continually develop new products or improve upon existing ideas in order to keep up with competitive markets. One tool to stimulate creative product development is TRIZ (Theory of … Read More

Fan Technology: Evolutionary Potential and Evolutionary Limits

17/12/2004 |

By: Darrell Mann

Darrell Mann Systematic Innovation Phone: +44 7980 864028

ABSTRACT For the last 5 years, the world has generated an average of 400 new patents per year in relation to the design of fans. This article describes … Read More

Using TRIZ to Accelerate Technology Transfer in the Pharmaceutical Industry

06/12/2004 |

By: Ellen Domb, Ph.D. and Arthur Mlodozeniec, Ph.D.

Ellen Domb, Ph.D. PQR Group and The TRIZ Journal

Arthur Mlodozeniec, Ph.D. TechniPharm C.G.

Abstract In the pharmaceutical industry, “technology transfer” refers to the processes that are needed for successful … Read More

TRIZ-Based Technology Intelligence

14/04/2004 |

Abstract: “The intensified technological Darwinism demands new thinking!” Technologies are the central and success-determining factors of every technology-oriented company. To ensure a solid and sustainable technological base that also withstands rapidly changing market requirements, an early focus on high-potential and … Read More

Deaf People As Pioneers of Video Technology: How to Use Evolution Patterns and the Lead User Concept

10/02/2004 |

By: Kalevi Rantanen

Evolution patterns, studied by Genrich Altshuller and the concept of lead users, introduced by Eric von Hippel, can be effectively used together. One can foresee the possible changes and to get new ideas. The case of video … Read More

A Response To “TRIZ on Rapid Prototyping – a case study for technology foresight”

30/10/2003 |

Richard Peyton George, Vice President WorldTech, Inc. 1750 Tysons Blvd, 4th Floor McLean, VA 22102 (703) 904-0673 (703) 904-0689 Fax

WorldTech provides technology search and evaluation services for a variety of government and corporate customers and helps … Read More

TRIZ on Rapid Prototyping -A Case Study for Technology Foresight

16/07/2003 |

By: Jörg Stelzner, Carlos Palacios, Tobias Swaton

Abstract Although TRIZ is a problem solving tool, the application of TRIZ instruments supports the strategic task such as Technology Foresight. These methods provide the ability to visualize future trends and helps to … Read More

TRIZ Patterns of Evolution as a Means for Supporting History of Technology: Analyzing the Brunelleschi’s Dome Cranes

04/07/2003 |

By: Gaetano Cascini (1), Romano Nanni (2), Davide Russo (3)

(1) Università degli Studi di Firenze Facoltà di Ingegneria, Dip. di Meccanica e Tecnologie e-mail: (2) Museo Leonardiano – Biblioteca Leonardiana Comune di Vinci (FI) e-mail: (3) … Read More

A Coffee Room Application of Video Technology.

20/05/2003 |

By Kalevi Rantanen TRIS OY Brahenk. 9 E 18 FIN-20100 TURKU, FINLAND phone/fax +358 2 251 1623 E-mail:

I am proud of a small story of the video connection between two coffee rooms. I wrote the story not … Read More

Adaptive evolution in biology and technology: Why are parallels expected?

17/05/2003 |

By: Peter Kaplan

University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Introduction Since the beginnings of technology, inventors have sought to draw parallels between biological and technological designs. Among the flurry of such studies appearing in the … Read More