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Paradoxical Thinking & Breakthrough Oxymorons

16/09/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Here’s my new favourite delegate exercise in team-building workshops. The inspiration comes from a twenty-year old book, Paradoxical Thinking, that I found in a junk shop last year (Reference 1). Ultimately it’s yet another book in the category … Read More

Re-Thinking Physical Contradictions #2: Business Problems

08/07/2018 |

Darrell Mann

It feels like a long time ago, because – embarrassingly – it was a long time ago. April 2017 to be precise, and Issue 181 of this ezine, was the place where we started our re-think of the … Read More

Re-Thinking Physical Contradictions #1: Technical Problems

13/03/2018 |

Darrell Mann

The least well evolved of all the TRIZ tools feels more and more like the Physical Contradiction story. The more time and energy we devote to updating the Contradiction Matrix tool, the more the Physical Contradiction part seems … Read More

Design Thinking – Philosophy, Method, Tool

20/02/2018 |

Darrell Mann

There’s an old joke in the Six Sigma world. One of the founding fathers is on a panel at a conference. Alongside him is one of the founding fathers of the preceding Total Quality Management world. Questions are … Read More

Applications of Purpose Axis as a part of Multi Screen Thinking

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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Fyi– a Quick Course on Creative Thinking

01/01/2010 |

FYI, in case you have not already seen this — here is a source for a quick (and free) course on Creative Thinking, from the University of Hong Kong (UHK): More

Breakthrough Thinking by Nadler & Hibino

01/01/2010 |

I wish to know the TRIZ experts' comments on the above subjectRead More

Creative Thinking

20/02/2008 |

Praveen Gupta

Recently, I asked a group of students to raise their hands if they thought they were creative. I saw about 20% raising their hands that they were creative. To validate my understanding I asked them to write at least … Read More

Right- and Left-Brained Thinking

27/09/2007 |

Jack Hipple

You’ve probably heard these expressions before, but have you spent some serious time thinking about what they mean? How they relate to innovation? Your organization? I’m going to oversimplify here given the space limits we have, and there’s obviously … Read More

Three-Dimensional Thinking and Job Problem

05/07/2006 |

Three-Dimensional Thinking and Job Problem Andrei Kossoroukov

Some time ago I was listening to a presentation of different challenges in problem solving processes. The presentation was delivered by Mike Hilton, President of Sunaptic Solutions. One of the challenges was … Read More

Full Scheme Thinking and Feature Transfer for Creation of Blue Ocean

16/02/2006 |

By: Hongyul Yoon CEO of TRIZ Center, TRIZ Specialist

ABSTRACT TRIZ has been changed to serve not only technical innovation but also nontechnical improvement. The requirement of contributions to business area seems increasingly higher especially in … Read More

TRIZ as a Lean Thinking Tool

07/02/2005 |

Sergei Ikovenko GEN3Partnets, MA TRIZ, MIT ;

Jim Bradley International Truck & Engine Corporation

Abstract: Lean Thinking is a highly evolved method of managing an organization to improve the productivity, efficiency and quality of its products or … Read More

Breakthrough Thinking with TRIZ

21/01/2004 |

Study & Observe It takes some time and effort to come up to speed on a problem. Lots of questions need to be asked. Do not rely on the experience of others. Gain firsthand experience of the difficulties and … Read More

Supplement to Breakthrough Thinking with TRIZ 2nd Edition

20/01/2004 |

Breakthrough Thinking with TRIZ provides step-by-step instructions on how to improve technical systems. It reads like a pictorial recipe book, starting on the upper left of each page and ending at the lower right. Viewing this book in electronic format … Read More

Book Review: Inventive Thinking through TRIZ by Michael Orloff

30/11/2003 |

Reviewed by: Michael S. Slocum and Ellen Domb Ralph Czerepinski Jose M. Vicente-Gomila Richard Kaplan

Title: Inventive Thinking through TRIZ: A Practical Guide, 332 pages, 329 examples, 228 figures Author: Michael A. Orloff Publisher: Springer Verlag, 2003, … Read More

Book Review: “Unified Structured Inventive Thinking – an Overview”

20/09/2003 |

by Ellen Domb,

Unified Structured Inventive Thinking — an Overview by Ed Sickafus. 50 pages. Available free from in either PDF or doc format. © 2001. The purpose of a book review is usually to tell the reader … Read More

Application Area of Thinking Tool or Problem Solving Tool

18/06/2003 |

By: Takahara Toshio

0 . Preface Different kinds of problems require different thinking tools and different problem solving tools, operating on the object of the process. The extension of TRIZ to non-technical problems makes the identification of the type … Read More

Functional thinking in production process environment

10/06/2003 |

By: Ives De Saeger P41 Industrial Services Varendrieskouter 133, 9031 Drongen Belgium

1 Topics to cover

1.1 abstract Using only functional thinking, one of the tools within TRIZ (the theory of inventive problem solving) the workplace can be redesigned … Read More

Contradiction and Analogy as the Basis for Inventive Thinking

17/08/2002 |

Contradiction and Analogy as the Basis for Inventive Thinking

Anja-Karina Pahl Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Bath, UK

In order to find one�s place in … Read More

Breakthrough Thinking

01/03/2002 |

By: Larry Ball 480-592-5919

Breakthrough Thinking This paper explains another article in this issue of The TRIZ Journal entitled Breakthrough Thinking , which presents a sequencing of TRIZ tools in a linear solution process. This material is available to … Read More