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July 2007's TRIZ Journal

Welcome to the July 2007 Issue of The TRIZ Journal!

| On 02, Jul 2007

It’s hard to believe, but it has been six months since we re-launched The TRIZ Journal! We’re pleased to have expanded our list of contributing authors and also to have welcomed back authors who helped make our first 10 years a remarkable success. We hope the next six months will bring more of the same – if you’ve ever thought about sending in a contribution, please take a moment to look at our Call for Papers and send in your analyses and case studies.

For July, we have another mix of new and returning authors:

  • Valeri Souchkov has struggled for years to understand – and define – the differences among the 5 levels of solutions. His article, Differentiating Among the Five Levels of Solutions, begins by describing the traditional explanation of the levels as developed by Genrich Altshuller and his colleages. Valeri goes on to look more closely at what separates the level and provides examples to further differentiate the levels.
  • A trio of first-time contributors collaborated on Alternatives for Sequences of Migration in Services. Cristóbal Perán, Dimitri Van Nuland and Luis Miguel Cipres originally presented this paper at TRIZCON2007.
  • Gregory Frenklach returns with a fresh perspective for how to effectively use the contradiction matrix.
  • This month’s Student Corner article focuses on the fun – and science – that can be found with a simple bouncing ball and the principle of nesting. Abram’s ability to find magic from the “normal” continues to challenge readers and students of all ages.
  • This month’s issue includes the 10th article in the Kraev’s Korner series. Lesson 10 focuses on system evolution.


  • We have arranged for TRIZ Journal readers to receive 10 percent off the registration fee for the Process for Innovation conference in Chicago, August 21-22 – simply quote “TRIZ” when registering. Ellen Domb will be attending and promises to share her insights in commentaries from the conference for those of us unable to be there in person.
  • Ellen Domb will present “Accelerate Lean Six Sigma Problem Solving With TRIZ Based Creativity to Move Your Program Up a Level” at this year’s Lean Six Sigma Improvement Week, September 18-21, 2007. If you are interested in attending this Las Vegas conference, quote “TRIZ” when registering for a 10 percent discount! (It will come as no surprise to those who know her that Ellen was one of last year’s top-rated speakers.)

Until August, happy TRIZ reading!