In this article Ronny Mann and Gregory Frenklach discuss merging TOC TP and TRIZ methodologies in order to solve problems in systems that have both human and technical factors. TOC TP is used to determine and resolve system constraints while TRIZ is utilized to provide solutions to technical problems in a system. Developing a tool that melds these two methodologies together provides solutions to individual weaknesses, and creates useful and reliable solutions pertaining to systems with both human and technical components.
In this article Gregory Frenklach discusses the creation of problem solving methodologies based on TRIZ tools and based in differnet areas of human activities through a process called feature transfer. In fields with attached human attributes such as management, advertising and marketing, problem solving methods must be developed to effectively find solutions. Building these TRIZ-like methodologies for fields involving human activities is difficult, but feature transfer along with multi-level and object chain analysis make this process simpler.
Comparing Results of Functional Modeling Methods for Agricultural Process and Implement Development Problems
In this article Joe A. Miller and Ellen Domb discuss the functionality and outcomes of two different modeling techniques when confronted with process and development problems. In order to solve a system problem it is necessary to model the system to determine the system’s functions, the relationship of those functions, and which functions are useful or harmful. Three modeling systems discussed include the problem formulator, function analysis and causal loop models. These models reach the same possible solutions but take different paths, creating different perspectives and solutions not visible with the use a singular path.
In this article Dr. Ellen Domb talks about Dr. Jacklich and his inventions in the area of endodontics, also known as root canals. Using TRIZ techniques mainly ideal final result, the 40 principles, the separation principles and using scientific effects allow him to create new age endodontic tools increasing practitioner efficiency and customer satisfaction. As Dr. Jacklich demonstrates, even the use of basic TRIZ techniques can have a large positive impact on all those involved in an industry.
In this video Kate McGeown shows an innovative solution to the lighting problems in the Philippines. Lighting is a large concern in the slums of the Philippines due to high electricity costs. Using a liter water bottle, some metal roofing and some bleach, about 50-60 watts of light can be created in order to illuminate these homes.
In this article Dr. Ellen Domb discusses the pharmaceutical process of technology transfer and the effects basic TRIZ can have on this process. In the pharmaceutical industry major efforts are spent reducing time spent taking a product from the drug discovery stage to the full scale commercialization stage. With the use of basic TRIZ principles improvements can be made in all development stages allowing each stage to be more efficient and the entire process to be accelerated.
In this article Gregory Frenklach discusses a method called Anticipatory Failure Determination, which allows businesses to look into future problems and prevent systems from failing. Many companies concentrate on fixing problems rather than taking action to prevent them. The Anticipatory Failure Determination method allows possible system failures to be identified and preventative actions to take place.
In this article Jack Hipple discusses the 40 principles of TRIZ while giving examples for the field of chemical engineering. These principles were created to help people develop innovative solutions when confronted with contradictions. With examples for the field of chemical engineering this article illustrates the ability of these 40 principles to be applied across wide a variety of industries.
In this article Michel Lecoq discusses the Laws of Technical System Evolution relative to asymmetry in an archery bow and TRIZ. The words theory and law are often associated with TRIZ, but this shouldn’t necessarily be the case. Even though the principles under TRIZ don’t fall under the definition of a theory they are still useful when it comes to ideation.
In this article Michel Lecoq talks about the evolution of products and systems. The three main players in these evolutionary models are evolution, structure and function. If a modeler reviewing the TRIZ evolutionary trends takes these modeling forces into account while thinking about both the environment and finality of the system and the evolution of both the environment and finality they will have a fair chance at predicting that model’s evolution.