In this article Dr. Ellen Domb gives an example of two different types of psychological inertia through the use of a story. People can be unaware of the effects of psychological inertia and how it can affect them. Through this story two types of psychological effects are brought to light, authoritarianism and subject matter specialization, helping people be more aware of outside influences.
In this article Dr. Ellen Domb discusses the effects TRIZ methodologies and tools can have on the Quality Function Deployment (QFD) process. QFD practitioners are known to very clearly identify the initial qualities of a system, but sometimes have difficulty utilizing the large amount of data created in order to be innovative. The use of TRIZ allows QFD users to enhance their current abilities and to better satisfy customer’s wants and needs.
In this article Dr. Ellen Domb talks about teaching TRIZ concepts to students and solving problems through the use of analogies. An important concept in TRIZ involves identifying a principle through the use of a contradiction matrix or other methods, and utilizing examples of that principle to solve the problem at hand. To better teach this analogy based concept to students, an algorithm is provided that increases comprehension and creates additional insights.
In this article Dr. Ellen Domb talks about the application and effectiveness of TRIZ in both technical and non-technical areas. Originally TRIZ was developed using technical patens, therefore its application has been mainly concentrated on technical areas. Even though TRIZ has not been proven and research is still being developed with respect to non-technical areas, practitioners have noted its effectiveness and continue to apply TRIZ to non-technical problems.
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.