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  Over the years, we've devoted our time and effort into writing articles that uphold what we teach, practice and believe in. Now for the first time, we've compiled them into an archive. Feel free to download the articles and direct all comments to [email protected]
 

 

2013 Articles Other Authors:
 
Apple versus Samsung versus Patent Quality (Or: Rule 1: The Lawyers Are The Only Ones That Win)
 
 
Pansensics: Measuring What's Important Rather Than What's Easy
Paul Howarth Akumen, UK

 

2012 Articles Other Authors:
 
Innovation Capability Maturity Model (ICMM): Building Organisational Innovation Processes
 
 
Preventing Polarity Politics (Or: How to Stop Wasting Billions of Pounds of Taxpayer Money)
 
  Jupiter mu: Closing the Say/Do Gap Paul Howarth, Akumen

 

2011 Articles Other Authors:
 
The Root Cause Fallacies (& Making Sense Of Complexity)
 
 
Collateral beauty: Integrating TRIZ, Fundamental Design Method & Metaphysics of Quality
 
  Understanding East/West Customers Better Than They Understand Themselves  
  Five Levels Of Open Innovation  
  Root Cause Fallacies (Or: Why Did the UK Riots Esculate?)  
  Collateral Beauty: Integrating TRIZ, Fundamental Design Method & Metaphysics of Quality  
  'Effective' Creativity?  
  Corporate Anorexia  
  Innovation From Chaos: Emergent Contradictions, TRIZ & Complex Systems Theory  

 

2010 Articles Other Authors:
 
White Paper: trenDNA: Understanding Customers Better Than They Understand Themselves
Viktoria Zinner
 
Measuring Agility
 
 
Connecting Real IP Value To Business Strategy
 
 
TRIZ, Pirsig And Making Media Plus Matter Meaningful In The Moment
 
 
TRIZ, Systematic Innovation And The Three Phases Of Lean
 
 
Case Studies In TRIZ: Fretting Failure In Automotive Electrical Components
 
 
Systematic (Sustainability) Innovation: Green Technology & TRIZ
 
 
Agile, Adaptive Systematic Innovation (Building Bespoke Processes From Innovation DNA, Atoms, Molecules & Polymers) 
 
 
BEYOND TRIZ: THE SCIENCE OF BUSINESS INNOVATION, THE SCIENCE OF INTANGIBLES
 
  Some People Are More Creative Than Others (Towards An 'Effective Creativity' Capability)  
  What Customers Really Want  

 

2009 Articles Other Authors:
 
Resolving Open Innovation Contradictions
John Cooke
 
Computer-Aided Innovation: Challenges And Contradictions 
 
 
Agile, Adaptive Systematic Innovation (Building Bespoke Processes From Innovation DNA, Atoms, Molecules & Polymers) 
 
 
Agile Innovation Through Difficult Times
 
 
Two ways to solve the same problem – a comparison of TRIZ tools in action
John Cooke
 
Braking system technology: evolution potential and evolution limits
 
 
Winning The Value Race By Selling Experiences
 
 
From Computer-Aided Invention To Computer-Aided Innovation 
 
 
Someone, Somewhere Already Solved Your Downturn Contradiction
 

 

2008 Articles Other Authors:
Jordan
Not Getting Too Far Ahead of the Parade
 
 
Case Studies in TRIZ: Re-Inventing Gravy
Mike Cowan, Happen
Jordan
It Depends – Putting It All Together
 
 
Theories Of Everything And TRIZ
 
Jordan
Never Making Predictions… Especially About The Future
 
 
Paper12: The integration of external knowledge into architectural design
Conall O'Cathain
 
The 4.5 Sigma Wall: Using TRIZ to Exceed Fundamental Limits
Ellen Domb
 
Blind Alleys, False Givens And Erroneous Assumptions: Using Computer Search Techniques To Find Breakthrough Innovation Opportunities 
 
 
If Breakthroughs Are Non-Linear, Why Would We Expect Linear Problem Solving Processes To Deliver Solutions?
 
 
Updating TRIZ: 2006-2008 Patent Research Findings 
 
 
What Customers Really Want”: The three Customer essentials: Outcome, Outcome and Outcome.
 
 
Creating A Meta/Mega/Micro Market Trend Hierarchy: Trying To Understand Populations Better Than Populations Understand Themselves 
Yekta Ozoer
 
Smart Materials Solve Contradictions: Connecting The Right Materials Solution To The Right Market Need 
 
 
Systematic Win-Win Problem Solving In A Stakeholder-Conflict Business Environment
 
 
Optimum’ Does Not Mean ‘Best
 
 
Conflict Networks
 
 
Why Predictable Trends Make Companies Do The Wrong Thing… And What We Can Do About It
 
 
Unravelling and Resolving Hybrid Electric Vehicle Design Conflicts
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Prof. Adrian Cole
 
(Systematic) Open Innovation
 
 
Braking system technology: evolution potential and evolution limits
 
 
TRIZ And Complexity: Systematic Innovation For Business & Management
 
 
Seeing What Everyone Else Has Seen A Million Times And Seeing Something New
 
 
Staying One Step Ahead Of The Competition
 
 
Third Way Leadership?
 
 
Embracing Conflict/Transcending Conflict
 
 
Trendstorming™: Unleashing The Voice Of The Product And The Voice Of The Process
Hans Lercher
 
Systematic Not Sequential
 

 

 
2005 Articles
Title
Date published
Case Studies In TRIZ: Renewable Energy Systems
January 2005
  Compressor System Technology: Evolutionary Potential And Evolutionary Limits
February 2005
TRIZ Journal
The Next Common Sense: Philosophy-Level Integration of TRIZ Into an Integrated Business And Management Innovation Process
February 2005
  'Plausible Deniability' And The Consultant
March 2005
  Someone, Somewhere Really Did Already Invent The Wheel You're About To Re-invent
April 2005
  The Predictable Future Of Medical Device Technology
May 2005
  If TRIZ Is So Good, Why Isn't Everyone Using It? Part 7: Plausible Deniability & Spiral Dynamics
May 2005
  TRIZ And Complexivity: Systematic Innovation For Business & Management
May 2005
  TRIZ Critical SWOT: Systematic Innovation Today And Tomorrow
May 2005
  Using TRIZ In Architecture: First Steps
May 2005
  Better Design Using Nature's Sucessful (No-Compromise) Solutions
June 2005
TRIZ Journal
Case Studies In TRIZ: Flush’n’Go
June 2005
  The Systematic Innovation Methodology As A Global And Aerospace Sciences Technology Transfer Knowledge Framework
June 2005
  'Plausible Deniability' And The Consultant
July 2005
  Systematic Creativity Algorithms: New Paradigm Oppertunities For Artificial Intelligence
August 2005
  On Innovation Timing
September 2005
  Defining 'Breakthrough' Product Design Solutions
October 2005
TRIZ Journal
Design for Wow 2 – Music (CB)
October 2005
  Trend-Storming And Conflict Elimination - Win-Win Solution Strategies For Executives And Managers
October 2005
  Automated "Wow" Generation in Musical Composition
November 2005
TRIZ Journal
Using TRIZ in Architecture: First Steps (COC)
November 2005
TRIZ Journal
Results Of A Multi-Company Scale TRIZ Deployment In Hong Kong (MD)
December 2005

2004 Articles
Title
Date published
  Accelerated Adoption: Strategies For Generating Maximum TRIZ Benefit In Minimum Time
January 2004
  Perceptions And Intangibles, TRIZ And People Problems
January 2004
TRIZ Journal
Constraint-Dominated Breakthrough Innovation in a Manufacturing Process Situation (A Case Study From the Photographic Paper Manufacture Industry) (IM – TRIZ Future reprint)
February 2004
TRIZ Journal
Beetles, Chains And Radar Plots
March 2004
  Beyond Systematic Innovation
April 2004
  Bridging The Chasm: The Role Of TRIZ In Human And Technology Problems
April 2004
TRIZ Journal
Comparing The Classical and New Contradiction Matrix - Part 1- Zooming Out
April 2004
TRIZ Journal
Is TRIZ Useful For Generating Ecological Mitigation Solutions? (FS)
April 2004
TRIZ Journal
Limiting Contradictions In A Photographic Paper Manufacturing Process (IM,TP, NNR)
April 2004
  Common Ground - Synergies Between TRIZ, Perception Mapping And Kansei Engineering
June 2004
  Fan Technology: Evolutionary Potential And Evolutionary Limits
June 2004
TRIZ Journal
Comparing The Classical and New Contradiction Matrix - Part 2- Zooming In
July 2004
TRIZ Journal
innotool – Innovation Toolbox For SMEs
July 2004
  TRIZ: An Introduction
July 2004
  New And Emerging Contradiction Eliminating Tools
August 2004
TRIZ Journal
Some Principles Are More Common Than Others - 40 Management Principles In Frequency Order
August 2004
  The Next Common Sense:Philosophy-Level Integration Of TRIZ Into An Integrated Business And Management Innovation Process
September 2004
TRIZ Journal
TRIZ For Software?
October 2004
TRIZ Journal
Fan Technology: Evolutionary Potential and Evolutionary Limits
December 2004

Title
Date published
40 Breakthrough Industrial And Process Engineering Strategies
January 2003
TRIZ Journal
Complexity Increases And Then… (Thoughts From Natural System Evolution)
January 2003
  Updating The Contradiction Matrix
January 2003
TRIZ Journal
Ideality and 'Self-X' - Part 1: Things That Do Things For Themselves
February 2003
  Intelligent Adaptive and Self-Adaptive Product Platform Design for Mass-Customization
February 2003
  The 4.5 Sigma Wall: Using TRIZ To Exceed Fundamental Limits
February 2003
TRIZ Journal
IDEALITY AND ‘SELF-X’ - Part 2: Meals, Wheels, and Carpet Slippers - Technical Case Studies
March 2003
TRIZ Journal
SUPPORT Project introduction
March 2003
  40 Breakthrough Concurrent Enterprising Strategies
April 2003
TRIZ Journal
IDEALITY AND ‘SELF-X’ - Part 3: Business Context and Case Studies
April 2003
  Systematic Win-Win Production Strategy, Philosophy & Management
April 2003
  TRIZ As A Global And Local Knowledge Framework
April 2003
TRIZ Journal
Updating TRIZ: 1985-2002 Patent Research Findings (SD/TRIZCON edit)
May 2003
TRIZ Journal
SUPPORT – Sustainable Innovation Tools Project Update
July 2003
  40 Inventive Mass-Coustimization Strategies
August 2003
TRIZ Journal
Case Study - Applying the TRIZ Methodology to Machine Maintenance (JC)
August 2003
  Systematic Sustainable Innovation
August 2003
TRIZ Journal
Asymmetry
September 2003
  A Systematic Machine Maintenance Innovation Methodology
September 2003
  Constraint-Dominated Breakthrough Innovation In A Manufacturing Process Situation
October 2003
TRIZ Journal
TRIZ And Machine Maintenance Case Study - Part 2 – Managing Constraints And Perceptions (JC)
October 2003
TRIZ Journal
CASE STUDY in TRIZ: ‘Global Benchmark’ Evaluation of Thermal Comfort in Sports Equipment (SD/VV)
December 2003

Title
Date published
Evolving TRIZ Using TRIZ And NLP
January 2002
TRIZ Journal
System Operator Tutorial - 4) Integrating Other Perspectives
January 2002
TRIZ Journal
TRIZ For Everyone (Even Those Who Don’t Want To Spend A Year Learning It)
January 2002
TRIZ Journal
Assessing The Accuracy Of The Contradiction Matrix For Recent Mechanical Inventions
February 2002
  Axiomatic Design And TRIZ: Compatibilities And Contradictions
February 2002
  Extending TRIZ To Help Solve Non-Linear Problems
February 2002
TRIZ Journal
Klondike versus Homing Solution Searches
February 2002
  Application Of Systematic Innovation Trend Prediction Tools To The Design Of Future Bearing And Lubrication Systems
March 2002
  Changing The Game: Systematic Innovation In Food Engineering Using TRIZ And Function Simulation Tools
March 2002
  Evolutionary Potential In Complex System Design
March 2002
  The TRIZ Route To Naturally Better System Design
March 2002
TRIZ Journal
Evolving The World’s Systematic Creativity Methods (SD- EACI edit)
April 2002
  Systematic Win-Win Problem Solving In A Business Enviroment
April 2002
TRIZ Journal
Analysis Paralysis: When Root Cause Analysis Isn’t The Way
May 2002
TRIZ Journal
Systematic Win-Win Problem Solving In A Business Environment
May 2002
  Integration And Application Of TRIZ And DFMA
May 2002
  Using TRIZ To Overcome Mass Customization Contradictions
May 2002
  Common Ground - Integrating The Worlds Most Effective Creative Design Strategies
June 2002
TRIZ Journal
Evolutionary-Potential™ in Technical and Business Systems (CIRP/IFPE edit, SD)
June 2002
  Systematic Innovation And The Underlying Principles Behind TRIZ and TOC
June 2002
  Sustainable Services & Systems Through Systematic Innovation Methods
June 2002
  Changing The Game: Sustainability Without Compromise
August 2002
  Evolutionary Potential In Technical And Business Systems - The Next Stage
August 2002
TRIZ Journal
Evolving the Inventive Principles (DB/TRIZCON edit)
August 2002
  Using TRIZ To Resolve Conflicts Between Public Educational Institutions And Private Cyber-Charter School Initiatives in Pennsylvania
August 2002
  New Paradigms For Improved Reliability, Zero-Leakage Hydraulic System Design
September 2002
  Overcoming Limiting Contradictions In A Continuous Manufacturing Process
September 2002
  Product And Process Improvement Using TRIZ: A Case Study In Increasing Innovative Options
September 2002
  Using TRIZ To Resolve Conflicts Between Public Educational Institutions And Private Cyber-Charter School Initiatives In Pennsylvania
September 2002
TRIZ Journal
Design for Wow - An ‘Exciter’ Hypothesis
October 2002
TRIZ Journal
Disruptive Advertising: TRIZ And The Advertisement
October 2002
  Systematic Vehicle Design Innovation
November 2002
TRIZ Journal
Using TRIZ to Resolve Educational Delivery Conflicts Inherent to Expelled Students in Pennsylvania (TRIZ Future re-print - DM/FW)
November 2002
  Enhancing TRIZ' Mapping Of The Structure Of Problem-Solving By Incorporating Neuro-Semantic Approaches: How To Think Better Outside Of And Inside The Box
December 2002
TRIZ Journal
Evolving TRIZ Using TRIZ and NLP/Neurosemantics (TRIZCON Reprint DB)
December 2002
  Updating TRIZ: 1985-2002 Patent Research Findings
December 2002

Title
Date published
TRIZ Journal
MindMapping & TRIZ (IC)
January 2001
  TRIZ In The Knowledge Era: Achieving Profitable E-Commerce
February 2001
  Computer-Based TRIZ - Systematic Innovation Methods For Architecture
March 2001
TRIZ Journal
TRIZ Thinking Hats
March 2001
TRIZ Journal
Using TRIZ to Overcome Business Contradictions: Profitable E-Commerce (ED) (TRIZCON)
April 2001
TRIZ Journal
Food Product Development and the 40 Inventive Principles (BW)
May 2001
TRIZ Journal
Laws of System Completeness
May 2001
  Any Colour You Want So Long As It's The One You Want: TRIZ And Customisable Foods
June 2001
  Systematic Innovation For Architects
June 2001
TRIZ Journal
The Space Between ‘Generic’ and ‘Specific’ Problem Solutions
June 2001
TRIZ Journal
40 Inventive (Architecture) Principles With Examples (CO’C)
July 2001
TRIZ Journal
Case Studies In TRIZ: Anti Red-Eye Flash Photography
July 2001
  Profit From Waste Using Systematic Innovation Methods
July 2001
  Systematic Innovation Methods For Architects
July 2001
  Using TRIZ To Overcome Mass Customization Contradictions
July 2001
  Any Colour You Like As Long As It’s The One You Want: TRIZ and Customisable Foods (BW)
August 2001
TRIZ Journal
“5Ws and an H” of Innovation (PA/HS)
September 2001
TRIZ Journal
System Operator Tutorial - 1) 9-Windows On The World
September 2001
  "A or B" to "A and B"
October 2001
TRIZ Journal
40 Inventive (Food) Principles With Examples (BW)
October 2001
TRIZ Journal
Integrating Knowledge From Biology Into The TRIZ Framework
October 2001
  Manufacturing Technology Evolution Trends
October 2001
  Systematic Creativity For Innovation: Access The Worlds Best Problem-Solving Strategies For Any Problem
October 2001
  Evolving The Worlds Systematic Creativity Methods
November 2001
TRIZ Journal
System Operator Tutorial - 2) Between The Boxes - Changing Perspectives
November 2001
  Systematic Win-Win Problem Solving In A Business Enviroment
November 2001
TRIZ Journal
Taguchi and TRIZ: Comparisons and Opportunities (PA)
November 2001
  Paradigm-Breaking Business Concept Innovation Using TRIZ and Other Trend Prediction Tools
December 2001
TRIZ Journal
System Operator Tutorial - 3) Another Dimension
December 2001

Title
Date published
TRIZ-Based Systematic Innovation: The Space Between Inventive Principle And Design Solution
January 1999
TRIZ Journal
Case Studies in TRIZ: Helicopter Engine Particle Separator
February 1999
  TRIZ-Based Root Cause Failure Analysis For Hydraulic Systems
February 1999
TRIZ Journal
Case Studies In TRIZ: A Re-Usable, Self-Locking Nut
April 1999
  Design Without Compromise: A New Perspective On Refrigeration And Heat Pump Technologies
April 1999
  TRIZ And The Four Prongs Of Quality
April 1999
TRIZ Journal
Axiomatic Design And TRIZ: Compatibilities and Contradictions (Pt 1)
June 1999
  Design Without Compromise: A New Perspective On Fluid Power System Component Design
June 1999
TRIZ Journal
Axiomatic Design & TRIZ: Compatibilities And Contradictions (Pt 2)
July 1999
TRIZ Journal
Using S-Curves and Trends of Evolution in R&D Strategy Planning [Refrigeration and Heat Pump Technologies (I Mech E edit)]
July 1999
TRIZ Journal
40 Inventive (Business) Principles With Examples (ED)
September 1999
TRIZ Journal
The (Predictable) Evolution of Useful Things
September 1999
  TRIZ and Invention Machine: Methods and Systems for Creative Engineering and Education in the 21st Century
September 1999
TRIZ Journal
Case Studies In TRIZ: Child Safety Stairgate
October 1999
  Creativity As An Exact (Biomimetic) Science
October 1999
TRIZ Journal
Creativity As An Exact (Biomimetic) Science
November 1999
TRIZ Journal
Case Studies In TRIZ: A Novel Heat Exchanger (Use of Function Analysis Modelling to Find and Eliminate Contradictions) (Prague edit)
December 1999
TRIZ Journal
Business Contradictions - 1) "Mass Customization" (ED)
December 1999

 

 
 

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