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  From the Editor: "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" Operation Policy  (Apr. 9, 2012)

Toru Nakagawa (Professor Emeritus, Osaka Gakuin University), Apr. 6, 2012
By the kind arrangement of OGU, even after my retirement of OGU, I am allowed to operate the "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" in the Web server of OGU. .As the Editor, I am going to operate "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" essentially in the same policy as before. On this occasion, I have written down the policy more explicitly. It includes: purposes of the site; submitting your contributions; copyrights of the articles; rules for using the articles; requests for voluntary support for translating the articles; updating schedule and update announcements, etc.  I would like to ask you for your contribution, collaboration, supports, and subscription of "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", as ever.

  On the 24th Anniversary of "TRIZ Home Page in Japan": Toru Nakagawa (Nov. 12, 2022)

This Web site "TRIZ Home in Japan" celebrated its 24th Anniversary on Nov. 1. It serves as an open forum of information exchange for better understanding and usage of Creative Problem Solving Methodologies.  I am very grateful to you all, including authors, co-authors, translators, and readers in Japan and around the world, for your continuing support.  
The WTSP Project for Creating Catalogs of TRIZ-related Websites in the World has been carried out for nearly 5 years. As for the websites Around-TRIZ, I have just finished a WTSP World Catalog which contains 33 ◎, 142 ○, and 244 □ websites with surveyor introductions in a well-balanced manner.  On the other hand, the WTSP Catalog of TRIZ websites is still insufficient and unbalanced, due to the lack of colaborative work in several countries leading TRIZ.  We need much more effort for making the WTSP Catalogs useful and attractive.
I noticed that the TRIZ community is weak because of missing a representative website (or journal) even though there exist a few international conferences and many consulting firms and academic groups working competingly.  I and five WTSP Global Co-editors have proposed to establish a new website (tentatively named "Systematic Innovation Review") by international and interdisciplinary cooperation in the TRIZ community.  The new website should accept various/different approaches in TRIZ (and later, more widely, Creative Problem-Solving Methodlogies in general), and publicize various aspects of articles (such as philosophy, methodologies, applications, introductions, educational texts, activities, etc.).  In place of unpublished original papers, we should put weights on overviews and reviews on emerging/established works, to represent and lead TRIZ and related methodologies in the world.
I am going to work to extend and promote further the Six-Box Scheme as the basic paradigm for Creative Problem-Solving Methodologies in general, and USIT as a concise and effective process for performing the Six-Box Scheme .  I will also develop this "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" further as a prototype of the "SI Review". 
I wish this Home Page is useful for you readers to solve your various problems.   Your contributions either in English or in Japanese are heartily welcome. 

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       The pages under this directory are the English versions.  Click the hyper-linked keywords or the  buttons.  Pages written in Japanese are accessible by clicking the buttons.
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 WTSP:  Call for Contributions to the WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Sites in the World (Gamma Edition, Sept. 2023). Country Manuscripts by Apr. 16. (Toru Nakagawa)   (Jan. 31, 2023)

The Call for Contributions to the WTSP Catalogs was published first as an article on LinkedIn on Jan. 25 (recorded in the Communication Forum (Jan. 2023) ), and then as a detailed and formal article on this WTSP website on Jan. 31 .  The former illustrates the invitation in a compact figure.  The latter has the content:  Preface, 1. General references to the WTSP Project and the WTSP Catalogs, 2. Basic instructions and references for the preparation of any manuscript of WTSP Catalogs, 3.  Contribution of manuscripts of the Country Part to the World WTSP Catalogs, 4. Description of individual website by the site owners, 5. Schedule for the submisssion of manuscripts and completing the new edition.  --- Please form a Team of volunteers in each country and submit manuscripts of Country Parts of World WTSP Catalogs by Apr. 16.  Site owners are invited to write full introductions of their own sites and submit them individually by Jun. 10.  After receiving your contributions, we will present the Gamma Edition of World WTSP Catalogs at ETRIA TFC2023, scheduled for Sept. 12-14, 2023.

A new page started:  TRIZ: News and Activities in the World (2023) (Editor: Toru Nakagawa) (Jan. 27, 2023)

This is the index page of news and activities in the field of TRIZ (in a broader sense) in the world. The articles are arranged in the order of the (main) organizers (in alphabetical order). Details such as press releases, event announcements, calls for papers, conference programs, seminars, reports, etc. are accessible via hyperlinks to the organizers' websites.

 WTSP Forum:  Communication Forum for the WTSP Project (Jan. - Mar., 2023) (Editor: Toru Nakagawa)   (Jan. 22, 2023)

Communications related to WTSP Activities are recorded here.  On Jan. 12, a WTSP Letter was sent from the Project Leader to (about 200) WTSP Members and supporters for announcing the WTSP plan for 2023 .  The goal is to present a WTSP paper at ETRIA TFC2023 (Sept. 12-14, 2023) on the Gamma Edition of World WTSP Catalogs.  For achieving this goal, manuscripts of country parts need to be built in many Countries active in TRIZ by mid-April.  Thus, an urgent request for collaborative work is issued to the TRIZ communities of all countries active in TRIZ.  Requests and instructions issued on Jan. 14 to the TRIZ community in Japan    may be useful as samples for TRIZ communities in other countries.                                                                            

 WTSP Forum:  Communication Forum for the WTSP Project: Among WTSP Teams, Members, Readers, etc. together with WTSP Leader and Global Co-editors. (Aug. - Dec., 2022) (Editor: Toru Nakagawa)   (Jan. 17, 2023)

A large number of communications during Oct. to Dec. 2022 are posted.  They serve as records of WTSP Activities, for the purpose of better understading of the World WTSP Catalogs and the processes for building them, by reading examples made by many other Teams/Site-owners/etc. Please read such communications as the background of the Articles/Presentations/etc. which are posted publicly in the WTSP News and WTSP Websites.  Especially, recent messages from Project Leader to WTSP Country Teams of Italy, France, Taiwan, and Korea may be good instructions for many Teams of other countries.

 WTSP Forum:  Index Page of WTSP Communication Forum (2023) Is Posted (Toru Nakagawa)   (Jan. 23, 2023)

WTSP Communications among WTSP Teams, Members, Readers, etc. together with WTSP Leader and Global Co-editors are shown here in a table, at the levels of (a) Month and (b) Topics, with main (selected) Messages (c).  Firther details of Messages (in tables and texts themselves) are accessible with the hyperlinks to separate pages.

 


 

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WTSP Full Site Introduction: DE-03 ◎ Modern TRIZ Academy Site (Michael Orloff, Germany)   (Dec. 29, 2022)

The website, DE-03 ◎ Modern TRIZ Academy, is now fully introduced by the site owner, Michael Orloff.  In the Germany Part of  the World WTSP Catalogs, the site is described in (b) WTSP Standard Form (1 page in A4)  and also in (c) Close Introduction in a free format (28 pages in A4, in PDF) .  The full introduction of the website is also posted as an independent HTML web page in the e-Papers section of "TRIZ Home Page in Japan".  Roles of the site are: (a1) Dedicated for information sending, (e1) Method developers, (e4) Consultants, (e5) Training organizations,
Michael Orloff describes his personal history of encountering TRIZ in 1963 at the age of 16, participating Invention Machine project, starting a consuting firm in Germany, establishing his own way of simplified/modernized TRIZ, working as consultants/trainers in Korea, China, Egypt, etc., and establishing training courses (especially useful for e-learning and self-training, recently), etc.  In his "Essay", he describes the concepts of his Modern TRIZ with a case study in a clear, structured format.  A full set of textbooks/handbooks of his training course are impressive; his basic textbook is published in 12 different languages.  --- The full introduction of his site is quite new and amazing to me even after 5 years of close collaboration with the author in the World WTSP Project. I recommend you his Full Site Introduction, "Essay" .

 WTSP Catalogs :   Germany Part of the World WTSP Catalogs Has Been Built (Toru Nakagawa) (Dec. 16, 2022)

Manuscript of the Germany WTSP Catalogs has been built and incorporated as the Germany Part of the World WTSP Catalogs.  The raw data of the 4th-round Internet survey of TRIZ Sites located in Germany are used to visit the 68 websites one by one to write brief introductions.  We have found 4 ◎, 4 ○, 8 □, and 3 △ TRIZ Sites, and 5 ○, 8 □, and 4 △ Around-TRIZ Sites from this survey.  The data already posted in the WTSP Catalogs (i.e., 2nd-round survey (TN2A, TN2F) for TRIZ sites and 3rd-round survey (TN3A2, TN3B, TN3C, TN3D, and TN3E) for Around-TRIZ sites) are also used to pick up the Germany sites.  Thus the Germany WTSP Catalogs contain 3 ◎, 6 ○, 7 □, and 3 △ TRIZ Sites and 2 ◎, 7 ○, 18 □, and 6△ Around-TRIZ Sites.  Index Table of all these sites and Site descriptions of them are incorporated as the Germany Part of the World WTSP Catalogs (even though the Index parts of the World Catalogs are not updated yet). 
We can learn a lot from all these websites. Especially the ◎ websites are: Modern TRIZ Academy, ETRIA, TriS Europe for TRIZ; and Research Gate, LinkedIn for Around-TRIZ.   There may be many good websites missing in the list.  We wish TRIZ colleagues in Germany to revise and enhance the list of sites and the descriptions of individual sites. 

--- Several more countries active in TRIZ are left to have similar Country Catalogs; such as France, Italy, Taiwan, South Korea, ... In such countries, many websites are written in their non-English languages, and hence it will be difficult for a foreigner like me to build WTSP Catalogs of such countries, even with the help of translation software. Visiting and writing introductory notes of individual sites (in English) are the most basic jobs expected for TRIZ colleagues in each country; I will be ready to collaborate with you to brush your manuscripts up into Country WTSP Catalogs.

 TRIZ Introduction:  Altshuller and History of TRIZ (Tomasz Arciszewski) (Dec. 8, 2022)  Japanese translation (Toru Nakagawa) (Dec, 8, 2022)

[1] The main body of this page is contributed by the Author (Prof. Tomasz Arciszewski) and permitted by the Publisher (Talylor & Francis Group) to reproduce and post on this website in English and in Japanese translation.  [From "Inventive Engineering: Knowledge and Skills for Creative Engineers", Edn. 1, by Tomasz Arciszewski, Sections 9.1 - 9.2 (pp. 285-294) with 8 references mentioned there and Fig. 9.1, Copyright@2016 by CRC Press. Reproduced by permission of Taylor & Francis Group.] It is compact and comprehensive introductions to Altshuller (Section 9.1) and the (early) History of TRIZ (Section 9.2), which intermingle with each other. We may understand that the former describes the facts and background of Altshuller's life, while the latter the emergence and development of the concepts in TRIZ through the life stages of Altshuller. The atmosphere and influences of Soviet society on Altshuller's life are well described. The novelty/creativity of Altshuller's work in finding various essence (like principles/patterns/laws) from a huge body of technological information is evaluated as pioneering work of inductive knowledge acquisition (or Machine Learning in our present terminology).
[2] (Selected) communications with the Author and myself record how this posting became possible.
[3] The Author has written down a new article: "New Introduction to "Inventive Engineering": Six Years Later" (Tomasz Arciszewski, Oct. 17, 2022).  He emphasizes the 5-part structure of the Book: Motivation, Background Knowledge, Terminology, General Designing Process, and then five Individual Methodics (including TRIZ). 

  On the 24th Anniversary of "TRIZ Home Page in Japan": Toru Nakagawa (Nov. 12, 2022)   [See above.]

  From the Editor:  The 'New Information' Posted in 2019 and 2020 Are Moved to an Archive Page. (Nov. 10, 2022)

 WTSP Forum:  Communications with WTSP Members and Readers: 2022 (Editor: Toru Nakagawa)   (Oct. 3, 2022)

This page is a Communication Forum for the WTSP Project among WTSP Teams, Members, Readers, etc. together with WTSP Leader and Global Co-editors. 
Initiation of WTSP Team work in Korea (TN <=> Min-Gyu Lee, Aug.-Sept. 2022)
Initial stage of WTSP work in France (TN <=> Denis Cavallucci, Aug.-Sept. 2022).

 WTSP Paper (ETRIA):  WTSP Report (5) Catalogs of TRIZ and Around-TRIZ Sites in the World: We Can Learn Full Scope of TRIZ-related Works in the World (Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michaael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov)  (Sept. 30, 2022)

This paper was presented at ETRIA TFC2022 (held at Warsaw Tech. Univ. and Online, on Sept. 27-29).  The paper (15 pages) is published in the Proceeding (by Springer) and accessible through https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-17288-5_37 .  We post here the presentation slides (13 slides, in HTML and in PDF ) and the presentation video (in MP4, 13 slides, 9m55s) .  In Japanese, this paper is just refered in the page of Presentation at Japan TRIZ Symposium 2022 .

This paper reports (1) The aims of WTSP Catalogs and Evaluation criteria of websites, (2) Ways of website description and Structure of the World WTSP Catalogs, (3) Current Outputs of World WTSP Catalogs (thorough survey results of Around-TRIZ sites, but insufficient outputs of TRIZ sites due to missing of manuscripts from many countries active in TRIZ), and (4) Concluding remarks (especially mentioning the need of new website representative in TRIZ).  Discussions on reviewers' comments and questions are included in the paper.

 WTSP Paper (JTS):   WTSP World TRIZ Sites / Around-TRIZ Sites Catalogs (5) Useful & Attractive Information Source -- Use Actively and Improve Them Further (Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michaael Orloff, SImon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov) (Sept. 30, 2022)

We gave this presentation at Japan TRIZ Symposium 2022.  In the Japanese page, we post Abstract, Presentation slides (26 slides, in HTML  and in PDF ), and Presentation video (in MP4, 19 min).  In the English page , we post Abstract and Slides (26 slides, in PDF ).  These 26 slides in English cover some more than the 13 slides presented at ETRIA TFC2022.

"SI-Review" Proposal:  Proposal and Discussions of Establishing "Systematic Innovation Review" Website: Index Page (Editor: Toru Nakagawa)  (Aug. 30; Sept. 16; Oct. 14, 2022)  (Aug. 30, 2022)

This opens a new sub-site for the Proposal of Establishing "Systematic Innovation Review" Website (or "SI-Review" in short).  It aims at making a "Representative" website in TRIZ and Around-TRIZ (i.e., Creative Problem Solving Methodologies in general). 
The proposal was initiated mid June by Toru Nakagawa in relation to WTSP Project and was discussed inside the WTSP Global Co-editors.  We have recognized that in the field of TRIZ there exist a number of international associations/conferences and many good websites operated by various consulting firms and academic groups, but no representative website we have (since Official Altshuller Foundation site is an archive site and TRIZ Journal is not active since 2020).  We wish to have a website where excellent papers/articles come from various authors over the field and are published regularly, so that many professionals/users/learners can learn the whole aspects of TRIZ easily and effectively. 
The proposal is just an initial/preliminary stage, and we should make the vision clearer and should create a general consensus in the TRIZ community in the world.  We have decided to open this sub-site temporarily inside the WTSP website, as a place for presenting and discussing about the Proposal.  Please feed back your (or your organizations/groups) thoughts here.  By the collaboration of the whole TRIZ community, we wish the vision of such a Representative website come true in the near future.

Proposal of "Systematic Innovation Review" Website  (Toru Nakagawa & WTSP Global Co-editors (Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov))  (.docx  ) (Aug. 30; Sept. 16; Sept. 22; Oct. 14, 2022)

This is the Proposal of "Systematic Innovation Review" Website, in its initial stage.  The Proposal will be shown here step by step to make the vision clearer, along with the feedback and discussions from readers and various TRIZ organizations/groups.  Section 1 is posted on Aug. 30, and the full body (from Section 2 to Section 8) is posted on Sept. 16, 2022.  Key phrases are shown in bold face. (Sept. 22, 2022),

1. Vision of the Proposal of Establishing "Systematic Innovation Review" Website   (Aug. 30, 2022)
What is the Purpose / Value Proposition ? ;   Background: Current status of methodologies and websites in the relevant fields ;   Scope of the "Systematic Innovation Review" website  ;  Naming of our website: "Systematic Innovation Review" (website)  ;   Categories, Nature, and Quality of articles ;   How to collect/get good manuscripts ;   Organization for promotion and operation   ; Relationships with other organizations and websites/journals

2. Who Are Users/Readers and Authors? Needs of Contents. (Sept. 16, 2022)
Professionals in TRIZ ;  Ordinary Users/Practitioners in TRIZ ; Beginners in and Unfamiliar to TRIZ ; Professionals in various methodologies around TRIZ ; Ordinary Users/Practitioners in Various Methodologies around TRIZ ; People Unfamiliar to Any Metho ; Need to Categorize Articles/Papers in the SI-Review website

3. Organization for Promoting and Operating the SI-Review Website (Sept. 16, 2022)
Initiation of Proposal by the WTSP Global Co-editors ; Our basic philosophy for getting collaboration of different organizations/groups ;  Getting cooperation with TRIZ international organizations: MATRIZ, AI, ETRIA, SSI ;  Big conflicts in the TRIZ community --- How can we solve them? ; Possible forms of Organization for Proposal Promotion and SI- Review Website Operation ;  Forming the SI-Review Project by the support of the TRIZ community

4. Editorial Board, Editorial Advisory, and Editorial Office/Staff (Sept. 16, 2022)
Editorial Board ;  Editorial Advisory ;  Editorial Office/Staff

5. Process of Preparing Manuscripts of Papers/Articles (Sept. 16, 2022)
Preparation by the Editorial Office ;  Collecting/inviting the articles/papers: Pool of candidate articles ;  Submission of Manuscripts of Articles by the Author(s) ;  Peer Review Process: Single-Blind Peer Review

 6. Structure and Editorial Operation of the SI-Review website (Sept. 16, 2022)
Setting up the SI-Review website: Web Platform in the Cloud ;  Basic Editorial Operation inside the SI-Review website ;  Structure of SI-Review Website: Categorized Sections ;  Links to references and relevant articles

7. Usage of SI-Review by Readers (Sept. 16, 2022)
Use of SI-Review: Registration or not ;  Allowance of usage by the readers ;  Communication from readers/users

8. Financial Issues of SI-Review (Sept. 16, 2022)
Possible Costs ;  Possible alternative ways of Income

Introductory Slides: Proposal of "Systematic Innovation Review" Website (Toru Nakagawa & WTSP Global Co-editors)   (Sept. 16; Oct. 14, 2022)

For clarifying the Proposal, summaries and introductions will be shown in slides and videos, etc.

[1]  Proposal of "Systematic Innovation Review" Website: (in SI-Review Website)   (Sept. 16, 2022)

[2]   (LinkedIn Postings, Sept. 18; Sept. 23; Sept. 25)   (Oct. 14, 2022)

[3]   (Video presentation at Round Table Session of ETRIA TFC2022, Sept. 28,2022)  Video 5.5 min. (Oct. 14, 2022)

Discussion Page in the Initial Stage on: Proposal of "Systematic Innovation Review" Website (      )  (Editor: Toru Nakagawa)  (AUg. 30; Sept. 16, 2022)

Feedbacks from various TRIZ organizations, groups, and individuals will be posted here. 

Tomasz Arciszewski (USA) Comments; Jura Danilovskij (Korea & Russia) Strong support ;

 WTSP Catalogs :   World WTSP Catalogs of (C) Around-TRIZ Sites Are Enhanced (Toru Nakagawa) (Aug. 17, 2022)

Revision and enhancement of the (C) WTSP World Catalogs of Around-TRIZ sites have been completed.  With the re-investigation of the Internet surveys TN3A2, TN3B, TN3C, TN3D, and TN3E, the Indexes (C1)(C2) and the Catalogs for Print (C1P)(C2P) are fully revised.  And the (C3) World Around-TRIZ Extended Index has been newly built.  See the table below.

(Main) Roles of Sites

Number of sites (Aug. 17, 2022)

in (C2)
(◎, ○)

in (C3)
(□)

◎ Most important

○ 
Important

□ 
worthy

Index part

Index part

(a) Information sending sites

10

20

12

(b)  Promoter organizations

3

8

6

(c) Public organizations

3

10

24

(d)  Academia

2

17

33

(e) Developer organizations

5

37

84

-- (e5)  Training organizations 

0

9

19

(f) Publishing organizations

5

17

13

(g)  Information sharing

5

12

21

(h)  User organizations

0

12

27

(i)  Personal

0

0

5

 (Total number of sites)

33

142

244

   

 Paper: Modern Tools for Business TRIZ (Valeri Souchkov (ICG Training and Consulting, The Netherlands))   (Japanese translation by Toru Nakagawa) (Jul. 30, 2022)

This is an excellent overview paper by Valeri Souchkov on the extension of TRIZ to the field of Business and Management.  As the result of his (and others') research and practices, he has shown a full system of Modern (Adapted and New) Tools of TRIZ applicable to understand and solve various problems in Business and Management.  He has recently organized the International Business TRIZ Association (IBTA) and installed the tools system (most of which he developed in ICG T&C) as the course material of the IBTA training & certification.  Reading this overview, you are invited to read further about the methods (or tools) for Business TRIZ through the References listed at the bottom. 
This paper was presented at MATRIZ TRIZfest-2021, and may be referred in their open website.  I obtained Author's permission of translating this paper into Japanese and posting it here both in English and in Japanese (on Jan. 1, 2022).  I am very grateful to Mr. Valeri Souchkov for his permission, and am happy to post it here in the two languages, with my apologies for so much delay.  Fortunately, Japan TRIZ Society is inviting Valeri Souchkov as the Keynote Speaker in the coming Japan TRIZ Symposium 2022 (Sept. 1 - 2, 2022, online).

Paper:  From the "Four-Box Scheme of Abstraction" in Science and Technology to the "Six-Box Scheme" for Creative Problem Solving  (Toru Nakagawa)   (Jul. 22, 2022)

Extending the Proceedings paper (8 pages) presented at the Conference of Japan Creativity Society (JCS), a full paper (20 pages) has been written in Japanese and publicized in this "TRIZ Home Page in Japan".  The two schemes are shown in comparison in the Figure shown in the right.  
The paper was written and submitted to the Journal of Japan Creativity Society on Dec. 18, 2022.  However, JJCS rejected my paper saying NOT "a new, unpublished, original work", and on my claim of this paper being "a full, new, overview paper of my original work for over 20 years", they decided not accepting an overview paper (in Feb. 2022).  Thus I posted my paper in this website, together with my review request to the JJCS Editors in Japanese.  Translation of the full paper into English may be delayed much.

 WTSP: WTSP Catalogs of (C) Around-TRIZ Sites in the World are Revised and Extended   (Jun. 3, 2022)

By integrating the survey results described so far, the WTSP World Catalogs of (C) Around-TRIZ Sites are revised.   Importantly, all the sites at the □ level (worthy in the World Catalog) are now shown in the (C3) WTSP World Around-TRIZ Sites Extended Catalog.  (Note: Catalogs for Print (C1P) and (C2P) are going to be updated in a few weeks.)

World Catalog

Contents

Index page

Sites Description

Latest Beta Edition

Revision

or ◎○ or ○□ □ or □△

(C1) World Around-TRIZ Top Catalog (◎)

30

-

-

Separated

May 30, 2022

Jun. 3, 2022

(C2) World Around-TRIZ Basic Catalog (◎○)

30

143

-

Separated

May 30, 2022

Jun. 3, 2022

(C3) World Around-TRIZ Extended Catalog (□)

-

-

244

Separated

-

Jun. 3, 2022

The numbers of sites listed in the Catalogs are shown below after classifying with the Evaluation grades and the Roles of site. 

(Main) Roles of Sites

in (C2)

in (C3)

in (C2P)

◎ Most important

○ 
Important

Index part

□ World
worthy

Index part

Site description part

(a) Information sending sites

8 19 12

(b)  Promoter organizations

3 8 6

(c) Public organizations

3 10 24

(d)  Academia

2 20 33

(e) Developer organizations

5 36 84

-- (e5)  Training organizations 

0 9 19

(f) Publishing organizations

4 17 13

(g)  Information sharing

5 12 21

(h)  User organizations

0 12 27

(i)  Personal

0 0 5
 (Total number of sites) 30 143   244    

 WTSP Catalogs :   Enhancing the World WTSP Catalogs of (C) Around-TRIZ Sites (Toru Nakagawa) (Apr. 1; Apr. 11; Apr. 27; May 9; May 18; Jun. 3, 2022)

We wish to make the World WTSP Catalogs really Useful and Attractive for learning different and abundant approaches to Creative Problem Solving and Innovation in the world.  We have 3 main routes for such cooperative work: (1) Building Country WTSP Catalogs (of TRIZ sites at first) in each country, (2) Getting Introductions of individual sites written by the site owners themselves (in the Standard Form and optional closer description), and (3) Improving the survey results of Around-TRIZ websites.  Whenever such manuscripts are submitted, I am ready to post them one by one in this WTSP website.  I am going to work along Route 3 for myself, and post the results step by step in this page. 

 Revised the Survey TN3A2 (Creative Think Method) of Around-TRIZ Sites  (Toru Nakagawa) (Apr. 1, 2022)

Visiting all the sites in TN3A2 again, their site introductions are enhanced (especially for □ sites).  Both the Index page ( Index-TN3A2.html) and Site Description page ( Sites-TN3A2.html) are fully updated.  These updates are naturally reflected in the World WTSP Catalogs (except the Print-type Catalogs).  The following 10 sites are newly evaluated at the ○ level:  TN3A2-20 Peter Fisk, TN3A2-21 The Creativity Post, TN3A2-22 Mind Tools,  TN3A2-36 Simplicable (by John Spacey),  TN3A2-42 IQ Matrix (by Adam Sicinski),  TN3A2-71 Fairfax County Public Schools,  TN3A2-61 Fast Company, TN3A2-84, NCBI (National Center for Biology Information),  TN3A2-85 ToolsHero. 

 Revised the Survey TN3B (Creative Problem Solve) of Around-TRIZ Sites  (Toru Nakagawa) (Apr. 11, 2022)

Visiting all the sites in TN3B again, their site introductions are enhanced (especially for □ sites).  Both the Index page ( Index-TN3B.html) and Site Description page ( Sites-TN3B.html) are fully updated.  These updates are naturally reflected in the World WTSP Catalogs (except the Print-type Catalogs).  The following 9 sites are newly evaluated at the ○ level: TN3B-43 Frontiers,  TN3B-52 ERIC (Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education),  TN3B-65 Britannica,  TN3B-71 NCTL (National Center for Technological Literacy) : EiE (Engineering is Elementary),  TN3B-79 ITHAKA : JSTOR, TN3B-88 Study.com,  TN3B-90 Creative Education Foundation,  TN3B-37 Lucid chart,  TN3B-83 World Scientific - Connecting Great Minds. 

 Revised the Survey TN3C (Innovation) of Around-TRIZ Sites  (Toru Nakagawa) (Apr. 27, 2022)

Visiting all the sites in TN3C again, their site introductions are enhanced (especially for □ sites).  Both the Index page ( Index-TN3C.html) and Site Description page ( Sites-TN3C.html) are fully updated. These updates are naturally reflected in the Site descriptions of the World WTSP Catalogs (except the Print-type Catalogs), but not yet in the Index pages of the World WTSP Catalogs. The following 2 sites are newly evaluated at the ○ level: TN3C-36 Study Portals, TN3C-71 SRI International . 

Revised the Survey TN3D (Quality) of Around-TRIZ Sites  (Toru Nakagawa) (May 9, 2022)

Visiting all the sites in TN3D again, their site introductions are enhanced (especially for □ sites).  Both the Index page ( Index-TN3D.html) and Site Description page ( Sites-TN3D.html) are fully updated. These updates are naturally reflected in the Site descriptions of the World WTSP Catalogs (except the Print-type Catalogs), but not yet in the Index pages of the World WTSP Catalogs.  The following 3 sites are newly evaluated at the ○ level:  TN3D-55 Edraw, TN3D-97 Dassault Systems: 3DS, TN3D-122 Scrum Guides.

Revised the Survey TN3E (Patent) of Around-TRIZ Sites  (Toru Nakagawa) (May 18, 2022)

Visiting all the sites in TN3E again, their site introductions are enhanced (especially for □ sites).  Both the Index page ( Index-TN3E.html) and Site Description page ( Sites-TN3E.html) are fully updated. These updates are naturally reflected in the Site descriptions of the World WTSP Catalogs (except the Print-type Catalogs), but not yet in the Index pages of the World WTSP Catalogs.  The following 2 sites are newly evaluated at the ○ level:  TN3E-47 Udemy, TN3E-55 Entrepreneur.

All the 5 survey cases are now updated.  The World Around-TRIZ Sites Catalogs will be wholly updated in a week or two.

 WTSP Catalogs :   UK Part of the World WTSP Catalogs Has Been Built as an Example of Country WTSP Catalogs (Toru Nakagawa) (Mar. 2, 2022)

Manuscript of the UK WTSP Catalogs has been built and incorporated as the UK Part of the World WTSP Catalogs.  The raw data of the 4th-round Internet survey of TRIZ Sites located in the United Kingdom are used to visit the 39 websites one by one to write brief introductions.  We have found 5 ◎, 1 ○, 8 □, and 1 △ TRIZ Sites, and 2 ◎, 3 ○, 6 □, and 3 △ Around-TRIZ Sites from this survey.  The data already posted in the WTSP Catalogs (i.e., 2nd-round survey (TN2A, TN2F) for TRIZ sites and 3rd-round survey (TN3A2, TN3B, TN3C, TN3D, and TN3E) for Around-TRIZ sites) are also used to pick up the UK sites.  Thus the UK WTSP Catalogs contain 6 ◎, 5 ○, 9 □, and 1 △ TRIZ Sites and 4 ◎, 13 ○, 31 □, and 3 △ Around-TRIZ Sites.  Index Table of all these sites and Site descriptions of them are incorporated as the UK Part of the World WTSP Catalogs (even though the Index part of the World Catalogs are not updated yet).  We wish TRIZ colleagues in UK to revise and enhance the list of sites and the descriptions of individual sites. 
We can learn a lot from all these websites. Especially the ◎ websites are: The TRIZ Journal, Systematic Innovation Inc., Oxford Creativity. CORE for TRIZ; and Project Smart, Managing Innovation (John Bessant), My Mooc, Science Direct for Around-TRIZ.  [There may be many good websites missing in the list.  I notice Bio-TRIZ site (◎) is a case of missing. ]

Paper:  From the "Four-Box Scheme of Abstraction" in Science and Technology to the "Six-Box Scheme" for Creative Problem Solving  (Toru Nakagawa) (Dec. 10, 2021) (Jan. 16, 2022) (Feb. 19, 2022)

This paper has been presented in Japanese at the Conference of Japan Creativity Society on Oct. 3, 2021.   A full set of records, i.e., paper (in HTML and in PDF ),  presentation slides (in PDF ), and video (in MP4 ),  were posted in Japanese on Dec. 10, 2021.   The paper and the Slides in English translation are now posted: Paper in HTML and in PDF and Slides in HTML and in PDF .   The Abstract of the paper is:

 Science and technology have the "Four-Box Scheme of Abstraction" as the basic paradigm, and solve problems by applying them to models (theories) established in every field.  This is not effective for "Creative Problem Solving", where a new way of thinking (theory) itself is to be found.  Thus, various researches on "Creativity Methods" for Creative Problem Solving have made different approaches without a basic paradigm.  Among them, TRIZ and USIT have prepared for a new development.  The author introduced both of them, integrated the huge TRIZ into the concise USIT, and from the data-flow representation of the USIT process obtained the "Six-Box Scheme".   Having shown many TRIZ/USIT problem solving cases in the "Six-Box Scheme", he is advocating the Scheme as a new "Basic Paradigm of Creative Problem Solving".  Now that the Scheme has established the problem-solving process in the "Thinking World", the diversity of problem situations in the "Real World" is the focus of research in future.  It would be meaningful to examine various Creativity Methods and reposition and integrate them in the "Six-Box Scheme".

 From the Editor:   Using LinkedIn, Google Scholar, and ResearchGate in Addition to Websites and Emails (Toru Nakagawa) (Feb. 6, 2022)

For reporting my research works and for spreading the information widely, I have been using several means, just like many other people. In this page, I would like to summarize some of them, with emphasis on recent means. 

 WTSP Catalogs Introduction:   Introduction to World WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Sites and Around-TRIZ Sites (Toru Nakagawa) (Jan. 24, 2022)

This is an Introduction for ordinary users without assuming any knowledge about WTSP or its Catalogs.  Originally written in 23 slides and posted in HTML and in PDF .  Here is its Abstract:

(1) Catalogs of TRIZ-related Websites in the World have been developed by a volunteer-based international project WTSP.
(2) The Catalogs are now available publicly without charge both for  interactive use at the WTSP site and for downloading, printing, and interactive use at user's PC.
(3) The Catalogs cover various websites in the fields of TRIZ (including modernized TRIZ) and Around-TRIZ more widely (i.e., creative problem solving in general, including quality/value/project management, IP, etc.).
(4) Various websites dedicated for the roles of information sending, research, development, promotion, publishing, etc. of such TRIZ-related methodologies are collected.
(5) Websites are found more useful as units of information resources than (smaller) web-pages, papers, patents, etc. and (larger) journals, conferences, books, etc., because they are kept updated for many years with unity/quality/scope of information by some group or organization, in openly accessible forms.
(6) Individual websites are introduced briefly by surveyors/recommenders, and in one-page standard form and (optionally) much longer by the website owners. 
(7) Websites are evaluated in respect to their quality/usefulness/attractiveness/ accessibility/scopes/etc. and shown in 5 grades (◎○□ for world level, △ for country level, and -).
(8) Current World WTSP Catalogs (Beta Edition)  list 23 ◎  and 39 ○ websites in TRIZ while 33 ◎  and 127 ○ websites around TRIZ. 
(9) We are working further to make our WTSP Catalogs more useful and attractive for users as well as professionals by voluntary cooperation of many colleagues in the world.
(10) Let's work Together ! Connected !!

Table of Contents is (Briefly) :   [1] Introduction: Purposes/Aims and Basic Strategy ; [2] Activities for Building WTSP Catalogs ; [3] Structure of World WTSP Catalogs (Beta Edition) ; [4] Most Important Sites in the World WTSP Catalogs ; [5] Concluding Remarks (with References)

 WTSP :  (A9) Introductions of the World WTSP Catalogs for Users

A new page has been started just under the WTSP Index page.  It is the entrance page for users to learn and enjoy using the World WTSP Catalogs.   See the Introduction (Jan. 24, 2022) 

Basic Theory:  Papers by Toshio Takahara (The 6th Collection) (2020 -2021): Never-Finished Notes on Philosophy: Logic, World View, Way of Life, and Preparing for Post-Capitalism (Collection of 19 papers) (Toshio TAKAHARA) (Jan. 16. 2022)

"TRIZ Home Page in Japan" has recognized much the importance of Mr. Toshio Takahara's research work and has been collecting and posting all his academic works since 2003.  This English page is the brief introduction to the Japanese pages of "the 6th Collection of Toshio Takahara's Papers" covering 19 works shown in the following table.

[Ref. No.]

Title

Source (Year)

Language, Form, No. of pages

Posted in HTML Posted in PDF, MP4

[55]

Enumeration of Reasoning and Formulation of Abduction -- Supplement to Takahara [50]

RET 2020 (THPJ Feb. 11, 2020)

Japanese, 3 pages

 

[56]

Facts Decide Outline of a Simple Logic, a Way of Life and a Society

FIT2020 (Oct. 6, 2020)

Japanese, 4 pages

   Slides

[57]

The Structure of Thinking and Essence of Logic

CGK2020 (2020.10.24)

Japanese, 2 pages

  Slides

[58]

The Condition That Unify Usual Reasoning into Abduction

IPSJ2021 (2021. 3 )

Japanese, 2 pages

  Slides

[59]

The Historically Logical Structure of Philosophy Made by Dialectic Logic

FIT2021 (2021.8.25-27)

Japanese, 2 pages

  Slides

[60]

"Never-Finished Notes on Philosophy : Contradiction Model, Radical Enumerable Thinking and World View, Way of Life, and Post-Capitalism" (11th Edition, Feb. 2021)

Book B5 V11  All

Japanese, 144 pages in B5

 

[61]

"Never-Finished Notes on Philosophy : Contradiction Model, Radical Enumerable Thinking and World View, Way of Life, and Post-Capitalism" (14th Edition, Jun. 2021)

Book B5 V14  All

 

 

[62]

"Never-Finished Notes on Philosophy : Contradiction Model, Logical Enumerable Thinking and World View, Way of Life, and Post-Capitalism" (17th Edition, Oct. 2021)  Parent page

Book B5 V17 All

 

[62A]

[62] Part A.  Introduction, Table of Contents, Preface, Abstract, etc. // Afterword, Acknowledgment, References, etc.

Book B5 V17 Part A (Preface, Abstract, Postscript)

 

[62B]

[62] Part B.  Chapter 1.  Facts, Basic Concepts, Values and Thinking

Book B5 V17 Part B (Facts, Basic Concepts) 

 

[62C]

[62] Part B.  Chapter 2.  Dialectic Logic: Contradiction Model and Logical Enumerable Thinking;  Chapter 3.  Contradiction Model (Movement Model)

Book B5 V17 Part C

 

[62D]

[62] Part D.  Chapter 4.  Logical Enumerable Thinking: Concepts and Methods

Book B5 V17 Part D

 

[62E]

[62] Part E.  Chapter 5.  Objectizing and Unifying, Way of Life based on the Unification of Liberty and Love

Book B5 V17 Part E

 

[62F]

[62] Part F.  Appendices:  Revisiting Karl Marks, Unified Theory on Humankind,  Logics in Universe and their Assumptions

Book B5 V17 Part F

 

[62G]

[62] Part G.  Second Part: Preparation for Post-Capitalism

Book B5 V17 Part G

 

[63]

"Never-Finished Notes on Philosophy: Vol. I Logics, World View, for Way of Life" (5th Edition, A5 size)

Book A5 V5 Part1

 

[64]

"Never-Finished Notes on Philosophy: Vol. II Logics in Universe and Preparation for Post-Capitalism" (5th Edition, A5 size)

Book A5 V5 Part2

 

[65]

Annotated Bibliography of Takahara's Papers (2016 2021)

Guide 2016-2021

 

[66]

Abstract and History of "Never-Finished Notes on Philosophy" (Overview)

Overview -2021

 

The book [62] "Never-Finished Notes on Philosophy" (17th Edition, Oct. 2021) is his principal work at the present stage.  It has 144 pages in B5 size.  Because of its large volume, I have posted it in 8 web pages [62A] through [62G] in HTML. [62G] is the Second Part of the book, where he proposes to prepare for shifting the world toward 'Post-Capitalism, where money is no longer the only Value' in one-hundred or one-thousand years in future.  It is really a big vision.  Nakagawa is responding to him at the Editor's Post-Note of [62G].
The figure below conceptually illustrates the structures (and transitions) of the themes the author has been discussing for these two decades since 2003.    

Basic Theory:  Papers by Toshio Takahara (The 5th Collection) (2018 -2019): Never-Finished Notes on Philosophy: Logic, World View, Way of Life, and Preparing for Post-Capitalism (Collection of 11 papers) (Toshio TAKAHARA) (Jan. 14, 2020; Jan. 16. 2022)

The page "Papers by Toshio Takahara (2018 -2019)" posted on Jan. 14, 2020 has been re-adjusted to be the parent page of the 5th Collection of Toshio Takahara's Papers.  The Collection contains 11 papers, where the book "Never-Finished Notes on Philosophy" (First Edition, Feb. 2019) is his principal work at the time.  For the introduction in English to the Paper Collection, I recommend the article (2019) [44-47]  "Revised Abstract (2019) of "A Working Research Note on Philosophy (2018)" .

From the Editor:  Message for the New Year 2022 (Toru Nakagawa, Jan. 3, 2022)       (Jan. 16, 2022)

On the start of New Year 2022, I wish you all the year be healthy, happy, successful, and the World be peaceful and recovering from the pandemic.  The photo in the right shows the New Year Card I sent with my wife to our relatives and friends in Japan.  Clicking it will guide you to its English version for you :

For the Coming Spring     Hoping ever lasting friendship with you !   Wishing you good health and happiness !
The conventional "Four-Box Scheme of Abstraction" in science and technology guides us in applying established theories, while the "Six-Box Scheme" of Creative Problem Solving (which I proposed in 2005) guides us in creating new ideas (or theories), I now understand clearly. I will keep working in research and proliferation, beyond traditional TRIZ.  At the age of 81, I am doing fine. (Toru)
Just like Mii-chan in the children song "Springtime, Come quick!  Wish to walk out with the red-strapped zori ! ...", I am waiting for the springtime while spending days almost being locked down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Want to go around outdoors without wearing the mask!   (Masako)
                           January  1st, 2022        Toru and Masako Nakagawa


 

Posted in 2021

Paper:  From the "Four-Box Scheme of Abstraction" in Science and Technology to the "Six-Box Scheme" for Creative Problem Solving  (Toru Nakagawa) (Dec. 10, 2021) (Jan. 16, 2022) (Feb. 19, 2022)

This paper has been presented in Japanese at the Conference of Japan Creativity Society on Oct. 3, 2021.   A full set of records, i.e., paper (8 pages) in the Proceedings (in HTML and in PDF ),  presentation slides (21 slides in PDF ), and  (rehearsal) video (25 min. in MP4 ),  have been posted in Japanese on Dec. 10, 2021.

[Editor's Note (TN, Feb. 19, 2022):  The paper and the Slides have been posted here in English translation.  See Paper in HTML and in PDF , and Slides in HTML and in PDF . ]

I have shown: (a) "Four-Box Scheme of Abstraction" is the basic paradigm in science and technology in general, but it is not applicable to creative problem solving.  (b) Conventional researches and applications of Creativity Methods have been working in various approaches being confused without finding a suitable paradigm.  (c) TRIZ and USIT have prepared for the transition to the new paradigm for Creative Problem Solving.  (d) The "Six-Box Scheme" obtained through TRIZ/USIT is found to be the new basic paradigm for Creative Problem Solving.  

The figure illustrates "Four-Box Scheme" and "Six-Box Scheme" side by side.  "Four-Box Scheme" has been used in every area of science and technology.  However, its processes, i.e., abstraction, reasoning, and concretization, cannot be explained in general without using examples.  On the other hand, "Six-Box Scheme" illustrates the skeletal process to be followed when trying to solve a new problem/issue ("creative problem solving").  For each step of the process, many general theories and methods are already known for guiding users.   It is this "framework", or basic paradigm or guiding principle, that has to be revealed so far.   It can guide all the important work in Research and Development and in various Innovations.   I realized and proposed this "Six-Box Scheme" 16 years ago in 2005 .  We hope the new paradigm become widely known and effectively applied in Japan and all over the world.    

 WTSP :  Current Status of the Survey Results of WTSP World TRIZ Sites, and Overview of Deployment of TRIZ in the World (Toru Nakagawa) (Nov. 20, 2021)

This page shows the summary of results of the 4th-round Internet Surveys of TRIZ Sites in Individual Countries on which I worked for these 7 months since May 2021.  It covers 52 countries and 3 language groups.  The raw results are shown in individual HTML pages under the parent page .  An Excel file of the data in a summary form is posted there (Nov. 17, 2021).

Here, the 'selected TRIZ sites (◎○□△)' of individual countries in the world are gathered and shown in a new HTML page and a PDF file .  Adding short notes of the data for the countries already shown in the Beta Edition, the Current Status of the Survey Results of WTSP World TRIZ Catalog is posted here.  This gives an overview of TRIZ deployment in the whole world. 
Editor's Note PS writes some notes for reading/using the present data and for making WTSP Catalogs more Attractive and Useful with the voluntary collaboration of many TRIZ leaders/colleagues in the world.  In addition, my personal impressions of the overview on the global deployment of TRIZ are shown.

  On the 23rd Anniversary of  "TRIZ Home Page in Japan"  (Toru Nakagawa) (Nov. 20, 2020)  [Posted above]

This Web site "TRIZ Home in Japan" celebrated its 23rd Anniversary on Nov. 1. I am very grateful to you all, including authors, co-authors, translators, and readers in Japan and around the world, for your continuing support. This site serves as an open forum of information exchange for better understanding and usage of Creative Problem Solving Methodologies. 
The central activities for me for these years is the WTSP Project to construct Catalogs of TRIZ-related Websites in the World.  Its basis is the realization of important roles of websites as the units of information resources over (smaller) individual papers/web pages and over (larger) journals/conferences/repositories.  Catalogs of selected websites with appropriate introductions in any specific field/theme (like TRIZ) are good platforms for guiding general readers/users and for developing the field with 'Competition & Collaboration' among professionals.  For making our World WTSP Catalogs more Attractive and Useful, we published 'WTSP Appeal 2021' in the names of six Global Co-editors together, and I made Internet Surveys of TRIZ websites in individual countries. 
Last September I was much honored with TRIZ Champion Award 2021 by MATRIZ as an individual who contributed to deploy TRIZ in the world in 'Out of the Box' approaches.  I wrote a note of my own way of 'Out of the Box (of traditional TRIZ, partly)' into much general 'Six-Box Scheme for Creative Problem Solving'.   I should extend this Six-Box Scheme approach further.
This year I am much guided by Darrell Mann's works.  I will work to introduce excellent works in the world in the bi-directional ways between Japan and the world.  Readers' contributions either in English or in Japanese are heartily welcome.  I wish this Home Page be useful for you readers to solve your various problems.


 

  Old-dated Information (Over 12 Months, Later than Jan. 2021) 

 Paper :  Matrix 2022: Re-Imagining The Contradiction Matrix (Darrell Mann) (ETRIA TFC2021) (Oct. 14, 2021)

This paper was presented by Darrell Mann at the ETRIA TFC2021 (Sept. 22-24, 2021). Since the Online video presentation was allowed only for 5 minutes, most participants were not able to fully appreciate it, I am afraid.  I read the paper the day before and was amazed with its contents. I asked the author and got the permission to translate it into Japanese and to post it here on this website both in Japanese and in English. I would like to express my sincere gratitude to the author.
As you know well, the author, Darrell Mann, analyzed patents all over the world and greatly improved the TRIZ Contradiction Matrix into Matrix2003 and Matrix2010. He has been continuing his patent-analysis research project at Systematic Innovation. This paper describes his latest developments:  (1) The "impact" of the contradiction solution (not only the impact on the current situation, but also the impact to be expected in future) is estimated and used as one of the criteria for recommending the inventive principles. (2) For each case of the matrix cell, all the 40 inventive principles are plotted on a two-dimensional graph of usage frequency vs impact. (3) For each case of the matrix cell, frequently-used combinations of the inventive principles are shown. (4) For the cases of conflicts not only between two parameters (dilemma), but also among three (trilemma), and among much more (even in "complicated" and in "complex" situations), an new algorithm has been developed to recommend inventive principles. (5) For implementing all these features, Matrix2022 has been developed newly in the form of an interactive app.

 WTSP :  WTSP Appeal 2021  World TRIZ-related Sites Project (WTSP) (4): World WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Sites and Around-TRIZ Sites, Let's Make Them Attractive and Useful ! (Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov) (ETRIA TFC2021) (Sept. 29, 2021)

This page posts our WTSP paper presented at ETRIA TFC2021, which was held on Sept. 22 - 24, 2021 Online by the organization of Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Italy. 
(A) Slides/video: The Conference requested pre-recorded video presentations for only 5 minutes (+ー30 seconds).   Such a compact format fits well for our "WTSP Appeal 2021" we were planning to call by the six Global Co-editors.  So we prepared a presentation of 8 slides with video record for 5 minutes 29 seconds.  The slides are shown here in HTML   and in PDF , and the video is also posted here .  Japanese translation will be posted later.  (Note:  The 22 slides in English presented at Japan TRIZ Symposium 2021 may be of some help for you English readers.)
(B) Paper:  We submitted our paper manuscript of 10 pages on Apr. 29, 2021 and slightly revised version after the review on Jun. 29, 2021.  The paper has been published in the Conference Proceedings of Practitioner Papers (in the form of a special issue of Acta Technica Napocensis of Technical University of Cluj-Napoca, Romania).  The paper is shown here in HTML and in PDF (Note (Sept. 29, 2021): The PDF file in the Proceedings has been corrected by TFC2021:  1626-2813-1-SM.pdf ==> 1626-2813-2-PB.pdf . )

 WTSP Paper:  World TRIZ-related Sites Project (WTSP) (4): Construction and Enhancement of World WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Sites and Around-TRIZ Sites (Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov) (Japan TRIZ Symposium 2021) (Sept. 29, 2021)

This paper was presented at Japan TRIZ Symposium 2021, held Online on Sept. 2-3, 2021.  Since the Symposium was not held last year 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this presentation covers our WTSP activities and results for these two years.  Besides the slides and video in Japanese, the childes in English (displayed and published in the Symposium) are posted here in HTML and in PDF .  22 slides in English may be useful for English readers as more detailed information complementing the shortage of the 8 slides in the ETRIA TFC2021. 

 From the Editor:  On Receiving the Honor of TRIZ Champion Award from MATRIZ (Toru Nakagawa) (Sept. 16, 2021)

On Aug. 27 morning I was much surprised with an email, saying that MATRIZ Board voted to offer its TRIZ Champion Award to me . The Award intends to honor the individuals who significantly contributed to TRIZ deployment worldwide especially with "Think outside of the box" .
On Sept. 1 I replied to accept the offer with my great pleasure of being honored . In the reply I described my thoughts and activities for these 24+ years in my own way of "Out of the box", partly implying "Out of the box (of traditional TRIZ)" . I very much appreciate the open-mindedness of MATRIZ in recognizing my activities. I am also very grateful for many people who guided, collaborated, supported, and learned together with me in Japan and in the world during these years. I wish to keep my activities going on as long as my health allows.
This page records the email from MATRIZ and my reply (inserting hyper-links to relevant pages), and the photo of TRIZ Champion Award .

 WTSP:  Mission and Philosophy of the WTSP Project (Aug. 2021)  (Toru Nakagawa) (Aug. 16, 2021) (Aug. 18, 2021)

Being triggered by recent discussions inside the Global Co-editors, "Mission and Philosophy of the WTSP Project" has been written down in full length on the basis of our activities and results for these nearly 4 years, and added in our main page '(A1) Policies'   (See also in PDF ).   Japanese translation is made in a new page '(A1) Policies, Mission, and Philosophy' (Aug. 18, 2021)
     (1) Mission of WTSP and the Nature of World WTSP Catalogs,  (2) Collection and Evaluation of Websites to be included in the WTSP Catalogs, (3) Description of Introductions of Individual Websites, (4) Finding Websites of Interest in the WTSP Catalogs, (5) Some More Issues for Discussions (Basic Choice of Philosophy: 'Commercial' or 'Altruistic'; Competition, Rivalry, 'Capitalistic market', and 'Competition & Cooperation';  Inactive attitudes of many website owners toward posting in the WTSP Catalogs)

 WTSP Paper:  Websites of Wide Range of Methodologies for Creative Problem Solving:  Development of World Catalogs of Them (WTSP Project) (Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov) (May 31, 2021)

This paper reports on the 'World TRIZ-related Sites Project (WTSP)', describing its activities, results, and further directions systematically. We are going to build World Catalogs of Websites in the fields of various methodologies for creative problem solving including TRIZ.  One of our new insights is the adoption of Websites as the unit of information resources, rather than papers or Web pages.  We are going to collect and introduce Websites, valuable in scientific and practical aspects in such a wide area.  In these 3 years, our project has built and publicized the 'World WTSP Catalogs' in the Beta Edition, while establishing a scalable system structure and practical building processes. 
Table of contents: 1. Introduction: Aims of the WTSP project; 2.  Construction and results of Japan WTSP Catalog; 3.  Construction and results of the World WTSP Catalogs; 4.  Practical Guide for preparing manuscripts of World Catalogs; 5.  Concluding: Evaluation, Difficulties and Future Work

This paper (16 pages) is an enhanced version of of the Proceedings paper (8 pages), presented at the 42nd Conference of Japan Creativity Society (held Online in Tokyo, Oct. 31-Nov.11, 2020).  We submitted this to the Journal of JCS on Dec. 21, 2020.  However, JCS rejected this paper for publication, with reviewers' comments saying no new concepts, no final results, not a paper but a report or manual, no validation, etc. and concluding not an academic paper to be published in JJCS.  The processes and my Claims/Answers are recorded (in Japanese) in the PS of Editor's Note (TN) and in the subsidiary page . -- Under these situations, we have decided to publicize the present paper here in "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", in the original form submitted on Feb. 9, 2021.

 WTSP:  Internet Surveys (4th round) of TRIZ Sites in Individual Countries ==> 52 Countries + 3 Language groups (Nov. 20, 2021) (Toru Nakagawa) (May 8; May 15; May 23; May 26; Jun. 5; Jun. 17; Jun. 24; Jul. 16; Jul. 22; Aug. 5; Aug. 30; Sept. 13; Oct. 7; Nov. 17; Nov 20, 2021)

This year we are going to enhance the Beta Edition of the World WTSP Catalogs by (1) Getting attractive and useful introductions of individual websites written by site owners and (2) Getting manuscripts of Country WTSP Catalogs by collaborative team work in various countries. For supporting these bottom-up activities, we have started to (3) Carry out top-down Internet surveys in various individual countries.  After some trials, I use Yahoo (rather than Google) with the keyword = TRIZ OR 'Systematic Innovation'.   The survey method and after-processes are described in .
The results are shown for
UK (39 sites) and Italy (50 sites) .  Many more countries will follow step by step.
The survey results may be helpful for the orthodox bottom-up activities (1) and (2) in each country.
  In some cases, survey is carried out by specifying a language (e.g., Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese) without specifying any country for covering a number of countries at one time. (Jul. 16, 2021)

A month ago I found the way to specify any individual country as the site location in the Internet Search, particularly with Yahoo!Japan search engine.  Thus I started the search for TRIZ-related sites in Israel, India, Mexico, etc., in which countries I could not carry out the surveys before.  (Aug. 30, 2021)

New results:  UK (39 sites) , Italy (50 sites) (May 8, 2021); Germany (68 sites) , France (55 sites) (May 15, 2021); Poland (50 sites) , Australia (23 sites) (May 23, 2021); Netherlands (33 sites)  , Finland (21 sites) , Korea (72 sites)   (Jun. 5, 2021); Canada (30 sites) , Taiwan  (45 sites) , Thailand (31 sites)  (Jun. 17, 2021); Belgium  (22 sites) , Sweden (19 sites)  (Jun. 24, 2021);  Iran (64 sites) , Arabic language (22 sites) , Spanish language (57 sites) , Portuguese language (45 sites)  (Jul. 16, 2021); Turkey (27 sites)  , Austria (26 sites)  , Switzerland (21 sites)  , Czech Republic (24 sites)  , Denmark (14 sites)  , Norway (4 sites) (Aug. 5, 2021); Israel (24 sites), India (45 sites)  , Mexico (23 sites) (Aug. 30, 2021); Spain (27 sites) , Portugal (15 sites) , Ireland (11 sites) , Greece (8 sites) , Hungary (13 sites) , Romania (9 sites) , New Zealand (7 sites) (Sept. 13, 2021); Pakistan (11 sites) , Sri Lanka (6 sites) , Bangladesh (3 sites) , Vietnam (24 sites) , Singapore (15 sites) , Philippines (11 sites) , Hong Kong (16 sites) , Indonesia (37 sites) (Oct. 7, 2021);  Argentina (10) , Peru (13) , Chile (12) , Colombia (19) , Bolivia (6) , Uruguay (7) , Brazil (41), Costa Rica (12) , Nicaragua (6) , Morocco (13) , Egypt (8) , South Africa (9) , Kenya (6) (Nov. 17, 2021)

See some draft documents at the initial steps for making Country WTSP Catalogs in Poland .  Sharing drafts is an essential measure for activating the collaboration in the team and around. (May 26, 2021)

The list of WTSP Members (and Members-to-be) is updated in the WTSP (A2) Organization page We wish you to form  a WTSP Team in your own country and to work  for building each Country Part of the World WTSP Catalogs. (Jul. 22, 2021)

Posting the results of 13 new countries, the 4th-round Surveys are finished.  Summaries of the 'selected TRIZ sites (◎○□△) of individual countries are gathered in an Excel file . (Nov. 17, 2021)
A new HTML page is made to show the overview of the Current Status of Surveys of TRIZ Sites in individual countries, together with the brief note on the countries published in the Beta Edition of the WTSP World TRIZ Sites Catalog. (Nov. 20, 2021)

Paper:  TRIZ Challenges and Approaches to Address Them (Simon Litvin)    (Apr. 18, 2021)

This paper was presented by Simon Litvin at the MATRIZ MeetUp "Promoting TRIZ in the World", which was held Online on Mar. 23-24, 2021 with about 15 presentations.  Dr. Litvin contributed his presentation slides to this Website "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" kindly on my request.   This page posts his original slides in PDF  and also in HTML.  His presentation is very important in several aspects, I feel.

(a) The two slides on the 'Background: General Global Trends and Challenges'  and another on 'Major Challenges in Promoting and Selling TRIZ in the World' show many important points we should consider, realize, discuss, and act.  These 3 slides are posted in Japanese translation in the page .

(b) GEN TRIZ, LLC, led by Simon Litvin and having a history for nearly two-and-half decades (in different names), have a huge network of experts 'Global Knowledge Network (GKN)' and 'Smart Labs' in operation;  thus it seems to have a rare capability of achieving 'Open Innovations' successfully.  Examples of their activities and results are shown in the forms of Clients List, Products of Projects, Successful Startups, Patents, and Case Studies.  He puts stress on 'Incremental Innovations' in many companies rather than highly risky 'Disruptive Innovations'.

(c)  His methods are demonstrated in a Case Study of making a semi-automatic Coffee Harvester to be used in mountainous regions in Columbia.  A List of services/courses on Innovation Trainings & Facilitations and Innovation Projects is illustrative to see his service activities.  He says, TRIZ itself is not a product but TRIZ-based products and services are.  This point is certainly important for promoting TRIZ in the world.

(d) Simon Litvin is one of the Global Co-editors of the WTSP Project.  He and I recently had email discussions on how to make our World WTSP Catalogs more attractive and useful.   He has just submitted a site description of his GEN-TRIZ site in our Standard Form and also agreed to post this presentation as a close site introduction of his site, accessible from the Word WTSP Catalogs.    GEN-TRIZ site is Site Code TN2F-07; the Site Description (in the Standard Form) is attached at the bottom of this page

Publication:  Japanese Edition of Darrell Mann's ICMM Book: "Organization's Capability for Success in Innovations: Introduction to ICMM" (Toru Nakagawa)   (Apr. 18, 2021)

The Japanese Edition has just been published.   I have chosen the title as shown above, and borrowed the nice cover design by Darrell, see the figure (right).  The Author kindly contributed a new foreword "ICMM – A Decade Down The Road" and a new afterword "ICMM – Into The Future".  Thus the ICMM Book originally published in 2012 demonstrates its significance and applicability even more clearly in the current era of crisis, when the needs of innovation (and hence the needs of innovation capability for organizations) are much demanded. 

Though full texts are posted in the Japanese pages, here in this English page, selected items are posted as follows (besides my introduction (Feb. 3, 2021) and post note (Mar. 20, 2021)):
Original Preface, new Foreword, Table of Contents (of the Japanese Edition), new Afterword.

 WTSP: WTSP Mails and Letters: Feb. - Mar. 2021 (Toru Nakagawa, Nikolay Shpakovsky (Russia), Simon Litvin (USA), Michael Orloff (Germany), Christian Spreafico (Italy), Michal Halas (Poland), Joanna Majchrzak (Poland)) (Mar. 24, 2021)

This is a record of the on-going discussion inside the WTSP project, especially among the WTSP Global Co-editors (i.e., Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, and Valeri Souchkov).  On Feb. 23, I submitted the Abstract of our WTSP presentation to ETRIA TFC2016, and in my email to the Global Co-editors I reported the current situations of WTSP and asked their help to overcome our difficulties of very little progress since last October.  Simon Litvin informed us, on Mar. 2, of the voices of his partners located in many different countries, saying "WTSP obviously is not very popular in the TRIZ community, mostly because TRIZ entities (or TRIZ providers) do not find the merits of introducing their websites in the WTSP Catalogs".  I responded on Mar. 4 and Mar. 6 from various aspects.  My main point is: "WTSP Catalogs are principally for TRIZ users (and then for TRIZ specialists).  The better we serve for the users by building WTSP Catalogs containing selected good websites with attractive and useful site introductions, the more we, TRIZ providers, get access from users and partners."   We wish to get collaboration by many of you, TRIZ (and relevant methodologies) specialists ans users.

WTSP:  Plan and Abstract of our Presentation at ETRIA TFC2021 (Toru Nakagawa)   (Mar. 23, 2021)

This is the 4th year of our WTSP Project.  We have submitted our Abstract to ETRIA TFC2021 which will be held Online on Sept. 22-24, 2021under the organization by Free University of Bozen-Bolzano (Italy).  The Abstract is written in a well designed TFC2021 format and already accepted for presentation  (see the news page ).
Nevertheless, our progress of WTSP so far since last October has been very little, to our regret.  Some survey finds that our WTSP Catalogs are 'not popular' among TRIZ specialists.  It is crucial for us to make the WTSP Catalogs popular (on the basis of attractiveness and usefulness) among TRIZ users and specialists.  Accumulation of contributions by individual TRIZ specialists will be the orthodox way for such a goal. 
We are planning to enhance our current Beta Edition of World WTSP Catalogs , especially in two aspects: (a) Getting attractive and useful introductions to excellent websites (especially at the levels ◎○) written by the site owners themselves, and (b) Getting contributions of useful manuscripts of Country WTSP Catalogs compiled by voluntary WTSP teams in various countries.  We wish you to help promote TRIZ and related methodologies in your country and in the world in collaboration with the WTSP project.

From the Editor:  New information posted in 2018 has been moved to the archive page. (Mar. 23, 2021)

Mann's Book:  Japanese Edition of Darrell Mann's ICMM Book (Posting of Full Texts Completed) (Toru Nakagawa)    (Feb. 6; Feb. 16; Feb. 23; Mar. 20; Apr.18, 2021)

As I wrote last October in my Editor's Note (PS) of Darrell Mann's paper, I am starting to study some of Darrell Mann's recent works in business and (Systematic) innovation in general with the hope of translating them into Japanese, and posting and publishing Japanese Editions.  I started with the book "Innovation Capability Maturity Model: An Introduction" published in 2012.  I have obtained the permission of Japanese translation of the book and publishing the Japanese Edition.  In the Japanese page of this website, the Japanese manuscripts are being posted in full text for wider public notification.  In the English page, I am going to show the Detailed Index, where section headings (below each Chapter) are added to the original Index for better readability. 
[Posting of the Japanese texts has been completed.  The Japanese Edition of the book will be published soon. (Mar. 20, 2021)]   
==>  Published on Apr. 18, 2021  See the publication announcement  (Apr. 18, 2021)

  Chapter 1.  Introduction  (Feb. 6, 2021)

  Chapter 2.  ICMM (Innovation Capability Maturity Model) Philosophy (Feb. 6, 2021)

  Chapter 3. Innovation Universals (Feb. 6, 2021)

  Chapter 4. S-Curves and Discontinuous Jumps (Feb. 16, 2021)

  Chapter 5. (Intermission 1) Contradictions (Feb. 16, 2021)

  Chapter 6. (Intermission 2) The Hype Cycle (Feb. 16, 2021)

  Chapter 7. Where Am I ? (Feb. 23, 2021)

  Chapter 8. The Five ICMM Levels (Feb. 23; Mar. 20, 2021)

  Chapter 9. FAQs (Mar. 20, 2021)

  Chapter 10. What Now?(Mar. 20, 2021)

  Chapter 11. References, Bibliography & Further Reading (Mar. 20, 2021)

  Chapter 12. Global Contacts (Mar. 20, 2021)

 

From the Editor:  Message for the New Year 2021 (Toru Nakagawa, Jan. 3, 2021)   (Jan. 5, 2021)

On the start of New Year 2021, I wish you all the year be healthy, happy, successful, and the World be peaceful and recovering from the pandemic.  The photo in the right shows the New Year Card sent to my friends in Japan.  Clicking it will guide you to its English version for you :

For the Coming Spring                   Hoping ever lasting friendship with you !
The World TRIZ-related Sites Project (WTSP) has built the β Edition of the World WTSP Catalogs after the efforts for these 3 years.  Conferences in last autumn were carried out Online, so we fortunately gave our WTSP presentations in 5 TRIZ-related conferences all over the world, i.e., in Russia, USA, Romania, Taiwan, and Japan, during about one month.  We are going to enhance the World WTSP Catalogs further this year.
In the period of serious global crisis triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic, I am learning Darrell Mann's recent papers and books giving us much insights.  I have started to introduce them in Japanese translation and to publish them in near future. 
I wish you, your family, and people in your country good health, happiness, and good work in the new year !                               January  1st, 2021        Toru Nakagawa

TRIZCON2020 Presentation: Corvid-19 Crisis and Possible Future: Society, Business, Innovation, and TRIZ (Original Title: Mapping the Un-Mappable: The History Of TRIZ 2020-2030) (Darrell Mann, Japanese translation Toru Nakagawa) (Jan. 5, 2021)

This page posts the presentation by Darrell Mann at TRIZCON2020, in its full form of the slides together with the speech text transcript-ed  later thoroughly by the presenter himself. 
I also have translated the speech text into Japanese and am now going to post the presentation in the Japanese page of this site, even though the slides are still in English. 
Darrell Mann wrote a paper, extending this presentation slightly, and publicized it in the Oct. 2020 Issue of his e-Zine.  And I posted it already in English and in Japanese translation (Nov. 25 2020).  There he describes that the serious global crisis triggered by the Covid-19 would continue to effect for 4-5 years and discusses about the directions toward the TRIZ community should struggle in order to help genuine innovations.  In the presentation, he shows various models developed recently by a number of wise people besides himself as the basis of his thoughts.  This is an important talk indeed showing his thoughts in the current stage of the global crisis period.
Mann's presentation is very well organized.  Since it's 47 slides long, however, a tabla of contents would be useful for us readers.  And I dare to set a new title besides the original one in order to clarify the author's intention,   In the text, I inserted a number of CR/LF and bold faces, for better readability.

 

 



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