World TRIZ Sites Project (B2)  


(B2) News 2018 of WTSP (World TRIZ Sites Project)

Editor:  Toru Nakagawa (WTSP Project Leader, Osaka Gakuin Univ.), 
Latest Update: Nov. 11, 2018

Important pages:   
Japan WTSP Catalog (in English) (Apr. 24, 2018)
WTSP Appeal (by Global Co-editors) (Jun. 25, 2018)
WTSP Paper (at Japan TRIZ Symp.) (Sept. 21, 2018)
WTSP Paper (at ETRIA TFC2018) (Nov. 11, 2018)

Posted:  Jan. 30, 2018;
Updated: Feb. 7; Mar. 17; Apr. 4; Apr. 24; May 19; Jun. 15; Jun. 25; Aug. 22; Sept. 21; Sept. 25; Sept. 27; Nov. 11; Nov. 21, 2018; Feb. 6, 2019

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Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Jan. 27, 2018)

This page intends to show up-to-date News about the WTSP Porject in brief summary, for the year 2018.  The News are arranged downward in the chronological order.  Detail information of the News will be posted in separate pages.  

  (B2) WTSP News 2018:  activities, invitations, outputs, etc.  (Latest News at the top)

 WTSP Letters (6C):  Greetings and encouragement of WTSP teams in each country. (Dec. 20-21, 2018) (Toru Nakagawa)  (Jan. 13, 2019)

 WTSP Letters (6M)(6I):  Invitation to WTSP. WTSP pages in THPJ are updated (Nov. 21) (Toru Nakagawa)  (Feb. 6, 2019)

On Nov. 22, 2019, WTSP Letters (6M) were sent to the Members, and (6I) to Invitees foro giving information of current status of WTSP as updated in the Web site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan".  Noticing the importance of recording official communications and announcements of the WTSP project, these two WTSP Letters are posted in a new page.

 WTSP Letters (5M)(5I)(5C):  Information and invitation for forming WTSP teams and starting the work (Toru Nakagawa)  (Nov. 21, 2018)

WTSP Letters were sent on Nov. 14 to 3 groups of people separately, i.e., (5M1) Members, (5M2) Members to be (not yet submitting the Membership Application Form), and (5I) Invited people.  Then on Nov. 15-17, WTSP Letters (5C) were sent to the people (of the type M1, M2, and I) in each country separately for helping them to form a WTSP team and to start making the WTSP Catalog in each country.  Letters (in a generalized style) are shown in the subsequent page.

 WTSP Mails:  Quick Reports of WTSP at ETRIA TFC2018 (Toru Nakagawa) (Nov. 21, 2018)

At TFC2018, Nakagawa presented the WTSP paper and appealed the participants one by one to join WTSP.  We obtained 45 new persons who signed in the Membership Application sheet.  Emails were sent to the WTSP Members on Nov. 3 and to the new Members (to be) on Nov. 4, to report these results and urge them to start a new phase of forming WTSP teams in each country.

 WTSP Plan:  New Target: "To Report the Completion of the World WTSP Catalogs (2019) at ETRIA TFC2019 (in October 2019)" (totu Nakagawa) (Nov. 11, 2018)

We have just set our concrete target as shown above.  And the time schedule for achievig the goal is shown in the (A1) Policies page .  Let's work to complete the WTSP Catalogs of individual countries and the whole world in one year from now ! 

 WTSP Paper (ETRIA TFC2018): World TRIZ Sites Project (WTSP) for Building and Maintaining Catalogs of Global TRIZ Resources (WTSP Global Co-editors: Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov)     (Nov. 11, 2018)

Paper pesented at ETRIA TFC2018 (on Oct. 29-31, at INSA Strasbourg, France).  Full paper (19 pages), Presentation slides (17 slides), and Summary slides (8 slides / 2 pages) are posted.  Aims, Prototypes, Working plan, Difficulties, and How to overcome difficulties, etc. have become clearer. During the conference 45 new people signed in the membership application.

 Working Material:  Preliminary Internet Searches of TRIZ-related Sites in Various (33+) Countries (Toru Nakagawa)    (Sept. 21; Sept. 25; Sept. 27, 2018)

Preliminary Internet searches of TRIZ-related sites in various countries have been carried out.  On the basis of experiences in Japan, the search engine Yahoo!.Japan is used with the option of showing only one representative page for a site and a command URL for the internal search of the site.  Specifying the location country and appropriate languages, preliminary Internet searches were carried out for the countries UK, France, Italy, Germany, Russia, Korea, Australia, and USA.  The search results are docummented in MS Word and posted openly.  The search will be extended on request.

Searches are extended further for the countries: Spain, Portugal, Poland, Turkey, Iran, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Indonesia, and groups of countries speaking Spanish, Portugues, Arabic, etc. (TN, Sept. 25, 2018)

Searches are extended further for the countries: Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Czechoslovakia, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Canada, Argentina, and Brazil.  Thus the searches effectively cover 33 countries individually.  See the table  of the .doc files of the searches. (TN, Sept. 27, 2018)

 WTSP Paper (Japan TRIZ Sympo): World TRIZ Sites Project (WTSP) for Building and Maintaining Catalogs of Global TRIZ Resources (WTSP Global Co-editors: Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov)     (Sept. 21, 2018)

Paper presented at Japan TRIZ Symposium 2018, held on Sept. 13-14, 2018 in Tokyo.  Outline:  Introduction and background, Proposal of WTSP, Building Japan WTSP Catalog, Current state and difficulties in WTSP, Findings with Japan WTSP Catalog.  Message is: "Many Wonderful TRIZ-related Web Sites - we already have in Japan ! Why don't you take a look and utilize the WTSP Catalog of TRIZ-related Sites in Japan  .  Let's work Together ! Connected !! We will be able to learn much more soon with the WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ-related Sites in the World !!! "

 Appeal:  We need Your Help to build WTSP Catalog of TRIZ-related Sites in Your Country: Toru Nakagawa  (Aug. 22, 2018)

 WTSP Appeal:  An Appeal for Building Catalogs of TRIZ-related Sites in the World (WTSP Global Co-editors: Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov)   (Jun. 25, 2018)

This is an Appeal by the six WTSP Global Co-editors together. It is posted in HTML and in PDF   . Could you please join WTSP? Could you please post this Appeal in your own Web site or forward it to your colleagues, as a sign of your support for the WTSP project?

 Forum:  Letters from Readers (Jan. - May, 2018)/ Starting WTSP Project (May 19, 2018)

Reports and communications on WTSP from Toru Nakagawa, and correspondenses by many TRIZ leaders in the world are recorded.

 Organization:  List of current Members, and the WTSP organization are posted. (May 19, 2018) 

 WTSP Letter:  For Forming WTSP Teams to Build WTSP Catalog in Each Country (Toru Nakagawa) (May 19, 2018) 

A WTSP Letter was sent on Apr. 24 to about 100 TRIZ leaders in the world for asking their support for the WTSP project.  We are at the stage of finishing the preparation and starting the actual work of building the WTSP Catalog, but our WTSP project is still very small and weak for carrying out the actual work.  Voluntary cooperative work are urged not only to the TRIZ leaders addressed but also to any TRIZ practitioners and TRIZ learners. 

 In summary, the current jobs for us to do in the WTSP Project are:
   (a) Please join the WTSP Project by sending your Membership Application Form to Nakagawa.
   (b) Form a team of WTSP Members in your own country; Volunteer to be Country Editor.
   (c) Record the Internet survey of TRIZ sites in your country and list the sites.
   (d) Write down introductions to the TRIZ sites one by one in your own language first.
   (e) Collect the manuscripts and make a Catalog of TRIZ-related sites of your country in your own language first.
   (f) Make a Catalog of selected TRIZ-related sites of your country in English (translation), and integrate it into the World Catalog.
Let’s work Together ! Connected !!

  Outputs:  Catalog of TRIZ-related Sites in Japan (in English) (Toru Nakagawa)   (Apr. 4; Apr. 24, 2018). 

24 important (and 67 additional) TRIZ-related sites in Japan (type (a) (and type (b) to (h))) are introduced with annotation in English.  Most of the sites are written only in Japanese, but there are some sites written in English as well as in Japanese.  Some of the sites are particularly mentioned here briefly:
01 (a) (d)  TRIZ Home Page in Japan (Toru Nakagawa):  Most active site since 1998 posting TRIZ articles and papers internationally.
03 (a) (c)  Japan TRIZ Society (NPO):  Nation-wide center for promoting TRIZ, organizing Japan TRIZ Symposium every year.
09 (a) (b) IDEA Corp. (Mamoru Zenko): Active consulting firm promoting integral use of QFD-TRIZ-TM and Goldfire software.
10 (a) (b)  MOST (Kazuya Yamaguchi): Consulting firm promoting integral use of QFD-TRIZ-TM and AI (big data analysis).
12 (a) (b)  Ideation Japan, Inc. (Teruyuki Kamimura):  Actively promoting Ideation-TRIZ, strong in IP field.
14 (a) (g)  TRIZ Study (Shinsuke Kurosawa):  Posting many papers by G. Altshuller and other Russian authors in Japanese translation.
16 (a) (b)  Pro-Engineers (Shigeru Kasuya):  An active consultant promoting TRIZ/USIT, posting many introductory articles.
17 (a) (b)  IdeaPlant (Rikie Ishii):  Conducting workshops for enhancing idea generation; developed 'TRIZ Brainstorming Cards'.
18 (a) (e) (Osamu Kumasaka): Active portal site connecting Issues in monodukuri (60 issues) to Methods for solutions (118 methods) by getting support of many professionals.  This is a nice new business model, I think.

  Outputs:  Catalog of TRIZ-related Sites in Japan (in Japanese) (Toru Nakagawa)   (Mar. 17, 2018). 

In the Japanese page, a full manuscript for the Catalog of TRIZ-related Sites in Japan has been posted, as a preliminary part of the WTSP World Catalog.  It introduces 92 sites, describing in 2 to 8 lines each.  It is remarkable that about 2/3 of the sites are new sites in these 10 years.  Almost all the sites are posted in Japanese only. 
In the present English page, I temporarily show 25 important sites in Japan, by simply listing the site name and its URL to the main page, without any further description.  Please give me time for preparing the English version. (Mar. 17, 2018)

  work process:  Starting the preparation of 'A Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites in the World' (1) Findings through Practices in Japan (Toru Nakagawa)   (Jan. 30, 2018). 

For the search of TRIZ-related sites, we should better use Yahoo! instead of Google, with the keyword of 'TRIZ' and with the settings of 'Local area', 'Our own language', and the option of 'Display the link for searching inside the site'. Copy the full results of the search onto a document while keeping the hyperlinks active.

For each site shown in the search results, carry out the search inside the site; then we can get the search results of many TRIZ-relevant pages inside the site.  Visit each site actually to take a look at important pages and write a brief introduction to the site. (Description in the Guideline is revised as: 'Single line introduction' ==> 'Brief introduction' (in 2 to 4 lines, in a free format).

Because of much diversity among the sites, we are going to classify them according to their nature into 9 Categories, such as (a) TRIZ information sending sites, (b) Consultants etc. in TRIZ, (c) Academic societies, etc. (d) Universities, etc.   Depending on the nature of the site, quality and quantity of information, and importance, etc., we should introduce important sites closely to some detail, while less important ones just briefly.

Project members are encouraged to start the search and description work in their own country in the manner describe above and in the Guidelines.
[Notice: Depending on countries there seem various differences in the options of search engines and in the situations of TRIZ-related sites.  Thus in each coutry, please adapt/modify your practical procedures to meet our common goal.]

There exist many important relevant sites without mentioning TRIZ explicitly. So we should carry out broader searching for them at the second stage.  How to search them and how to arrange them in our (second type of) Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites are now under consideration by our 'Global Co-editor' Darrell Mann.

  work process:  Starting the preparation of 'A Catalogue of TRIZ-related Sites in the World' (2) For more practical ways of preparation (Toru Nakagawa)   (Feb. 7: Feb. 11, 2018). 

On the basis of the policy in (1), a more practical way of describing individual TRIZ sites and list of them has been shown by relaxing the Guidelines. MS Word instead of Excel may be used, and plain text formats may be easier to write than tabular formats.  A Word file  of the 'Selected 120 TRIZ Sites in the World' (composed by Nakagawa in 2008) is going to be used as the sample and base document for updating and enhancement.  Corresponding to this practical ways, the WTSP Guideline is revised partly.(Feb. 7, 2018)

The base document is posted openly in the WTSP platform ( )   and in this Web site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" .  File name is: WTSP-ListSItes-Global-Stage0-180210.docx . See the Instructions in the File how to review and revise this Catalog of Sites.   Revised versions of the document will be publicized in the WTSP platform (probably every month or two) and also in this Web site (probalbly in a shorter interval).  (Feb. 11, 2018). 



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