World TRIZ-related Sites Project (B4)  


(B4) News 2020 of WTSP (World TRIZ-related Sites Project)

Editor:  Toru Nakagawa (WTSP Project Leader, Osaka Gakuin Univ.), 
Latest Update:   Dec. 23, 2020

Important pages:  
Plan for our 3rd year, 2020 (Feb. 13, 2020)
Welcome to the WTSP Projects / Catalogs (Apr. 3, 2020) (Apr. 20, 2020)

Posted:  Feb. 13, 2020; Updated: Apr. 3; Apr. 12; Apr. 20; Apr. 25; May 25; Jun. 7; Jun. 10; Jun. 15; Jun. 30; Jul. 23; Aug. 19; Nov. 11; Dec. 23, 2020

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Editor's Note (Toru Nakagawa, Feb. 13, 2020)

This page intends to show up-to-date News about the WTSP Project in brief summary, for the year 2020.  Latest News is shown at the top. Detail information of the News will be posted in separate pages.   See the time schedule of WTSP for 2020

  (B4) WTSP News 2020:  activities, invitations, outputs, etc.  (Latest News at the top)

 WTSP: Close site introduction: "TRIZ Power Tools" (Larry Ball) (TN2F-06) (Dec. 23, 2020)

Larry Ball is the main author of a wonderful website "TRIZ Power Tools", coded as TN2F-06 and evaluated as Most Important ◎ in the World TRIZ-related Sites Catalogs, see (A1P) .  On my request, he wrote introductions to his site in the Standard format (b) and in Close free-format (c).  This page (in WTSP News 2020) records a full set, i.e., (a) Brief site introduction (TN, Sept. 2019), (b) Standard Site Descript, (c) Close Site Introduction, and (d) Earlier communications (2003 - 2014), (e) Recent communications (Aug. - Dec., 2020) between Larry Ball and TN.  The Site Introductions are also set in the World WTSP Catalogs (A1)(A1P)(B1)(B1P) etc.  Larry Ball's introduction in (b) is shown here while skipping some sentences:

"This is a system of eBooks authored principally by Larry Ball with help from the rest of the coauthors. ... Immediately on entering the website, there are 4 short videos which include: [... How to navigate the eBooks by combining inventing Skills to accomplish inventive Jobs. ... How to use the eBooks to create your own innovation processes].
Larry was introduced to TRIZ by reading "TRIZ as an Exact Science" by G. Altshuller in 1989. Following that, he studied, used, and taught TRIZ and invention algorithms for many years, while continuing to read more TRIZ books and articles. ... The present eBooks "TRIZ Power Tools" were posted in May 2018, after much revisions. The contents are mainly based on TRIZ but reflects other methods including Design Thinking, Disruptive Innovations and Marketing, Blue Ocean Strategy, Theory of Constraints, and One Simple Idea. He believes that the best way to learn TRIZ deeply is to create your own product design and inventing algorithms after your own understanding, according to modern learning theory. ...  While written in English, each of the eBooks can be translated automatically into (practically) any language with the Google translator without waiting.
The contents are composed of two big groups. (A) Inventive Jobs (e.g., Discovering markets, Creating offerings (products/services), Designing and prototyping, Reducing offering burdens, Resolving problems, Selling of licensing your offering) and (B) Inventive Skills (e.g., Resolving contradictions, Working with functions, Idealizing useful functions, Idealizing informing functions, Idealizing harmful functions, Discovering cause, Discovering why targeted objects are required, Mobilizing function resources, Neutralizing harmful functions). These jobs and skills are to be used in various ways of appropriate combinations, as guided by the eBook navigation."

  WTSP:  Some More Final Steps for Enhancing the World WTSP Catalogs (Toru Nakagawa) (Nov.22, 2020)

As we reported in the five conferences recently , the WTSP project has built Beta edition of World WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Sites and Around-TRIZ Sites and has made clear 'Some more final steps for enhancing them'.  For paving the road for such steps, I have fully updated our '(A4) Guidelines for Building World WTSP Catalogs', with step-by-step instructions, templates, links to examples, etc.   And I wrote this page for guiding you to such activities, by using several slides from ETRIA TFC2020 presentation
The contents are:  1. World WTSP Catalogs (Beta Edition, Jun. 2020);  2. Three Basic Requirements from Users;  3. Practice Guide for Building Country/World WTSP Catalogs;  4. Evaluation of Sites;  5. Site Introduction (3b) Standard Form to be written by the site owner (Mandatory);  6. Site Introduction (3c) Close Introduction in free format to be written by the site owner (Optional);  7. Preparing Manuscripts of Country/World WTSP Catalogs;  8. Concluding Remarks: Let's work Together ! Connected !!

 WTSP: Five Conference presentations in Autumn 2020: World TRIZ-related Sites Project (WTSP)(3): World WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ and Around-TRIZ Sites: Beta Edition (Jun. 2020) and Its Further Enhancement (Toru Nakagawa, Darrell Mann, Michael Orloff, Simon Dewulf, Simon Litvin, Valeri Souchkov) (Nov.11, 2020)

This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic over the world, traveling and meetings were prohibited or suppressed widely.  Hence many international/domestic conferences had to be shifted to hold online.  Presenters and participants communicate remotely on Internet.  This opened us the opportunities to participate in four international conferences on TRIZ and one domestic conference during this autumn.  We gave presentations on the WTSP Project/Catalogs as shown in the table below.  Considering the interests of audiences in different regions of the world, we adjusted our titles, emphases, and motives slightly.  We submitted papers, slides, and videos, as requested by the conferences.  Such documents are posted in this website. 


Place, date 

Presentation title Posting (date)

Documents posted 

(1) MATRIZ Online Forum 2020

Moscow, Russia,
Sept. 24-27, 2020

Catalogs of TRIZ-related Sites in the World Built by the Voluntary WTSP Project

(1) MOF2020 (Nov. 11, 2020)

Abstract (E)(HTML) ;
Presentation slides (28 slides) (E)(PDF) ;
Digest slides (13 slides) (R)(HTML) ;

(2) Altshuller Inst. TRIZCON2020

Boston, USA,
Oct. 6-7, 2020

World Catalogs of TRIZ Sites and Around-TRIZ Sites
Built by the Voluntary WTSP Project

(2) TRIZCON2020 (Nov. 11, 2020)

Abstract (E)(HTML) ;
Presentation slides (28 slides) (E) (PDF);
Video slide-show (28 slides, 38 min.) (E) (MP4)  

(3) ETRIA TRIZ Future Conf. 2020

Cluj-Napoca, Romania,
Oct. 14-16, 2020

World TRIZ-related Sites Project (WTSP)(3): World WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ and Around-TRIZ Sites: First Edition (2019) and Its Further Enhancement

[presentation is based on Beta Edition (Jun. 2020).]

(3) ETRIA TFC2020 (Nov. 11, 2020)

Abstract (E)(HTML) ;
Paper (E)(HTML) ;
Paper published (E) (PDF) ;
Slides (28 slides) (E)(HTML) ;
(PDF) ;
Video slide-show (28 slides, 32 min.) (E) (MP4)

(4) I-SIM Intern'l Conf. Systematic Innovation (ICSI) 2020

Taiwan, Oct. 23-24, 2020

World WTSP Catalogs of TRIZ Sites and Around-TRIZ Sites: We Can Learn A Lot through These Active Information Sources

(4) ICSI2020 (Nov. 11, 2020)

Abstract (E)(HTML) ;
Slides (13 slides) (E) (HTML);
(PDF) ;
Video slide-show (13 slides, 15 min.) (E) (MP4)

(5) Japan Creativity Society Conf. 2020 

Tokyo, Japan,
Oct. 31 - Nov. 1, 2020

Websites on Various Methodologies for Creative Problem Solving: Development of World Catalogs (WTSP Project)

(5) JCS 2020 (Nov. 11, 2020),
(Nov. 11, 2020)

Abstract (E)(HTML) ;
Paper (8 pages) (J)(HTML) ;
Paper published (J) (PDF);
Slides (26 slides) (J)(HTML) ;
Slides (26 slides) (J)(PDF) ;
Video slide-show (22 min.) (J)(MP4)

I would suggest you to watch/read in the oder: Video of ICSI (15 min.) ==> Video of ETRIA TFC (32 min.) ==> Paper of ETRIA TFC .
Their outline is: Aims of WTSP project, Process of building the WTSP Catalogs, Current outputs of World Catalogs of TRIZ Sites and Around-TRIZ Sites, Reflection and Guidelines, Some more final steps for enhancing the Catalogs.  We received high evaluation and encouragement from users. In the 4th year, 2021, we wish to have site introductions by individual site owners, and team activities in various countries and specific fields.  World WTSP Catalogs will be helpful for many users in the world and also fruitful for ourselves.  Let's work Together ! Connected !!

 WTSP: Close site introduction: JP-10 MOST LLC (Kazuya Yamaguchi) (Sept. 29, 2020)

K. Yamaguchi's site is listed in the World WTSP Catalog (A2P) as evaluated ○ with Nakagawa's introduction . Getting the contributions by him, a full set of site introductions is shown in the World WTSP Catalog (Japan Part) in Japanese. The set includes: (a) Brief introduction by Nakagawa as a surveyor, (b) Site description in the WTSP Standard Form (1 page in A4), and (c) Close site introduction in a free format (16 pages in A4) by the site owner.
In (c) Kazuya Yamaguchi writes a surprising statement "My belief based on my experience and achievements: 'You can solve difficult problems 100 %' ". The key is to borrow the powers of wise men in the world, namely to use the scientific methods for solving difficult problems. He recommends to do jobs in three steps: (1) To define the goal based on customers' demands, by using QFD; (2) To generate ideas and form them into concrete concepts, by using TRIZ; and (3) To provide with products endurable against various bad situations in the market, by using Taguchi method. He explains his approach step by step, convincingly. -- This is an excellent example of site introduction by a site owner. (English translation is expected in near future.) I hope many site owners in the world contribute their site introductions.

 WTSP: World WTSP Catalog (Japan Part) is posted in Japanese translation (Toru Nakagawa) (Sept. 29, 2020) (Jul. 14, 2019)

World WTSP Catalogs have been built in English first, and now I translated its Japan Part (containing 26 sites) into Japanese and posted. (Most of the information came from the Japan WTSP Catalog (containing 92 sites) built in Japanese (Mar. 17, 2018) and translated into English (Apr. 4, 2018).) From the top page , users may access to the Index page , Site description page , and Close site introduction pages of optionally contributed individual sites (currently including 2 sites: JP-01 TRIZ Home Page in Japan (Toru Nakagawa) (Feb. 13, 2020) and JP-10 MOST LLC (Kazuya Yamaguchi) (Sept. 29, 2020)).
All the site owners (in Japan and in the world) are encouraged to contribute their-own site introductions in the Standard Form (A4 1 page) and more closely in a free format (A4 2-5 pages or more). .

  Table of TRIZ sites Written in Russian Language in the world. Revised. (Michael Orloff) (Aug. 19, 2020)

The table of Russian Language Websites in the world, originally posted last year by Michael Orloff, has been revised by him and posted here.   He made much efforts for surveying more sites and has added 18 sites, and revised the evaluation of some of the former sites, and incorporated the information contributed by Nikolay Shpakovsky on his 3 sites.  The table is the Russian Language Sites part of our World TRIZ Sites Catalogs.  You can see the whole scope of work being carried out (and shown publicly) in relation to TRIZ in the mother countries of TRIZ.  Since the information in individual sites is huge, we wish to have some more site introductions by the site owners in future.  The Catalog will be a reliable source of TRIZ-related references and activities; its merit is the open, readily-accessible, always up-to-date, and active nature of the information sources in individual sites. 

  Why We Ask Site Owners to Write the Introduction of Their Own Sites (Communications between Michael Orloff and Toru Nakagawa) (Jul. 23, 2020)

This page records a series of communications (mainly) between Michael Orloff (Germany) and Toru Nakagawa from Jun. 1 to Jul. 10.  Michael Orloff,is one of WTSP Global Co-editors and served to make an extensive list of TRIZ Sites written in Russian Language last year.  We are now going to enhance our World WTSP Catalogs (the Beta Edition, Jun. 30, 2020) further, by getting closer descriptions of many more individual sites. He thought such work is very tough, and raised a fundamental question "What and Why we WTSP should do?".  So we made email communications of about a dozen turns.
Our Catalogs (just like Catalogs of  Excellent Hotels, Restaurants, etc.) must satisfy 2 basic requirements from users viewpoints: (1) Coverage and good selection (= evaluation) of useful sites in the world.  For this purpose we need wide and fair collaboration by many people in the world in TRIZ and related fields.  (2) Attractive and useful introductions of individual sites. We have 4 stages of description: (a) Basic information of the site and 'single line' description to be used in the Indexes.  (b1) A free-format introduction (3-10 lines) possibly written by surveyors.  (b2) Description in the WTSP Standard Form (1 page in A4) from various aspects (to be used for categorization) and brief introduction (about 5-10 lines), to be written by the site owners.  (c) Free-format, closer site introduction described by the site owners (2-5 pages in A4). Close description at the (b2) and (c) levels are wanted by users and can be written (properly) only by site owners.  Owners of ◎○ sites are proud of their sites and find (b2) too short and (c) necessary to introduce their sites fully. 
We need pioneers who write good lists of sites and good samples of site introductions.  Then many people will follow, seeing the merits of being introduced in the WTSP Catalogs.  Beta Edition is just at the start of quick growth, we believe.

  World WTSP Catalogs -- Beta Edition Is Ready, with Two pillars (TRIZ and Around TRIZ) and Catalogs (◎〇) for Print (Toru Nakagawa) (Jun. 30; Jul. 12, 2020) (Jul. 15, 2020)

We have built the World WTSP Catalogs (Jun. 2020 Edition) as a set of 8 Web pages of Indexes/Catalogs, as shown in the following list:
(A) World TRIZ Sites Catalogs 
    (A1) World TRIZ Sites Top Index (◎)
    (A2) World TRIZ Sites Basic Index (◎○)     -- (◎ 23 sites, ○ 39 sites)
    (A1P) World TRIZ Sites Top Catalog (◎) for Print   (Jun. 7, 2020)
    (A2P) World TRIZ Sites Basic Catalog (◎) for Print   (Jun. 30, 2020)
(C) World Around-TRIZ Sites Catalogs   
    (C1) World Around-TRIZ Sites Top Index (◎)
    (C2) World Around-TRIZ Sites Basic Index (◎○)   -- (◎ 33 sites, ○ 127 sites, □ 19 sites)
    (C1P) World Around-TRIZ Sites Top Catalog (◎) for Print   (Jun. 15, 2020)
    (C2P) World Around-TRIZ Sites Basic Catalog (◎) for Print   (Jun. 30, 2020)
The data themselves have increased only very slightly from the Oct. 2019 Edition, but the usability has been improved much.  The "Index" pages (i.e., (A1)(A2)(C1)(C2)) are composed of the Index table of sites categorized and arranged well, where the site descriptions are accessed at their original Site description files by clicking the hyper-links. On the other hand, the "Catalog for Print"pages (i.e., ((A1P)(A2P)(C1P)(C2P)) contain the descriptions of sites arranged in the same order as the Index part. They are downloadable in PDF (under the copyright remaining at the WTSP project), readable in print, and usable on your PC with active hyper-links inside the Catalog and also going to external site URL. 
Thus our World WTSP Catalogs are at the stage of the Beta Edition which invites users and practitioners to read and use actively for learning and applying in their jobs.  Please use the WTSP Catalogs and feed us back your comments/suggestions.  We are going to enhance/improve them further through voluntary collaboration of many people working in the fields of TRIZ and relevant methodologies.  Enjoy using WTSP Catalogs ! and Let's work Together !! Connected !!!

Note:  Many pages in the WTSP project site (under , mostly for building the Catalogs) have been renewed so that the outputs, i.e., the World WTSP Catalogs (under ), are readily accessible and useful for users. (Jul. 12, 2020)

World WTSP Catalogs -- (C1P) World Around-TRIZ Sites Top Catalog (◎) for Print (Toru Nakagawa) (Jun. 15, 2020)

Here we have the second pillar of our World WTSP Catalogs, namely World Around-TRIZ Sites Catalogs.  Even though we started the WTSP Project  in the TRIZ community, we would like to have a wider scope to various other methodologies and use/work in integrating/collaborative ways with them.  We have surveyed 'Around-TRIZ' sites with the keywords such as (a) Creative Thinking Method, (b) Creative/innovative/systematic Problem Solving, (c) Innovation Process/strategy/method/management, (d) Quality/value/cost/productivity Engineering/management, (e) Patent Analysis/mapping/strategy, etc.  Visiting about 1000 sites one by one, Nakagawa wrote brief descriptions of individual sites and evaluated them (tentatively) at 5 levels (◎〇□△-); thus we obtained 34 ◎ sites and 128 ○ sites.  We reported and posted the Oct. 2019 Edition of (C1) World Around-TRIZ Sites Top Index (◎)and (C2) World Around-TRIZ Sites Basic Index (◎〇), where individual site-descriptions are accessible by clicking the hyper-links in the Indexes. 

We now have made the (C1P) Catalog in a form easier to read, where the site descriptions are merged in the Index.  The '(C1P) World Around-TRIZ Sites Top Catalog (◎) for Print' is posted as a Web page and also in PDF .  The PDF file is portable, where all the hyper-links (both internal and going-out) are active.  You may download and use the PDF file freely without charge/registration under the copyright by the WTSP Project.  We wish to enhance/improve our WTSP Catalogs further by the support and collaboration of many specialists/practitioners/users working in these wide fields.   Looking forward to your feedbacks and contributions.
 [Note (TN, Jun. 30, 2020): Names of Catalogs/Indexes and their file names are readjusted in accordance with the Edition of Jun. 30, 2020.]

Introduction of the Site "MyTRIZ Official Site": Communications between Eng Hoo Tan and Toru Nakagawa (Jun. 15, 2020)

MyTRIZ (Malaysia TRIZ and Innovation Association) is very active.   Eng Hoo Tan (MyTRIZ) contributed the site descriptions.  Here is the record of our communications with him for refining the manuscripts.
(Note: In 2012, I was invited to their MyTRIZ Conference as a keynote speaker, and I was much impressed with their ways of promoting TRIZ in good collaboration among the government, universities, and industries.  See T.S. Yeoh's MyTRIZ President Address at that time and my Conference Report .)

  WTSP Site Introduction: MyTRIZ (Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association) Official Website Site (Eng Hoo Tan (MyTRIZ)) (Jun. 15, 2020)

Introduction of the site in our WTSP Standard form.  Description: "This website is the official home page of the Malaysia TRIZ Innovation Association (MyTRIZ). It carries content related to MyTRIZ activities such as key events marketing, TRIZ training and development calendar, important guideline announcement, annual reporting, success stories, etc. The non-profit organization exists for the benefit of those who know the TRIZ methodology, want to learn TRIZ, and wish to apply TRIZ for the benefit of all mankind especially Malaysia and South East Asia countries."
Closer site introduction (3 pages) is also submitted and installed in the WTSP Catalog.  (This description will be enhanced in the near future.)

World WTSP Catalogs (A1P) World TRIZ Sites Top Catalog (◎) in Print (Toru Nakagawa) (Jun. 7, 2020)

Here I start a printable file of WTSP Catalog, where the description of sites are arranged according to a WTSP Index.  In this case, (A1P) World TRIZ Sites Top Catalog (◎) in Print shows all the ◎ TRIZ sites in their site description in the order of the (A1) World TRIZ Sites Top Index (◎) . Besides this HTML page, a PDF file is posted for printing.  Please read through this Catalog. What do you find? Please feed back your impressions and suggestions via email to Nakagawa.
 [Note (TN, Jun. 30, 2020): Names of Catalogs/Indexes and their file names are readjusted in accordance with the Edition of Jun. 30, 2020.]

Please Contribute to World WTSP Catalogs for Making Them More Attractive and Useful for Users (Toru Nakagawa) (Jun. 7, 2020)

This page is composed of messages addressed to 3 ranges of people.
[1] 110 TRIZ Leaders/Colleagues all over the world, to whom [WTSP] Letter (19GC-2) was sent on May 26. The message in the Letter was written just after I submitted our WTSP papers to ETRIA TFC 2020 and Japan TRIZ Symposium 2020, and reflects our eager desire for getting collaboration by them.
[2] Many more Leaders/Colleagues/Practitioners in LinkedIn, especially in its 'TRIZ and Innovation' Group. Adding a short preface, I posted the Letter without change in LinkedIn on May 28. The 'TRIZ and Innovation' Group has 14,000+ members, including many leaders, specialists, users in TRIZ and relevant methodologies. 
[3] Many more ordinary practitioners, users, and learners in TRIZ-related methodologies (or 'TRIZ and Innovation'). Such people are expected to be the users/readers of World WTSP Catalogs. Their support and help is crucial for enhancing our Catalogs. Various ways of support/help are suggested. (Jun. 6, 2020)

WTSP Catalog Data: X2TL: 'Tools' SIG Source Data file (Bill Fowlkes) (May 25, 2020)

WTSP Catalog Data is contributed by Bill Fowlkes, forming a SIG (Special Interest Group) in the field of 'Tools' for various approaches with TRIZ and Around-TRIZ methodologies.  14 sites are originally listed, but after eliminating sites already cited in World WTSP Catalogs, 7 sites are found new.  The new sites are listed in the Index-X2TL and Sites-X2TL files, but are not included in the World WTSP Catalogs because of their further needs to enhance the site descriptions.

WTSP Mails and Letters: May 2020 (Editor Toru Nakagawa) (May 25; Jun. 15, 2020)

(1) Bill Fowlkes (USA) <==> TN:   Some comments on reviewing the World WTSP Catalogs
(2) TN ==> Readers in Japan:   HP Update Announcement: Lecture on Creativity (Keith Sawyer), on COVID-19 Pandemic (TN)
(3) Bill Fowlkes <==> TN:   WTSP Manuscripts of 14 sites on 'Tools'
(4) TN ==> Bill Fowlkes:   Thanks. After eliminating the duplication, 6 new sites will be included
(5) TN ==> Global Co-editors:   [WTSP] Letter (19M-1G): WTSP paper has been submitted to ETRIA TFC2020. Urgent tasks for WTSP.

(6) TN ==> WTSP Members/Colleagues: [WTSP] Letter: (19M-1) Update announcement
(7) TN ==> WTSP Members/Colleagues: [WTSP] Letter: (19GC-2) Request for your contribution to World WTSP Catalogs
(8) Eng Hoo Tan (Malaysia) <==> TN:   WTSP Manuscripts of MyTRIZ    (==> )
(9) TN ==> LinkedIn Posting: Please Contribute   (==>  )
(10) Zulhasni Abdul Rahim (Malaysia) <==> TN:  Comment  (==> )

WTSP Mails and Letters: Apr. 2020 (Editor Toru Nakagawa) (Apr. 21, 2020) (May 25, 2020)

(0) TN ==> WTSP Members: [WTSP] Letter (18M-1) Main Pages of Our WTSP Site Have Been Renewed  (May 25, 2020)

(1) Shireen Al Jaouni (Palestine) <==> TN:  Appreciation.  TRIZ sites in Arab countries? (Apr. 6)
(2) TN ==> LinkedIn posting: "Welcome to the WTSP Project / Catalogs" (Apr. 6) ==> See
(3) Igor Polkovnikov (USA) <==> TN: Q: Would you consider to include my site in the WTSP Catalogs? A: Process of making/enhancing WTSP Catalogs. (Apr. 6)
(4) Jean-Jacques Urban-Galindo (France) <==> TN:   TRIZ' capability for concentrating relevant information and clarifying disagreements (Apr. 7)
(5) Mahmoud Karimi (Iran) <==> TN: Great mind and great job! (Apr. 10)
(6) Yury Danilovskiy (Korea) <==> TN:  Introducing "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" to Russian people;  Korea-Russian way of TRIZ (improvement of TRIZ in Korea) (Apr. 10)
(7) TN <==> Ellen Domb et al.:   Please write the Site Introduction of the TRIZ Journal (Apr. 11)

(8) TN ==> WTSP Members: [WTSP] Letter (18M-2) Welcome to WTSP Project/Catalogs, Mails & Letters (Jan.-Apr., 2020), Introduction of "Altshuller Foundation" site    (May 25, 2020)
(9) Bill Fowlkes (USA) <==> TN:   Needs of including sites related to 'Tools' for creative problem solving (May 25, 2020)

From the Leader:  Welcome to the WTSP Project / Catalogs: Top pages of our site are renewed, for your easier access to the Catalogs (Toru Nakagawa) (Apr. 21, 2020) (Apr. 25, 2020)

This is an Article I posted in LinkedIn on Apr. 6.  The figure "Welcome to the WTSP Project / Catalogs" in our new page at the top of the WTSP domain is used to guide readers. We finished the Preliminary versions of World TRIZ Sites Catalog (62 sites at ◎〇 levels) and World Around-TRIZ Sites Catalogs (177 sites at ◎〇 levels).  They are much much better than any Internet surveys we can ordinary make.  However, many good and important sites in TRIZ are missing (because manuscripts are not yet submitted from 30-40 countries) and descriptions of individual sites are still weak.  We wish to enhance the WTSP Catalogs further to record many more, important and useful sites and to describe the individual sites more closely.  'Attractive and Useful' descriptions of individual sites in the world should be the value of our WTSP Catalogs.  Let's work Together ! Connected !! for such a goal.
One-page PDF file of this article, with active hyperlinks, is attached here . Please forward it to your friends, colleagues, students, customers, etc.

Introduction of the Site "Official Altshuller Foundation": Communications between Larisa Komarcheva and Toru Nakagawa (Apr. 21, 2020)

Official Altshuller Foundation is operated by the ceased family of Mr. G. Altshuller, and its site site opens publicly the extensive Archives of Mr. Altshuller's works and documents.  The site is naturally shown at the top of our World TRIZ Sites Catalog.  On Feb. 28, I asked Larisa Komarcheva (the site owner) to write a thorough introduction of the site.  On Mar. 9, she send me a site introduction in our standard format and an explanation "Why was this website created".  On Mar. 12, I wrote several questions which many readers would like to learn from the site, and asked her to write some more introduction.  Since she is currently very busy, we have decided to post the communications in Feb.- Mar. here, and to show her descriptions as the Site Introduction in our WTSP Catalogs, on a temporary basis, hoping its enhancement by her in the near future.

  WTSP Site Introduction: The "Official Altshuller Foundation" Site (Larisa Komarcheva (Official Altshuller Foundation), Mar. 9, 2020) (Apr. 21, 2020)

Introduction of the site in our WTSP Standard form.  Description: "The Official G.S. Altshuller Foundation, together with the Rights Holders of the Altshuller copyrights, created this website so that anyone can find amongst all the above of the original texts of the creator of TRIZ - RTV - TRTL, Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller (15 October 1926 – 24 September 1998)."  "Only works by Genrikh Altshuller and Valentina Zhuravlyova are posted on this site."  Why was this website created: "Briefly put: To serve as a reference point for people interested in learning about TRIZ independently; To present the undistorted (or sometimes little-known) works of G.S. Altshuller to users and developers of the theory".

WTSP Mails and Letters: Mar. 2020 (Editor Toru Nakagawa) (Apr. 12; Apr. 21, 2020)

(1) TN <==> Kurt Ed Sickafus (USA): Preparation for "Dr. Ed Sickafus Memorial Archives" (Feb. 18, Feb. 20; Feb 27)
(2) Carol Augustin (USA) <==> TN: "Loved the Compilation of Your WTSP Resources" (Feb. 28); See further communications in a separate page
(3) TN <==> Larisa Komarcheva (Russia): Please write a Site Introduction of your "Official Altshuller Foundation" site. See
(4) TN: THPJ Update Announcement: "Dr. Ed N. Sickafus Memorial Archives" Is Now Open (Mar. 25)
(5) Rinka Singh (India) ==> TN: Greetings (Mar. 25)

WTSP Mails and Letters: Feb. 2020 (Editor Toru Nakagawa) (Apr. 12, 2020)

(1) TN: [WTSP] Letter: (17M-1AB/DE) Attractive and Useful !! Our WTSP Catalogs Will Be !! (Feb. 14)
(2) TN: THPJ Update Announcement: 160 Selected articles of THPJ (Feb. 14)
(3) TN ==> Posting in LikedIn: Site Introduction of WTSP Catalogs (1): "TRIZ Home Page in Japan": Features and 160 Selected Articles (Feb. 15)
(4) D. Daniel Sheu (Taiwan) <==> TN: Message; ICSI/GCSI 2020 (Feb. 15)
(5) Richard Langevin (USA) <==> TN: Posted the WTSP Letter in Altshuller Inst. site (Feb. 15)
(6) TN ==> WTSP Global Co-editors: [WTSP] Letter: (17G-1) Please write Site Introduction of yours (Feb. 17)
(7) TN ==> Posting in LikedIn: Best 4 Slides from 21 Years of "TRIZ Home Page in Japan": Essence of TRIZ, Six-Box Scheme, CrePS, Liberty vs Love (Feb. 18)
(8) Michael Orloff (Germany) <==> TN: Plans of training workshops. Will work for WTSP in April. (Feb. 23)
(9) TN ==> Larisa Komarcheva (Russia) (and 3 more TRIZ Leaders separately): [WTSP] Letter (17-P1) Please write Site Introduction of yours for all TRIZ users in the world (Feb. 28)

WTSP Mails and Letters: Jan. 2020 (Editor Toru Nakagawa) (Apr. 12, 2020)

(1) TN: [WTSP] Letter: (16M-1AB, DE) For further improving the World WTSP Catalogs (Jan. 5, 2020)
(2) David Levy (UK) <==> TN:  Solving problems in AI with TRIZ (Jan. 6)
(3) TN: THPJ Update Announcement: Summary of postings (Aug.-Dec. 2019), Greetings New Year 2020 (Jan. 16)
(4) Czeslaw Cempel (Poland) <==> TN: Greetings (Jan. 16)
(5) Yury Danilovskiy (Korea) <==> TN: Creating short video about TRIZ for my grandson (Jan. 16)
(7) T J Yeoh (Malaysia) <==> TN: Plan of teaching TRIZ in a workshop for teenagers (Jan. 16)
(8) Harry Flosser (Germany) <==> TN: Chicko Character: Animation of TRIZ principles (Jan. 16)
(9) Don Masingale (USA) <==> TN: Former activities of promoting TRIZ in Boeing (Jan. 16)
(10) Vladimir Petrov (Israel) <==> TN: 27 TRIZ Books authored by Vladimir Petrov  (Jan. 18)
(11) Leonid Chechurin (Finland) <==> TN: Condolences to Toru; I lost my mother and father last year too. (Jan. 18)
(12) James Kowalick (USA) <==> TN: Q: TRIZ in automobile companies in Japan? Taguchi Method, Kanrisha Yousei Gakko (Jan. 21)

From the Leader:  Main Pages of Our WTSP Site Have Been Renewed (Toru Nakagawa) (Apr. 3, 2020)

Over 2 years of our trials and progress of WTSP project have made our site a lot of new and old information which may be sometimes confusing for you.  I have renewed the main pages with the intentions (1) Clarify various aspects of the WTSP project for smoother work to build the WTSP Catalogs, and (2) Easier to access the WTSP Catalogs for ordinary users/readers. All the main pages from (A1) through (A8) are renewed, while keeping the old pages in the Archives.  Some of the main points are:
(a) Guidelines to build the WTSP Catalogs are shown clearly. Orthodox bottom-up approaches in each country, and bypassing approach to gather Attractive and Useful introduction of good sites.
(b) Smoother practices of preparing drafts, refining them into manuscripts, and building small Web sites by Members in each country, while integrating them into World WTSP Catalogs and public posting in "TRIZ Home Page in Japan" by the Project Leader .  The Bitrix24 platform will not be used.  
(c) Current Active Version of World WTSP Catalogs are shown clearly, while the previous versions are archived.
(d) "Welcome to WTSP Projects / Catalogs" page is now accessible with the site domain URL: . Users/readers are smoothly guided to the pages wanted.   See the figure.

 Communication: "Loved the Compilation of Your WTSP Resources" (Carol Augustin) (Apr. 3, 2020)

I received an email with the charming title, as shown above, from a person I did not know before.  Here I post several turns of our communications with her (or him ?).  She happened to encounter our site of WTSP Catalogs and contributed the information of their two sites for extensive e-learning courses in professional skills in business. Their 2 sites are accepted in a new category X1BZ (Business oriented sites) as shown below. It is my pleasure that we can obtain new information about important Web sites in the world by virtue of the WTSP Catalogs themselves.  It is a sign of possible autonomous growing of the World WTSP Catalogs.  

 Two Web sites: eduCBA (○) and WallStreetMojo (□)for e-learning courses of professional skills in business  (Apr. 3, 2020)

In a new category X1BZ (Business oriented sites) the following 2 sites are listed in our World Around-TRIZ Catalog.  The sites are described in the Standard Formats.
X1BZ-01   eduCBA (○)  Online training and video courses for learning finance, software and business skills to achieve professional success.
X1BZ-02   WallStreetMojo (□) Sharing secrets about the best ways to learn Investment Banking, Financial Modeling, Equity Research, Accounting, M&As, Valuations and more.

Plan:  Attractive and Useful !! Our WTSP Catalogs Will Be !! Plans for our 3rd year, 2020. (Toru Nakagawa) (Feb. 13, 2020)

What and how should we do this year?  (1) Forming WTSP teams in each country to build up County WTSP Catalogs, as I proposed last October is certainly the orthodox bottom-up way we should work.  In addition, I would like to suggest another way, based on the "20 - 80 percent rule" again:
Let's pursue to make our WTSP Catalogs Attractive and Useful !!  We may not pursue Full scale nor Completeness at first.   We just need Attractive and Useful introductions of Attractive and Useful Web sites in the world.  We should invite owners (or any key persons) who are proud of their sites being Attractive and Useful for many readers/users to describe Attractive and Useful introductions of their sites (in faithful, non-commercial attitude) and to contribute them to the WTSP Catalogs.  If you are ordinary readers/users of TRIZ supporting our WTSP project, please send emails to your leaders and owners of Attractive and Useful sites for writing Attractive and Useful introductions of their sites.  Once 5 or 10 sites demonstrate such Attractive and Useful introductions of sites, then many more sites will follow.
In practice, for describing/introducing individual sites, we will add the third level (c) to our previous (a) and (b):
(a) Single line in the Index table of the WTSP Catalogs --- Required for every site in the WTSP Catalogs.
(b) Site Description in the Standard Format (about 1 page of A4 size): --- Required for every site in the WTSP Catalogs.
(c) Close introduction of the site in free format (about 2-5 pages of A4): Describe remarkable features and articles. Introduce important/useful articles briefly and attach hyperlinks to them. --- Desirable for world important sites (◎○)in the WTSP Catalogs, and optional for □△ sites.
An example of (c) has been made for Nakagawa's site "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", and has been inserted in the Current WTSP Catalogs. Please contribute your manuscripts of Attractive and Useful introductions of Attractive and Useful Web sites in the world.  List of sites with such introductions (c) are shown in this page.
We are planning to give a presentation at ETRIA TFC2020 (Oct. 14-16, 2020, at Cluj-Napoca, Romania).



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