# 40 inventive principles

This format for the 40 Inventive Principles and the accompanying examples was developed by Karen Tate and Ellen Domb for their class, "Practical Innovation." which was the subject of the article "How to Help TRIZ Beginners Succeed") in the April, 1997 issue of the TRIZ Journal. Readers have permission to download single copies for personal study. Principle 1. Segmentation Divide an object into independent parts. Replace mainframe computer by personal computers. Principle 2. Separate an interfering part or property from an object, or single out the only necessary part (or property) of an object. Principle 3. Change an object's structure from uniform to non-uniform, change an external environment (or external influence) from uniform to non-uniform. Principle 4. A. Principle 5. Bring closer together (or merge) identical or similar objects, assemble identical or similar parts to perform parallel operations. Principle 6. Principle 7. Principle 8. Principle 9. Principle 10. Principle 11.

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6 BASIC STATISTICAL TOOLS There are lies, damn lies, and statistics......(Anon.) 6.1 Introduction 6.2 Definitions 6.3 Basic Statistics 6.4 Statistical tests 6.1 Introduction BQF Innovation (Paul Sloane) Picture by Mojo I spoke at an event for an Aerospace company recently and while I was there I saw an exhibition of some of the things they are doing with 3D printers. They print in different plastics but also in Titanium, Aluminium and Stainless Steel. They can print very complex designs which would be hard to machine or manufacture. This is bad news for specialist engineering companies which supply parts or tools as these can now often be done quicker and cheaper by the 3D printer. These devices can also make lighter components with hollow spaces.

Scamper - Creativity tools from MindTools Improving Products and Services This tool can help you develop new products and services. © iStockphoto/aladin66 It can often be difficult to come up with new ideas when you're trying to develop or improve a product or service. This is where creative brainstorming techniques like SCAMPER can help.

What is Mind Mapping? (and How to Get Started Immediately) A mind map is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that helps structuring information, helping you to better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas. Just as in every great idea, its power lies in its simplicity. In a mind map, as opposed to traditional note taking or a linear text, information is structured in a way that resembles much more closely how your brain actually works. Since it is an activity that is both analytical and artistic, it engages your brain in a much, much richer way, helping in all its cognitive functions. And, best of all, it is fun!

Jeff Liker, The Toyota Way, and Unintended Consequences I’m so grateful that we’ve queued up some excellent guests for our Lean Leadership series. We are quite pleased to have Dr. Jeffrey Liker speak with us today. If you all turn your eyes to your bookshelves, I’m sure you will likely find a few books for which Dr. Liker has authored – when you think of lean manufacturing resources, he’s usually up there.. Heart of Innovation (Mitch Ditkoff) April 10, 2014The Art of Self-Acknowledgment If you're a creative person regularly involved with starting new projects -- the kind unlikely to get results overnight -- here is a simple practice that will keep you in a positive frame of mind and save you from the all-too-familiar phenomenon of depressing yourself by focusing on the cup (or your life) being half empty. At the end of each work day, acknowledge yourself for all of your accomplishments, small, medium, and large. But not just silently, in your head, verbally -- aloud.

DO IT - A Simple Creativity Process - Creativity Techniques from MindTools A Simple Process for Creativity Follow this 4-step process. © iStockphoto/3dbrained DO IT is a process for creativity. Techniques outlined earlier in this chapter focus on specific aspects of creative thinking. DO IT bundles them together, and introduces formal methods of problem definition and evaluation. Lean methodology The core elements of Lean in Higher Education are two fundamental concepts, five principles and eight wastes. Lean methodology has been successfully used in numerous institutions around the world. Take a look at these case studies. *As defined by leaders of thinking in this area, University of St Andrews in Scotland Lean project process overview The University of St Andrews, a leader in the application of lean in HE, developed an eight-step approach, demonstrated by this process map.

24/7 Innovation (Steve Shapiro) Home » BLOG The Real Power of Purposeful Tangents March 22, 2014 In a blog entry of mine last year, I discussed the concept of “Purposeful Tangents.” (if you’ve not read it, I encourage you to do so) In that article, I mentioned I was going to take a class with master magicians. SWOT analysis A SWOT analysis, with its four elements in a 2×2 matrix. A SWOT analysis (alternatively SWOT matrix) is a structured planning method used to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats involved in a project or in a business venture. A SWOT analysis can be carried out for a product, place, industry or person. It involves specifying the objective of the business venture or project and identifying the internal and external factors that are favorable and unfavorable to achieve that objective.

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