Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Report from the Altshuller Institute TRIZCON2007
Last year I tried live blogging from the European TRIZ Association meeting and the Mexican TRIZ meetings. A few of the readers of this column appreciated it. Good news is there is a live blog from TRIZCON -- and better news is that I don't have to do the work! Katie Barry, editor of the TRIZ Journal, is posting her impressions at
There are a small number of excellent papers (which we will be getting permission to reprint.)
The entertainment feature tomorrow will be my paper on the 10th anniversary of the TRIZ Journal, showing how we used TRIZ concepts to solve the problems that resulted in the creation and development of the TRIZ Journal. My overall reaction to the meeting is that we need many more REAL TRIZ users and many fewer consultants giving papers. We continue to have abysmal participation by the academic community, too.
Readers: any ideas why the European, Japanese, Korean, and Taiwan meetings have much stronger industry participation? And the China, Mexico, Europe and Korea meetings have much stronger academic participation?