Tag Archives: innovation

Acoustical Properties of Facilitation

My colleague Ron and I finished a brilliant workshop recently, teaching Facilitating TRIZ. This workshop is intended to give people trained in TRIZ the ability to practice leading others in the use of TRIZ tools in short exercises – we … Continue reading

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Beyond Brainstorming: Encouraging Team Innovation

I just had an interesting conversation with a client: he asked me how you get a team to move beyond brainstorming. Oxford Creativity have a rule in our innovation sessions, that we always create a “Solution Park” in which we … Continue reading

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Learning from my customers: Innovating TRIZ & the 40 Principles

I just had a lovely telephone call with a customer: Kent had attended our public 5 day TRIZ workshop in Oxford in July and I gave him to ring to find out how things were going. He was glad I … Continue reading

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Formula 1 technology monitors children in hospital

An interesting article in the BBC this morning highlighted how technology is being adapted to different fields. Telemetric data from cars is being continuously recorded and fed back to the F1 team, allowing them to monitor the levels of tyre … Continue reading

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The future of the umbrella

One problem from the recent bad weather we have been having here in the UK is that you can’t guarantee what the weather will be like from one hour to the next. To be prepared, you need to have an umbrella, … Continue reading

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Intel’s New ‘Ivy Bridge’ Computer Chips

When we see the latest high-tech developments announced, it can be instructive how they still fit into the generic solutions contained in the 40 Principles. I was recently reading of Intel’s latest range of computer chips and their breakthrough new … Continue reading

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The invisible bike helmet

As an enthusiastic, though wobbly, cyclist, I make a point of wearing my cycle helmet whenever I go out on my bike. Although there are many arguments for and against the wearing of helmets, they make me feel a little bit safer … Continue reading

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