By Katie Barry, Marco de Carvalho, Ellen Domb and Paul Filmore
2008 has gone by quickly – we are already reviewing submissions for 2009. Founding editor Ellen Domb posted a commentary that sums up how we feel going into the new year, "We have developed into a worldwide TRIZ community that has characteristics of many families – we don't always agree on everything, but we help each other. Some members observe all the old traditions, some members develop new traditions. Like a family, when someone new joins, we help the new members learn the family traditions, both old and new, then watch as the new member decides which family traditions to observe, or whether to develop new ones."
We look forward to your being a part of our community for years to come.
This year's final issue features:
Until 2009, happy TRIZ reading!
Katie Barry is the editor of RealInnovation.com. Contact Katie Barry at editor (at) realinnovation.com or visit http://www.realinnovation.com.
Marco de Carvalho is a lecturer, researcher and consultant in the areas of product development, project management and TRIZ/systematic innovation. He studied mechanical engineering, and has a master´s and Ph.D. in product development. His experience includes working for John Deere, Volvo, Electrolux and Bosch in the areas of industrial engineering, product development and quality assurance. Contact by visiting firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ellen Domb is the founder and principal TRIZ consultant of the PQR Group. She is also the founding editor of The TRIZ Journal and a commentator for Real Innovation. Contact Ellen Domb at ellendomb (at) trizpqrgroup.com or visit http://www.trizpqrgroup.com.
Dr. Paul Filmore has been teaching creativity, personal, professional, entrepreneurial and research skills for more than 10 years, at the University of Plymouth, UK. He introduces TRIZ to first-year engineering degree students and technology Masters (postgraduate) students. Dr. Filmore runs an innovation consultancy, The Insight Centre, where TRIZ and other systematic problem-solving skills predominate and have been augmented by research and practical understanding of how disruptive innovation thinking can help to further break mindsets. Contact Paul Filmore at pfilmore (at) plymouth.ac.uk.