Focusing on six steps for effective innovation, this volume presents guidelines for a new worldclass approach for developing technologies. From technology strategy to concept creation and selection, the authors cover each innovation activity, taking you step by step through the effective methods. They provide a clear focus on robustness development and technology transfer, which leads to the commercialization activity. Diagrams and case studies through the text clearly illustrate the concepts. "Effective Innovation: The Development of Successful Engineering Technologies" is a comprehensive and invaluable resource. "This book is a 'must' read for engineers in any organization from the Chief Technology Officer on down and compelling reading for the lead innovators in an organization. The authors describe the comprehensive framework of the most powerful methods to help organizations their management, innovators and inventors to 'leap frog' to superior technical innovation capabilities and results." - James R Norton, Managing Director, BLN Associates.
Preface xi; Chapter 1: Introduction 1; Chester Carlson - an Outstanding Innovator 3; There are Inventions and Then There Are Inventions 5; The Story of Television - Success With Innovation 6; Summary: Effective Innovation 7; Chapter 2: Steps For Successful Innovation 9; The Enterprise Context 11; The Product-Acquisition Context 12; Effective Innovation Process 14; Interactive Activities for Effective Innovation 15; What Latent Needs are Unsatisfied 17; What Technology Integrations Are Important? 19; What Are the Important Market Segments? 20; Barriers to Beware of 20; Watt and the Steam Engine 21; Carlson and Xerography 21; Canon Copier Introduction Into the United States 22; Cylinder-Valve Paving Breaker 22; Lessons Learned 23; Summary 24; Chapter 3: Technology Strategey: Choosing Directions 2; The Challenge of Technology Innovation 27; Market Needs - Opportunities for Innovation 28; Launch Innovations; Market Needs 29; Growth Innovations; Market Needs 30; High-Potential Technologies to Satisfy Market Needs 31; Delphi method 31; Mathematical modeling 31; Scenario analysis 32; Morphological analysis 32; Introduction to TRIZ - Invention on Demand 33; A Periodic Table for Technology 35; Guiding Technology Evolution 38; Phase 1: Analysis of the Past System's Evolution 40; Phase 2: Determination of Strategic Opportunities (High-Potential Inventions) 45; Law of Increasing Degree of Ideality 47; Law of Non-Uniform Evolution of Sub-Systems 48; System Conflicts and Architectural Innovations 52; Law of Transition to a Higher-Level System 55; Law of Increasing Flexibility 59; Law of Transition to Micro-Level 62; Law of Completeness 64; Law of Shortening of Energy Flow Path 66; Law of Harmonization of Rhythms 69; Applying the Laws and Lines of Technological System Evolution 70; Science, Technology, and the Market 74; Summary 75; Chapter 4: Concept Development 77; Functions 81; Actions 83; The Ideal Technological System 84; System-Conflict Diagrams 84; Resolving System Conflicts 85; Resolving System Conflicts: Elimination of the Conflicting Components 85; Ideality Tactic 1 86; Ideality Tactic 2 88; Ideality Tactic 3 92; Resolving System Conflicts: Changing the Conflicting Components 93; Separation of Opposite States in Time - Soldering 95; Separation of Opposite Properties in Time - Paper Feeder 96; Separation of Opposite Properties In Space 97; Separation of Opposite Properties Between the Whole and Its Parts 99; Resolving System Conflict: Eliminating the Harmful Actions 100; Resolving System Conflicts - Conclusion 103; The Basic Technological System: the Substance-Field Model 104; Sufield - Basic Concept 104; Sufields - Further Development 107; Using Sufields to Innovate 107; Structural Changes to Sufield Diagram 108; Changes to Fields 109; Changes to Substances 110; Types of Applications or Objectives 110; Standards For Sufield Transformation 111; Retard Roll 111; Take-away Rolls 112; Summary of Sufields 113; The Algorithm for Inventive Problem Solving 11