Webinar "The Power of the Human Factor: Unlocking Product Potential"


June 7, 2023
Time: 15:00-16:00 CET (09:00-10:00 EST)

Innovation drives product development, but determining the next evolution of a product can be challenging. While incremental improvements based on experience and customer feedback are valuable, a systematic approach is needed to predict the future evolution of a product.

One methodology that addresses this need is TRIZ. Within TRIZ, the TESE (Trends of Engineered Systems Evolution) framework has been developed. This framework comprises principles and patterns that elucidate the evolution of engineered (man-made) systems over time. It facilitates the recognition of prevalent technological trends and assists in pinpointing potential areas for improvement and innovation. By comprehending these trends, practitioners can systematically analyze and forecast the forthcoming evolutionary steps for their products or processes.

In this webinar, we will focus on a specific trend called "Addressing Human Interaction" and demonstrate how to systematically enhance a product's interaction with human beings using an algorithm.
During the webinar, we will explain the underlying principles of the trend and illustrate its progression through various stages. Additionally, we will provide real-life examples to demonstrate how the trend can be applied to address specific challenges.


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Dr. Oliver Mayer, TRIZ Master, is the General Manager of the Energy Technologies cluster at Bayern Innovativ GmbH in Nuremberg. He graduated from the Technische Universität München (TUM) and obtained his Dr.-Ing. degree from the University of the Armed Forces in Germany, specializing in solar water pumping. Following two years as a consultant for solar water treatment in various developing countries, Oliver joined KMW company, where he was responsible for system logistics.

In 2004, Oliver joined the newly opened GE research facility for Europe in Munich. His responsibilities included distributed and hybrid power generation, as well as innovation methodologies and quality management. In 2019, Oliver moved to Bayern Innovativ GmbH, where he took charge of the Cluster Energy Technologies. Since 2020, he has been leading the entire Energy Department.

Oliver has been involved in TRIZ since 2007 and is currently one of two TRIZ Masters in Germany.