Karen Gadd

Karen Gadd
As the founder of Oxford Creativity, Karen has been teaching TRIZ for twenty years in companies such as ABB, Airbus, BAE Systems, Bentley, Borealis, BNFL and many more. Karen has selected and trained all the Oxford Creativity workshop leaders and developed all the Oxford Creativity materials. She is also the author of the world renowned book, 'TRIZ for Engineers: Enabling Inventive Problem Solving'.
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Engineer’s efficient wooing & winning of wife using Oxford TRIZ


Thinking clearly and coherently is one of the most important skills TRIZ delivers. This applies in all situations even when your brain may not be the organ driving your behaviour – when your heart takes over then you need TRIZ logic and clarity even more than before.

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I’m still standing in The Rapid Innovation Zone - my new TRIZ acronym


Posted by Karen Gadd on 15 Jan 2020 In TRIZ, Problem Solving, Patent development

The Rapid Innovation Zone

(TRIZ = Teoriya Resheniya Izobretatelskikh Zadatch)

This is my new knee – normally I don’t share pictures of my body with anyone, especially after my 5 year old granddaughter recently grabbed my upper arm and exclaimed: “Granny you don’t fit your skin anymore", but working mostly with engineers, I thought they may find this new bit of me interesting...

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How to Realise An Architect's Visionary Design - using the Power of TRIZ


Posted by Karen Gadd on 30 May 2019 In Architecture, TRIZ, Thinking in Time and Space

A few years ago, I visited Barcelona as a guest of Dassault Systèmes to see how their Computer Aided Design (CAD), engineering tools and TRIZ have helped realise the artistic visions of Architects both present and past to the great benefit of Spanish architecture¹.

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Using TRIZ to Mobilise the Mothership for Gender Equality


Posted by Karen Gadd on 9 Apr 2019 In

Gender equality matters and I hoped that I knew what to do when asked to help answer to the question ‘Why is it so hard to get more women in IT?’. All I had to do was Trust TRIZ* and work with people who have the right, relevant knowledge but no clear answers yet.

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