Using more structured methods for "brainstorming" and coming up with new ideas I summarize my finding to this post...
Bellow are ideas generated by the SCAMPER method:
Substitute: Substitute gloves with another product that would still have the same function (keep hands warm).
Combine: Combine gloves + sweater!
Adapt: Design gloves that adapt to the weather conditions.
Modify/Magnify: Add a solar energy system to generate heat which will increase the frequency of its use.
Modify/Magnify: Exaggerate producing heat by adding a heater into the glove.
Eliminate: This was a little tricky! it is hard to eliminate things from a simple glove! so I decided to eliminate all the fingers.
Put to another use: Create another function for the glove when it is not used to warm hands!
Put to another use: same concept as above.
I have worked with both TILMAX and HIT matrix to come up with more ideas and here are my two selected ideas:
Here are ideas I selected and slightly refined from the brainstorming session:
While selecting the most interesting 10 ideas, I realized that the most productive phase of my process "so far" was the blue sky idea generating methods.
It was more challenging to think with structured methods. I found that most ideas I came up while using this method were very practical and not necessarily creative or new!
This wasn't my favorite assignment :)!