PART 1: SCAMPER
I started this assignment by jumping into part one which had to do with the SCAMPER tool of idea generation. Using my sub-theme of scarves, I used SCAMPER to come up with some more ideas pertaining to a possible product in this field. I made notes in my design notebook and included a photo of it below.
From this activity, I chose one idea from each category and included a sketch of it in my design notebook as well. The ideas are also included here:
PART 2: MORPHOLOGICAL MATRIX
The next part of the assignment required the use of one of the matrix-based tools we discussed in lecture. I decided to use the morphological matrix and came up with the following table:
The table I created resulted in a few new ideas, which I included below.
PART 3: BRAINSTORMING SESSION REVISITED
For this section of the assignment, we were asked to revisit the top ideas that resulted from our brainstorming session. Of those ideas, we were to decide if any had the potential to turn into real products. The ideas that I thought might have the potential were:
1. iScarf: a scarf that has a built-in iPhone/iPod/mP3 player and headphones
2. Beer Scarf: a scarf with a built-in coozie and bottle opener (perfect for tailgating in cold weather!)
3. Blanket Scarf: a system of scarves that, when not in use, can be attached together to be used as a blanket
4. Scarf/Coat Attachment: a scarf/coat set that can be attached together, so you don't have to worry about losing it or having it come undone
PART 4: "BEST OF THE BEST" PRODUCT IDEAS
For the last part of this assignment, we were to select the top 10 ideas we have encountered to date for our sub-theme. We were to sketch these ideas in our notebook as well as post them here. (Drum roll please....)
Here they are: