assignment 5

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--How might we use light to help with the winter blues?
I decided to put more focus onto creating new products for light therapy during the winter. First, I used the SCAMPER technique to generate some ideas in a structured way instead of how it was previously done. This helped me think about the light boxes that are used today and what could be changed or improved.

PART ONE: SCAMPER
1. substitute
Can I change its color, roughness, sound or smell?
Light Box that changes colors-- according to season setting (spring colors, summer colors or fall colors) I thought it would be interesting to have a light that is customizable and can emit the amount of light but also in beautiful colors of the users favorite season!
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2. combine
Can I combine or merge it with other objects?
Light Building Blocks // Light Box Tetris
Light up blocks that can also be changed over and over again, it's an activity and light therapy in one.
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Light Box + Tanning Reflector= Light Reflector
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3. adapt
Light Box + Projection = Light Projection
This would be great for larger rooms if more than one person would like to bask in some light therapy.
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4. magnify/minify
Handheld light boxes
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5. put to other use
-jaundice for newborn children
-reading light
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6. eliminate
- simplify to a simple panel instead of a chunky box
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7. reverse/arrange
break up into separate pieces to arrange
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PART TWO: MORPHOLOGICAL ANALYSIS
For the second part I developed a morphological analysis and the functional requirements that I came up with were mocking/emitting light, adjustable, and smooth screen.
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(click for a closer look!)

1. Light up Blanket
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2. Foldable Solar Panel Light -- for windows
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3. Light Up Puzzle
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PART THREE: 10 IDEAS: I felt that these were the top ten ideas that could actually be realized into a product. I was interested in a light up product that could also be an activity or can be personalized for the end user. It also include my other prompt of how activities could help someone feel better during the winter blues. If it can be something fun and also provide light therapy, it could possibly better alleviate seasonal depression.
-Light up hat
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-Sunny Day Umbrella
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-Light Up Snowflake
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-Light up Bubble Bath
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-Dawn Simulation Pillow
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-Prism Windows
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-Foldable Light Panel
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-Light Building Blocks
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-Light Box that changes color
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-Hand Held Light Boxes
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1 Comment

These ideas really are a cohesive. The inclusion of light gives me a clear gist of your winter theme product. there seems to be a lot of uses for light in your ideas, which seem to gain more help from the scamper method. i think the fun play light toys seem more like a fun recreational device whereas the hat and umbrella could also be useful tools. There are many ways in which you can develop your idea, hopefully this could be a great development!

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