--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
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!
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.
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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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
-Sunny Day Umbrella
-Light Up Snowflake
-Light up Bubble Bath
-Dawn Simulation Pillow
-Foldable Light Panel
-Light Building Blocks
-Light Box that changes color
-Hand Held Light Boxes