This entry could also be titled "the night I watched too much Ellen and gave myself a stomachache"... seems a little to wordy though. To get myself in the creative mood, I started by watching some vines on vinescope.com and then proceeded to youtube where I thought it'd be funny to watch Ellen scaring people or sending them elsewhere and watching them get scared.
Then, Ellen talks with this adorable old lady from Austin, TX.
She doesn't get scared... but she has probably one of the best confessions -EVER-.
Well, by that time I was lost in youtube world and homework part 2 and 3 wasn't getting done. I was having a great time though! My sister and her friend Michelle came over to figure out what I was laughing so hard at... Andy's neck in the one video completely disappears and I found it quite hilarious. So did they. Maybe you will too.
I managed to get a "Winter" mind map made!
I had a hard time trying to make "silly" ideas at first. I kept wanting to make something that was a potential "marketable" product. Then I realized I was being to serious and tried to make some products that would make me laugh. The subcategories I used were "Winter Bonfire", "Winter Sports", "Winter Clothing", and "Winter Snow Removal". Many of them contained the "bonfire" aspect of winter that can be found in my mind map. It seemed like a very good way to solve the snow/ice problem because it would melt the snow instead of having to shove it around and make snow piles. The "sport" subcategory influenced two of my products. They could possibly be used in the next Winter Olympics! The "snow removal" category played a fairly large part because I feel that is one of the most annoying parts of winter. The "clothing" category is one of the most interesting to me because it has the potential to work with smart clothing. It is also one of the subcategories that I would benefit from the most during my cold, somewhat lengthy commute to school.
I also wanted to incorporate the holidays into my product ideas.
For all these images, you -should- be able to click on them to make them larger. It worked when I tried it so, X fingers crossed X!
I had a lot of fun with this assignment, even if I did get sidetracked a few times. YouTube can be a bottomless pit of time wasting...