# Assignment #5

Assignment #5 Structured Idea Generation

This weeks assignment require for a more organized method of idea generation using different structured Techniques.

Part 1: Applying SCAMMPERR

SCAMMPERR is a way to build on pre-existing ideas. It stands for Substitution, Combine, Adapt, Modify, Magnify, Put to Other Use, Eliminate, Reverse, and Rearrange. I applied SCAMMPERR to my first problem statement of rethinking the racing ski suit.

The following are the best from each application of SCAMMPERR.

Combine: Take two pieces of apparel and make them one

Adapt: Use heating implements to increase and decrease temperature as weather changes.

Magnify: Mesh is like a close up weave of textile. Only increase coverage over more temperature sensitive areas.

Modify: Change to not only cling, but modify the material from spandex to a plastic to make it wind-proof

Put to Other Use: Two uses one suit

Eliminate: By eliminating the majority of the elastic, flexibility will improve since there won't be a snap back to the least resistance position

Rearrange: Removing the zipper from center front to both side and on shoulders makes it easier to get into and out of.

Reverse: Detachable segments allow one to trade out for warmer material if needed.

Part 2: Using TRIZ

TRIZ is short for Theory of Inventive Problem Solving that abstracts the problem into contradictions that fit within 39 parameters. I applied ski transportation to TRIZ.

Ski transportation could be broken down into 2 parameters
-33 ease of operation
-30 external harm effects the object

Step 2: Finding the Numbers in the contradiction matrix

Looking at 30 and 33 the following numbers resulted: 2, 25, 28, 39

Step 3: Applying the Principles

2: Taking out
- Separate an interfering part or property from an object, or single out the only necessary part of an object

Results: At first this was hard to apply since examples were based on machines, but after thinking about the most difficult part of skies to get in current cases ideas about disassembling the ski or snap on bindings resulted.

25:Self Service
-Make an object serve itself by performing auxiliary helpful functions
Results: Christmas tree bagging applied to skies

28: Mechanics Substitution
- Replace a mechanical means with a sensory means
Result: Lick-and-Stick Skies

-Use electric, magnetic and electromagnetic fields to interact with the object
Result:
Magnetic clasps on ski bag or case.

Part 3: Applying Silly ideas

All the highly rated ideas from assignment 4: Blue Sky Idea Generation were already feasible products.

Part 4: The Most Potential

Out of all the weeks and problems we were to pick 10 ideas that were novel, feasible, and useful. Here are the ones with the most potential.

When you are trying to find your cup at night without spilling or disturbing your partner.

For those who don't have ice houses, but still want to fish at night. Same circumference as ogger so that it is impossible to fall down the hole.

Magnet lined jacket with magnetized skies would allow skier to attach equipment to back without difficulty of straps and reduces time spent putting it in bags.

Tortilla shell like bag allow to owner to wrap skies rather than try to use zippers or snow-filled velcro.

Combine: Take two pieces of apparel and make them one

Adapt: Use heating implements to increase and decrease temperature as weather changes.

Rearrange: Removing the zipper from center front to both side and on shoulders makes it easier to get into and out of.

Make a self-service machine that would bag skies like a christmas tree

A Children's bag (ages 3-6) that would teach kids to how to put their equipment away by applying the slip-in concept of slippers

To modify the body of the ski to have a hole in the front and a slot in the back that a strap could quickly be attached to.

I appreciate that you have really detailed sketches for each idea on this post. You also did a great job explaining how each of your SCAMPER ideas fit within each category. However, I would have liked to have seen more brainstorming ideas for each category as well as the best idea for each.

Overall, your blog could benefit from some hierarchy in the text and adding more defined headers to each section.

Hi,

First, I owe apologies for the very late post. Life intervened with school last week. I hope these comments are still useful.

Overall, a good post with explanatory text and clear sketches. I was left w bit confused regarding what area you are exploring products for...? Skiing? Ski travel? Coffee? Perhaps it is a broad topic, but in your final 10 ideas things seemed a bit varied.

Bravo on trying TRIZ. You seem to have made effective transitions in application to your area. I might suggest in documenting use that you deliver the hierarchy distinctly first, then show your ideas.

Keep it up.