For those of you who may not have known, my two problem statements were as follows:
Steve is a 22 year old pizza delivery guy that needs tires that will not be effected by ice and heavy snow.
Ashley is a 25 year old film student who wants to improve her own safety while driving against other winter drivers.
The people that were originally supposed to be in my brainstorming session flaked on me so I had to choose some last minute participants. The participants that I chose to use were my Little brother Kahdari who lives with me, my roommate Troy, My co-worker Steve and his buddy Malby. Steve and Malby just happened to be over at the perfect time for me to complete the assignment.
We began the brain storming session by playing a warm up game that I made up myself. The game was called "Top 40 remix hits". Each of us chose a song of our choice and the others gave you the word. For example my roommate Troy chose to remix Mike Jones- "Back Then" and his topic was fast food.
Steve singing a remix of gnarls barkley
Sample lyric: "French fries I'm dipping, Coca cola i'm sipping, Catch me eaten chicken with the grease dripping, turn your neck and yo piece mission".
That warm up game took longer than expected because we eventually started a free style session, so there was no time to start a second warm up game.
I gave all four participants large sheets of paper where they could write down their ideas because I did not have any note cards or sticky notes. After 20 mins of brain storming because Malby had to leave, we went through all of their ideas and chose the best 5. We noticed that most of the ideas had to do with some type of new modification for an existing piece.
For the first Question, "How might we make it so cars aren't affected by ice and snow while driving?", the ideas consisted of heating the tires, vibrating the tires, or putting spikes on the tires.
For the second question, "How might we improve car safety?, a majority of the ideas involved reinforcing the exterior of the car.
My little brother Kahdari was the one who came up with most of the ideas. His creativity seemed to kick in more than the older guys.