I began my humorous design thinking process by watching a stand-up comedy show by Louis C.K. and other funny series like Arrested Development. Watching a stand-up show made me think about improvisation and random association between jokes. Both got me laughing and in a playful mood and I began exploring the silly parts of my mind....
I have a large chalkboard and thought that it would be the perfect fun way to display my jumbled thoughts and associations:
I came up with and drew 10 design ideas for winter-related products inspired by the associations I made on my map.
Silly Sketches for Winter Product Design Ideas:
No need to buy big backs of ice to spread all over the driveway/walkway! Do it when you walk in & out of the house
For the sporty type who wants to ski and snowboard on their trip to the snow hill but doesn't want to lug around so much equipment
For those who can't wait for the new year! Wear throughout the whole holiday season
It's such a hassle walking back up those gigantic snow hills! Not anymore
A modern, technological Christmas tree. Songs whistle through the branches
Christmas lights are such a big deal to install and take down. These stay up all year and can be turned on/swapped out with different colors for every festivity
This rubber wipe runs along the lines of the car to easily sweep off the snow
Hands free coffee pocket keeps beverage warm and upright on your way to class or work
A fun festive toy!
No need to roll balls over and over again to achieve the perfect base. Stackable circle molds in different sizes for the perfectly shaped snowman
After completing this exercise, the three sub-themes of "winter" that I have chosen are:
1. Cozy clothing
2. Hot beverages
3. Family Gatherings