Assignment7

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This week's blog is on idea selection and pitch.

I need to create a Pugh chart to compare my concepts.

My evaluative criteria are:
A. Environmental impact?
B. Can I realistically do it?
C. How unique is the idea?
D. Are there good market opportunities?
E. How big is the impact of this idea?
F. Does the idea have competitive advantages?

My ideas are:
1. A Facemask with vents over the fabric covering your mouth so you can breathe easily
and still stay warm.
2. A Facemask with a metal nose form and felt strip under the eyes so no hot air would go up and fog glasses.
3. A Facemask with Earmuffs.
4. A Facemask with a velcro mouth flap so you can eat, sneeze, or talk on the phone.
5. A Facemask with Colors, perhaps matching your school or favorite sports team.

Idea 1 (vents over the mouth) will be my benchmark.

-- 1 2 3 4 5
A S - S S S

B S S S S S

C S + + + +

D S S S S +

E S S S S +

F S S S S +

The chart shows a great deal of similarity, presumably because these are ideations of the same theme. So, I want to combine this into a Facemask with a formed nose, earmuffs and a vented mouth flap.

This is the Facewarmer!

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My "elevator pitch" video:

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Assignment6

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This week's blog is on Idea Evaluation:

My top ten ideas are below. For sketches, look in the blog post "Assignment5".

1. A Merino Wool Facemask.

2. A Facemask with Earmuffs.

3. A Facemask with Colors, perhaps matching your school or favorite sports team.

4. A Facemask that has straps that clasp by magnets (Not getting caught in hair).

5. A Facemask with a velcro mouth flap so you can eat, sneeze, or talk on the phone.

6. A Facemask with a fitted pocket for a phone so it is held by your ear/mouth.

7. A Facemask with a throat mike for easier talking on the phone.

8. A Facemask with a velcro ear flap so you can talk on the phone.

9. A Facemask with vents over the fabric covering your mouth so you can breathe easily
and still stay warm.

10. A Facemask with a metal nose form and felt strip under the eyes so no hot air would go up and fog glasses.

I am evaluating my ideas by the NMF (novel, marketable, feasible) test. This allows me to make informed decisions about which ideas to pursue and if any modifications are required.

MARKETABLE:

I made a poll:

"Hi People:
For my Product Design class I need to do a poll. I am going to list ten variations of a winter facemask. I understand that some of you do not tend to use these because you are in a cold-deprived climate. However, at some point in your life no doubt you might use one. Please in a comment say IF you would buy this ideation of a facemask, and if so how much you would pay for it.

[My ten ideas]

Example: 1. Yes, 30 dollars.
2. No.
3. Yes. 24 dollars.
...."

I also put some pictures of example facemasks.

I received feedback from 18 people.

Ranked, the top 5 ideas were:

1. A Facemask with vents over the fabric covering your mouth so you can breathe easily
and still stay warm.
People would pay 25.83 on average for it.

2. A Facemask with a metal nose form and felt strip under the eyes so no hot air would go up and fog glasses.
People would pay 27.50 on average for it.

3. A Facemask with Earmuffs.
People would pay 21.50 on average for it.

4. A Facemask with a velcro mouth flap so you can eat, sneeze, or talk on the phone.
People would pay 27.88 on average for it.

5. A Facemask with Colors, perhaps matching your school or favorite sports team.
People would pay 24.70 on average for it.

So there is a range of 20-30 US Dollars here (I had some confusion with currencies for some of my overseas poll-takers).

I also received qualitative feedback which I will use to evolve my idea further.


NOVEL:

For my "Vented" mask, I found 5 similar ones on Amazon:
1. Light Weight Black Neoprene Thermal Fleece Vent Half Face Mask Facemask Balaclava Riding Cycling Bike Mountain Bike MTB Bicycle Cycle Bicycle Motocross BMX Adventures X-Sports Extreme Sport New costing 109.99

2. New Joker Clown Neoprene Full Face Mask Muzzle Motorcycle Nose Mouth Adj Size costing 11

3. Hunter Camo Facemask costing 20.99

4. SkulSkinz Hunter Orange Neoprene Face-mask Reversible to Black for 10.99

5. AIRPLANE NEOPRENE FULL FACE MASK NOSE MOUTH VENT SNOW for 11.95

I used the dimensions of "Scary" and "Price"

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I used the dimensions of "Scary" and "Price"

My area of opportunity here is expensive and scary masks. With vents.


1. Under Armour Men's Coldgear Hood for 25

2. Hunter's Specialties Camo Flex Form II Jersey 3/4 Face Mask for 8.49

3. Medical Face Mask - 50 Disposable Earloop Surgical Facemasks for Procedure, Antiviral, Cleanroom, Hospital, Doctors... for 9.99

4. GMax Balaclavas Facemask - Cotton for 6.99

5. Primos Ninja Cotton Full-Hood Face Mask - Mossy Oak New Break-Up for 10.71

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I used the dimensions of "Quality" and "Price"

My area of opportunity here is expensive masks of any quality. That are form fitting.


1. Husqvarna ProForest Chain Saw Helmet System 44.07

2. Unisex Fashion Winter Warm Outdoor Cycling Hat Cap Face Mask Ear Muff (Orange) 10.69

3. Outdoor Designs Chillibalaclava 24.99

4. STEVE YIWU Thickening Villi Oftaliban Type Winter Protection Mask/Ear Cover (pink small flower) 9.99

5. SKI FACE MASK- THREE HOLE ADULT BLACK 4.99

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I used the dimensions of "Color" and "Price"

My area of opportunity here is expensive masks that are not colorful. That have earmuffs.


1. Neoprene Carbon Mask - Multi-Purpose Dust Mask with 2 Carbon Filters and 10 External Filters 27.47

2. Face Mask Fleece Balaclava Half Mask Bike Mask (Black Fleece) Velcro 9.99

3. RZ Mask Active Carbon Filters, Black, Regular 21.81

4. Schampa Lightweight Skull Face Mask VNG008 12.21

5. Seirus Innovation Men's Neofleece Scarf Combo 9.99

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I used the dimensions of "Warmth" and "Price"

My area of opportunity here is expensive (or not so expensive) masks that are warm. That have velcro mouth flaps.


1.Hot Leathers Assassin Face Mask (Black) 8.15

2.DISPOSABLE EARLOOP FACE MASK BLUE 50/BX 5.35

3.Candy Color Ultra Thin Ski Face Mask - Great Under A Bike / Football Helmet -Balaclava 5.99

4.Face Ski Mask 3 Hole (More Colors) 1.99

5. PURPLE-Breathable Windproof ski Motorcycle Bike Cycling Fleece Face Mask Protection Masks Neck Warmer Soild Color 12.98

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I used the dimensions of "Aesthetics" and "Price"

My area of opportunity here is expensive masks. That have the potential to be lots of colors.


A preliminary patent search was run:

1. Patent Number 5921239, Issued 1999
http://www.google.co.in/patents/US6779524

2. Patent Number 20080134418, Issued 2006
http://www.google.com/patents/US20080134418

3. Patent Number CN 202104257, Issued 2012
http://www.google.com/patents/CN202104257U

4. Patent Number 4167185, Issued 1979
http://www.google.com/patents/US4167185

5. Patent Number 4488547, Issued 1984
http://www.google.com.mx/patents/US4488547


FEASIBLE:

The biggest concern for my first idea is making it stand up to repeated washings.

The biggest concern for my second idea is building it due to complexity.

The biggest concern for my third idea is figuring out how to fasten it to the ears.

The biggest concern for my fourth idea is figuring out how to "stow" the flap.

The biggest concern for my fifth idea is licensing.

Despite that merino wool did not rank too high in my poll, I still want to use it in my masks. However, it is quite expensive, so I will stick with wool at $1.67 per pound .

As this is a rough manufacturing cost assessment, we learned the formula of
bulk price times 10 to get to retail price.
Or, from the slides:
retail price = 10 x material cost

So for all of my ideas I am looking at 16.70 for costs. I say all of them because I do not want to copy and paste this 5 times, and it is the same mask, with a few different features.

My 5 top ideas ranged from 21.50 to 27.88, all of which are comfortably above my rough costs threshold!

Assignment5

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This post is all about finding more structured ideas.

But first, rapid prototyping at Leonardo's Basement was a lot of fun. Special thanks to Ellen Wall for the documentation of the process!

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I started with the SCAMPER technique for new ideas.

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Substitute-Make the main body out of merino wool.

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Combine-add earmuffs.

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Adapt-The Israeli Military uses "Cham-Tzavars", which literally mean "Neck-Warmers". This might fit in with eye and ear wear.

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Magnify/minify-Add earbud guides.

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Put to other use-School Spirit!

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Eliminate- Cloth (except for a margin) not on the face/front neck area.

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Reverse/rearrange-Add extra weight (contours) to parts of face needing more protection.


I used the Morphological Analysis, a table-based tool to generate more ideas.

functional --------- design embodiments
requirements

stays on face unaided --- make-up --- bugs --- goggles--- surgical masks
allows air to flow --- gore-tex --- air conditioner --- window --- pipe
keeps user warm --- fire --- furry pet --- blankets --- chemical hand warmers
easy of don/doffing --- magnets --- velcro --- snaps --- snap buckles
cleanable --- plastic --- stainless steel --- teflon --- water

I found three ideas with this technique:
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DIfferent fasteners? (small magnets on back, less "cling factor" than velcro).

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Have the mask attach to the face by van der waals forces.

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Fur keeps mammals warm. Why not on the face?

One of the impractical ideas from last week was to add a small fan to the mask to prevent fogging. I will take from this the need to increase air flow.

Because I still like them I am adding the 10 ideas from last week as well:

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Sell masks with bottles of anti-fogging lens solution.

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A flap so people can talk on the phone better.

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A pocket to hold your phone.

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A pocket for your bluetooth.

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A throat mike so your mouth is not exposed.

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An ear flap.

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Extra air channels for the hot air to escape.

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Extra vents so breathing is easier.

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A ductile metal strip forming to your nose.

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A felt strip so heat does not go up to your eyes.

I guess next week we narrow these down...

Assignment4

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We were told to revise our problem statements. As a recap, mine are below:

The intrepid winter wanderer needs a way to keep his/her face warm because otherwise it will get damaged.
Rationale: Curt saying without a cover your nose will freeze.

We need a way to stay warm while still being able to talk on the phone because these days people demand both.
Rationale: Jeff is worried about this.

I changed mine to "how might we" questions, and added a third question as well. Here are my three questions:

"How might Jeff wear a face mask while still talking on his phone?"

"How might Tammy prevent her glasses from fogging up while wearing a face mask?"

"How might Zach prevent a mess from nose output from building up in his face mask?"


The group:

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"Tammy"

Tammy is a biologist who normally lives in Arizona.

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"Riley"

Riley is an endodontist (a specialized kind of dentist) from Canada/Ireland.

I know this picture is of the incorrect orientation but I am unable to fix it.

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"Danielle"

Danielle is an electrical engineering student from Israel.

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"Jeff"

Jeff is a lawyer from Michigan specializing in sports law.


Everyone was told of the general idea of our brainstorming session and came to the meeting with ideas.

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"Hot Tub"

Riley offered the use of his hot tub to relax everyone.

I know this picture is also of the incorrect orientation but I am unable to fix it.

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"Nourishment"

We then had a snack.

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"Nourishment 2"

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"Food"

Improv game time! I was just in Chicago last week for my brothers wedding. I brought back lots of little bubbles. We tried doing the most startling things possible with bubbles.

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"Bubbles"

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"More Bubbles"

I brought props so we could envision the problem better and try acting out the scenario.

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"Cell Phone Mask"

This should be the last picture with a format problem. Again, I was unable to figure out how to fix it.

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"Glasses Mask"

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"Sneeze Mask"

After I read the problem statement/how can we statement, we all sat for a few minutes and generated ideas by ourselves. Following each idea generation, each person read their idea aloud so others would know what was thought of. Next, everyone commented on all of the first ideas, trying to spin off new ideas. After each person reflected we voted on the best ideas of each category (titled unimaginatively "Glasses", "Snot", and "Phone" and ranked the top few. The IPM was low, around .4.

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"Sorted Ideas"

The ideas were sorted and ranked at the end.

The first category was cell phone use:

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"Velcro Mouth Phone"

Having a velcro mouth flap.

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"Phone Pocket"

Having a pocket in the mask in which for your phone to slide.

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"Bluetooth"

A small pocket for a bluetooth headset.

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"Throat Mike"

A throat mike which attaches to the bottom of the mask.

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"Velcro Ear Patch"

An ear flap attached by velcro.

Constraints that were brought up included condensation on the technology and ease of cleaning the mask.

The second category was eyewear fogging up:

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"Air Chanels"

A mask with air exiting a different place than traditional.

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"Mouth Vents"

A mask with mouth vents.

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"Metal Nose Shaper"

Riley suggested some features from some surgical masks. The first one has a bendable metal piece on top so no air goes up.

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"Dental Mask 2"

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"Felt Mask"

This mask has a band of felt on top so air and heat will be trapped.

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"Dental Mask 1"

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"Lens Coating"

Tammy, who dives, suggested applying a scuba anti-fog coating to the lenses.


Constraints that were brought up included worries of makeup being ruined.


For fun, the third category was sneezing in the mask:

No pictures, but the top idea was a "Darth Vader" flap covering the nose and mouth.

Several flap fasteners were discussed in general. Top ideas for fasteners were magnets and silicon on silicon.

Other ideas generated were:

Costume Masks

Your face on a mask (potential Uncanny Valley problems)

Hair considerations (where should it fasten?)

Makeup considerations

A Mask connecting to earmuffs, hooking over ears

Different colors to coordinate with coat or accessories

Sport team masks

A soft inside-not neoprene.

On to the next step!

Assignment3

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Hi Everyone,
This will be an exploration into winter face protection.

To begin, I read AIGA's Ethnography Primer. I particularly liked the design, and the quote from LiAnne Yu. I would like to learn more about the Barrier concept they mention.

In the IDEO Bootleg Bootcamp I found their extra design elements distracting from their message. However, I do like their use of the word "flaring". I suspect that more of this document will come in handy later in the course.

The three parts of this weeks assignment are asking, observing, and experiencing.

Asking:

"Three separate in-person interviews (not a group interview) with potential users and experts. At least one of the three interviews should be someone who would be considered somewhat of an expert in the specific area."

Pics of these people are desired. I am considering Zane- a winter biker, so an expert, and two other people I run across who might consider putting something on their faces to protect from the winter.

Well, today I found three people:
Curt Fernandez, Jeff Levine, and Zach Buchan.

Curt's interview was first:
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"Curt Fernandez"

Curt is a manager in the Department of Risk Management for the City of Minneapolis. Some of the things I learned from him were "if you don't cover it, your nose will be frozen". Also, "in a very cold environment, a face cover is necessary. The wind chill is very bad". He hadn't seen different forms, but uses one where only his eyes and nose are uncovered.

Next was Jeff Levine:
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"Jeff Levine"

Jeff is a grad student here at UMN teaching classes in Sports Management. Jeff grew up in Michigan and used a face mask in cold days. Here in MN he anticipates bitter cold winds and will use a face mask, either for his whole face or a scarf. "I am worried about it being hard to breathe, talk normally or on the phone, being sweaty, ill fitting, and what happens if I sneeze?" He is also concerned about it staying on when he bikes.

Last I connected with Zach Buchan:
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"Zach Buchan" *

Zach, who asked to be represented by this picture, is an avid biker. He has a lot of experience with different face coverings. He uses a hat which gets him through any day above about 5-10 F. He also has a neoprene facemask for colder days. These two together are more than enough to keep him warm. Zach suggests getting one that's long enough to reach down to your shirt collar. because there will be days where you will have your coat open and just your shirt underneath and be plenty warm as long as you have no exposed skin. He tried a mask with a nose guard but it fogged up his glasses. For the oval around his eyes, he wears glasses, which is normally no problem at all, but it makes it very difficult to cover that last bit up. He says "You'll see a lot of people wearing ski googles when they ride (hilariously, this starts almost any time it's even near freezing, because people are wimps), and I've tried that, but I couldn't ever get it to work. My glasses just fog up inside them. I've tried different products that are supposed to keep your glasses clear and nothing has really worked all that well. You just generate too much heat from the work of biking. So last year I just went without any eye protection. There were some uncomfortable rides, but all in all it wasn't so terrible."

Observing:

"Observe people in the setting related to your sub-theme. Take notes."

This is easy, I just need to watch people outside, and note if they are protecting their faces in any way.

So, today I went around the UMN campus and downtown Minneapolis and looked at what people were doing to protect their faces. Temperatures ranged from 31-40 degrees today, so there was not too much face covering going on. I mainly saw nothing, with a few people wearing a scarf, and a few with a hood or a high collar flared up.

Experiencing:

"Engage in activities related to your sub-theme. Think about your actions and why you are doing each step. Take photos or storyboard your experience."

I will walk around outside and experiment with different face covers. What will work best?

Today I tried a few different models:
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"Normal Scarf"

This was ok. The ends kept unraveling.


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"Neck Warmer"

This a nice piece of gear, but I am not to fond of the top part. There is a hard fastener there.

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"Detachable Hood"

This is the extended version of the above piece, with the same problem.

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"Ski Cap"

A normal head cover. Nothing fancy.

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"Full Face Mask"

Hot, itchy, and scary. Warm though, but you get funny looks. Or at least I did.

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"Combo"

Most successful! With the eye glasses it was hard to see, but this had several layers of versatility.


Problem statements:

The intrepid winter wanderer needs a way to keep his/her face warm because otherwise it will get damaged.

Rationale: Curt saying without a cover your nose will freeze.

We need a way to stay warm while still being able to talk on the phone because these days people demand both

Rationale: Jeff is worried about this.

Things to consider:

Beards, glasses fogging up, sneeze-ability of a mask?


*I know this picture is low quality, but he asked me to use it, and I figured a bad picture was better than none at all for him. I also wanted to follow his wishes.

Assignment2

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The cookies were a success. Well, at least I can say eating everyone's else's cookies was fun. Today really was a good day, in my morning class I learned I did quite well on my statistics midterm, during class we ate cookies, learned about humor, and played improv games, and after class I got to swing dance with some of my classmates! So, really, a good day.

The second assignment has 3 parts:

1.
Play-get in a playful mood, by a board game, watching improv, something to bring out fun and funniness.

2.
Make a fun colorful mind map, on the topic of "winter". I need some subcategories, and to branch out to sub themes.

3.
10 silly ideas with drawings. These are my sub themes, I need 10 individual photos here, each with a title, 500px, 72 dpi, and landscape orientation. I presume eventually I will know what these mean.

I plan on watching improv everywhere for number 1. For 2 and 3, perhaps looking at winter biking, with milk carton handlebars and ski goggles. For 3, I already have candy cane ski poles.
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10-30-13

Right now I am eating leftover cookies. :^)

I just left a Hebrew Cafe where people sat around a coffee shop practicing Hebrew. I had my design notebook with me, and decided to do part of my HW in Hebrew.

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"Hebrew Mind Map"

I know none of you can tell if this is upside down or not.

Anyways, I should do thing in English as well, although we were not constrained by language. I did assignment one by telling puns with a friend in Florida and watching Improv Everywhere:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ImprovEverywhere
The Ice Skating one fits there winter theme.

I made an English mind map, and oh wait! It has to be colorful. But, as I am not a designy person, like most in this class, I do not have colorful pens. But, as I have a hobby of sending watercolored envelopes to friends, I decided to watercolor my map.
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"Watercolor'd Envelopes"

This was my map:
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"English Mind Map"

Please note the third grade style watercolors.

My sub-themes were:

1. Sports
2. Snow-related fun
3. Clothing
4. Diseases
5. Biking

FLASH!
During class today (11-5-13) I learned that all of our sub-themes were too general. So, my new ones are:

1. Winter face protection
2. Winter disease prevention
3. Winter biking

You will have to check out my third post to see which gets picked!

Back to our regularly scheduled programming:


Now for the ideas!
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"Candy Cane Ski Pole"

This is a normal ski pole, which looks like a candy cane.

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"Monster Goggles"

These are ski goggles, with bright fake fur around them for warmth and aesthetics.

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"Studded Tire"

This is a studded tire. It is special because the rubber and spike colors are pickable. For example, at UMN the tire would be Maroon and the spikes Gold.

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"Snow 2 Scooper"

This lets you scoop and fling 2 snowballs at once.

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"Arm Light"

This lets you strap a flashlight on the outside of your sleeve.

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"Spiky Pedal"

These winter pedals have extra long spikes for boot traction.

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"Insulated Bladder"

This insulated back bladder and tube allows for hot drinks, such as coca or coffee to be sipped while moving.

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"Salt Slingshot"

When aimed upwards, the salt placed in the special pouch will fall in an even dispersal pattern.

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"Hot Pedals"

The friction from turning the pedals will keep them defrosted.

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"Scooper Pedals"

These clip on to bike pedals allowing snowballs to be automatically dipped and shot forwards.

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"Reflective Strips"

These are adjustable reflective cloth strips to be worn over a coat. Like a reflective vest, without the vest.

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"Nose/Cheek Warmers"

Noses are often left uncovered. This fixes that cold problem. Perhaps the nose cover will look like a beak?

I'm quite curious to see what our next design project will be!

Assignment1

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2013-10-26 17.30.41.jpgC is for Cookie...and That's Good Enough for Me!

Today we received an assignment to innovate the cookie. That's just the way the cookie crumbles.

I spent the late afternoon and evening at work and a meeting, occasionally consulting with friends or the Hive Mind about my task. Here are some of the current ideas from my Shnazzy new Design Notebook:
-Cookie perfume. You still ingest it.
-Berger cookies
-cheese?
-spicy, siracha, pepperjack
-garlic-rejected
-I need a base recipe
-chocolate chip fortune cookie!

My base recipe now will be flour, sugar, egg, butter or coconut oil, toasted pecans, dried cranberries, cheddar or parmasean, and smoked paprika. Just a bit of the last one.

Hopefully saturday eve I'll make this and take pics.

I asked FB:
These are SOME of the best responses.

JL butterscotch, caramel combination... maybe??? with some white chocolate.

PR White chocolate and jalapeno. macadamia?

JL Ohhh... how about a dairy free, gluten free, chocolate cookie?

MA Gluten free chocolate mint Milano melts. Just call them "happinesses" and send them to me for, uh... "distribution."

DE peanut butter apple raisin...and make em triangles

MB A cookie inside another cookie, one salty one sweet!

MG Play with nutrition values, tastes, textures, size, shape, or design . Why is my homework about analyzing articles and not reinventing cookies?!

JR Agreed... I'm in my second year of grad school, and I've never gotten to do anything cool like that.... Try a Salty/Sweet combo...

HSR I make a kick ass rosemary cooking sandwiching sweet/spicy tomato jam. Yumlicous!

MA COOKIE LEGOS. Play with your food.

MA 50/50. Put chocolate chip cookies and raisin cookies in the same package without labeling which are which. CHAOS.

IF make it with a hole in the center...label it "reduced calorie"

HSR Crunchy cookie on the outside, chewy cookie dough on the inside. YUM!

MA Mobius cookie.

EB I like the suggestions where the cookie changes shape or primary use, flavor is not innovation. The Legos idea has merit.

SR Everlasting gobstopper cookie. You can eat it and eat it and it never runs out.

SR(What class IS this?!)

JM A cookie with the texture of a brownie? A cookie with ice cream or custard inside? Square cookie? Deep fried cookie? Pre-soaked with milk? Can be eaten with no teeth (think babies or elderly)?

JJ: Practice makes perfect. Bake, eat, repeat.

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10-26-13

Remember, the assignment:

"innovate a new cookie creative in flavor, form, texture, cooking process, presentation and/or etc"

My base recipe now was flour, brown sugar, eggs, butter, vanilla, and baking powder.

I rejected coconut oil, toasted pecans, and dried cranberries.

I tried a few iterations, with plain, paprika, cheese, dates, dates and cheese, dates and paprika, cheese and paprika, and all of them. So these were incremental.

For an alternatives, just for the heck of it I made the base recipe, with balsamic vinegar, and dark chocolate chips.

I tested these with my roommate, who also helped me with the whole process, and Jeff, my neighbor.

The final recipe was:
Flour-1.5 cups, brown sugar-1/3 cup, 1 egg, .5 stick of butter, .5 tsp vanilla, .25 tbsp baking powder, 1/16 lb dates, .25 tsp smoked paprika, and 1/16 lb mixed mozzarella and munster cheeses.

This was fun, and I look forwards to seeing what the class creates!

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