Structured Idea Generation

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Hey everyone!
Hope you had a good weekend at the Gopher/Badger game and that you're excited about the upcoming holidays.

If you haven't checked out my blog/topic yet it is "Family Gatherings". Can't wait to hear your critiques.

SCAMPER

My archetypal product for my category was the family cookbook. I tried to explore the many purposes of the cookbook in a family gathering and see if I could apply SCAMPER to pull away some creative insights.


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TRIZ

For my TRIZ exploration, I examined the role of the dining table and ways of improving its form/uses. I realized that one of the most difficult parts of having family over for a large meal is that our furniture rarely can hold everyone comfortably. In the case that we do have a table large enough to appropriately serve an extended family over Christmas, it becomes excess when the guests are no longer around.

Areas of Issue

6. Area of Non-moving object

35. Adaptability


Possible Solutions

15. Dynamics

  • make an object or its environment automatically adjust for optimal performance
  • divide an object into elements which can change position relative to each other
  • if an object is immovable, make it movable or interchangeable


16. Partial or overdone action

  • if it is difficult to obtain 100% of a desired effect, achieve somewhat more or less to greatly simplify the problem

Ideas produced from TRIZ:

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Idea Review

My Top Ten

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Reindeer Snowball Maker (Week 2)
Feasible: Yes
Usable: Maybe
Novel: Yes


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Knuckle Tattoo Gloves (Week 2)
Feasible: Yes
Usable: Yes
Novel: Yes

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Heated Center Console for Car (Week 5)
Feasible: Yes
Usable: Maybe
Novel: Maybe

SteeringWheeldrums.jpg

Steering Wheel Drum Set (Week 2)
Feasible: Maybe
Usable: Maybe
Novel: Yes

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Sibling Bed Divider (Week 4)
Feasible: Yes
Usable: Maybe
Novel: Maybe

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Windshield Heads-Up Display for Traffic/Directions (Week 2)
Feasible: Maybe
Usable: Yes
Novel: Yes

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Modular Table (Week 5)
Feasible: Yes
Usable: Yes
Novel: Yes

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Cookbook Drying Rack (Week 5)
Feasible: Yes
Usable: Maybe
Novel: Maybe

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Snowman Plow (Week 2)
Feasible: Maybe
Usable: Maybe
Novel: Yes

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Food Molds of Favorite Winter Holiday Floats (Week 2)
Feasible: Yes
Usable: Maybe
Novel: Yes

2 Comments

Hi,
This is by far, probably, the most interesting blog that I have read. The sub theme is just ridiculously awesome. The idea that I like best is the book that recreate family memories. I also like how you put NUF in to grade your ideas. What I would suggest you to do is redo the drawing of ideas from the past to make them consistent through out the blog. It is a little bit distracting. Also, designing your blog would help to make it more attractive to read.

Your process is well laid out. The heads-up windshield display is an outlier among you other drawings. Also, if you are going to use color, I would suggest sticking with one color over multiple for it may affect how a person feels about the product. If the drawings all use the same color the person is more apt to disregard it if they do not like it, where as if there are multiple colors they are more likely to take it into account. You do a nice job thinking of a variety of different applications.

Jessica

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