Assignment 5

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Part 1 - SCAMPER
My sub-theme is holiday retail environment, so I narrow down my topic to a specific product: shopping bag.

Substitute
Can I replace or change any parts?
Handles
The images/text on the bag
Can I use other ingredients or materials?
Plastic/paper
Metal
Wood
Fabric
Liquid based materials
Rubber
Glass
Can I change its shape?
Square
Ellipse
Oval
Circle
What if I change its name?
Super holder
Shopping Nanny
Super Bag
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Combine
What ideas or parts can be combined?
Combine the floor plan and shopping bag together
Combine the glove with the shopping bag handle, so you can carry it in winter if you forget your gloves as well.
Combine mirror with shopping bag.
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Adapt
What ideas outside my field can I incorporate?
Biomimicry: Kangaroo,
What else is like it?
Box
Luggage
Travel bags
Purse
Backpack
What other ideas does it suggest?
Recycle
Hold a lot of stuff
Big capacity
Easy to move with
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Magnify/Modify
what can you add?
Box opener
A wallet
A lamp
A water bottle
What can be extended?
The handle
The bag capacity
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Put to other use
What else can it be used for?
Shoe cover
Pillow case
Travel bags
Pencil bag
Can it be used by people other than those it was originally intended for?
Plastic shopping bag - trash bag
Cool Parachute
Curtain
Ball the plastic bags up they can be used as mattress and/or pillow stuffing
Cheap disposable gloves for handling unpleasant things.
Rain Coat
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Eliminate
How can I simplify it?
One-piece shopping bag
What if I made it smaller?
Easy-fold bags
Compressed fabric - soaked in the water - the plastic bag gets bigger
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Reverse/Rearrange
Can I interchange components?
Shopping bag toys
A box with handles/ a bag without handles
What if I try doing the exact opposite of what I originally intended?
Prank plastic bags (very fragile)
A super heavy shopping bag
A shopping bag has a clown in it.
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Part 2:
I chose to use Morphological Analysis Table
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Idea 1:Cheap fabric bag inside a drup capsule, easy to carry everywhere!
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Idea2:Duct tape plastic mug. (have a plastic base, and tape your mug as tall as you want)
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Part 3: I reviewed all the good ideas from last week, and at the time when we selected the ideas, we focused on both "good ideas" and also "functional", so all my 10 best rated ideas: Hidden Secret Sensor, Customer ID, Micro-Fabric Sensor, Commercial Campaign, Name Tag Sensor, Floor Map, Map Shopping Bag, Shopping App, Shopping Schudulizer, Map Projection, can all be concepts for real products.
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2 Comments

Annika,

I found the ideas that you generated using SCAMPER to be very thoughtful. I liked the kangaroo pouch bag and weighted shopping bags a lot. I found the graph paper to be somewhat distracting though. If you had redrawn the products on plain paper, it would have made them that much better!

Parts two and three were good, I just wanted to see the products from last week's brainstorming session, not just the text.

Your top ten ideas all seem very feasible to me, especially the ideas related to shopping bags. The color of the paper was different for each photo though, and that kind of distracted me again from your great ideas.

-Nel

Hi Annika,
It is great to note that you laid out the ideas for each questions you desired to pursue for different prompts for the SCAMPER analysis. I think that the mirror bag and kangaroo bag will really get some attention and have market potential. I found myself challenged with the rearrange/reverse prompt, and could you think of ideas that are useful with this prompt? The heavy bag and one without handles are silly and useless for its purpose but does answer the prompt.

It was nice to see images within your morphological analysis table. You do have great collections of ideas. While all your images delivered the message across it can be made more aesthetic with drawings on plain paper and adjusting color levels for the scan to be the same to have uniform look.

Overall, nice effort for this broad theme of retail environment for winter theme.

-- Shiv

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