“What idea from another product of service can we adapt?”
“Good artists copy; great artists steal.”
Folgers Classic Roast Coffee Singles are single-serving coffee packets, adapting the technique of making tea from a teabag.
The same control equations that can be used in a car’s cruise control also keeps a Segway upright and lands a SpaceX rocket on its tail.
Owen Finlay Maclaren (1907 – 1978) designed the collapsible landing gear for the Spitfire fighter plane that defended Britain in the Second World War. He used the same technique to develop a lightweight collapsible baby buggy.
Can I adapt ideas from any of these sources?
- businesses models
- manufacturing techniques
- product technology
- manufacturing processes
- historical precedents
- method of use