Principles and SCAMPER: Modify

Why do I want to fit Principles into SCAMPER approaches? In a recent post (check it here first) I explore how SCAMPER can embrace the 40 Principles of Inventive Problem Solving. The goal is to wrap the complexity of the Principles in the approachability of SCAMPER. Modify defined in Applied Imagination Under the category of…

Kickstarter Project: Heated Down Jacket

Incredible response This Kickstarter project received $1,330,293 in pledges and 6,480 backers, far exceeding its original goal of $100,000. ┬áThe product The primary innovations here are the merging (Principle 5 – Merging) of a down jacket with a battery-operated heating system. Principle 6 – Universality is also at play, as the same battery can be…

Hybrid Airliner Prototype

E-Fan X All-electric airplanes are already in service in limited applications like trainers and for towing gliders. These small planes boast low energy use and low maintenance, but battery capacity and weight remain limiting factors for longer range aircraft. Airbus, Rolls Royce and Siemens are thus employing the same strategy used by automobile manufacturers before…

SWING – Table Converts to Shelves

This is another smack-your-head, why-didn’t-I-think-of-it innovation. It’s a table made up of segments (Principle 1 – Segmentation) that converts to a shelf unit (Principle 15 – Dynamics) easily by turning on a pivot (Principle 12 – Equipotentiality). Check out the video: What can we learn? Like the Youtube video says, there are some bits of…