Thursday, 2 February 2012

Problem Finding and Brainstorming

Hello Sec 2-02,

Thurs, 2 Feb lesson:

Thinking about 8 varied / unusual problems for:

Either i) Classroom ii) Bedroom / Study (Pls keep your foolscap & bring it for the next lesson)

Using Your LDs, research on the following:

Velcro / Zipper / Post-Its / Drinking Straw / Vacuum Cleaner / Nylon

Companies to research about: (any other interesting companies to share)?

Du Pont / 3M / Coca Cola

How can the above inventions can improved / combined?
E.g. 1: Velcro walls for shifting walls at home / offices. Allows changing configurations of internal layout.
You can check the house with many layouts for inspiration here.

E.g. 2: Placing a flexible straw below drinks dispenser to prevent spilling.

Reminder: Innovator's Program (IvP)
Interested students to inform Dawn of:
i) your grouping
ii) the idea (the idea can be from the 'Social Innovation' spreadsheet or a new idea).

Groupings with their ideas to be submitted by Fri, 3 Feb - 10:00am.
Dawn will inform of the grouping by replying to this post.

Group entries submitted by replying to this post.
Pictures / diagrams are welcome.
Unclear entries will not be considered.

Assignment (Date Due: Wed, 8 Feb):
  • Present your understanding of the problem you described 'Social Innovation Proposal' (you may use the questions below as a guide) by:
  • Write-Up (Pages) - Max 500 words (define the problem, use the template in Pages, include at least 3 pictures taken by you to enhance your illustration of your understanding of the problem.
  • What is the problem?
  • How big is your problem?
  • How will it impact society if it is not solved?
  • Why does the problem exist?
  • What is the root cause?

Submit your similar to what Eugene & Luke did.

Thank you.

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