invent a new item or innovate an existing item. Your item can be a brand new idea or it can improve an idea that already exists. You may work by yourself or with a partner.
Invention: The creation of a product or introduction of a product for the first time. Innovation: The creation of a product or introduction of a product for the first time.
"To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk." - Thomas Edison
How to Think up Invention Ideas!
Design Thinking - Paper Prototypes:
How to Make a Cardboard Prototype
Cardboard Prototypes Techniques
Following the SCAMPER recipe, here are a few questions you could ask:
S (Substitute): "What can I substitute?" C (Combine): "How can I combine this with other things?" A (Adapt): "What can I adapt or copy from…?" M (Magnify/Modify): "What can I magnify or put more emphasis on…?" P (Purpose--Put to Other Uses): "How can I put this item to other uses?" E (Eliminate): "What can I eliminate or simplify…?" R (Rearrange/Reverse): "How can I change, reorder or reverse…?