Assignent 3 v2

In this model I have made a very small change. The change I made was to shorten the handle on my carrying product as it would make it easier to grip with one hand. After a second round of discussion and feedback with my target I found that my product would help the problem they are experiencing but did not solve the issue of the struggle of going up the stairs with groceries but just shortened the trips. What I attempted to do was develop a way to lighten the load but was no successful in my thinking and have since decided to shorten the handle bar. By shortening the handle bar it will allow the user to use only one hand on my product and leave the second hand open to holding onto the railing as it may help going up the stairs. I am always open to any ideas/ technologies that might help with my struggle and am constantly looking for new ways to improve on the feedback which will hopefully lead to a v3.

Assignment 3

In my conversation with my target audience (my grandma) I approached her through a series of questions. My questions ranged between preliminary questions regarding the problem I targeted (the issues that arise for my grandma in grocery packing). I continued to ask her about possible solutions and found that her solutions resembled mine greatly. This lead me to believe that my design could be a successful solution to this problem.

Assignment 2

I have chosen to solve a problem for my grandma. The problem she faces is when carrying multiple bags of groceries she feels the pressure and pain on her fingers due to the compactness of the bags falling on just the fingers. I have decided to solve this problem by creating a product that can be used to relieve the pressure on these fingers while still allowing her to carry multiple bags. The product will consist of a handle bar between two “hooks” allowing the user to slip on and off the grocery bags from the hook while actually holding the bar instead of the bags directly.

Design Thinking Reflection

My ideas on design thinking are very personal and I have come to adapt them based on personal experience. I think of design thinking as the process in order  to come up with a situation specialized strategy. As many industries encounter their own separate form of problems there is no one strategy that will work for all problem.

I like to look at Design Thinking and breakdown the steps before producing a strategy. the first and most crucial step is empathy. As long as you cannot identify with the problem, you will not achieve the best solution. The best solution and strategy is only achieved once understanding the problem.

Innovation Reflection

Innovation has been around since the beginning of time. The world needs innovation in order to evolve and forward itself. We have gone from striking rocks to lighters in order to create fire.This is one example of innovation. The world has to keep changing in order to keep up with all the changing factors. In my  opinion innovation is the key  to change  and  although change is not always comfortable at first it is a necessary tool  to  survival  and advancement.

Design Thinking:

My ideas on design thinking are very personal and I have come to adapt them based on personal experience. I think of design thinking as the process in order  to come up with a situation specialized strategy. As many industries encounter their own separate form of problems there is no one strategy that will work for all problem.

I like to look at Design Thinking and breakdown the steps before producing a strategy. the first and most crucial step is empathy. As long as you cannot identify with the problem, you will not achieve the best solution. The best solution and strategy is only achieved once understanding the problem.