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Blueprint on how to come up with new ideas.

Blueprint on how to come up with new ideas.

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  • 1. Idea Generation
    bymeeteor.com
  • 2. Catalogue Your Ideas
    Use a spreadsheet, or carry around a notebook, write things down as you come up with them.
    Assume unlimited resources
  • 3. Think of your job – what did you do what frustrated you?
    Any efficiencies to be gained?
  • 4. Problem Solver
    Think of your industry – How can technology disrupt processes?
    Think digital media and its impact on Newspapers, for example
  • 5. Think of what you’ve done this week – what caused you frustration?
  • 6. Break Your Routine
    What frustrations came out of your new experiences?
  • 7. Question Everything
    Wear your Innovation hat while doing readings for other classes.
    Question assumptions
  • 8. Don’t Have Frustrations?
    Listen to Others – what are their frustrations?
  • 9. Think Like a Designer
    Innovate on real goods.
    Peanut Butter Jar, easier to clean.
  • 10. Skate Where the Puck is Going
    Read reports from Forrester Research, Gartner Research, Emarketer.com (all available from Lippincott Library).
  • 11. Skate Where the Puck is Going II
    Read TechCrunch, VentureBeat, LifeHacker.com, Gigaom.com – find out where others are innovating, and see how you can innovate on THEIR ideas
  • 12. Inspiration From Others
    Check out your local Tech Transfer Office
  • 13. Expand Your Network
    Expose yourself to new industries / new problems
  • 14. Think about how others innovated…..
    Warby Parker – Thought designer glasses were too expensive
    Milo.com – Saw that people wanted to search for local goods online
    Diapers.com – Called 1-800-Diapers and realized they only carry cloth diapers

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