Thursday, February 11, 2010


I used SCAMPER to create new designs for a schoolbag.
If you can't read the words,they are:
New designs for a schoolbag using SCAMPER
Subsitute-What can you subsitute? What can be used instead?
Boxes with wheels.
Combine-Which parts can you combine?What can be added?
More pockets.
Adapt-How can it be changed to suit a purpose?
Remove the outer cloth,make it flat,make the material stronger and it becomes a trolley.
Modify-How can the color,shape,form or material be changed?
It can be made of a stronger material.
Put to other uses-What else can it be use for?
A luggage bag.
Eliminate-What can be reduced or removed from it?
The short straps on it.
Rearrange/Reverse-How can the pattern,layout be changed?
The arrangement of the pockets can be reversed to put in more things.

Thursday, February 4, 2010


What is SCAMPER?
S- substitute
  • switch part of your product for something else

    C- combine
  • combining two or more parts to get a different product

    A- Adapt
  • which parts should be adapted to change the nature of the process

    M- maximise, minimise or modify
  • make a part bigger or smaller,or changing part of the product

    P- put to other purposes / uses
  • how to put current product to other purposes

    E- eliminate
  • think of what might happen when part of the product is removed

    R- rearrange / reverse
  • think of what would happen if part of the product worked in reverse or in a different order.

    When do you use SCAMPER?
    Ans: When creating a new product or innovating a new product, SCAMPER can be used to improve the needs and uses of the product.

    How do we use SCAMPER? illustrate with examples.(sketches)
    Ans: By asking questions related to the SCAMPER meanings to create a product
  • Monday, February 1, 2010

    Ways to use a paper clip

    Here are some innovative(and nonsensical) ways for a paper clip(other than its original use):
    4.Ring (nose ring,bellybutton ring,earring...)
    6.Hair Clip(hey,if it can clip paper it sure can clip hair)
    7.Mini chopstick
    10.Watch strap
    11.Spectacle frame
    13.Fishing hook