Tuesday, 31 January 2012

Summary of today's I&E lesson: 31 Jan

Hello Sec 2-04,

Summary of today's points:

  1. Problem Identification
  2. Sensing (what's wrong)
  3. Ideation (how to improve the situation)
  4. Implementation (Note: many steps involved here. E.g. prototyping, experimentation, observations)
Possible sources for inspiration (read up how these inventions started):
3M - company that invented Post-Its
DuPont - company that discovered Nylon
Find out how Velcro / Zip-Lock was discovered.

Any other interesting inventions that we can improve upon? (Invitation to comment)

Remember to comment on your 'Socially Innovative' proposal.

Where to go from here:
The class will decide the better projects and work in groups of 3.
Use the rules of brainstorming (as commented from the last post).

By April:
  • Selected groups entered for Innovator's Program (IvP) / Projects chosen for SST Exhibition Room
  • Groups that do well for IvP will go on to represent SST for the Tan Kah Kee Awards (read more about it here). Judging later part of the year.

Mr. Patrick Hiap

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