When we talk of inventions which have either touched or changed our lives, we often praise the inventor for “thinking out of the bundle.” How do these people think of a new invention idea by thinking out of the box? Is it possible for product idea as well as me to do it too? To know this we have to know what the “box” is so that we can think beyond it. The “box” will be the way things are, and in what way we have been tutored to view things. One can find factors which determine during we look at conditions. Thus the first step to thinking beyond the normal is to identify and challenge our own views and how to patent perceptions.
The entire process of challenging preconceived notions, established norms and usual assumptions is a very powerful and creative way resolve a problem, because walking on the much-treaded patch is safe, though lackluster. For instance, when you associated with a domestic air-conditioner, do you know the assumptions? Cooling, auto switch off, silent, it to be able to run on electricity, therefore forth. What if someone thought of to help manufacture an air-conditioner which ran on something else which is more organic and saved on power consumption? Another way to come up with a new invention idea is to think the top absurd. One needs an exceedingly open mind for this as the process can both be fun and also irritating. There could be hundreds of completely absurd solutions to a problem, but one of them could be a genuinely new invention idea. Using a “what if” question and you will be impressed at the number of absurd answers you could arrive at.
There is a literal way of thinking as well as and that is to eliminate your home or office and watch the way people live, behave and communicate. The story for this shoe salesman comes to mind. This man went to Africa to sell shoes, a country where people never wore them. By thinking out of the box, he looked at the idea of selling his first pair a few curious buyer by highlighting its heat resisting abilities and ensuing comfort to his feet. The shoe salesman soon opened shop and became a millionaire. There are many stories like this and as the saying goes, you can actually sell a refrigerator a good Eskimo, provided you can invent some way to convince him of its utility.
Concepts like division, subtraction, temperature control, colorful all trigger great invention ideas; make a large table foldable to make more space for utility purposes; deter two legs from another to enable faster cleaning; add color to domestic utility items create them inter-changeable; ideas like these will flow once choice deeper and harder at the common daily objects and ideas for new inventions will be a knock away!