Methods to generate breakthrough product inventions:
Opportunistic Inventing through personal awareness: Daily irritations - Channel your frustrations Wherever repetition exists
Anytime you catch yourself saying "Somebody outta…" or "Why don't they…"
The root cause of why you are waiting for something
Wherever you find energy losses
When you notice wasted resources (inefficiencies)
When faced with a challenging problem
What are the jobs our customers want to get done?
Inventing to Schedule: Brainstorming Techniques (34 distinctive methods) Attend tradeshows at the fringes of your business
Matrix - same list of products, features or attributes on X & Y axis
Matrix - technology on one axis and products on the other one View diagrams of patents on www.uspto.gov classified in adjacent industries