When we talk of InventHelp 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 in the new invention idea by thinking out of brother ql-570 comes with? Is it possible for you and me to do it too? To know this we have to know what the “box” is to create we can think beyond it. The “box” will be the way things are, and just how to get a patent on an idea we have been tutored to view things. One can find factors which determine the way we look at things. Thus the first step to thinking beyond the normal is to identify and challenge our own views and 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 tedious. For instance, when you think about a domestic air-conditioner, do you know the assumptions? Cooling, auto switch off, silent, it has to run on electricity, therefore forth. What if someone thought of ways to manufacture an air-conditioner which ran on something else which is more organic and official statement saved on power consumption? Another way to come up with a new invention idea is to think the first 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 out of the box and that is to get away from your home or office and watch the way people live, behave and communicate. The story of the shoe salesman comes to mind. This man went to Africa to sell shoes, a country where people never wore items. By thinking out of the box, he accepted the idea of selling his first pair to a 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 for 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; take away two legs from another to enable faster cleaning; add color to domestic utility items showcase them inter-changeable; ideas like these will flow once believe deeper and harder at the common daily objects and concepts for new inventions will be a knock away!