Wayne C. Chung
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Applying Appropriate Problem Sets for Innovation: Low-Tech & High-Tech Product Design Challenges
Creativity and innovation are two of the most valued assets in today’s education and industry. This is especially challenging with the current curriculum requirements. Framing the problem set plays a significant role in students’ ability to be creative and innovative. A core ingredient is using two comparative product designs. The course Low-Tech, High-Tech, and High Touch product design projects has produced results that make students better problem-solvers, meticulous observers, and reflective thinkers. Creativity and invention comes from determining alternative technology applications, mechanical advantages through form or position, or complete paradigm shifts. Strategic innovation is the culmination of appropriately defining the problem, discovering relevant alternatives, and testing for the most apt solutions.