Today we will discuss how we turn an idea into a product.

  • Do you know of a company or product that started from a simple idea and became very successful?
  • What does successful mean in this context?
  • How did it start?

HOBIE

Exercise:

  • Pick a product that you enjoy, like a Nike trainer or a food that you like, say chocolate chip cookies
  • Answer the following questions:
    • What is it about that product that makes you interested in purchasing it?
    • What qualities does it have that make it unique?
    • Research how it came about, there was obviously a need for the product but you should be able to explain why and how someone turned their idea into reality.
    • Present your findings to the class in a visual way: slides with no more than 3 words, comic strip, animation etc.
    • Due: TBD