2.009 Product Engineering Processes

Results of 3-Ideas Presentation

The idea/opportunity area for each team is listed below. These sub-themes were formed by ~20 instructors and mentors based upon your presentations and loosely correspond to a taxonomy of super powers.

Your opportunity area is defined to reflect a sub-theme with the overall "super" theme that represents promising directions proposed by your team. A specific solution or product was not chosen as it is too risky to commit to a specific idea embodiment until our understanding is deeper. Your assigned sub-theme is intended to provide more focus for your idea generation than the overall theme, but still leave flexibility to explore several new avenues of interest. As you learn more your ideas will evolve.

Examples of ideas that inspired your sub-theme are provided, but the intention is not to be constrained only to ideas you have proposed thus far. Please continue to come up with new opportunities or even revisit older ideas from a new point of view. It is quite unlikely that any one idea as sketched on your posters will survive without significant evolution.

The next step is a more focused and detailed exploration within your sub-theme (see the sketch model review). You will certainly want to consider new ideas. A critical step in generating more refined ideas will be making a strong connection with potential users/clients and clearly articulating specific needs to be addressed.

View all the posters at-a-glance. The "feedback for..." links in the table collate all reviews on a single web-page for convenient viewing. All instructor comments will be on the feedback pages either by your team meeting time or Wednesday morning (whichever is first). MIT certificates are required to view the feedback pages.

red team

mind power: telepathy
(ideas inspiring the sub-theme were: stylist, blink, dante).

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green team

mastery: tactics
(ideas inspiring the sub-theme were: spuree, hear it is, glyde).

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pink team

metamorphosis: size
(ideas inspiring the sub-theme were: superseat, quickdish, earwave, pufftomitrist).

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blue team

energy: force field
(ideas inspiring the sub-theme were: smooth talker, heat transfer sleeves, watch-out).

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yellow team

energy: environmental control
(ideas inspiring the sub-theme were: breathable, compact-it, soundfield, beacon).

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orange team

tools: extensions
(ideas inspiring the sub-theme were:power-repointer, bed bather, freedom wheel, touchsee).

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purple team

body extension: enchanted fist
(ideas inspiring the sub-theme were: grip it, super sensor, watch over me).

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silver team

super human: sensing
(ideas inspiring the sub-theme were: animus, fire sense gloves, hercules).

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All of the idea posters and presentations are on-line. Use the on-line review form to provide feedback — feel free to offer constructive suggestions to your classmates. You will be emailed comments from at least 3 course staff members by: red team (noon Tuesday); green and blue teams (5 PM Tuesday), all other teams (end of day Tuesday).

If you have any questions about your team's area, please contact the course instructor.