- Disruptive Innovation
- Disruptive Technology
- Disruptive Thinking
Necessity is the mother of invention . . . One of the most powerful ways to innovate is through disruption. Digital music, Camera phones, and other great inventions are a result of disruptive thinking. Disruptive thinking is looking at an object or idea and coming up with an entirely different way to achieve the same end. It may involve combining ideas, reinventing a tool to meet a unique need, combining parts of tools to serve another purpose–the possibilities are endless. In the spirit of nurturing innovation and creativity, 3D students were given the following challenges:
- Combine elements of a video game controller with elements of a band-aid. What would you invent?
- Combine elements of a straw in a glass of drinking water with a plastic coat hanger. What would you invent?
And so it’s your turn–select either challenge designed to inspire creativity and innovation. What would you invent?