It doesn’t take a genius to come up with an invention that will benefit someone somehow. However, coming up with ideas that lead to inventions takes a lot of time brainstorming, observing, and researching.
Invention ideas don’t simply pop up on your doorstep, and it’s harder to come up with an idea then to execute it. In this article, we are going to tell you a few tips on how to stimulate ideas and inventions.
If you want to come up with some new invention idea, you will need to work on your observation skills. Having great observation skills will only propel you forward into the unimaginable mist that surrounds our minds. You will need to observe markets and niches and see how you could create something that will satisfy someone’s need, urge, or it will fix someone’s problem.
You will need to start by observing your surroundings and your environment. Listen to what people say and find something that will benefit them. You can brainstorm ideas from different industries and how they would help solve your problem.
2. Find Your Niche
When first starting out, there is no point in focusing on things that you have no understanding of. When first starting out, you will need to focus on the niche you have some or full understanding of. The greatest invention help you will ever get is by understanding your niche and finding something that can benefit others in it. By trying to invest your time into something you understand, you can get a better view of what are the problems in that same area and how you can help fix problems or develop new improvements.
3. Point Out The Problems
As soon as you have found your niche, it’s now time to observe even more. Invest your time by finding out all the flaws associated with a specific niche. Find out how you could make things better in your niche and how you can perfect certain things.
An important thing to do is to hear out what people complain about. The best tools that you can use are people’s complains and worries. Start by writing down a list of all the things that need improving into your niche and start brainstorming how you can help.
4. Timing is Important
You have your niche, you have identified the problems, and you have come up with an idea, and now it’s time to launch your product. But before that, there is an important thing to ask yourself – Is this a good time for it?
Invention ideas get phased out as time goes on, and it’s important to understand that the timing must be perfect for your product to work. We will give you an example of it, and it’s a product that goes by the name “Google Glass.” While from a creative and marketing point it was a good product, the timing of it was poor and ultimately the only reason why it failed. People are not ready to take the next step into the digitalized world, and Google Glass was a product that people were not ready for.
It’s because of this that many startups ultimately fail in the end. While they have a solid product that aims to improve something, or help someone, they ultimately fail because the world is not ready for it.