As I said before in a previous post, my class is working on a project focused on innovation. I was struggling to do the project since I thought I was suppose to come up with my own innovation. I was going stir crazy trying to come up with an idea to get a good grade on this project, thinking that it had to be some huge totally useful project that would be liked by anyone…until I talked to Mr. Theriault and saw this picture:
This picture helped me understand that innovation doesn’t have to be all inspiring and a totally new idea that fixes a major problem. It can be solving a problem as small as just stirring batter mix for a cake, solved by attaching a pair of scissors to a drill. Such a small problem and such a simple solution…yet it is still innovation. For this project, I realize that I don’t have to come up with complex solution to a world wide problem, I just need to come up with a solution to fill a need that I see or think our community has.