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Simple Human produce products they say meet their mission to create ‘tools for efficient living’. Find out more about their products at http://www.simplehuman.com/uk/


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Find out about how police helmets are made: vacuum formed plastic, water repellant wool, rubber piping, sponge lining https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gDzPdtzdx6Q


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 A folding plastic water bottle. What everyday product would you redesign?


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This is a clip that holds your duvet and duvet cover together at the top to make it easier to change the cover on your own. What would you design to make someone’s life easier?


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#ThinkDo 5

Are these book ends good or bad design? Why? Who might the target market be?


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#ThinkDo 6

Look at this unusual tea pot design. How would you redesign a a tea pot?


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#ThinkDo 7

Post it note door hanger. Did you know Post Its were invented by accident by a scientist researching the design of another product? Find out more at www.post-it.com 


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#ThinkDo 8

A musical ruler. What other unrelated products would you combine with each other to make a new product?


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#ThinkDo 9

What is your favourite Dyson product? What do you think is the most innovative and why? Find out more at www.dyson.co.uk 


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JosephJoseph describe this bin as an 'intelligent' waste system. What do you think - good design? http://www.josephjoseph.com/product/totem


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#ThinkDo 11

How does this product inspire you? How would you develop it further? Do at least 4 sketches to show your design ideas. 



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#ThinkDo 12

Veggie sharpener & peeler. Rethink & resize an everyday product. What new use could it have?


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#ThinkDo 13

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Digital scales with a base plate that has a fake traditional display. What would you design that mixes old and new?

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#ThinkDo 14

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Unusual hook design. How would you re-design an every object to add a bit of fun to the design?

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#ThinkDo 15

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Jack Pen: the pen nib is inserted into the earphone socket on a phone making the phone into a pen. Is this good or bad design? Is there a need for it as most phones  have a memo or note facility? What are the advantages and disadvantages of the product?

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#ThinkDo 16

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What does the CE mark mean? This one is on a wetsuit. What other products might it be found on?

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#ThinkDo 17

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A Dufffin - a cross between a muffin and a doughnut! 

What products can you combine to create something new?

What materials can you name that combine two other materials together?

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Soap dispenser by Joseph. How would you redesign an everyday product?

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#ThinkDo 19

Glasses

Shapes, styles and materials for glasses vary but they are all essentially based on the same design idea. How would you completely rethink & redesign glasses? 

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#ThinkDo 20

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Rethinking the design of the traditional nail file. What would you redesign?

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Everyday items such as TVs are constantly developing newer & better technologies. What developments do you predict for the next 3 years? 10 years? 20 years?

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#ThinkDo 21

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What fixing techniques are used on this outdoor chair? Why have these techniques been chosen?

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#ThinkDo 22

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This will be the focus of many New Year's resolutions! How could the design be developed to encourage users to stick to their resolutions?

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Designer wellies with a fake lace up front panel. Who are the target market? What user needs do they meet? What would you design?

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