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Hey, I’m doing A-Level Product Design and I’m struggling on having ideas on what i should put on my mind map. I’m hoping somebody could give me some creative product ideas. A kick start is “What problems do you have in life, is there a product that could solve your issue? And what kind of product is that?”. Thank you.
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Hey, just wanting to know if there were any small or big problems created in life that you might want a product to help solve.

An example could be: “ I sit in bed all day and i would like to have a product that i could place on the bed for my work and laptop.
I.e. This could be a type of table”.

This is a research for my Product Design. Please leave some problems below thank you.
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This is incredibly vague, narrow it down into a chosen target market and then we can help you
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(Original post by 北NoFace南)
Hey, I’m doing A-Level Product Design and I’m struggling on having ideas on what i should put on my mind map. I’m hoping somebody could give me some creative product ideas. A kick start is “What problems do you have in life, is there a product that could solve your issue? And what kind of product is that?”. Thank you.
hey!
im just finishing of GCSEs rn but i can't wait to do a level design (if you don't mind me asking, how has it been so far?)
I have actually come up with some problems just sitting around so here are some examples:

  • why are clip boards so hard to open and close?, why have they been discarded as a necessary stationary item entirely? How can you redesign a clipboard to contain its fundamentals but also create something fresh for stationary lovers?
  • Why is it so easy to lose protractors, pens, pencils and compasses for students (like all the time lmao)
  • Reading in the dark is a pain, how can you create the same atmosphere without strain on the eyes?
  • A lot of people find themselves looking to display plants in their houses but often times, the plant pots are made of ceramics and can easily be broken, create a form of display stand/storage area for plants (focusing on aesthetics) for this issue

im sure ill come up with other's but its just doing the same thing everyday and asking 'what if' something could do something else and add to its function that helps with coming up with ideas (the ones above aren't exactly the best but i guess its a start lol)

good luck
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hey!
im just finishing of GCSEs rn but i can't wait to do a level design (if you don't mind me asking, how has it been so far?)
I have actually come up with some problems just sitting around so here are some examples:

  • why are clip boards so hard to open and close?, why have they been discarded as a necessary stationary item entirely? How can you redesign a clipboard to contain its fundamentals but also create something fresh for stationary lovers?
  • Why is it so easy to lose protractors, pens, pencils and compasses for students (like all the time lmao)
  • Reading in the dark is a pain, how can you create the same atmosphere without strain on the eyes?
  • A lot of people find themselves looking to display plants in their houses but often times, the plant pots are made of ceramics and can easily be broken, create a form of display stand/storage area for plants (focusing on aesthetics) for this issue

im sure ill come up with other's but its just doing the same thing everyday and asking 'what if' something could do something else and add to its function that helps with coming up with ideas (the ones above aren't exactly the best but i guess its a start lol)

good luck
Hey dazai768,
Thank you so much for those amazing ideas. Stationary is definitely a great area to explore in, surprisingly for me i have never thought of that area. Your ideas are useful and i can tell you are a talented Designer.
It must have been annoying and a tough year knowing a exam you have studied for 5 years to be put off.
A-Level Product Design is very similar to GCSE Graphics. The NEA, Projects and Technical Principle is almost like a continuation from GCSE. From the start of the course till recent we have been working on some mini projects (i.e. Toaster Iterative Design, Table Tennis Bat) whilst learning about textbook work that have previously been taught, so more like revising as a class than actually learning new topics. As COVID-19 hit, there were many small issues with the subject as I didn’t have Creo or 2D Design making it harder to create a preview of my designs... not mentioning about even making the actual product, which becomes quite impossible due to insufficient materials.
The course is best option for those who loves designing and technical work that doesn’t require a high level of English writing (personally I’m not the best at writing for English as I’m quite slow). The subject is perfect for those who manages time very well. If you procrastinate quite a lot then you may have to work harder for the subject (i often procrastinate a lot so i stay up quite late to finish my work).
In your free time it will be useful if you practice some skills such as Alcohol Based Marker Drawings, Creo, 2D Design and look into more softwares that could make your choice easier.
I would recommend you to take this subject as i feel you are passionated for the subject. As well as Product Design is a STEM subject, which could actually be useful in the future no matter what path you choose.
I will always be here if you have any questions or concerns about A Level Product Design.
Wish you the best in your final year of GCSE.
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