Whether you’re an inventor, business person, or just someone who wants to indulge in a bit of a creative exercise, there are really times when you are just itching to come up with a new product. After all, new products can mean new, if not more sales, and a continuation of your livelihood. Coming up with successful new products is also a testament to one’s skill, ability, and even self-worth.
The good news is, it doesn’t take much to come up with ideas for new products. In fact, you can even approach the subject in a clever way. Below, we have some clever tips and tricks that you can use just in case you find yourself stuck. Hopefully, when you employ them, you’ll find that ideas for new products start to show themselves to you!
Surround yourself with people with a different perspective
The reason you may not be coming up with new ideas is that you are only thinking of thing from your own perspective. Opening up to someone else’s is a clever way to look at the same problem through a different angle. There are many ways that you can surround yourself with people from a different perspective. You can try volunteering at an institution or organization and listen to the plight of those who may not be as fortunate as you. If it allows you, you can go on a trip, or even to a part of town where people of a different culture live. See how they live, the problems they have, their concerns, and what you can do to solve them. All of these experiences will surely open your senses to new ideas.
Create a spin-off from your original idea
this second tip is especially applicable for inventors who have released previous products. Although you may not realize it, there is always room for improvement. Now that your first product is out in the market and is available for everyone to try, you may not be so blind to the improvements that it can have. Take what others have to say about the product and use that as a springboard for the next product that you want to release. Present a new and improved version and you may just give your old customers something new to try out!
Go people watching
Normally, we don’t condone on spying but if you do it for scientific and research purposes then go right ahead. Sit in a crowded, high traffic area and watch people do their thing. Now, pay attention to any common issues or problems that they encounter. Do you see a trend? Can you do something about it? Can you make a new product that will solve their problem, or make their lives easier? Maybe this can be the inspiration for your new product.
And there you have it! Some simple and clever ways to come up with new product ideas. Try these ideas and see if they work and you. And if they do, don’t forget that we have wonderful teams that can help you further your invention. Perhaps you would like to contact them to give you a hand! If you’re not quite sure what our company is able to offer you, and you might have some questions, all you need to do is shoot us a quick email, or give us a call on our hotline number. For those that require even more information, you are welcome to schedule a meeting with our creative teams that is both free and confidential. Don’t delay and get in touch with us now! Your collaboration with us could be what you need to come up with a successful new product.