Make it better game: Innovate the shopping trolley

Make it better game: Innovate the shopping trolley

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Not all inventions we use today are in the form of their original first design. Inventions create the blueprint that invites innovation.

Innovation and invention are different. An invention can be defined as the creation of a product or introduction of a process for the first time. Innovation on the other hand, occurs when someone improves on or makes a significant contribution to an existing product, process or service – making it even better.

An example of great innovation is the iPhone. The phone itself was not a brand new idea, however the improvements the iPhone gave to the original phone was a break-though in the way we communicate!


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In this game we will look at reinventing the ordinary shopping trolley to make it the best shopping trolley the world has ever seen!

Think of the problems faced when doing the grocery shopping. What can be improved to the regular shopping cart to improve the experience?

Step 1:
Discuss and brainstorm with your child the problems faced and write down the frustrations

Identifying problems that need to be solved is one of the most important steps in innovation and will be the main driver of the innovative idea!

Step 2:
Write down the features you need to add to the shopping trolley to improve it

Step 3:
Sketch it up and create your blueprint!

What if it had mechanical arms to grab items off shelves for you?
How can you get it to guide you to where you want to go?


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