Engineers modify…

Everyday people solve problems. We all have this ability. Engineers take this ability to solve a problem and exercise it. Abilities grow with practice.

Let’s look at an everyday item – a chair or stool. How would you modify it to be more useful? This example takes a simple item and modifies it by combining multiple features that would not normally be seen as part of a stool.

  • It provides power.
  • It can be sat on.
  • It stores a power cord.
  • It is light and easy to move.

http://www.behance.net/gallery/SPOOLSTOOL/9530227

An engineer looks at this object and thinks, ” I know how to make it better…” Maybe so… Maybe not. The first thing that has to be asked is what would you do to make it better?

Plug location?
Weight?
Flat Space for work?
Each of moving?
Esthetics?

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