Information resources play a very important role in the brainstorming stage and assist in enhancing the design process:
There is no right or wrong answer to solving a problem. There may be many alternative solutions and it largely depends on your design constraints. Searching library databases and other information resources (including cautious use of the Internet) will assist you in trying to answer these questions.
Using an example in this session will illustrate how to use these resources.
Bicycle gears - do we need them?
Small portable, step stool to get in and out of vehicles etc. (especially for the elderly or physically challenged)
Heat-proof gloves for cooking or at least holding handles (probably on the market)
Embed chip in glasses (spectacles) so can find them 9has this been done already?)