I’m participating in an online course by the director of Stanford Technology Ventures Program, Tina Seelig. It’s called A Crash Course on Creativity and there are students from all over the world.
Our first assignment was to create a book cover for an autobiography book. The second one was to create a mind map where we registered observations from real life in an visual way.
And the third one, which was due last Sunday, Mother’s Day, was a short presentation in slides or video of reframing the use for the bubble gum.
Hundreds and hundreds of videos have been submitted with all kinds of ideas. Some feasible, others not (like mine). The important thing is to think outside the box and have fun.
One thing I learned about bubble gum is that it’s made from the same material as tires and almost all gum being sold are not biodegradable. Can you imagine all the gum that is thrown away? Luckily, there’s already a company in Mexico producing the first biodegradable, 100% natural chewing gum. I checked their site and it looks like Whole Foods sell those gums. I’ll have to look for them next time I go there.
This video was my submission to the assignment. I used Prezi to create the slides… I had never used it before.
I called my project The Incredible Bubble Gum Balloon.
I remembered I had some pictures of my daughter and I from years ago when we went to a resort in Brazil… we were being silly chewing our gums and I snapped pictures. They are pretty funny. We had such a great time on that trip… I’ll never forget it. It made me think that maybe we could make enough bubbles from our gums to make a balloon we could ride on. That gave me the idea for my project.
Each Monday we receive a new challenge/assignment and there will be a total of 6.
Next one has been released and we have to find a way to combine two different objects into one, creating a new use for the combination of both.
Something in the lines of a Chindogu.
That should be fun!
Have you ever had an idea for product like that?