SCAMPER stands for:-Substitute
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Put to another use
This mnemonic is applied to redesign your, delivery of presentation and, powerpoint presentation (PPT).
SubstituteThe visual look of the cell phone can be enhanced by replacing fiber skin with a metal one, variety of colors can be substituted instead of the regular monotonous shades. Or, it can also be replaced with one or more parts to invent a design.
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AlterEvery manufacturing company knows that customers want variety. And, Customers will not only be surprised but also be excited to see a floating dial menu in their cell phones rather than the conventional list view. Entrepreneurship is all about identifying the right product to the right people by altering the product to the customers' need.
ModifyNo doubt, people will enjoy the abundance of technological applications on their mobile phones such as having a bigger screen, a smaller keypad or a sliding camera. That is modification. Modify the size, shape, direction, distance or anything that could be changed. A lady would look for a cell phone that goes along with her clothes and a gentleman would seek for a cell phone that is sleek and trendy.
Put to Another UseNext time when someone is stuck in a dark cave, his/her cell phone would come handy. The recent Mobile phones are used not just for making calls or for entertainment, but also used for other purposes such as torch light, nail trimmer or anything that fall under "necessity". A Cell phone is put to another use other than making calls.
EliminateOne set of customers like mobile phone that has many features and benefits, while others look for simplicity and elegance. That is when eliminating those extra things such as complicated software, or a password protector is essential as it could a distraction to one set of audience. They feel that the cell phone looks stunning when it is simple and neat. All they need is just call people. That is it. Audio, video, games and music are interruptions for them.
ReuseBesides science and technology, Many believe that it is everybody's responsibility to contribute towards a sustainable environment. In fact, customers, who are extremely environment conscious, are willing to spend that extra penny to save the earth. Environment friendly mobile phones that has a naturally friendly design, features and benefits naturally attract more customers - globally.
How to Use SCAMPER in Everyday Life SituationsSurprisingly, this creative problem solving technique can be conveniently used in many situations in life to be effective and efficient in life. It can be creatively used in both intrapersonal and interpersonal circumstances such as, when you like to memorize something using mnemonic devices or making personal decisions, deliver persuasive presentation, or even when you're trying to communicate effectively.
|Carry Bag has been used as Pillow|
|Bath Towel has been used to cover head from sunlight|
|Old Tarpaulin used to cover things|
|Old Washing Machine is reused as dustbin|
|Broken Jug reused as flower Pot|
|Old Lorry Tyre reused to support the water pot|
|Old Paint Bucket is used support the rail|
of a stair case
|Old Scrap Wood is reused|
|Thermocol reused as stool or chair (see below)|
|Old children's mosquito tent reused to cover fruits|
|Old Plastic Water Bottles Reused as Flower Pots|
Creative Memorization Techniques using Mnemonic Devices