Thursday, September 13, 2007

Imagination Engineering

Imagination Engineering

An Example

Creativity requires imagination. Children have a great imagination & if it can be tapped effectively - it will lead to fantastic innovations. Often as adults we have grown up to accept things as they are and rarely challenge the status quo. But children are not like that at all - they challenge the status quo all the time. Recently, I was observing my daughter play with a cell phone. I observed how she uses the cell phone & this gave me few ideas for improving the cell phone.

One of the common problem everyone faces atleast once a week is searching for the TV remote. Invariably we always misplace the TV remote and spend a good amount of time searching for it. This problem is so persuasive that people have comeup with various ideas to help them find their TV remote like extra attachments, tying up the remote with a wire etc. Hotel’s also have a problem of disappearing TV remotes too.

Recently my daughter could not find the TV remote, so she picked up the cell phone, pointed it towards the TV and tried to use it as remote (but in vain). But her curious experimentation led me to comeup with a creative idea - build an intelligent programmable remote controller into the cell phone. Today’s cell phone has all the components to make a TV remote - and all it takes is to write a program to make the cell phone learn how to control the TV/Stereo/DVD etc.

The cell phone can interact with the TV/DVD/Stereo and automatically learn how to work as a remote. This added feature will solve all the problems searching for TV remote, fighting for TV remote etc.

Digital Arts

Lately, I have been blogging less and postings have become far apart. I have been utilizing my time into two creative pursuits: writing two books and digital art. I will write more about my book in future posts. For now I am going to post some of by digital art works. Enjoy.

Eco Damage

My Target

Lava on water