A-level Product Design – Scamper Task
Designers have been known to use the SCAMPER approach to making a design more creative and coming up with new ideas. It is a way to stretch and challenge design thinking. Shown below is the scamper checklist. There is also additional information on the internet.
S Substitute – components or materials
C Combine – mix, combine with other elements or materials
A Adapt – adapt to do something slightly different
M Modify– increase scale, change shape or colour
P Put to another use
E Eliminate – remove elements, simplify
R Reverse– turn inside out or upside down
Using the SCAMPER checklist, choose one of the products opposite and produce a series of modified sketches to show your creative thinking. Examples shown below show how the process works. Annotations will help explain what you have done.
Objects to SCAMPER
Mouse (the computer kind)
or anything else you want to!