Tips to Be A More Creative Thinker

by | Jan 4, 2019 | Design, Internet of Things (IoT), Invention Tips, Start-ups

We’re all waiting for that big invention idea to come to us. Instead of thinking big, try thinking smaller. Take our invention idea advice and start by solving persisting problems in your daily routine. Notice those small issues you have when doing daily chores or when you are driving to work. These mundane tasks are where most great ideas stem from. Improving your life in a small way can ultimately turn into a big solution for more than just yourself.



Be mindful of the mundane and start there for your invention ideas.


KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid


Be mindful of what is going on around you. Most people find that when they are truly present and not fretting about other things, is when they discover their most creative ideas. The best invention idea advice is to make a point to practice this type of thinking more frequently, and you will be surprised how creative your thinking starts to become.


Get Moving


It’s common for ideas to come to people when they’re being active. Take this invention idea advice; go for a walk or a run. Or pull a Steve Jobs and go on a walk with a friend or potential business partner. He used to do his most creative thinking while taking a walk. Steve Jobs often held meetings with colleagues to brainstorm ideas while walking.


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Steve Jobs used to hold business meetings while taking a walk to get creative juices flowing.


Invention Idea Advice: Let Your Emotions Guide You


When you’re angry something you can get very enraged about some things. Use the fire burning within you to guide your thoughts into creating a new and innovative invention. Solve the issue that is upsetting you. Find the passion to find the solution and ensure this does not happen to you again. You have the power to change the outcome, just need to put in some work. Your frustrations with customer service, a company or a product could help you think of your big invention idea.


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Let your emotions influence your solutions to daily problems.


If you’re in a creative slump, we understand. Give your mind a rest and revive it with our invention idea advice. If you have a great new invention and you’d like to learn more about this process, get in touch with MAKO here and visit our website to find out more. Feel free to give us a call at 1-888-MAKO and we can set you up on a call with our product analyst.  

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

Article Author: MAKO Design + Invent

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MAKO Design + Invent is a full-service consumer product development firm servicing both high-growth corporate manufacturers and invention startups. With a 25-person team across 3 offices (Austin, England, Toronto), MAKO has complete in-house industrial design, mechanical engineering, and electrical engineering design and prototyping services. To assist our start-up inventor clients, we also have a subsidiary branch called Mako Invent that, in addition to above, helps start-ups with patenting, strategy, marketing, and sales/distribution for all consumer product categories. For our corporate clients, MAKO Design develops world-class consumer electronics designs through our industrial, mechanical, and electrical design teams.



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