I have attended lectures related to business plan when I was an undergraduate student. At that time I thought that starting my own business would be extremely dangerous and there are no possibilities of success. I supported the ‘safety first’ belief that it is better to enter a major company which has lead expertise in their fields.
Now, however, my view points towards business have turned 180 degrees. Taking apart in the Designing a Business class, it became more interesting to start up my own business. I am currently preparing a small business by cooperating with my group members. Now I am definitely ready to start!
DESIGN THINKING – An idea starts from the finding and solving the problem.
Our first idea was a “Pic Table”. We came up with this concept through our personal experience with uncomfortable position of using laptops on beds. To resolve the inconvenience we have thought of introducing a side desk to ease the use of desktops whilst on beds. This product is a decorative frame on the walls and a table for lap-top at the same time. We also added the power source to charge the battery of lap-top on one of table leg. It is a space saving item which helps to use confined space effectively. To create this idea into reality it would not be as simple as we have expected, therefore we have shut down this idea and started searching for new ones.
When you take a bus or train you have to use oyster card in London, but sometimes it is quite difficult to find it quickly from your big bag. Almost every London commuter might feel this problem. In addition, when Kingston Univ Students go into the classroom they need to swipe a Student ID card which would be troublesome to carry and find as well. My group came up with this idea; TOUCH gloves which have a pocket to keep any cards. It would be perfect item in winter season. It is multinational product which can keep hands warm and help to use transportation easily at the same time. In addition to this, we have cut holes in index finger and thumb of the gloves for making easy to handle touch screen devices. We have received positive feedback from presentation in the class, so we decided to produce Touch Glove in bulk. We are going to manufacture this product in China to save money. It would be good to reduce as much cost as possible than producing in UK. Our aim is launching before the middle of winter as gloves are seasonal goods. Our group will exert all possible efforts to materialize this cool idea.
TOUCH GLOVES GO GO !