HOM and Rapid Prototyping

  During the first quarter of IDEA, a major focus of ours was on the habits of mind. These are traits that any good inventor must have. They combine the abilities of innovating, a good work ethic, and being good to work with in a list of 14 traits....

Shumlin as an Innovator

On January 28th, Governer Peter Shumlin he had his State of the State address. It was mainly about the problem with heroin Vermont has. In his State of the State address, Governor Shumlin stacks up as a very good designer. He goes through a process in...

Stimulus Response: On Being an Innovator

The first piece of stimulus we have for this stimulus response is Alison Stace-Naughton’s lecture she gave to our class. Ms. Stace-Naughton talked to our class about her engineering and entrepreneurial experiences. She was a student at Dartmouth and...

Stimulus Response: The Power of Community

The first piece of stimuli we looked at in this lesson was a TeD talk by Steve Johnson. He talks about how good ideas come to be. He said that coming about with original ideas are a very long process. They are not just that “Aha” moment. They come for...

Stimulus Response: What Real Innovation Looks Like

In our IDEA class was assigned to look at stimuli about innovators in our world, then respond to them. One of the pieces of stimuli was a video on Nightline about the company IDEO. IDEO designs products for companies. But, they have a different way of...

Real World Influences and Stimulus Response

One of the pieces of stimuli that we needed to use was a TED Talk. The presenter in the talk was V. Kumar. He is an engineering professor at Penn. He and his students developed these miniature helicopters that fly by themselves. These helicopters are...

HOM Self-Reflection

Persisting- I feel that I am pretty motivated and able to push through hard things, but I could do better. I do what needs to be done. Listening with understanding & empathy- I am good at taking other people's ideas into account when I am...

IDEA

IDEA is engenieering course I am taking my school. IDEA stands for Innovation, Design, Engeneering, Action. It is an interesting oppurtunity that I defentantly wanted to take advantage of. It teaches the skills nessasary to take your own ideas and...