Idea Brainstorming

TDD FYI: How To Find A Great Invention Idea - 04 / 22 / 15

Idea Brainstorming


Something new is being created every day. This is especially the case in the age of innovation and creation that we currently live in. But even though there are ideas all around us, that doesn’t mean that it’s easy coming up with a truly great one. If it was, there would be plenty more people playing golf instead of working their 9 to 5 jobs.

There are still plenty of great ideas out there, you just have to know what you are looking for. Here are some tips for how to find a great invention idea that might change your life.

Fulfill An Obvious Need That Is Being Overlooked

One of the first places to look for a great new invention idea is where you probably need something most. There are countless situations and problems that you might have in your home that have you thinking, “I wish this was just a bit easier to do.” If that’s the case, chances are someone else is thinking the exact same thing.

This is the perfect opportunity for you to capitalize on inventing something; and fixing a need that other people have is a great way to make sure that your invention ends up in the home of everyone who needs it.

Make Something Better Than It Already Is

Maybe the idea that you have for an invention is already out there. However, it’s possible that the way you envisioned it was just a bit better or more convenient. If that’s the case, then this is another great example of an invention just waiting to be made.

By taking something that’s already made and improving upon it, you know that there is already a target market of people who are interested. And if you can just improve upon any deficiencies that the invention has, that might be enough to get people to switch to you instead.

If you plan to go this route, be sure that the changes you make are enough to qualify it as a new product. Some patents will cover an invention and a variety of different alterations, which may limit what you can do. But by checking for this beforehand, you can avoid dedicating a lot of time to something that is already done.

Specify Your Niche As Specifically As You Can

Finally, you may need to consider just looking a bit deeper than you already are if you want to come up with a great invention idea. For example, maybe you have an idea for an invention targeted towards students. But if your market is too general, then you may want to consider middle school students, who like sports, and get good grades. Now that you have a very specific niche to approach, you can tailor your idea to meet their requests. When you start to realize how in-depth you can make the approach of your invention, you’ll realize there are plenty of great ideas left in the world.

It’ll take a lot more than a great idea for an invention to be successful. However, it won’t go anywhere without the idea as the foundation. Therefore, to find a great invention idea, consider the tips mentioned here.