Planning Resources
Students, as you are planning your design, it is important to document all of your steps. The resources below help you organize your design plans and research. Teachers, please feel free to add any documents that may aid students in their project.

Recording Sheet for
Problems and Solutions and Research

Puzzle_Brain_http---www.flickr.com-photos-seseskiz-2282360004-sizes-o-.jpg Scamper Thinking Tools-

Apply this technique to everyday objects,
events or ideas to create something quite
different or to seek improvement of
the existing design.

Ways to help you think when designing
and a tool to use to review other's designs

S Substitute
· Substitute a person or an object to serve in a different way or role
· Who else? What else?

C Combine
· Bring together or unite. Blend ideas, materials or situations.
· Can we combine: Different materials? Purposes? Concepts or Ideas?

A Adapt
· Adjust to suit another purpose or set of conditions.
· Can we adapt? What could I copy and use elsewhere?

M Modify (magnify/minify)
· Modify attributes, frequency or size.
· Enlarge to make larger in form or quality.
· Reduce to make smaller, lighter, less frequent.

P Put to another use
· New or novel ways to use it as it is.
· What else can it be used for if modified?
· What else can it be adapted for if modified?

E Eliminate
· Remove or omit a quality, a part or the whole.
· What might be left out all together?
· What parts are not required?
· What quality can be eliminated?

R Remove/Reverse
· Change order, adjust or create anew sequence, layout or scheme.
· Reverse roles?
· Can components be interchange

BAR Thinking Tools

B Bigger
What could be made bigger?
- increase the size of everything?
- increase the size of some parts?

A Add
What can be added to the design?
- to make it more appealing?
- to make it more versatile?

R Remove/Replace
What can be removed from the design?
- to make it cheaper?
- to make it more durable?
- to make it less complex?