Task unification in action


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Task unification in action

White-haired man: Let's apply the task unification technique to a common household appliance: a refrigerator. You begin by listing the product's internal and external components. Then you select one of the comonents and assign it an additional job in some non-obvious, counter-intuitive way. We can force an internal component to steal the job of another internal or external component. We can also force an external component to take on additional functions, or we can imagine any of our components taking on a completely new task in addition to its current one.

Using function follows form, ask yourself 2 questions. The first question is, should we do it? What would be the benefits of a refrigerator with this new configuration? Who would want it and why? If you identify some benefit, you ask yourself the second question, can we do it? Is it feasible to make a refrigerator that delivers this benefit? You try to modify and improve the concept to yield an innovative idea. Here is our component list: compressor, t...

Task unification in action
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