IDSE303_Makers Group_Design Ideas_1.25.2020
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Comfort zone growth graphGoogle street view at night (to view broken signs)Eliminate interest on student loans for artistsDiscipline-building app - small tasks to build your staminaInteractive diary of public art experiencesA "bouldering gym" for makers - creative challenges, build communityVideo post love stories or messages to artistsArt school should bring investors in to final portfolio reviewsIn-house garbage incinerator
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Virtual reality relaxation programsSkill donation to low-income or elderly in exchange for subsidiesGive makers interest on savings in exchange for artwork or servicesDream visualization program"Tinder for art" - swipe on the art you like, connect with the artist (and buy it)"The gig economy of art patrons"Food donation drop box for makersAC4MTire rotation on-site service
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Create a diet for boosting creativity"Hopper for Tools" - tracks prices and can buy when price is lowSavings account that offers publicity/connections to makers who use it, in sweepstakes fashionVirtual avatar that preents your poitical views or other idaes you are afradi tos peak publicly so your voice is heard but you remain anonymous"Duolingo for Makers" (learn new things with progress reports)A service to connect new wealth looking for relevance with artists who need moneyStock market-style investment for artistsOnline apprenticeship classesConsolidate scooter apps to one interface
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Wearable tech that monitors for stress/anxiety, not just heart rateArtist feng shui servicesA class for makers on saving for retirementDream Machine - input your goal and it will break out the steps to achieve itClasspass-style sharing service that lets hobbyists and makers join a network of studios to use specific tools/equipmentNonprofit that organizes networking events for artists (money goes directly toward helping artists make more money)Robot assistants for artistsVR construction trainingMotorcycle-flipping service
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Mind puzzles for makers to boost creativityLive-in aides for retired folks who serve as patronsMakers need to add a wealth tax to their work to inflate its value, tap into sentiment for reducing wealth inequalityLife coach app - you put in things that are important to you + desired jobs checklist get matched with opportunityVR for famous museums - so people from far locations can experience things like the Louvre or the Guggenheim - could be a monthly serviceAn agent for makers - connects them with open, needed opportunities"Crop insurance for artists"Audit of college curriculums that provides partial refunds to sub-standard educationsService to know lifecycle energy use of anything
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Anxiety check-in app"Airbnb for Makers" - map that shows projects and ratesA campaign to publicize fiscally responsible artists, to change the narrative and popular conception"Speed dating for artists" - connect with wealthy patrons"LinkedIn" that visualizes skills and portfoliojob shadow graduation requirements - through high school/collegeAutonomous reference robot
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"Soylent for creativity"Gamify administrative work for contractors/business ownersFormalize a lending program exclusively for makersHire-a-friend (to make you look more likeable at networking events)Gopher - service that runs to Home Depot/Lowe's to get materials mid-jobEducational vacations - allow people to get much-needed relaxation while learning enough to use the trip as an expenseHemp paper towel
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A gym that helps you generate creative ideas while you exerciseArt classes for retired peopleLand auction surveillance app - a way to build equity without a 30-year loanNetwork visual relationship map ("Rel Sci for makers")Job board to specifically list the jobs you hateBlockchain for animal food processing
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Anxiety app with a $2.99 fee that pays for Tiff's Treats when you're anxiousVertical integration for makers - build, service, design, repairBlack light savings - illuminates what bills are for savingOpportunity search engine - put in your interests to find organizations to get involved in"Fantasy Football for artists" - support artists via investment, bettingAn app that gives you a joke for Tinder dates
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Maker HSA accountMakers unionsInvoice software that will split income into different accounts for taxes, rent, savings, etc.Communal dream network - share dreams and work together to grow as a communityA commune for artists to share goods, expensesOne-wheel wheelchair
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Daily health insurance - sign up for a single day health insurance policy when you do dangerous activities like rock climbingMakers should host luxury cruises with entertainment, drawing classes, etc.Daily reminder of how much student debt you havevolunteer network by opportunity areas - get experience and can't be turned downPeer-to-peer lending platform"Roomba game" for groups/party
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Herbal vapes that provide anxiety/stress reliefFame-creating companyTarget creatives with more debt collection and IRS warning calls (efficient allocation of gov't services)volunteer hub - a place where people make themselves available to be contacted to help out with programs and eventsMaker lending bulletin board to post requirements/needs for others to support them + interestRetired people getting paid for trash cleanup
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A "well-rounded" app that sets goals around a subject to make small attainable growth spurts in that subjectMonetize yourself as your art
Retirement Art - all sales are for retirement funds
provide free wi-fi hot spots to the public but it funnels them through your online portfolio Take a penny/leave a penny fund for artists"Tinder for food"
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Optimism generator - program that generates/filters a list of only positive news itemsMonetize "investment value" as a transparent component of priceA tool that suggests "business" expenses so one can optimize their tax billDigital scraping of Facebook for creative jobs - better interfaceRetirement coachingA vault or tomb to bury ideas for a later time
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Program that makes recipes for you based on what's on saleArt leasing for events"finite scroll" bank accountvisual art+ dinner at a restaurant where the food pairs with the art and the diner gets to speak tot he artistLow-interest loans to sustain overhead costs Spider web cleaning drone
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Blue Apron for SNAP benefitsMakers should charge interest on job overrunsPre-designated buckets before you send an invoiceMaker workshops to share their insights and perspective on life to encourage other workers to live for freedom and agency rather than only financial securityA place for people to leave unwanted good where others can look for things they wantLaundry Roomba
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Prescriptions from doctors for things that cost $0. Long walk in sunshine, 20 minute stretches, etc."Mineral rights for art" - artist retains interest in all work soldMoney management app designed strictly for makers. They can set "invoice" money away, track expenses per project, etc.Maker + chef mashups to share cross-disciline creativitySmall-scale patrons (a la Patreon)Drone security cameras
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"Tom's Shoes for health care." Pay more for your own health insurance knowing that someone in need gets covered as wellBreak a job into creative-admin-production units and focus on what you have brain capacity for at the momentProactive accounting that looks at expected income and expenses for the year and suggests when to make purchasesA calculator app that lets you input the $ and % you want to loan a friendHemp fiber charcoal briquettes
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Sell work based on how exhausted the work makes you - track and displayLive tracking of expenses and income - learns your behavior and estimates your tax burdenConnect artists with grad students who can serve as the "Four Horsemen" (accountant, lawyer, etc.) - practice skills, earn creditsCompany that buys homes and property and then flips it almost immediately
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"Warby Parker for art" - get 5 pieces of art and trial for a week, then keep only 1Savings interface that allows you to artificially separate funds (one account on backend)"Airbnb for art studios" - big house = extra rooms = art studioVirtual reality game where kids have to support themselves and be independent
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Art as mindfulness - sell the health benefitsInvestment funds across geographic areas that invest in real estate when artists have just recently started movingCoworking space for makers to share toolsA garbage bag that doesn't leak
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Maker live-build competition seriesA product that enables people to pay regular monthly expenses all at once (for a year) - won't be short later, can use big paychecks wiselyLottery system that funds makers' health insurance or retirement (makers pay in, money collected is pooled for safety net payouts, small percentage given out as lottery prizes)Plant plateware
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Maker TED talksAll-in-one financial services platform (cross-functional with all programs)Artists' Co-op - public investment, patrons receive discountsMopping Roomba
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Mandatory hobbies + guaranteed jobs programRecycling service that puts money towards a college fundVoice assistant to create invoices and do admin work365-day watch - track days instead of hours
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Makers consulting serviceGive people a small savings jump start but require that they continue to build the corpus over time. Otherwise you take the initial jumpstart backMaker-to-maker tool rentalsReusable straws that you wear as a jewelry like a necklace or bracelt
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Location-tracking app to track miles driven for specific jobsSign over social media accounts to a third party and when you overspend it sends a post out telling everyone.Co-op style property sharing (for maker equity)ASMR of maker sound videos
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Sellers app for making money from unused tools, rated by othersScared straight for poverty. Live extremely poor for a few days to scare you into saving.Artists' Union (pooled expenses and shared profits)Bill splitting app that takes a picture and lets you decide what group members bought what dish/drink then venmo charge them
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A service that takes stats from jobs like hours, miles, gross net, stress, etc. and ranks the jobs to help makers better pick the next oneBudget monitoring system that sends you mean shaming emails hen you overspend "you suck"Support network for makers starting their own businessesa service that would reflect the price per ounce of all groceries to compare
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Sample contracts and budgets for makers, to help new makers so they don't lose money Better interface for people to find high-paying medical experients or psych studiesMaker mentor communityGet paid for ratting out what people like to marketers. When they buy the product you get a cut.
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App that allows contractors to share hours they are available to work, people can book themVR game where your future is determined by the initial input of how much money you have"Skymiles for makers" - loyalty program for patronsNew credit score that looks at things other than previous debt payments. Finds better indicators of willingness and ability to pay back small business loans.
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Pair makers with business owners who know nothing about art so that they can learn about business from a different angleTrello-style money management where you can move amounts on cards to determine the amount of growth/impact visually. Nothing happens until you hit save."Glassdoor for makers" - pay transparencya recycle center that employs people experiencing homelessness
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Trial periods or return policies for artworkfinding a cushion amount that each person needs as a goal, and that is the target goal to maintain"HAAM for makers" - health insurancereality TV show of people fixing their "small business"
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Makers can create a business that sells experiences that they createbanking service directly for makers - free financial advisor and support structure that pays out overlong term with investments and loansGoal tracker app - to set and follow your ambitionssauce of the month club
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Job pay rate visualization tool - capture change over timesavings platform that links w/ creative endeavors or creative experiencesCommunity gardens that only invite people from your community (e.g., a maker garden)house cleaner/interior decorator combo service
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"Hot spot" map to indicate where business is happeningin-service financial consultant for communities of makers"FiveThirtyEight of Life" - scenario likelihood anslysis. Put in facts, get an analysis of statistical likelihood of outcomesa service that plans and picks you up for a tailgate party
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Case studies for makers. Learn from others' experiences with out having them in your network.setting up penalties for not savingSleeper sofa with an inflatable pull out mattress in lieu of a folding cushion
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Sabotage service - hire the mafia to break stuff to generate more work for makerscompartmentalizing money - certain money can only be used on certain thingsLive Twitter feed for non-sports fans to join the fun. Tells you what just happened and how to join the convo around you
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Perspectives for hire - creatives think in unique ways that could be leveraged by design/business teams when stuckApartment equipment maintenance agreement but for homes in neighborhoods
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Buyers group that pools needs for similar tools/equipment to leverage bulk discounts from wholesalers
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