Developing Your Invention - An Ongoing Process To Further Improve Inventions
By Steve Sponseller
Do you have an idea or an invention that you're developing or just thinking about? Inventing should be an ongoing process - continue thinking about your invention and improve upon your original idea. Expand your original idea into new markets, find new uses, and add more features.
As you continue to think about your invention, you will likely generate more ideas regarding how to implement the invention. Once you have created your original invention, don't stop thinking about the problem or issue addressed by the invention. Continue thinking about that problem or issue and further develop your invention - you may find ways to improve upon your original invention. Let your subconscious expand on your original thought.
The invention process does not need to have a "finish line" - the process can continue as long as you desire. As you spend more time thinking about your invention, you may identify more features that improve the value or usefulness of your invention. You may discover additional uses for your invention in different environments or other types of businesses. Many inventions are improvements on previous inventions or ideas. A series of several inventions may result in a valuable product or service.
Implementing Your Invention
Unfortunately, many inventors stop their creative activities if they don't know how to implement their invention - don't let this happen to you. It's important to understand that you don't need to have the expertise to implement every part of your invention. There are plenty of individuals and businesses that can prototype ideas or develop your invention into an actual product or service. These development activities can be initiated at an appropriate time in the future. Don't let concerns about invention implementation slow your inventive activities. For example, you may create an invention for a new type of computer software program. Your invention is a new combination of functions that are not available in existing software programs. You may not be a computer programmer, but you can describe the desired functions to an experienced computer programmer who then develops the software program.
Develop the habit of thinking about your ideas and inventions on a regular basis - you will likely find many ways to expand on your original thoughts.
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