In this assignment you will come up with 20 ideas for your final project. You will think of 5 project ideas for each of the Biodesign themes we discussed in class so far (4 themes, total of 20). That’s right, I said 20, and these are due by the beginning of class on Monday (March 13)! You can do it!!

The Biodesign themes we’ve discussed so far include:

Kombucha, fashion, food science
Immune system, personal genetics, cancer
Sensing, public health
DIYbio, DIY incubator

You have to come up with 5 ideas for each theme. Other than that, they can be anything. Do not worry about what’s realistic or possible. Just go for breadth! Write or sketch/draw each idea on a separate post-it note. Each note can be just a few words, but be specific. For example:

  • wearable computing on kombucha skin
  • a plant that digests plastic
  • a sensor that shows the overall health of a building

Do not get stuck on one specific idea (do not submit 25 ideas that all sound like this):

  • air quality sensing on a bike
  • air quality on a watch
  • air quality sensing on a shirt

Lay out your 20 post-its on a table, take a picture and upload it to the class blog under the “brainstorming” category. Bring all of your post-its to class on Monday!

This assignment is worth 4 points
3 points for posting a picture of your ideas on the class blog
1 point for brining all your post-its to class


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