Top Three Ideas:

  1. Shovel Shooter

2. Ski Scooter

3. FootPrinters

Market Survey

Qualities that people would want when buying:

FootPrinter: Depends on the design. The design must be interesting and is case sensitive. Also, companies could pay reps to wear them.

Ski Scooter: Must perform well

ShovelShooter: Must be durable, Sealed to ground.

Benchmarking 2x2’s and Patent Search

Shovel Shooter:

Patents: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=8&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1=%22shovel+scoop%22&OS=%22shovel+scoop%22&RS=%22shovel+scoop%22

Relevance: A shovel that is designed a certain way to scoop the snow better.

Ski Scooter:

Patents: http://appft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PG01&s1=%22ski+scooter%22&OS=%22ski+scooter%22&RS=%22ski+scooter%22

Relevance: A Ski/Snowboard scooter, the design of it and how it is built.


Patent relevance: Grips for walking in the ice and snow. I didn’t see much aout design, however.

Feasibility Concerns:

ShovelShooter: Where would it shoot the snow in the middle of a driveway? It would have to shoot to one side on sidewalks, not both.

Ski Scooter: Very difficult to build a functional prototype. Gas or electric, and will electric survive in the cold?

FootPrinter: Would companies pay users to wear them? Also would it be grippy enough? Comfortable to walk on?

Pugh Chart

Sketch Model + Feedback


Would it be comfortable under my shoe?

How would I attach it?

Would the snow be raised on lowered for the design compared to the rest of the print?

Does it remove grip?

Make it grippy

Would companies pay for you to wear it?

It should have other designs or funny quotes or jokes or something.