Sunday, January 31, 2016

Customer Interviews No. 1

The potential opportunity I have is creating a store that caters to all sizes of clothing because sometimes people can't find clothes that can fit them, especially someone that's small like me. I'm not sure if the stores run out of the extra small and extra large sizes, but most times when I go to the store I can never find clothes that are extra small or extra big. My store would restock on all sizes no matter how small or large.

The typical person who has the problem of not finding clothes to fit them is someone that is too small or too big for the average clothing store.

The questions I asked customers were:

1) What is your favorite clothing store?
2) What is the worst part of your shopping experience?
3) Can you usually find your size when you go to the store?

I am interviewing customers to decide if my opportunity is truly one that exists. Here are audio recordings of the interviews:


I think my idea is still great because many people can’t find their size and clothes they want when they go shopping.
I learned that interviewing customers was more difficult than I thought. Some customers were not willing to do the interview, and I was nervous. I did manage to get a few customers to answer the questions. The location of the interview is important when deciding to interview customers. The next time I will go to a different location. This location wasn’t the best to get customers to answer my questions.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Week 4 Reading Reflection

1)      What was the biggest surprise for you in the reading? In other words, what did you read that stood out the most as different from your expectations? 
I didn’t read anything that was surprising in the reading this time.

2)      Identify at least one part of the reading that was confusing to you.
Nothing in the reading was confusing to me, but the author does sometimes confuse me by the way he forms his sentences.

3)      If you were able to ask two questions to the author, what would you ask? Why?
If I can ask the author two questions, I would ask him what he thinks is the most difficult phase of the creative thinking process and what to do if someone can’t be creative and innovative.
I would ask what he thinks is the most difficult phase of the creative thinking process because that is a great question considering there are four phases. I would ask him what to do if someone can’t be creative and innovative because sometimes that happens to people even me. Sometimes I can’t seem to think creatively but have to.

4)      Was there anything you think the author was wrong about? Where do you disagree with what she or he said? How?
No there isn’t anything I think the author was wrong about.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Top 5 World Problems

This is a list of my top 5 problems and top 5 solutions of the world through a feasibility analysis.

      1) Terrorism 

2) Wars

3) Poverty

4) Global Warming

5) Depletion of natural resources

1) A solution to the evil of terrorists groups would be accepting refugees who are fleeing from these countries where terrorists are invading, so they won't feel forced to join these groups. Religious leaders can also help deal with this problem by encouraging Muslims to not think radically. This can help against the recruitment of Muslims into these groups.

2) There should be more of an effort for leaders of every country to be acquainted with each other. Maybe visiting each other’s countries, or having a conference with all leaders. It's better to talk things out than to start throwing bombs.

3)  Poverty can be dealt with by starting farming programs that teach poor communities how to plant their own food, so at least that way they won't starve.

4)  The biggest cause of global warming is the release of carbon dioxide when fossil fuels are burned for energy. A solution to this can be finding a cleaner alternative to burning fossil fuels.

5) Experts say the cause of the depletion of natural resources is the growing population in the world. To prevent depletion of natural resources by this problem, people of the world should try to limit their offsprings to a maximum of 3.

I chose to rank the top 5 problems starting with terrorism because I think that it is the biggest threat to the world right now. Unexpected bombs going off all over the world is a terrifying and dangerous matter going on in our world today. Terrorists are striking fear in people all over the world because no one really knows where they are going to hit next. Striking fear in nations is part of their goal. 

I chose the top feasible solution as fighting the war on terrorism because I truly believe that fighting the radical idea is the easiest solution on this list. If there is no one to join these terrorist groups, they would not survive. The environmental problems are a little harder to solve because they require more people to take action. For example, they require mothers to have less births, and many people to cut back on polluting the environment.