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Drink-Up Cup

A personalized cup that has a line or measurement based on the individuals consuming limit so they can reduce liquid waste.

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The customer would participate in a survey that records the amount of liquid they consumed over the course of five days and record their height and weight to find the appropriate amount of water they need to consume. Using that, we would create a personalized cup with lines according to the buyers drinking needs. With the cup, they would be able to not waste water as they would be more aware of how much they drank, and the cup would keep them on track using their normal consuming rates as reference. They are able to take the survey again if their drinking habits change, so they can stay on track and not waste liquids. The cup would would be made of bio-friendly material and be roughly 24 ounces. We also would produce cups specialized for kids with visuals and images so they would be more inclined to drink water and help them remain healthy without wasting.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

We would send out the survey to 5-10 people in our community and see if the results are accurate and then pick 2-3 out of those 5-10 people and make a prototype for them in order to get accurate results about whether or not our product would have the desired outcome on the people who are trying it out.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

If would be helpful to have a team of professional surveyors or someone who is good at producing surveys, to help us with build a survey that can take thousands of inputs and produce accurate outputs. It would also help to get opinions from plastic cup companies or the people that work there, to learn about how best to produce our product and to sell it to people without major glitches.

Tell us about your work experience:

We are two fifteen year old female students. We don’t have very much work experience with manufacturing or retail but we have both worked with childhood education; one at a preschool and the other at the Boy’s and Girl’s Club with fourth grader’s.

This idea emerged from

  • A student collaboration

How far along is your idea?

  • It’s just been created! It’s existed for 1 day - 1 month

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