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Wandering book of simple life hacks to be completed by locals

This idea consists of a simple book, which is based on the Brothers Grimm collection of folk tales, and consists of creative solutions to handle life situations. In addition to that, th

Wandering book of simple life hacks to be completed by locals This idea consists of a simple book, which is based on the Brothers Grimm collection of folk tales, and consists of creative solutions to handle life situations. In addition to that, th

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A watch + app which gives the user a creative task to do daily , weekly or monthly (depending on how the settings are adjusted). The creative tasks are decided through a questionnaire which gives you a creative score based on your age/backround etc.

A watch + app which gives the user a creative task to do daily , weekly or monthly (depending on how the settings are adjusted). The creative tasks are decided through a questionnaire which gives you a creative score based on your age/backround etc.

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Petrit commented on Low Cost Life Hacks Book

Thanks for your helpful suggestion Naomi, I'm suprised creating characters did not come across our minds even though our idea is so heavily inspired by the grimm brothers book. This is why collaboration is so important, one person might see things differently to someone else.

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Petrit commented on Low Cost Life Hacks Book

Thank you for your encouraging words Omar and sorry for my late reply. We are happy to hear you are as passionate about our idea as we are. Yes your right, the best people to guide others are the locals who are the most knowledgeable and have the most experience when it comes to life hacks.This is why we did not find it befitting to make a book telling them how to use the resources around them (when they have been doing that their whole lives). And this is what inspired us to include the Brothers Grimm element within our idea. With that being said we could contribute some knowledge which may not be known to the locals and which has originated from other places around the globe but could still benefit them.

such as:

pocket chainsaw- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pYRaw-V44Xg (this would be useful in the low income communities we are targeting because they are surrounded by rainforest)

10 survival life hacks by the crazy russian hacker - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ybyHcWynSx4

well done team, a very cool prototype. I really like the the way in which you have used characters to tell a story and to inform the reader about the nutritional benefits of different vegetables. I think it would be a good idea to test this on some users, the reason being that this book is primarily targeted at parents (they will be reading the book and gaining knowledge from it) and I think the style of the book at the moment and cartoons could come across as patronising to some of them. I might be wrong but a good question to ask yourself is if someone gave you this book how would it make you feel? For young adults like us for example maybe a comic book style would be more appropriate so what about Parent's in Kakamega? maybe consider a more mature style of cartoons which the children will find fun but the Adult's will also like and feel comfortable with.

Here are some different examples of cartoon styles i found online from a quick search-

http://webneel.com/design/3d-tvc/obzhorka-3d-tv-commercial/2/2/Best%203D%20character%20design-2/jpg?nid=7860&vid=7862

http://webneel.com/design/3d-tvc/obzhorka-3d-tv-commercial/2/1/Best%203D%20character%20design-1/jpg?nid=7860&vid=7862

http://webneel.com/design/3d-tvc/match-com-tv-commercial/3/3/Best%203D%20character%20design-3/jpg?nid=7860&vid=6869

I know your not graphic designers and some of these are way too hard to do but maybe you can draw some inspiration from these examples. Anyway I really like the concept as a whole. Also if you have time have a look at tyvek, a synthetic paper like material which is super durable and lightweight. We are doing a life hacks book and this is one material we considered making the pages out of.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/625059603/paperwallet-a-super-thin-tyvek-wallet-designed-by