How to use it:
Use the 3 steps of BAR to make some changes to an object eg a laptop computer.
- B = Bigger. Make one part of the object bigger, or more important in terms of its usage.
- A = Add. Place an extra part or object onto the laptop.
- R = Replace. Take one thing away, and replace it with something else.
BAR a laptop
Bigger. Make the screen a 4-way fold-out viewing screen that is the size of a small TV, so that it is much bigger and easier to see.
Add. Include a series of buttons that can make the laptop case change into different colours.
Replace. Replace the normal rectangle shape with various other shapes eg square; triangle; circle.
Why it’s important to use it:
Acronyms (such as BAR) are super-handy when it comes to remembering how to create new things. This particular acronym triggers your memory when you want to redesign something.
You could design one of your own acronyms here. Start with a simple word eg TAP (Triple the size of one part; Add one extra part; Put one thing to a different use)