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Task Unification

Definition: Unify two tasks within a single component by assigning a new task to an existing feature, or contextual element.

Unification captures the essential theme of inventive thinking; use what you have to do something better. This makes it the perfect pattern to start with.

A powerful example of Task Unification is the travel coffee press mug. The brewing function is incorporated right into the traditional travel mug design; insulated double wall construction and all. The thermal insulation constitutes a vast improvement over the traditional French Press method, protecting the precious liquid from external elements. Additionally, the travel aspect is in keeping with the way most java junkies get their daily fix.

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Mobility and caffeine go hand in hand. By assigning a new task to an existing product attribute, or to the immediate environment, user-friendly solutions can be achieved in no time.

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1. Michael Bertanza - August 6, 2007

I am going to be the first person to comment on a writing of your. I think this website is awesome and I am going to read every post! Keep up the good work Emily : )

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11. golshan - January 3, 2009

please explane about inward function of mug


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