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Why you should make useless things - Simone Giertz

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Why did Simone make a shirt out of googly eyes?

to invent a solution to the problem of feeling nervous onstage

to imagine everyone in the audience is naked

to be able to see the audience better


What does Simone do?

She invents machines that do useless things

She is a comedian

She works with children


Simone says that her toothbrush machine failed to revolutionize dentistry, but _______________.

she did sell thousands of them on the internet

it changed her life

it helped her find a husband


Someone who has severe performance anxiety is afraid of what?

failing

embarrassment

math


When Simone became interested in building robots, what was her biggest problem?

She had to learn on her own.

Building with hardware is really difficult to do.

She was worried that her robots might not function, or even if they functioned, they'd be useless.


What was the solution to Simone's problem?

She spent a lot of time playing and trying to de-stress.

She tried to build things that would fail.

She persevered and continued to study hardware.


As an inventor, what is Simone Giertz interested in?

a) things that people struggle with

b) identifying problems and building useless machines

c) both a and b


What is Simone self-conscious about?

When she's nervous, her hands start shaking.

wardrobe malfunctions

giving presentations at school


What problem or situation is Simone describing?

She can't drink water during talks because her hands shake too much.

Her inventions are fun, but not really a business.

She is often extremely thirsty during her presentations.


What is Simone thinking of calling her invention?

Versatile Machine

Head Orbit Device

Little Hand


What does Simone think is often lost in engineering?

objectives

funding

joy and humility


What did Simone invent by accident (not planned)?

a useful machine

her job

slapstick engineering


Creating useless machines has allowed Simone to ____________.

create a youtube channel

pursue a degree in engineering

be enthusiastic about solving problems

E AÍ, COMO FOI?

Aproveita e toma posse de suas novas conquistas!

Wishes..

Fab