While you cannot replicate genuine inspiration, there are ways to develop strong insights about the problem you wish to solve which in turn helps you develop a strong idea. Some of the resources mentioned below will help you take first steps towards developing a strong idea – that is rooted in customer insights.
What’s Creative Problem Solving?
Using Empathy to build intuitive solutions (Don’t ask people but observe!)
Know your customers – what do thy want to get done?
Design thinkingand Innovation