My philisophy of design class's final project is to come up with an invention that solves a "need". It's probably the most open ended prompt in the world. For the first stage, my group needs to come up with 10 needs. They can be anything ranging from a way to locate veins on elderly and obese to give IVs to tires that never get punctured or run out of air.
Post needs in the world that you've observed below. I wish I could be more specific, but that's all the info I have.
As pennance, take a nice Camaro drifting.