I would love ideas to effectively test out my product ideas without investing too much time or funds into creating a product no one seems to want or need.
I have developed and successfully sold many of my ideas in the last 15 years. There is a process i follow that gives me great results.
When validating an idea, You need as many opinions as possible from people with different backgrounds. It can't be answered by a single expert.
First you need to protect your idea (if possible) and a working prototype (depending on the product).
I agree that surveys are great to quickly evaluate interest.
Next step is to start a Crowdfunding campaign and see if people are actually willing to pay for it.
While collecting funds for developing you also collect ideas for improvement. Double win.
Give me a quick call so i can tell you the exact process i am taking every time i come up with new idea.