Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Identifying Challenges

I divided the mind map into three as it was too big...

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Ergonomics Example: Headphones

This is my first time trying ergonomics and I am using headphones as an example...

This is the early headphone used during the 20th century. This headphone was developed to improve the earpiece back then. It gave a better quality sound and it also mutes the background which means, its better than the early earpiece. However, this headphone does not have a padding which makes it uncomfortable. The designs last time were also limited. The requirement for high sensitivity meant no damping was used, thus the sound quality is crude.

This is one of the latest headphones. The headphones nowadays has much more different types of designs to choose from. These headphones also has a larger surface for the cover so it covers our ear completely. This will mute the background and therefore, the user can only hear the music or etc. This headphones are very comfortable as they have a very soft cover which is nice when we put our ears on it. It also has different places which has the material which makes the headphone more comfortable for us.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Elderly challenge holiday hmwk part 2

Some of my observation...

Observation 1: Some of the elderly goes back from the supermarket with lots of groceries. When this happen, the elderly's hand seems to shake when they are carrying the bags. The elderly are too weak so they could not carry their own groceries. Their bones become too weak when they become older.

Observation 2: Some of the elderly tend to cross the road without using the traffic lights as maybe they are too lazy to go to the traffic light or they had not much energy in them. When this happen, if the elderly are not careful, traffic accidents may happen and it is very dangerous for them.

Observation 3: Around my neighborhood, there are lots of elderly who uses walking aids to walk to a nearby shop or park. The parks and shop may not be clean so when the elderly's walking aid gets dirty, they will have a hard time cleaning the aid. They may also not realize the dirt and bring it back home with the walking aid, so they have to clean the house and the walking aids which is rather tiring for them.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

The Ageing Challenge:Essential questions

1)How can we make the elderly communicate with the younger generation?

The old generation and the younger generation are far apart due to the technology that had happened
for the past few years. When this happen, the elderly
will be left out by their own family. Now, during this generation, kids and teenagers tend to be 'sticked on'
to the latest technology such as the computer,
television and also their handphones. They will then ignore all their elders.

2)What are the different options for the elderly to travel around?

The elderly are weak and old therefore they may not have the enough strength to travel to some of the
places. A common example is stairs. When the
elderly goes up the stairs, they will do it really slowly and may need some help. The elderly may also walk at
a really slow pace. This will affect the people
who may be standing behind the elderly and therefore the people will get impatient of what is going on.

3)Are the elderly happy with us now? Do we need to change what we are doing now?

Some of the elderly seem to not like the way we treat them as some of them may think that we are looking
down on them. What do we have to do to stop this
misunderstanding? Maybe the elderly does not want to be helped, or they are not receiving enough help
from us therefore, they do not like the way we
treat them...

Monday, June 28, 2010

The Elderly Challenge- Part 1

The Four key recommendations of the report:
Housing: The housings in singapore should have several different option that meets the need of the elderly. Singapore will be an elder-friendly place due to the different options that helps the elderly in the house.

Accessibility: Singapore will be more friendly by helping the elderly to get around singapore with help and also many different activities could be done with elderly. Singapore will have an elder-friendly buildings, flats, and also public transports. There will also be user-friendly lifts, walkway, and bus stops.

Caring: Singapore elderlies will have easier access to some places and also the people around them will help them get on the bus for example the bus driver will help those on the wheel chair or could not go up stairs easily.

Opportunities: The elderly will have different opportunities to interact with the people. They will also have different activities with the communities in singapore to help them interact with one another. This will help the young and the elders to help one another and communicate to one another too.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Revisiting Bad design-IDEO's Shopping Trolley project

1)It is not that comfortable for babies or young kids to sit int he trolley. There are also accidents that happens with the current trolley.
2)They are... Defer Judgment, Encourage wild ideas, Build on the ideas of others
3)They socialize very well with one another and they are playful.
4)SST should have students who communicate with one another even though the ideas are wild and crazy.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Perspective pics (2)

This picture is an hibiscus taken in front of our school.(SST)

I am not so sure what this flower is but it is very attractive as it has a very bright color.

This is another photo about perspective.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Perspective pics (1)

This picture is outside the garden. I was with Wu Shen (hand).

This is outside our school. The coconut tree.

This picture is taken near the side gate, the gigantic tree.

Monday, January 25, 2010


Laptop bag
P:light weight, soft, able to keep laptop safe(locks, protection,etc)
I: keeps laptop safe

Watch given from grandparents
P:looks nice, digital, secure
I:tells time


In the mrt station/train
P:long, big
I:Transport people here and there
S:lots of different people with different reasons to be on the train.

Watching a documentary/movie
P:Big screen, attracting
I:able to show movies and attracts people
S:people watch movie together

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alternative Energy Sources

Singapore has biofuels s made of usually sugary plants. Liquid biofuel could be used for transport
Singapore also have hydrogen fuel cells which can be used for cars. Singapore also use water to turn the turbine and create energy.

What is research?

Research is to find out about something to complete a task or project.

Without research we could jump to conclusions and may end up doing wrong things like, completing a project with wrong facts and others

We could do research by going on the internet, library, interviewing and others.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

A world without ADMT

This is my drawing in a world without ADMT(art, design, media, technology)

The world would be very boring

Monday, January 11, 2010

First sketch

My picture created by my friends