Sunday, November 7, 2010

Multimedia Plan

This is my multimedia plan ^^

video

Friday, September 24, 2010

Reflection - Prototype

1. What are the difficulties that you have encountered during the process?
- It is very difficult to draw on the cardboard and I keep erasing
- The cardboard is very small thus I have to scale down everything and I make mistakes when calculating
- The cardboard is very difficult to cut

2. How do you overcome the difficulties encountered?
- I double check the measurements before I cut and draw
- I used a sharper scissors to cut the cardboard

3. What are the 2 key takeaways for this lesson?
- I've learnt what is measurable and what is not
- I've learnt the two types of testing (Quantitative and Qualitative test)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ergonomics (Product description and Idea Trigger)

This is the picture of the brush which is extended
This is the picture of the brush which is not extended
This picture shows that the brush can be hooked using the hole at the top





















The clean brush is shaped like a small broom, it is green in colour. It is long and smooth too. It could be extended in order to reach further. It is designed for cleaning places which are very crammed or tiny. It is suitable for cleaning window the window frame trench and other small and tiny places. There is a digger like tool which allows us to dig up the dirt or dusts which is hidden underneath. They thought that it would be easier if we can hook the brush up and if it could be extended. The elderly would not face any difficulties using it. When we extend the brush, it is very flimsy, thus it is difficult to use the brush when it is extended.


My Sketch:
(Click to enlarge)
The brush would look the same as the original product when it is not extended 

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ergonomics II

What is Ergonomics?
- It is the science of designing the equipment or workplace to fit the worker.  (Wikipedia)
- Study of people's efficiency in their working environment (Apple Dictionary)
- The scientific study of equipment design, as in office furniture or transportation seating, for the purpose of improving efficiency, comfort, or safety. (Dictionary.com)

2. What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?
- Safety
- Comfort
- Ease of Use
- Productivity / Performance
- Aesthetics

3. For each aspects of Ergonomics, explain with an example of a product that is designed for the elderly, how the product meet that particular aspect of Ergonomics.

- Safety 
- Medicine bottles — print sizes could be enlarged so those with impaired vision (due to sinus problems, for example) can more easily read the label instructions. Ergonomics can discover the optimum font style, color and size to enhance readability using the limited space available on a medicine label.



- Comfort
- Alarm clock display — some displays are harshly bright, drawing one’s eye to the light or keeping one awake when surroundings are dark. Ergonomic principles could redesign this based on contrast principles and include automatic dimming functions in low-light environments (such as when a user has turned off the room lights to sleep).

- Ease of Use
- Street Signs — in an unfamiliar area, it can be quite difficult to spot street signs. This could be addressed by using principles of visual detection to make street signs more visible.







- Productivity / Performance
- Office furniture/equipment — the use of ergonomically designed office furniture and equipment (such as office chairs and computer input devices) can drastically reduce work-related injuries and employee absences.






- Aesthetics
- Signs in the workplace — signage could be made more aesthetic by using a consistent format throughout the workplace.






* Examples are taken from http://casestudy-itgs.wikispaces.com/Social+Impacts+-+Ergonomic *

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ergonomics I

Compare the 2 different workplaces, state your observations.
- The first workplace shown seems a bit messy and there is a lot of things on the table, so the person using the table does not have enough space to do his work. The second workplace is more tidier and there are lesser things on the table.

Which workplace is preferred? State with reasons why one workplace is preferred over the other.
- The second workplace is preferred because there are more space to move around and it is not cluttered with things. The person using it can relax and it would certainly be more comfortable as compared to using the other untidy desk.

3. What are the considerations that should be taken into account when designing a workplace that is suitable for the user?
- The workplace must have a lot of space so that the person can move around freely, the height and the lighting must also be suitable. Then, it would meet the needs of the people.

4. Why do you think that Ergonomics is important when designing?
 If we don't consider Ergonomics while designing, the product we design might not be suitable for people to use. It might also hurt the people if they use it.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Holiday Task - Part 3

This is my room layout:


It is a room with a few items inclusive of a television, cupboard, bed, lamp and a sofa. I think that the room should not have too many things as the elderly might trip over it, so, I think it should be just a simple room. =D

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Elderly Challenge - Observation 3...

- Dancing?
- Trekking?
- Swimming?
- Jogging?
Most of the elderly doesn't want to exercise that much now partly because they get very tired easily and also because of their aching body. This might also be the cause of the many illnesses they have. Therefore, I think that we could have some activities once in a while to let the elderly have some exercises so that the elderly would be more fit and they might also make some friends during the activities.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Elderly Challenge - Observation 2...

I have observed that the elderly have very little or no activities during the day. The same goes to my grandparents. Although they still go out to buy things but it is very seldom. I think that the community club could organize more activities and encourage them to go and participate. 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Elderly Challenge - Observation 1...

Some old people have difficulty with walking, so, they couldn't get from places to places easily. They will also get tired very easily, taking breaks after walking only a short distance. Even if they take public transport, it will also be very crowded and they might not even get a seat to rest their legs as the other passengers might not be willing to give their seat to the elderly. Sometimes, caretakers will take care of the elderly but some elderly, who do not have a caretaker to take care of, have to take care of them themselves. So, we should also help the elderly when we see one of them in need of help (eg. helping them 2 carry things)

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Holiday work - Part 1...

The 4 key recommendation:
- Housing for seniors
- Accessibility for seniors
- Caring for seniors
- Opportunities for seniors
The 4 key recommendation will make Singapore a more elderly-friendly place as the houses now have more features for the elderly. It also lets the elderly to be more engaged in the society and does not feel so lonely. We would also need to have some services that focuses on elderly and not on other age group. Sometimes, the elderly could also do something to contribute to the society so they will more active and not only staying at home doing nothing. It also gives the elderly to have more chances to show off their strengths in doing certain things.


1 way to make public housing more user-friendly:
- As some of the HDB flats have very narrow corridors, we should make the corridors fatter so the elderly can have more space to walk and not squeezing through the corridors


2 ways how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable:
- Have more gentle ramps or slope so it would be easier for the elderly to get from place to place
- Have more benches so that when the elderly is tired, there is a place for them to rest


After reading the CAI report, what are the 3 things that you can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges:
- We can also have some activities or games that educates the elderly
- We could have some field trips to the old folks home so we can care for them and understand them more
- As some elderly are not so independent, we could train them to be more independent and is able to take care of himself/herself     (if possible)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Personal Reflection (NEWater Visit)

1. I have learnt how NEWater is purified to become clean water for us to drink, what the four national 'taps' are, where the reservoir located.

2. I learnt that the used water are purified using
microfiltration, Reverse Osmosis and UV Disinfection. The purified water could also be mixed with reservoir water and, after it undergoes conventional water treatment, it can produce drinking water.

3. 1 interesting thing I learnt... is...
The quality of NEWater is actually better than other water and is cleaner than PUB water (the requirement).

4. By reducing, reusing and recycling water, we could help conserve water for Singapore.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Personal Reflection (8th Mar 2010)

3 takeaways from today ADMT lesson
--> The product that we design should be attractive to the user (our target audience)
--> The product should be convenience to the user
--> We must do enough research before we start to brainstorm on our idea

2 concepts
--> The product should be feasible and not those which are impossible
--> We should be looking at the user's point of view and not from our point of view when we decide if the product is feasible or not.

What is 1 interesting thing I've learnt
--> We cannot work on our idea when we do not search for information on the topic. Even if we can, it might not be a very good idea.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Photography~People











The story behind the photos...

It shows that Teoh Yun and I love to go to the field together during our free time :D We love the grass at the back of the field and the holes which are hidden beneath the grass which made our trip there more trilling o.0

Monday, January 18, 2010

Difference between Isometric, Oblique and Orthographic Drawing


Isometric Drawing

Oblique Drawing:

Orthographic Drawing

It is a method of visually representing three-dimensional objects in two dimensions.

It projects an image by intersecting parallel rays from the three-dimensional source object with the drawing surface.

Representing a three-dimensional object in two dimensions.

Objects drawn with isometric projection do not appear larger or smaller as they extend closer to or away from the viewer.


Actually, the first point looks kind of same...

Friday, January 15, 2010

Definition of Environment

Generally, environment refers to the surrounding of an object.

Source: Wikipedia

1. The aggregate of surrounding things, conditions, or influences; surroundings; milieu.
2. Ecology. The air, water, minerals, organisms, and all other external factors surrounding and affecting a given organism at any time.

My Opinion:
A place that surrounds us which will affect us.

Monday, January 11, 2010

ADMT Lesson 1~ Personal Reflection



---> ADMT means: of human's creative skill of drawing and planing and application of scientific knowledge in mass communication.

----> An ADMT student should be creative and have a mind of his own.

-----> I hope to create something that is helpful to the communication

------> I think I can achieve it by working hard, paying attention in cl
ass etc.

My PiCtUrE:
A world without ADMT, a world without creativity