Wednesday, October 13, 2010

My Multimedia Presentation

Well, this is basically my Multimedia Presentation..

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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Selecting your EQ's

First -

How can the younger generation reconnect with the elderly to have a better relationship between each other?

The younger generation are drifting away from the elderly. Especially the teenagers caught up in their own teen world and not spending time with their grandparents.

We have to find a way to reestablish the relationship between grandkids and grandparents. Even if they are not related, we should try to strengthen the relationship between young and old.

Second -

How can we improve the mode of transportation for the elderly like getting around?

With some disabilities of the elderly like finding it hard to like walk around and stuff, we have to find a real better way to help the overall aging population so that they will be more active and go out other than just staying at home and maybe just hooked up on the television.

We have to find a way to improve the current mode of transport to let the elderly move around with ease and stuff. Like what exactly can we modify with the current transportation or what something new can we create to help them.

Third -

How can we bring simple technology into the lives of the elderly so that they will learn new skills and maybe connect with their family through the internet?

With the elderly always staying at home and sometimes hooked on the television, they have to let them see the other side of technology so that they will also be exposed to the internet and stuff like Facebook and Skype.

With these basic skills on the fingertips of the elderly, it will be really easier for them to communicate with friends and their loved ones in the country or maybe out of the country so that they can stay connected and stay up to date with the news and happenings in the world.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Holiday work - Part 2: Deepening your learning experiences

Observation 1 :

Usually if you look around when it is dismissal time from school, sometimes some grandparents may pick their grandkids from school and usually like help them carry their bag and stuff.
The bag's weight are depending on whether its primary school students or younger. But sometimes, while going home the children will play with friends around an area for a while which leaves the grandparents standing there holding their heavy bag waiting.
The students should be able to carry their own bags and not let the elderly carry it especially if its filled to the brim with books.

Observation 2 :

Most of the elderly would usually like stay in the living room to read the newspapers and they will never forget their read glasses before they start reading it.
This shows that the vision of the elderly worsens and especially when sometimes they cant find their reading glasses, they would try to make out the blurred words by squinting their eyes or like bringing the newspaper nearer to their eyes.

Observation 3 :

Something because of old age, the elderly tend to forget alot of things as they grow older and sometimes when their kids or grandkids tell them to do something and when they forget, they will always get scolded like saying they are really forgetful and stuff.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Holiday work - Part 1: Understanding the ‘The Elderly Challenge’

Explain in your own words, the FOUR key recommendations of the report.

1. Housing
To develop Singapore to have houses that are elderly friendly. This would solve the problems for the elderly being dependent on the family and community for housing problems and enable them to live with ease. The home is to be specially designed to meet the needs of the elderly.
2. Accessibility
The accessibility for the elderly once they leave the house as the elderly-friendly house is covered in the first point. This is to enable the elderly who usually have some problems with going out and stuff because they can't go here for what reason. Its like hard for them - Mode of transport for them. With better accessibility, the elderly would find it easier to move around Singapore without any problems with transport.
3. Caring for Seniors
To have more places that the elderly can go to when they're experiencing some troubles with their health and stuff. A place that can help the elderly and so that the quality of their life are maintained like the first and second point mentioned.
4. Opportunities
For the elderly to have a happy lifestyle and so that they can connect with their families and friends with ease. Like community groups and other activities to bond them together to mantain that happiness.

State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly
The length of land leases to be shorter so it will facilitate the development of retirement housing by the private sector.

State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable
Government could pay half of the elderly’s medical bills like subsidize some of the medical bills for families who have a low monthly income.
The other way is to be trained with the skills to help the elderly by asking those well-trained people to give basic training to the neighbours or like family and friends.

After reading the CAI report, what do you are the THREE things that you can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges

1. Organise some activity with the elderly to strengthen the bond between maybe the family and the elderly.
2. Maybe to go there once in a while and go and have a friendly chat with them for a while so that they wont be lonely and we can build up the relationship with them.
3. Apart from going there to have chat with the elderly, we can also go there to help out like by taking care of the elderly for a while and such.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Week 10: Revisiting 'Bad Design' - IDEO's Shopping trolley project

1. In your opinion, what are some of the problems that the current design of the shopping trolley has?
Basically i think its safety and convenience. There are a number of children getting hospitalized because of getting hurt while using the trolley. Convenience is basically because when there's alot of people in the supermarket and sometimes you cant find your way through.

2. What are some of the rules instituted by the IDEO's design team, and why do you think were they instituted?
One conversation at a time. Stay focused on topic. Defer judgment. Encourage wild ideas. Be visual.

3. From your observation, what are some of the company's culture or practices that have made IDEO one of the best design company in the world?
They are somewhat creative in terms of planning. The company that isnt that sit down and have a meeting kind of company. They have fun innovating at work and they express their creativity in their own work space.

4. How do you think some of these culture or practices can be implemented or internalised in SST, or within you as a student?
We can also have a creative board in the ADMT studio so that students can just randomly paste their ideas on that board.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Week 5: An exercise on IDEATION

What do you think is the main underlying theme of the clip above?
Well. I think its thinking creatively to act out situations where the props would be used.

What are some skill sets that would be needed by the comedians to make their impromptu presentations successful?
They have to quick in their ideas and thinking because not much time is given. They have to experienced and most importantly being creative.

How do you think you would be able to hone your skills that you have mentioned in question (2)?
I could improve my creativity by trying to draw more things and add even more details.My imagination could be improved by trying to be more creative in my sketches, drawings and pictures i take.

How then would the skills that you mentioned be useful and applicable in your other domains and subject areas?
IT would be very helpful in my ADMT subject and sketching.

Week 5: Sustainable Design...a wow idea!

Based on the clip, what is your understanding of the term 'Sustainable Design'?
It basically refers to a useful design of something that can be sustained and is useful to everyone.
Something everyone can afford and stuff.

Can you think of other possible situations where sustainable design can be incorporated?
Yeah. Like how the importance of food storage is but apparently its lacked and sustainable design can be enforced in this case as the lack of food storage will just lead to spreading of diseases.

What do you think inspire him to come out with such a solution?
Well. He had received some comments two years ago and i guess that was the point of time when he realised that not everyone has electricity for refrigeration.

How would such a contraption benefit Mankind?
It would provide the 1.6 billion people with access to storing vaccines, food and fuels.

Monday, January 25, 2010

P.I.E.S.

Laptop Bag

P. Durable, the strap has padding.
I. Durable, Strong has many pockets.
E. NIL
S. Socializing with other people and
talking about the bag when other people got it too.

Anything that has been handed to you by your elders

P. Old, not in a good condition when handed down.
I. NIL
E. From our grandparents like remembering them and stuff
S. NIL

In the MRT station/ train
P.Long, spacious
I. Transport people around
E.NIL
S.different people with different reasons to be on the train

Watching a documentary/movie

P. Big screen
I. Plays movies
E. interesting
S. can watch movies with people

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

Sustainable design is also called environmental design,
environmentally sustainable design, environmentally-conscious design,
etc ; is the philosophy of designing physical objects,
the built environment and services to comply with the principles of economic,
social, and ecological sustainability.

Sustainable design it also to eliminate the so called
negative environmental impact completely through skillful, sensitive design.
The motivation for sustainable design was articulated in E. F. Schumacher's 1973 book Small Is Beautiful.

Sustainable design is basically a general reaction to global environmental crises.
Its also creating materials or objects that are useful
and environmentally to the earth and not wasting natural resources.

Some of the examples of a Sustainable design are,

Some of the principles of Sustainable Design are Low-impact materials, Energy efficiency, Quality and durability, Design for reuse and recycling, Design Impact Measures, Sustainable Design Standards, Biomimicry, Service substitution, Renewability and Healthy Buildings.

Understanding "Research"

What is RESEARCH? (Please use your own definition/s!)
Research is basically finding for information about a certain stuff you wanna find out about like surfing the net and reading up some informative books.
It also sometimes clears some doubts about certain information when you conduct a research about it too.

Why do you think research is important?
To find out more about the things in our world and to increase our knowledge about certain stuff we do not know yet. It also helps us with our homework and some other projects we would be working on.

How can we conduct good research?
Researching for an information in more source like different websites and different books.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

ADMT Lesson 1: Personal Reflection

1.What is Art, Design, Media and Technology(ADMT) to you?
hmm, its like drawing, designing stuff using
technology and through media platforms.
which actually is a more advanced kind of art and design.

2.Why is ADMT important?
it is important because we need to develop skills in drawing and designing too.
we may need these skills in the near future too.

3.What are the skills that you would want to learn in ADMT?
the skills i would wanna learn in ADMT is basically more skills in drawing, sketching and designing stuff so that i can apply them next time when needed.

4.Sketch how the world would look like without art, design, media and technology. Describe briefly your sketch. [Take a picture of your sketch and post it on your personal blog]