Tuesday, October 12, 2010
I learnt to use the different idea generation techniques such as SCAMPER and Shape-Borrowing
What difficulties I have encountered?
There are times which the prototype I created was accidentally ruin or that I did not have enough materials to create a new product after the previous one was destroyed.
How did I solve this.
I had to use the materials that I have remaining to mend the product instead of making a new one, and to stop the product from falling apart, I have to also use my own glue, as if I were to use the school’s glue gun, the product will look quite messy so in the end I had to buy my own glue and use it instead.
Thursday, July 22, 2010
The considerations are the user-friendliness, the compactness and the safety.iii) Would an elderly faced difficulty using this product? If yes, what are the difficulties that the elderly would face?
iv) What do you think can be done to improve on the design of the product to suit the elderly? (Sketch the improved design in your sketchbook and take a picture of it. Post the improved sketch at the end of your post.)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
(esp. of workplace design) intended to provide optimum comfort and to avoid stress or injury.
Ease of use
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.
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1. Innovative vertical design keeps the arm in a comfortable, more neutral and natural
2. Uses larger muscles to move mouse, reducing risk of discomfort.
3. Left and right click functions using the thumb button on the top of the vertical grip.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The workplace is tidy and well suited for the user for long periods of doing work and it is also very spacious
The user makes use of the space on top of the desk instead of the surface.
The lamp is also attached above and it can move, save distance and height
The laptop carrier can be adjusted so it will be more spacious
the chair the design allows the person to lean back and has an adjustable hand rests comfortable backrest and a sturdy structure.
The workplace on the left is not as tidy than the workplace on the right as it is very cluttered and messy and he had trouble looking for his things and there was once he had to put his keyboard on top of his mug which had been spilt
The user on the left also appears to be uncomfortable because of his fidgeting.
The workplace on the left do not have features that are friendly as the one on the right. The workplace on the right has features like more comfortable chairs,better lamps and other gadgets which are friendly to the people and it may also improve the productivity of the people.
2. Which workplace is preferred? State with reasons why one workplace is preferred over the other.
The workplace on the right is preferred. The workplace should help to reduce the stress, increase the comfort of the user,
3. What are the considerations that should be taken into account when designing a workplace that is suitable for the user?
4. Why do you think that Ergonomics is important when designing?
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Firstly, the escalators are moving quite fast, for the elderly and the elderly cannot react very fast.
Secondly, the layout of shopping centres are very complicated. So elderly cannot find their way easily
Sunday, June 6, 2010
- There should be more elderly friendly houses in Singapore.
- The facilities in Singapore should be elderly friendlier
- We need to care more for the elderly
- We need to give more opportunities to the elderly
The report is recommending to Vary the length of land leases. Shorter land leases will facilitate the development of retirement housing by the private sector.
- Top up Medisave accounts of less well-off Singaporeans when there are budget surpluses
Family physicians should play an important role in the management of healthcare needs for seniors.
- I could help the elderly with little things in their life
- We could hold a campaign to promote healthy living for the elderly
- start a donation programme for those elderlies who are poor
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Do not include a lot of words in the presentation.
2. Name 2 concepts that you have learnt today pertaining to design and describe why is it important in design?
We must be specific in our design
Our designs must be original
3. What is the 1 interesting thing that you have learnt today?
Friday, February 12, 2010
This picture shows my friend, Guang Jun using his macbook pro to surf the net. If the picture is separated into 9 equal parts he would be in the right part of the center area.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Rule of Thirds
The Rule of Thirds is based on the fact that the human eye is naturally drawn to a point about two-thirds up a page. Crop your photo so that the main subjects are located around one of the intersection points rather than in the center of the image.
Golden Section rule
It has been found that certain points in a picture's composition automatically attract the viewer's attention. Similarly, many natural or man-made objects and scenes with certain proportions (whether by chance or by design) automatically please us. Leonardo da Vinci investigated the principle that underlies our notions of beauty and harmony and called it the Golden Section. Long before Leonardo, however, Babylonian, Egyptian, and ancient Greek masters also applied the Golden Section proportion in architecture and art.
To get a clearer sense of these special "Golden" composition points, imagine a picture divided into nine unequal parts with four lines. Each line is drawn so that the width of the resulting small part of the image relates to that of the big part exactly as the width of the whole image relates to the width of the big part. Points where the lines intersect are the "golden" points of the picture
One side of the picture is divided into two, and then each half is divided into three parts. The adjacent side is divided so that the lines connecting the resulting points form a diagonal frame. According to the Diagonal Rule, important elements of the picture should be placed along these diagonals
10.Techniques of Photography
from notes during p4 infocomm club cca
Friday, January 22, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
The Environment is the air, water and land which people, animals and plants live in, the conditions that we live in or work in and the way that they influence how we feel or how effectively we can work, the circumstances or conditions that surround us. An example is a forest, a office and the school.
So the environment is where we do everything.
Definitions are from: http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=25957&dict=CALD, http://www.ldoceonline.com/search/?q=environment, http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=25956&dict=CALD&topic=environments-and-localities and http://dictionary.cambridge.org/define.asp?key=25957&dic