Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Due to some unseen errors in my dish rack, the BDR has been abruptly (but easily) converted to a BBR (Banana-coloured Blanket Rack)!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Banana-coloured Dish Rack v2

This is my second version.

It is not much different from my first, apart from changes in the proportions and a set of wheels on the base to aid traction.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Product designs (1) Pros & Cons

1) Banana-coloured dish rack (v1)
· Portable makes movement convenient
· Colour attracts elderly along with pictures promoting healthy lifestyles
· Can rotate 360 degrees
· Elderly can afford it as price is low
· Dish-managing is improved

· Lightweight and strong material is unknown
· Price might be hard to reduce
· Can topple over (if one side is without dishes and disturbs the balance of weight) and injure the elderly

2) Skoon (v1)
· Assist the elderly in scooping food with tip
· Handle more usable for elderly
· Also have bright colours and educate elderly with pictures promoting heathy lifestyles

· Cost cannot be guaranteed cheap
· Tip might injure elderly

Product Designs (1)

Here are two products that are elderly-friendly and enticing to the elderly to live a healthy lifestyle.

1) The banana-coloured dish rack (v1)

This is dish rack designed to be portable and strong (fragile) .
· Has a stand that can be rotated 360 degrees
· Has a grille where a washed dish can be easily fitted onto
· Has a bright attractive colour
· Has many grilles for many dishes
· Made of lightweight and strong material
· Supposed to sell at low prices

2) The 'skoon' (v1)
· Has a large handle to enable grip of the elderly's weak, non-dexterous hands
· Has a small tip to assist in scooping food
· Also colourful

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

EQ & challenges mindmap

This is my mindmap on EQ & challenges.
Sorry for the small size. This is its maximum size.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Essential Questions

Essential Questions

Ranking: 3)What are the unseen, unnoticed difficulties of the elderly?

2)How do the elderly react themselves to the problems?

1)How can convince the elderly to adopt healthier habits in a healthier lifestyle?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Understanding the Elderly Challenge (P1)

1) The 4 key recommendations are: a. Housing for Seniors, b. Accessibility for Seniors, c. Caring for Seniors and d. Opportunities for Seniors.

a. The HDB sold flats with elderly-friendly facilities and tools, like toilet grab bars and non-slip tiles. Also, ramps were constructed to allow movement of the elderly to other flats or recreational areas. For housing options, 2-room apartments were made for smaller homes and there were more rental options for seniors preferring to rent an apartment.

b. The architects designed buildings made specially for the elderly's convenience. Also, lifts were constructed at every level of the flat for the elderly to use. For transportation systems, more low-floor, free-step buses are used for the elderly to easily enter into the bus.

c. Many more elderly people got cared for by the services. There was an increase in the number of licensed beds increased in nursing and sheltered homes. A long-term care insurance scheme was introduced to support money needed for people with severe disabilities.

d. Through public education, they were taught to change their negative attitudes or perceptions towards ageing and the elderly. The seniors lived more active lifestyles and the percentage of the elderly who lead an active life increased considerably.

2) The CAI recommended to vary the length of land leases. Shorter land leases will facilitate the development of retirement housing by the private sector. These offer dedicated lifestyle facilities to meet the needs of seniors who have greater expectations for higher quality housing. Varying housing size and types will give the elderly more choices.

3)1.Top up Medisave accounts of less well-off Singaporeans when there are budget surpluses that the Government can share with the people. This will help defray healthcare costs as Singaporeans depend on Medisave to meet healthcare needs in their old age.
2.� FaFamily physicians should play an important role in the management of healthcare needs for seniors.Follow-up by a dedicated family physician within close proximity to the client will ensure that seniors’ multiple needs will be comprehensively and holistically taken care of.

4) 1.I can be respectful towards the elderly, by giving way to them or letting them have convenience( seats).
2. I can give public awareness on this issue by posting info on blogs, Youtube, etc.
3.I can check facilities, and see how convenient or inconvenient they are to the elderly.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Personal Reflection (NEWater visit)

Q1:What are the 3 key takeaways from today’s visit?

A1:1)Water is vital and essential in our daily lives
2)Singapore had to come up with other ways of obtaining water besides using reservoirs, that have a fluctuating supply of water due to the weather.
3)Newater is a great success that through complicated technology, managed to recycle used water.

Q2:Name 2 concepts that you have learnt today during the visit.

A2:I've learnt about ultra-filtration & micro-filtration that seperate harmful substances from the water.

Q3:What is the 1 interesting thing that you have learnt today?

A3:Viruses & bacteria are so much bigger than water molecules that it is impossible for them to get through the micro-filter.

Q4:What are the things that you can do to help with water conservation in Singapore?

A4:I can avoid wasting water as much as possible and do things that minimise water usage.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Perspective pictures

These pictures show the different ways we can look at things.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sustainable Design

Sustainable Design

Sustainable design involves designing of physical objects, the environment and services to meet the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability.
The Aim:
The aim of sustainable design is to prevent negative environmental impact by constantly using only renewable sources and designing sensibly to suit the purpose of the object well.

The two types of products from sustainable design is microcosm, small appliances for daily use, and macrocosm, large structures such as buildings and cities.

Examples of sustainable design are:sustainable planning, sustainable architecture, sustainable landscape architecture, sustainable graphic design, agriculture, domestic machinery and furniture, disposable products and in the energy sector.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

ADMT Lesson 1:Personal Reflection

Q.What is Art, Design, Media and Technology (ADMT) to you?

A.I think ADMT is a variety of involvements of innovation and creativity. Art is based largely on creativity, design also requires the flexibility of your imagination, media has great diversity and technology especially focuses on innovation.

Q.Why is ADMT important?

A.That is because it expresses uniqueness in everything, and problems will occur if all were of the same build and had the same looks.

Q.What are the skills that you would want to learn in ADMT?

A. I would like to learn more on drawing, designing of tools and machines and doing animation.