Friday, August 13, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

work desk with macbook pro work table

The work table is put at a wrong position on the table...

Work Table

This is the designed work table.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ergonomics and Anthropometry Part 1

1) I prefer the setup of the guy in the black suit, because all the things he used brought convenience to him, unlike the guy in the white suit who was very uncomfortable with everything he used. For example, the sitting arrangement of the man in the black suit is more comfortable than the guy in the black suit.

2) The things that must be considered is the person's height, weight, the amount of space on the table, The arrangement of the things and the size of the things.

3)This considerations will differentiate a normal workplace from a special workplace. When a product satisfies a customer, it will then cause them to buy it and bring business to the company.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Essential Questions

Big Idea: Make a product that is elderly friendly

1. How do we make the elderly trust us on using our product?
2. Who are the specific elderlies that we want to target?
3. What are the problems that a major group of the elderly face?
4. What are the reasons for the elderly not wanting to go out?
Top 3

1. How do we make the elderly trust us on using our product?
2.What are the problems that a major group of the elderly face?
3.How do the public react to the elderly? How do we make the public be aware of them?

Monday, June 28, 2010

elderly Challenge Observation 3

This picture shows an old lady coming back from the market with things in her trolley. Earlier on, after about 5 mins of observation, i saw her chatting very cheerfully to her friends.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Elderly Challenge Observation 2

This sign can help direct people, especially the elderly. These signs can help the old people know where to go as stated on the sign are important landmarks.

This lift in a library has a wheelchair sign on it stating that the wheelchair is mainly to be of use for only people wheelchair bound. It is important that we raise awareness on the difficulties of people in wheelchairs and the elderly. We must let the public be aware of what is going on with the elderly and the wheelchair bound.

Elderly Challenge Observation 1

This is an example of a wheelchair unfriendly place. This stair can cause harm and inconvenience to the elderly and it can also cause people to trip if they are unaware.
This is a ramp specially built for the wheelchair bound elderly to aid them in ascending up to a higher level.

Holiday work-Part 1: Understanding the'The Elderly Challenge'

1a)The first key recommendation of the report concerns the housing of the elderly. The house for the selected elderly person must suit his/her lifestyle and needs and must meet their requirement to make it convenient for them to move around the house.

1b)The second key recommendation of the report concerns the elderly's accessibility around their neighborhood and beyond. The public buses and other public transports are meant to aid the elderly when moving outside of their homes. The public places can also install lifts to make the lives of the elderly more convenient.

1c) The third key recommendation of the report concerns the community around the elderly. As elderly people tend to be bored and have nothing to do, the CAI intends to create an environment that will let the elderly be involved with community programs like those organized in community centers.

1d)The fourth key recommendation of the report concerns the medical care of the elderly. Medical care in hospitals these days tend to be to expensive for the elderly and because of that, they tend to ignore their medical problems and put off the visits to hospitals. So the CAI aims to make medical care affordable to the elderly.

2)The CAI are recommending by making the environment barrier free, example, providing lifts and making the area step-free and making buses wheelchair accessible by having a small moving platform.

3a) Firstly is the environment around them. We must create an environment where there are medical aid for the elderly, especially places which are heavily populated by the elderly(e.g. Whampoa, Clementi,Jurong) Healthcare must be always accessible around the clock 24/7 for the elderly.

3b)Secondly is the cost of medical care in hospitals. Some elderly have used up all of their CPF on medical care that they can no longer seek hospitals for medical care. I think that the government should be aware of such concerns of the elderly population and have more benefits for them to see doctors.

4) Firstly what i need to do is to have a compassionate heart, and when seeing the elderly in trouble, to help them however possible. Secondly, we must go out of our comfort zone to help them. When in the public bus or train, we can offer our sits to them. Thirdly, we must not see them as an inferior group of people.

This way,we can all live in an environment that work hand in hand to help each other in times of need!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Bird Problem

These are the problems we will get when we move to the perm site

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Bad Design of the BlackBerry Storm

According to some users, the BlackBerry Storm has a very unresponsive touchscreen. In order For a touchscreen phone to be successful, the user must constantly feel that he is in control. When the BlackBerry Storm was first released, there was a lot of buzz surrounding it. But when the users stated using, they found out that the device was very 'laggy.' I think the maker should provide an extra keypad where if the user find the touchscreen laggy, they could use the keypad.

Monday, February 22, 2010
The problem with this wii remote is its glossy texture. For those with sweaty hand, the remote can be very slippery. It is because of this problem that the wii company provided grippy latex shells to wii owners free of charge.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

1. Laptop Bag.
P-It has a unique pocket for the laptop. The colors are black and green. Carry it everyday to school.
I-It has 2 straps which will help me to carry it easies as the weight is distributed.
E- It was given to me by my mother.
2. Something given to me by someone older.(Towel)
P- My aunt gave it to me. it looks quite crappy but it is just used to wipe my body so I don't care.
I- It is specially designed to absorb a lot of water
E- It does not have any emotional meaning to me.
3. Taking an MRT ride.
P- It is always very packed and it is very hard to find a seat.
E- I feel very uncomfortable when people stand close to me and it is very hot although there is air-corn.
S- When i see an elderly or pregnant woman, i would give up my seat to them.
4.Watching a documentary/movie.(Mr Bean's holiday)
P- I watch it at the theatre near my house.
E- It is very funny and yet keeps you in suspense at some part of the show.
S- Its a comedy.

sunday, january 24, 2010

Conserving water resources.

Conserving Water Resources
1. We can drink recycled water.
2. We can take a shower instead of a bath.
3. We can use the water used to wash the car to water the plants.
4. We can have campaigns to save water.
5. We can ration our water on a daily basis.

sunday, january 17, 2010

It is the making of something creative. It helps us to become more innovative. I would like to learn how to draw a model of a dream robot. Without admt, the world would be plain and boring. It would have no colors and there would be no creativity in the world.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

What is the meaning of Research?

Research is something you do when you want to find out more about a certain topic, thing or person. I think it is important because it helps us now more about certain things in depth. We can conduct good research by using the internet to find out more or reading up on that topic that interests you or what you have to do.

Monday, January 11, 2010

amazing race personal reflection

I understand that the meaning of 'Expanding Our Learning Network' is to expand our learning space to the world. It will help us to have interaction with the rest of the world.

Team Building Activity

I think the meaning of forging excellence is to do your best in any circumstances. I think that I can help the class by cooperating and collaborating with the class.