Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ergonomics (Product description and Idea Trigger)

This hook's can be used for hanging shopping bags,for drying washed slippers or for even hanging a rubbish bag.The uses are infinite;all you have to do is to imagine.This hook after compacting is easy to carry as it is small.It is also colourful so it is easy to spot.

The design considerations are that how much weight the hook can withstand.

The elderly may face difficulty as the hook breadth is quite thick so it may be hard to put some things.

Ergonomics II

What is Ergonomics?
Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their working environment..
Taken from Mac dictionary

What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?
Safety,Comfort,Ease of use,Productivity/Performance,Aesthetics

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.

Hand railings in bathrooms
It provides support for the elderly when they use the washroom and allows them to move around the washroom with a sense of security.

Massage Chair
It allows the elderly who's body are aching to have a rest and let them relax.

Ease of use
Mobile phones
Some handphones have a larger keypad thus enabling the elderly to see better.

Stress Ball(Used for exercising the hand)
It strengths hand muscles and helps to prevent

The buttons in the lift light up so it is easier for the elderly who's vision may be a little blur to see the numbers more clearly.


Thursday, July 15, 2010

Elderly Challenge - Observation 1

2 weeks ago, my grandmother had dinner with us as we were celebrating my baby cousin's birthday.As my granny has diabetes, she had to be careful with whatever she eats.She also cannot eat food that are too hard for her dentures, for example fried food and crunchy vegetables.Sometimes,her dentures will fall out so I think that inventions like Super Poligrip are very useful and lets them have a wider variety of food.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Housing for seniors
Singapore will try to meet the needs of the elderly with a range of housing options.

Accessibility for the seniors
The built environment and transport system will be more elder-friendly and allow seniors to lead active and fruitful lives

Caring for seniors
Healthcare and Eldercare will be more efficient and more cost efficient, and will be easily accessible by the elderly in the community

Opportunities for seniors
The seniors will lead a healthy and active lifestyle with fulfilling relationships with everyone.

One way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly:

Install grab bars in the bathroom and toilets with non-slip floor tiles.

Two ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable

We can provide a complementary range and option of services for Singaporeans who need care so that we afford a reasonable level of care services.

The Singapore government should top up Medisave accounts for the less well-to-do so that the elderly have the means to afford healthcare services.

The three things that I can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges

I can observe the "daily routines" of the elderly to see what are the problems that they are facing and hopefully come up with a plan to help solve it.

I can help to raise funds for those elderly who needs financial assistance.

I can do voluntary work to aid the financially burdened elderly

Ergonomics 1

The first workplace's chair is not comfortable to sit in as it does not provide back support and there is no hand rest when the person wants to type on his computer.The table is also very messy as the table is clutter with unnecessary thing or things that can be put on the floor like the CPU.However,the second workplace's chair is very comfortable to sit in as it provides back support and there is a hand rest when the person wants to type on his computer.The table is also very neat and does not have things that are unnecessary.There is also a lot of space to write on.

The second workplace is preferred as there it is neater and it is a more efficient workspace to do work.

Some considerations are that the workspace should be simple yet convenient for a person so that the person can maximise the use of the workspace.

I think that Ergonomics are important as it identifies a problem in a certain product so that the person who designs it can improve upon the design.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Personal Reflection (NEWater visit)

3 key takeaways
I have learnt that the size of the microscopic pores in the membrane technology can be 0.04 microns.
I have learnt that Ultraviolet Disinfection is used to ensure the people that the water is clean enough to drink.
I have learnt more about the 4 national taps of Singapore.

2 concepts
I have learnt about the complicated and enlightening process of turning household used water into NEWater.
I have learnt how clean NEWater is and that Singapore's water is very reliable.

1 interesting thing
he amount of potential that NEWater has.

What are the things that I can do to help with water conservation in Singapore?
I can conserve water by taking a 5 minute shower instead of a 30 minute bath.
I can reuse water
I can turn of the tap when I am brushing my teeth

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Different Types Of Photography
Action Photography
Wedding Photography
Underwater PhotographySource:
Equipments:Cameras,Lenses, Cases, Tripods, Cable releases, Flashes
Aperture: The aperture is simply an opening in which the person see through using the camera. Like the camera's "eye".
Shutter speed: Basically the time in which the shutter is open.
ISO Speed: ISO sensitivity expresses the speed of photographic negative materials.
Metering:Metering is a process which involves the camera taking a light level reading from the scene and selecting the appropriate combination of aperture and shutter speed to set the required exposure value for the picture.
White balance:White balance (WB) is the process of removing unrealistic color casts, so that objects which appear white in person are rendered white in your photo.
Photography Composition: The main point of the photography should not be in the middle, it should be at 2/3 point of the picture instead. That is the Rule of Thirds. The second one should be The Golden Section rule, where it is proven that some parts of the photograph attract attention more easily than the rest of the picture. The third one is taking pictures of linear elements such as road, waterways and fences diagonally. They are perceived to be more dynamic than compared to horizontally placed ones.
Photography techniques: High Speed photography, Tilt-Shift Photography, Black and White Photography, Motion Blur photography, Infrared photography, and many more.
Focus:Basically it is the camera getting a fix on a certain object you want to take a picture of and makes sure it is not blurry.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Difference between Perspective, Isometric, Oblique and Orthographic Drawing.

Perspective Drawing

Perspective Drawing is used by artists to give the illusion of space and distance.
A perspective drawing is a form of pictorial drawing.A perspective drawing utilizes either one, two or three points to where the receding lines will vanish. These vanishing points are placed along a horizontal line called a horizon line. No longer will the receding lines be parallel to each other as in oblique or isometric drawings.

Isometric Drawing dt_g_dmi_tp6.gif
If you have taken New South Wales Maths Assessments
or 2009's PSLE Math paper,Isometric drawings will not be
new to you. Isometric drawings are usually drawn with
rulers to ensure accuracy.In isometric projection,all vertical
lines on an object remain vertical while the horizontal lines
are 30 degrees horizontal.

Oblique Drawing

Oblique drawings have a set of 45° lines,a set of horizontal lines and a set of vertical lines.As long as basic rules are followed, oblique projection is quite easy to master and easy to draw quickly.
Orthographic Drawing

Orthographic Projection is a way of drawing an 3D object from different directions. Usually a front, side and plan view are drawn so that a person looking at the drawing can see all the important sides. Orthographic drawings are useful especially when a design has been developed to a stage whereby it is almost ready to manufacture.



Sunday, January 17, 2010

ADMT Lesson 1: Personal Reflection

1.ADMT means to me that we can use Art and Technology to design products that will make life easier for the elderly or the disabled and we will use different forms of media to promote and advertise the product.
2.We should not be afraid to showcase of ideas as we are afraid to receive remarks but we should learn from the remarks and improve the idea.
3.I hope that I will be able to design a useful product and be able to sell it.
4.By working hard and brainstorming for ideas of what can help the elderly or the disabled in their daily lives.