Thursday, September 23, 2010


1. What are the difficulties that you have encountered during the process?
-The difficulties I had encountered were the difference between qualitative and quantitative.

2. How do you overcome the difficulties encountered?
-I thought of new solutions with my teammates.

3. What are the 2 key takeaways for this lesson?
-The importance of quantitative and qualitative.
-The need to test my results.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Ergonomics (Product description and Idea Trigger)

Name: Orange Skin Peeler.
Appearance: A circle to put a finger in, with a sharp edge at one of the sides to cut into the orange skin.
Colour: White
Function: To cut off orange peels.
(ii) The design considerations were to make is easy and usable for whoever is using it.
(iii) Would an elderly have difficulty using this product?
No. Unless the elderly has no fingers or cannot move his fingers, he/she should be able to use the product.
This is the new design. The "Ring" is made up of special rubber which has the properties of a rubber band, so that users of different sizes can use it. And furthermore. the ring is more comfortable and has more grip.



Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ergonomics II

Whats is Ergonomics?
- The study of people in their working environments

The 5 aspects of ergonomics:
1) Safety
2) Comfort
3) Aesthetics
4) Ease of Use
5) Productivity

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.
1) Safety: Anti slip mats, to prevent the elderly from slipping.

2) Comfort: Sofas? The cushions in it.

3) Aesthetics: If it means beauty, then maybe furniture which have exquisite designs might count

4) Ease of Use: Like one handed boilers or one handed supports, which are very easy for elderly who have hand problems.

5) Productivity: Larger poker cards, so that elderly can see them clearly.


Monday, July 12, 2010

Ergonomics 1


The first one workspace has more clutter than the second one, the first one has no comfort nor simplicity, and he is uncomfortable in his chair, whereas the second person has more comfort in his chair and is at ease when doing his work.
The second difference is that the first one does not have the height and depth of the computer, making it hard for him to see. The second person however, has a monitor arm, which he uses to change the position of the computer.
The third difference is in the lighting. The first person has lights that are either too dim or too glaring, hurting the man's eyes. Furthermore, the man cannot adjust the position of the lights as they are too hot. The second man has a light which is filtered and not glaring, and it has a protrusion for the man to hold onto so that the light can change its position to suit the needs of the man.
The fourth difference is the freedom of movement. The first man has a chair that does not allow much movement, making it difficult for the man even to drink a cup of coffee. The second man has a chair that has a stable base and can allow tilting and turning, and it also has an adjustable armrest for each individual to adjust.
The fifth difference is about prolonged laptop use. The first man when he uses his laptop for prolonged periods he has to hunch over and squint at the screen. But the second man has a laptop holder which can make the laptop look like a desktop screen, and then he can use his wireless keyboard to type like it is a desktop.
The sixth and final difference is about usable desk space. The first man's keyboard takes up most of the space on his table, leaving very little space for other clutter, but the second man has a access rail to put his keyboard on, so that he leaves space on his desk for other items.

The second man's workspace is more preferable as he has a neater and more efficient workspace to do his 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.

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


Google Sketchup Design

This is my google sketchup image.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Elderly challenge observation 4

For my final observation, I will like to do so about falling.

What are the reasons that the elderly fall down?
The normal changes for an elderly, like deteriorating eyesight or poor hearing, will make the elderly more likely to fall. Illnesses and diseases will sap the elderly's strength, and poor lighting and unfavourable surfaces will make the elderly very prone to falling. Furthermore, medication might weaken the elderly.

How do I prevent it?
1) Make sure that the house is as well lit as possible so that the elderly will not trip over something that he/she might not see in poor lighting.
2) Do not put anything that might trip the elderly lying around. Eg. Electric cords
3) Make the house is non-skid.
4) Do not let the elderly try to climb on a stool by him/herself to take something off the shelves or etc.
5) Install grab bars in the bathroom, and on the staircases.

Other than that, each family can adjust how to make the house as safe as possible for the elderly depending on the situation

Monday, June 21, 2010

Elderly challenge observation 3

The third problem I will address is about the elderly's eyesight.

First of all, all people will sooner or later have eye problems as they get older, no matter how good their eyesight is.
So, as an elderly's eyesight deteriorates.

Most elderlies get conned by con artists who have reputations of cheating the frail and weak eyesight elderly.

Some of the problems are because of:
1) Presbyopia - Difficulty focusing on objects that are close.
2)Diabetic retinopathy - Another complication of diabetics, and a common cause of blindness.
3)Eye Infections - This is quite common also.

Of course, there are many more other forms of eye problems, but it is very hard for an elderly to remain with perfect eyesight forever.

Elderly challenge observation 2

Another major problem is the elderly's lack of social life and activities.

This may be because they have too much spare time as most of them are retired, and they may not have the physical capabilities to do what they had wanted to do before in their prime.

RESULT: Many old folks hang around in the void decks aimlessly, talking to other old folks in the same predicament as them.
I think this is quite a bad sign as it means that many singaporeans are not taking care of their elderly parents.
They should at least have made sure that their parents do not "rot there" in the void decks.
Personally, I think the elderly should also be more active and take up hobbies and go for enrichment classes, as I am sure that wil brighten up their lives so much more.

Or perhaps the elderly themselves should organise gatherings with other elderly, so that they can sit together and talk about their lives, maybe they might find something in common with other elderly and make new friends!

Otherwise, their own family should also visit the elderly once in a while if they are not staying with the elderly to make the elderly feel that he/she is still wanted by the family and does not feel like a liability.

Second observation finished.

Jun Hui

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Elderly challenge observation

First, I would like to say is that one of the many major problems that the elderly have is:
Moving Around.

Why do they have problems moving around?
Some of the reasons why they have problems are:
1) Arthritis and other joint diseases
2) Disease in he muscles or bones
3) Circulation problems in legs
4) Problems after a stroke
5) Parkinsons disease

These are some of the problems causing the elderly to have problems moving around. Of course, they are other types of problems that may cause in such movement disabilities.

So, an easy way for the elderly to move around is to allow them to have assistive equipment. An elderly with mobility problems may require such equipment, and without these equipment, the elderly has a higher chance of injury which can be disastrous.
A simple walking frame may prove to be more than just a simple equipment as the elderly can use it not only to assist him/herself in walking, but also a place of support to lean and rest upon.

Furthermore, a wheelchair may seem to be the safest method of moving around but it can also be very restrictive to the elderly and the elderly may not accept it as they might think that they are disabled or somewhere around that point.
So, another way is to adapt the elderly's home for improve mobility around the house, and that may prove to be better in the long term.

First observation finished.

Jun Hui

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Holiday Work: Understanding 'The Elderly Challenge'

Four key recommendations of the report:

1) Housing for the elderly: This means that there will be different types of housing to ensure that there will be a comprehensive range of housing optons to meet the needs of seniors, so that SIngapore will be the best home for all ages.
2) Accessibility for Seniors: Transport systems will be more user friendly and the built environment will be barrier free to ensure elder friendly mobility around the nation
3) Caring for seniors: Healthcare and Eldercare will be more efficient and more cost efficient, and they will be easily accessible by the elderly in the community.
4) Opportunities for Seniors: Seniors will be able to lead healthy and active lifestyles, and all Singaporeans, young and old wll have a positive attitude towards seniors.

One way the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more user-friendly:
1) The government should consider introducing guidelines for the provision of accessibility and safety features in the homes for seniors, through a review of the Code on Barrier-Free Accessibility, to create a more elder-friendly environment.

Two ways we can ensure that the quality of eldercare here in SIngapore is affordable:
1) The Singapore government should top up Medisave accounts for the less well-to-do when they have a budgetary surplus, so that the elderly have the means to afford healthcare services.
2)The Government should set up a Caregiver Centre to support families in care-giving through provision of information resources and programmes.

Three things I can do as an SST student, to help overcome this elderly challenges:
1) I could design objects that could great reduce the inconvenience that the elderly face when travelling around. Like a portable scooter/chair.
2) Organising activities to engage the elderly in lively activities is also an option
3) But most important of all, maintaining a good relationship and helping fellow neighbours, who are elderly and have trouble moving around.

Thats it.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

NEWater visit.

3 key takeaways. (I WANT A BURGER!)
1) Newater is one of the national taps in Singapore and contributes a lot to Singapore's water supply
2) Technology used in Newater is very advanced.
3) We should not waste water as water is very precious.
2 concepts (no concept maps please
1) Water is used for all sorts of activities, from cooling generators to washing a cat.
2) Actually making Newater is a very complicated process.
1 interesting thing (YAY!)
I have learnt that Newater actually contributes a lot to Singapore's water supply.
How to help with water conservation?
First, i can start by not wasting water by closing the tap when i don;t need it, instead of keeping it open. Then, i can use the water i use to wash vegetables to water plants. (typical) There are many more examples, but its up to each individual to decide on how to utilise it.

Jun Hui, signing off. XD

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


i had 3 takeaways.
1) people like me always ask questions which others think are irrelevant, yet sometimes i do prove a point
2) most of the groups had the same common errors
3) we should not just dump all the work on one group member.
2 concepts
1) we should have a design that can be understood easily by the masses
2) the design should be logical and implementable if we are thinking globally
1 interesting thing
1) it was really ironic asking the questions that contained my own teams flaws. XD

jun hui here,
signing off.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Model posing with his new monk haircut

Addicted gamer? :)

Best friends? Gays?

This is done by the awesome Jun Hui. DO NOT COPY FOR FEAR OF DEATH BY JUN HUI

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Photography- done by the awesome Jun Hui

Different types of photography: Aerial, Daring feats/ adventure, artistic, black and white, documentary, time-lapse, paronamic, etc.
Equipments: Lens, Camera, Accessories, Stand
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.

This concludes the post. I hope I have included all the information needed.
Jun Hui

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Difference between Perspective, Isometric, Oblique and Orthographic drawing

Basically Perspective Drawing is too like reenact a scene from a persons point of view, which is the vanishing point. But without the point, the drawing cannot be understood.


Isometric Drawing is a 3d picture in which the drawing is not viewed from a right angle, thus when drawing it, the lines which are drawn from the centre of the drawing must be 30 degrees or so.


Oblique drawings are designed to show a person the 3d image of an object but it is not a 3d image. it is instead a 2d image which shows you clearly a side of the image but the rest of the image is distorted, hence making it look like a 3d picture.


Orthographic drawings are drawings that shows the shape and size of an object through a series of related 2d views.


Ho Jun Hui

Monday, January 18, 2010

Definition of Environment

1. The circumstances or conditions that surround one; surroundings.
2. The totality of circumstances surrounding an organism or group of organisms, especially:
a. The combination of external physical conditions that affect and influence the growth, development, and survival of organisms:
b. The complex of social and conditions affecting the nature of an individual or community

My own definition:
The surroundings around us, the changes that take place around us whether man-made or natural.
The conditions that affect an organism's lifestyle.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Lesson 1 - Introduction to Art, Design, Media and Technology (Personal Reflection)

ADMT is like art and craft to me except that it involves media and technology. Basically, ADMT is like making pieces of art using technology.

I think that an ADMT student should be imaginative and flexible, and must not be too rigid in doing his work. for example, when a teacher says draw something and tells him/her a method, he/she can use deiffernt methods to do it.

I aspire to excel in ADMT although i am not too sure what is required to do that.

I can achieve my aspiration by working hard and not slack.

i drew this piture because i think without ADMT, the world will be dull

ho jun hui