Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Saturday, September 25, 2010
2. How do you overcome the difficulties encountered?
I will research more about the different joints that are on the market and will see if which is the most suitable for me. For the dimensions, I will have to plan more about it and attempt to scale it down.
3. What are the 2 key takeaways for this lesson?
Our design considerations must be as specific as possible.
We will have to decided whether it is measurable or not and obtain evidence to prove my design consideration.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
i) Describe the product. (Appearance, Color, Function, etc)
The product is easily scale removal plane. It is convenient to remove the scales of a fish. Its texture is smooth and comes in orange and white colours. One can put two fingers in the holes and use to clean the scales of a fish.
ii) What are the design considerations when designing this product?
It must be waterproof and must be sharp enough to get rid of the scales of fish.
iii) Would an elderly faced difficulty using this product? If yes, what are the difficulties that the elderly would face?
An elderly would face difficulty in using this product. The elderly might not be able to stuff his fingers into the holes.
My improved version:
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Ergonomics is the science of designing the job, equipment, and workplace to fit the worker.
2. What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?
The 5 aspects of Ergonomics are safety, comfort, ease of use, productivity/performance and aesthetics.
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.
Safety- Sign boards, especially in car parks. The sign boards must be clear and big so that the elderly will understand the directions and will not need to risk getting knocked down by a car.
Comfort- The grip of the medicine bottles should be design in a way that the elderly can grip it easily and firmly so that the elderly will not spill the contents or pills in the bottle.
Ease of use-Grab bars in the toilets must be to the ease of the elderly to use so that they will not slip in the toilet.
Productivity/Performance-The trolley that the elderly always use whenever they go to the market. It must not require a lot of effort for the elderly to push the trolley.
Aesthetics-For aesthetics would be the adjustable back,arm and head rest to suit and adapt to the sitting posture of the elderly so that will not hurt the back of the elderly.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
The person at the 1st workplace have difficulties in adjusting the height of the chair to suit himself at the table. He also had some difficulties finding a comfortable distance from the chair to the table as he is fidgeting. The person at the 2nd workplace is comfortable with his chair as he can lean back on the chair when he is typing. It seems to be a comfortable distance from the chair to the table. The metal part of the chair allow the person to lean back easily.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
I choose my grandmother to be the elderly in the limelight. As my grandmother saved up quite a bit of money when she was young so her elderly life is not that difficult. As my grandmother fell down 2 years ago, it has restricted her walking now. She can walk without the walking aid but it will be more comfortable for her with it. In my grandmother's house, most of the furniture are all by the side. The others are mostly movable. The toilets have the non-slippery tiles to prevent my grandmother to slip and fall again. So, the main point is to prevent my grandmother to fall.
How my grandmother does her daily routines
Before she fell down, she will walk to the back of my aunt's house which is 2 apartments away to pluck the chilli padi. Then she will start to prepare to go the market. At 8, she will cook for my uncles. After that, then she will start the household chores.
After she fell down, she will wake up later. Then she will ask my cousin to go to the market to buy groceries. Then she will start to cook.
Before my grandmother fell down, she was a person who likes to travel or just go out. Now, she will not go out as often as before unless somebody is driving a car. We still play mahjong with her to prevent her from getting dementia. So, after she fell down, her life did not change much as she would still be willing to go out.
Monday, June 7, 2010
- Explain in your own words, the FOUR key recommendations of the report.
- Housing for seniors, accessibility for seniors, caring for seniors and opportunities for seniors.
- State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly
- We can provide the elderly with more choices of housing by giving different length of land leases.
- State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable.
- We can try to make sure that the food prices do not increase too much.
- We can try to provide some fun activities for the elderly that will not need the elderly to spend a lot of money.
- After reading the CAI report, what do you are the THREE things that you can do, as an SST student, to help overcome these elderly challenges
- I can help out in elderly centers.
- I can donate money to the elderly.
- I can help by doing charity fairs to help elderly.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
The 3 key takeaways from today's visit are about the reservoirs in Singapore, the treatment process of the NEWater and the technology involved in the process.
2. Name 2 concepts that you have learnt today during the visit.
I have learnt about ultrafiltration and reverse osmosis.
3. What is the 1 interesting thing that you have learnt today?
The interesting thing that I have learnt today is that if the pores in reverse osmosis is the size of a tennis ball, a water molecule will be like a ping pong ball. A mineral would be a soccer ball. A virus would be the size of a truck and a bacteria would be the size of the water plant.
4. What are the things that you can do to help with water conservation in Singapore?
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
These photos are the photos taken from my korean trip last december!
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Center Focus will focus on the center of the frame.
Multi Focus automatically selects between a number of AF frames and focuses on the most contrasty subject closest to the center of the frame. For example, if your main subject (i.e. the subject you want to be in focus) stands beside some other object (behind or in front of your main subject) of greater contrast, the camera will focus on the latter object and your main subject will be out of focus. So, if you use Multi Focus as your default focus mode, this may explain why many of your shots are out of focus.
Area Focus deserves some explanation. I believe it is a focus mode that few uses, but there are certain situations where Area Focus is perfectly suited for and can help you capture a sharply focused shot where the other focus modes fail.(taken from http://www.photoxels.com/tutorials/tutorial-area-focus/)5) Shutter Speed
In photography, shutter speed is a common term used to discuss exposure time, the effective length of time a shutter is open; the total exposure is proportional to this exposure time, or duration of light reaching the film or image sensor. Shutter speed is one of several methods used to control the amount of light recorded by the camera's digital sensor or film. It is also used to manipulate the visual effects of the final image beyond its luminosity. (taken from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shutter_speed)6) ISO speed
The way to correctly meter a sunset is to meter on a small part of the sky away from the sun, any part of the sky that you want properly exposed, and then use those exposure settings while taking a picture of the sky with the sun (or other very bright parts of the sky) in it.
This technique requires that the camera either has some kind of exposure-lock (meaning you can lock the exposure settings while you move the camera to a different part of the sky), or that it has manual exposure.
The picture below illustrates this technique. It is important to remember this if you consider yourself a beginner, because you need to use this technique for many weather subjects! I will call this technique manual metering for the sake of reference. Not only does it apply to taking pictures that need to be properly exposed when a bright object is in the picture, but also to pictures with a large dark area in the picture that you want to keep dark on the photo (e.g. a photo of surface fog taken during the night). (taken from http://www.weatherscapes.com/techniques.php?cat=general&page=metering)8) White Balance
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
(taken from http://www.colorpilot.com/comp_rules.html)
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Isometric Drawing- It is a method of visually representing three dimension objects in a two dimension form. The scale along each axis of the projection is the same. This form of art is commonly used in technical and engineering drawings.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
What are the attitude that an ADMT student should have?
What are your aspiration as an ADMT student?
How do you think you can achieve your aspiration?