Saturday, October 9, 2010

Multimedia presentation elderly challenge

Hi all.

this is my video of my multimedia presentation of my elderly challenge.

Thank you.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Ergonomics and Anthropometry Part 1

Hi all.

This is my work, about choosing a comfortable workplace and which one is better and what are the areas of consideration when designing a comfortable work place.

Here are the questions and answers:

1.Compare the two types of setup and state reasons why one of the setup is preferred.

The one which the man is in a black suit is preferred. It is more comfortable, more spacious, and fell better after long hours of work.

2. What are the area of considerations when designing a conducive and comfortable workplace?

Comfort, height and depth, lighting, freedom of movement, prolonged laptop use and useable desk space.

3. State the reasons why these considerations are important.

For comfort, you must be comfortable so you can concentrate in your work better as a person might be sitting there for a long time throughout the day.

For height and depth, the length between the eyes and the paper or computer screen must be just right or else it is no good for your eyes. It should be adjustable just in case a different person is there or the person is sitting in a different position.

For lighting, there must be good and proper lighting so that it is good for your eyes. It should have a table light just in case the ceiling light is behind the person and he is blocking the light, and a shadow is cast, making in darker and might spoil your eyes.

For freedom of movement, the chair should be on wheels so that it is easy to move around and different people might prefer different positions of sitting.

For prolonged laptop use, there should be a laptop holder so that it will feel comfortable after using it for a long time. If not, it will be very tiring and uncomfortable.

For useable desk space, the desk must be spacious to put things. Or else, it will make it look cramped and untidy. The person might need to put additional stuff on the table would not have enough space.

So these are my answers.

Thank You.

Friday, July 16, 2010

My class table

Hi all.

This is a table that can be used in class with my previous worktable on it.

I hope you like it.

Thank you.

My laptop work table

Hi all.

This is my worktable I am supposed to design using google sketch up.

I am sorry as the file is too big I cannot upload it here.

So, I have uploaded it to youtube and this is the link:

In it, there is a hole below the lap top for a cooling fan. On the left and right of it are spaces for people to use to put things, like paper, documents, files. A mouse can be place on either side, depend on if you are left or right handed. There is a row of gap at the back. It is for pen and pencil so they will not row away. There is a hole at the back wall for any wires for internet connection, charger, etc.

So this is my design.

Thank you.

I hope you like it

Thursday, July 8, 2010


Hi all.

This is a mind map of the 3 essential questions. (below)

I have expanded on them and chose a problem, which was cooking. Cooking might be a problem as they have to stand to cook and it might be tiring. It will be difficult as they might not know how long it will take to cook some food. This is why I selected thin challenge. I am supposed to come up with a product to help them.

I am currently thinking of a product, that is a stove with a timer, and has adjustable height. It is also able to time you for some simple things like frying eggs, and other things like steaming things and others.

I hope you like my idea.

Thank you.

Friday, July 2, 2010

5 essential questions

Hi all.

I am supposed to list down 5 essential questions for my ADMT Elderly challenge.

Here are they:

1: Is being an elderly being a problem as everyone grow up and becomes old?

2: How can we help the elderly and make their life easier and they can be independent without a care taker to take care of them so that they can do things and go on life as normal and do not require much help or assistance?

3: What are the things we can build or make that is elderly friendly and easy for the elderly to use and do not require much effort?

4: How can we help take care of the elderly if they are in need of help?

5: What are the problems or difficulties an elderly faces in their daily lives?

These are my 5 essential questions.

Now I will need to choose 3 of these and rank them.

Here are the 3, according from first to last.

1: What are the problems or difficulties an elderly faces in their daily lives?

First, we will need to know the problems they faced before we can help them.

2: What are the things we can build or make that is elderly friendly and easy for the elderly to use and do not require much effort?

Then, we will need to know what things we can build to help them.

3: How can we help the elderly and make their life easier and they can be independent without a care taker to take care of them so that they can do things and go on life as normal and do not require much help or assistance?

Last, we must make sure they can use them without any help and much effort.

Thank You.

Thursday, June 24, 2010


Hi all.

Please feel free to comment in any one of my post if you have any statement, question, or any thing you want to say about my post. I will look at it and will reply you.

Thank you.

Elderly Challenge - Observation 4

Hi all,

I am sorry for last week not being able to do it as I was away on holiday that week.

Today, I will be talking about the HDB area near Yew Tee MRT Station.

Here, the lift (below) is quite small. Even though it can fit an elderly in a wheelchair, it will not be able to fit any other person. The most is one or two only. One solution is to have 1 or 2 big lift meant for wheelchairs and bulky items and people with a lot of goods and another one for ordinary people.

The corridor (below) is also very narrow. If an elderly in a wheelchair is moving slowly people who want to walk in front of them will not be ale to. A solution is to widen the corridor.

Near the block of flats, there is a senior citizens fitness corner. (below) It is for them to exercise and keep fit and stay healthy.

There is also a stone path (below) for elderly to walk on and sit on the benches and put their legs on it. There is also a hand rail just in case.

There is also a row of benches for people and elderly to sit and rest after exercising or for them to just sit and have a chat with friends or breath in fresh air in the morning.

I would suggest they build a senior citizens corner in one of the void decks so with chairs, tables, fun activities like board games and cards for them to play. There might be a television for them to watch shows as well. They can go there and have chats with friends as well.

This is my observation.

Thank you.

Please comment if you wish to state anything about my post.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

SST ADMT Elderly Challenge homework part 3

Hi all.

I am supposed to design a room for an elderly to live in.

I have designed a bed room.

I will show it to you below:

Here is the room from different view angle.

As you can see, there is a large sliding door (below) which will make it easier for the elderly to open and close. It is large and makes it easy to move in and for those in wheelchair, it is easier.

There are many windows (below) so that there will be fresh air and air circulation.

But since it is too high for the elderly to reach to open and close, there is a panel of switches (below) to the left of the door to open and close the windows. All the elderly have to do is to press once and the window will open, press again to close it.

Above the switches there is a handrail just in case the elderly needs support.

beside the switches, there is a row of cabinets (below) for the elderly to put her cloths and things etc.

They are low in height so the elderly do not need to reach so high to open or close it.

On the other side of the room, there is a television ( below) for the elderly to watch. It is located opposite the bed so the elderly can lie on the bed and watch it.

There is a staircase (below) for the elderly just in case he or she have trouble getting up and down the bed. there is also a handrail for the elderly.

There is also a side table beside the bed if he or she needs to use it for any purpose and put things on it.

So this is the room.

I hoped you like it.

Thank you.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Elderly Challenge - Observation 2

Hi all.

This is my second observation about the Elderly Challenge for a place in my neighborhood.

today I am talking about Yew Tee Square.

It is a 2 story non air con shopping mall (some shops are air-conditioned) located beside Yew Tee MRT Station which I talked about last week.

Most people will go in from the direction of the MRT station or the multi-story car park next to it.

On the first floor, most of the shops have a step to enter. (below)

Some have ramps instead. (below)

Ramps will be better for the elderly as they might have pain in the legs or use a wheelchair so a ramp is much more better for them.

A solution to the problem is to have more shops that have ramps. Another solution is to build the shops at the same level as the ground so that it will be much better for everyone.

To get to the second floor, there are 3 flight of steps. (below)

It will be very difficult for the elderly to go up as some might have pain in the legs as well as use a wheelchair. Plus, the food court is on the second floor, so the elderly will have to go up.

There is only 1 lift. (below)

Even though it is quite spacious, people will have to wait longer for it and it is usually crowded and it is not easy for elderly especially those in wheelchairs.

A solution is to build more lifts so people need not wait so long and will not be so crowded.

On the second floor, there are not much shops and a food court. The food court is at the same level as the floor so it is very convenient for he elderly. Plus, there are automatic sliding doors which make it even easier. (below)

However, the shops have a step in order to get into it so it is more difficult. The solution is the same as above. To have more shops that have ramps. or build the shops at the same level as the floor so that it will be much better for everyone.

So this is my observation for this week.

Remember to come to this blog next wednesday to see my next observation.

Thank you.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Elderly Challenge - Observation 1

Hi all.

Today I am telling you about the elderly challenge and things that are related to them.

I am supposed to do this tomorrow but I am not free tomorrow so I done it today.

I will also do it every Wednesday during the june holidays. It might be earlier or later if on that day, I happen to not be free.

I will be talking about how the elderly get around in Yew Tee as it is my neighborhood.

Today I am talking more about Yew Tee MRT Station as well as Yew Tee square.

To get to the MRT station, people usually come from this traffic light. (below)

After they cross it to the side of the MRT station, they will see this flight of steps. (below)

It will be difficult for elderly to walk up as some of them might have pin in the legs, knee as well as those in a wheelchair. There is a ramp (below) to go up but it is located further down the path. Newcomers will not know that it is there unless they went to explore the area.

A solution is to build another ramp beside the staircase so it could be seen easily.

Near this ramp is the taxi stand and a bus stop. The taxi stand has a ramp ( below) for the people to use if they need to push things or use a wheelchair. The bus stop is use by service 307, which passes by a polyclinic ( the picture below the taxi stand ramp, look in the red box) so it is easier for elderly if they are sick or injured. The service also has wheelchair busses, which allows up to 2 wheelchairs on the bus.

Once a person moves up the ramp that leads to the MRT Station, there is a path ( Below ) that goes to the MRT wider gantry and then to the lift in the MRT Station.

At the MRT Station, most of the shops have slopes (below) so it is easy for an elderly to enter it.

So the only problem lies with the steps and no ramps that can be clearly seen.

Thank you.

Remember to check out this blog next Wednesday to see my next observation.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Holiday ADMT homework - part 1 (Understanding the elderly challenge)

Hi all.

This is the first part of my holiday homework.

I will have to read this report:

Then I will need to answer the following questions to understand the elderly challenge better.

        1. Explain in your own words, the FOUR key recommendations of the report.
        2. State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly
        3. State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable
        4. 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.

        1) The first is to have houses that will fit the elderly, easy for them to access, and is very convenient for them and they do not require a lot of help.

        The second is to have a barrier free community so that it is better for the elderly as they can be independent and do not always need to rely on another person to help him or her.

        The third is to make sure that the medical treatment for he elderly is affordable for them so that they can use them as they are old and some do not work and do not earn money, so if it is too expensive they might not have enough money to afford it.

        The fourth is to have more activities for the elderly to take part in so that they will not feel so left out and will also become more active .

        2) We need to build a barrier-free environment to allow seniors to live independently and continue to engage actively in society. Such an enabling environment must provide seniors with unhindered access from homes to public amenities, communal and recreational facilities. Elder-friendly buses will allow seniors to move around Singapore easily. It will give them access to Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) and Light Rail Transit (LRT) stations and complement the elder-friendly MRT system.

        3) Complementing community-based living and barrier-free accessibility is a robust and integrated healthcare and eldercare system. There is a need for collaboration between relevant agencies to ensure all eldercare policies remain client centric. Services and programmes should be rationalized and streamlined wherever feasible so that the transition between step-down healthcare facilities and community-based eldercare facilities is smooth.

        The demographic trends point to a future of challenges and opportunities for Singapore. First, seniors with age-related chronic diseases and functional disabilities are expected to grow with the ageing of the population. In year 2005, an estimated 8,0001 seniors had a high level of dependency in basic activities of daily living2. Second, the majority of post- war baby boomers, being better educated and more financially secure, will have higher expectations and demands on the type and quality of care. Third, a larger number of the future cohort of seniors will likely fall in the category of “old-old3”, single and “living alone” seniors, as well as seniors with small families.

        4) We can offer help to an elderly when we see them on the streets or any where and not just don't care about them. Do not laugh at their disabilities or stare at them as they can fell angry. When we see them, please give way to them . Another way is to give up your seat to them on the bus or MRT or LRT.

        Thank you.

        Thursday, April 15, 2010

        I and E bird problem

        Hi all.

        This is my solutions for the bird problem for I and E.

        I hope you like it.

        Thank you.

        Bouncing ball

        Hi all. This is my video clip on my Bouncing ball which I and my group made during an ADMT workshop.

        I hope you like it.
        I will try my best to do better next time.

        Thank you.

        Wednesday, March 24, 2010

        Personal Reflection (NEWater visit)

        Hi all.

        I would like to talk about my trip to the NEWater plant in Bedok.

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

        The way water is clean, how is the NEWater used and about the indirect usage of the water.

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

        That when letting industries use NEWater, hey release more freshwater for us to use.
        That the stage 3 of the cleaning process is just for building up confidence in people.

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

        That NEWater is use for building confidence in people and not directly for drinking.

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

        I can save water and not waste it.

        Monday, February 22, 2010

        Bad design

        Hi all.

        This is my bad design, the toilet door.

        This is a picture from the outside.

        This is the picture from the inside.

        There is a hinge so the door only opens inwards.

        Most of the time, when I want to go out, I was about to open the door when someone from outside opens it, causing it to hit me.

        They could not use glass doors or have windows as people outside will be able to see inside. They should have sliding doors so that it will not hit anyone.

        Saturday, February 20, 2010

        Photography perspective CNY

        Hi all.

        Here are some photos of things that I had taken during the chinese new year weekend.

        This is a table and on it is a television, xbox, recorder, fan, air refresher, telephone and some other stuff.

        This is a shelf taken from bottom upwards.

        This is my cabinet with my clothes.

        This is my study table with my pencil case and other stuff.

        This is a power plug with a lot of wires.

        I hoped you liked these pictures.

        Thank you.

        Tuesday, February 16, 2010

        photography : perspective

        Hi all.

        Here are more pictures of my school.

        The 1st one is the railing of a path.

        The 2nd one is a downward ramp

        the 3rd is a picture of a flight of stairs.

        I hope you like them.

        Next will be pictures I taken during the Chinese New Year, also in perspective.

        It will be out soon.

        Thank you.

        Thursday, February 11, 2010

        photography : perspective

        Hi all.

        Here are some pictures of things in my school.

        They are taken from different perspective.

        I am a not so good photographer.

        Some photos are not so nice.

        The 1st photo is about the roots of some plants.

        the second picture is a picture under a car.

        The third picture is a picture of a tall tree.

        I hope you like them

        More pictures are coming soon.

        Thank You.

        Thursday, February 4, 2010

        2 point perspective

        Hi once again.

        This is my sketch of 3 figures from the applying crating methods by using the 2 points perspective methods.

        The first picture is figure 1.

        The second picture is figure 3.

        The third picture is figure 9.

        They are very difficult as they are complicated and confusing as there are too many lines.

        I have tried my best.

        I hope you like them.