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Monday, November 1, 2010

Reflection of Year 2010 in ADMT

For this whole year, ADMT has allowed me to realize that by using art, design, media, and technology, we are able solve any kind of problem, that is with innovation of course.
From semester 1's environmental problem, we had to work in groups to solve an environmental problem and come up with a practical solution. From that, I had learnt that there will always be more creative ways to persuade the public to save the environment, and that teamwork is important.
Also, there was the animation workshop that we attended. From this workshop, i have gained a new skill of how to create animations, and the importance of certain aspects that make an animation look great. With this skill, I have more freedom to choose what kind of solution I would like to create for a certain problem.
Lastly, there was the Elderly Challenge project. This project tests whatever we have learnt about design, technology, and user friendliness. I feel that overall I did average, so I could improve on next year's result by being more creative in my handouts, and taking the initiative to improve things that I have done.

Preston

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Multimedia Presentation

Here is my multimedia presentation:
video

Preston

Monday, July 19, 2010

Essential Questions

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Preston

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Essential Questions

My 5 essential questions are:
1) If being an elderly is considered a blessing, then why do people dread becoming an 
elderly?
2) How is being an elderly a disadvantage to the society?
3) How can we solve the elderly's problems?
4) How do the elderly feel everyday when in the current society?
5) If we can transform the world into an elderly-friendly world, would the elderly have a 
much better life? (Is it worth it?)


I have decided to rank 3 of the essential questions in the following order:
1) How can we solve the elderly's problems?
I have chosen this essential question as the first as the main problem with the 
elderly society is that there are not many solutions (products) that can help the elderly in 
their life. So the elderly are at a disadvantage when in the modern society.
2) How do the elderly feel everyday when in the current society?
I have chosen this essential question as second as we need to know how the elderly feels 
when they live in the modern society in order to know how we can solve their problems.
3) If we can transform the world into an elderly-friendly world, would the elderly have a 
much better life? (Is it worth it?)
I have chosen this essential question as third as if we can improve their lives a whole lot 
better, would it be worth it? The costs, usage, and 'popularity' are the big factors 
when deciding this course of action.


Preston

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Holiday work - Part 1: Understanding the ‘The Elderly Challenge’

1. The four key recommendations of the report are elder-friendly housing, barrier-free society, holistic affordable healthcare and eldercare, and active lifestyles and wellbeing.
2. One of the ways is to work with market players to offer reverse mortgage schemes for the elderly HDB flat lessees at commercial terms.
3. One way is to top up Medisave accounts of less well-off Singaporeans when there are budget surpluses. Another way is that family physicians should play an important role in the management of healthcare needs for seniors.
4. As a SST student, I can create elder-friendly products for them, suggest solutions to the government to improve the elderly's  lives, and do service learning to help the elderly.

Preston

Elderly Challenge - Observation 1

  Today I observed two elderly men walking out of a SBS bus at a bus stop. They were holding to their umbrellas as their support. They were the last to walk out of the bus as they took a long time to walk out. They were slow in their movements and seem very unbalanced even with the umbrellas. It took about 10 seconds for each one of them to take a step down the 'stairs'. They even held onto each other for more support when one of the elderly man almost fell down. When they got out of the bus, they walked slowly to bus stop. (I did not manage to interview them)
  I feel sorry for those two elderly men as they took a long time just to walk out of the bus. If this was the case, guess how long it would take for them to cross the road. we need to think of how we can improve their lives better and to save their time.

Preston

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Personal Reflection (NEWater visit)

Hi, this is Preston here.
From this NEWater Plant visit, I have learnt at least 3 things:
1) Water is expensive and very difficult to get,
2) We could lose our water supply if we do not conserve water and find ways of retrieving them,
3) We must learn to appreciate with what we have and continue to save our water.

Also, I have learnt 2 concept from today's visit:
1) In order to make sewage water clean and safe enough to drink, it has to pass through two stages: the ultrafiltration and the micro-filtration. After those stages, the water is actually safe enough to drink,
2) To ensure that the water is really clean, it goes through the ultra-violet treatment to kill all other bacteria or other unwanted 'pests' from the water.

1 interesting thing that I have learnt today from the trip would be that the ultra-violet treatment was actually the cheapest item that they have in the factory! I always thought that ultra-violet treatments were very expensive, as they needed electricity and the light bulbs to run it.

As a student in Singapore, I can save the amount of water that I use everyday. Also, I can reuse the water that were used to mop the floor to flush toilets. I can also hold a campaign to teach younger students to conserve water in a right manner.

That's all that I have to say. See you next time!
Preston Ngoui