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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

Please click on the picture to view it in an enlarged size.

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

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mind map for Project Journal

(Please click on the mindmap for an enlarged view)
I have edited this over time as I have my product idea and now know what I want to create. I have chosen to work on the question "How do we solve the elderly's forgetfulness?". At first, I did not know what I should create, then Mr Irfan gave me an idea of creating an elderly-friendly medicine bottle. I started working on it and it was a radical idea.

Preston

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Bad Design Video

Hi everyone,
This is Preston from class 1-09. Here is my bad design video that I have created. It's about a portable radio that has buttons which could not be recognized to switch radio channels. (I am not insulting this radio and its manufacturer, I am just pointing out some disadvantages of it.) Here is my video:

I suggest that the manufacturer should replace the shapes at the bottom of the buttons to the letters "F.M" and "A.M", or otherwise which allows the user to easily understand what the buttons are for.

Preston Ngoui

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Photography:(Perspective)

Hi there, Preston here.
Here are 3 of my best pictures that I have taken.

2 of these pictures show the bark of trees and its roots, while 1 of it shows the entrance of the school. I have taken them from different perspectives to make them look more interesting and fun to look at. (Sorry about the big gap in between the pictures)

Preston Ngoui

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sustainable Design

Hi everyone, Preston here.
To me, sustainable design is a design of an object which you improve on it and it is sustainable for everybody to use. In objects where other people need them but they could not afford it, that's where we need sustainable design in them. I think that a mini-portable refrigerator is what inspired him to make this solution. The mini refrigerator could be bought to the desert when you are hiking or exploring the desert and when you need a cold drink, you could simply use the mini refrigerator to make an icy cold drink. Or when your refrigerator at home broke down, you could use the mini refrigerator as a replacement.
Preston Ngoui

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Consolidating Our Research

On "Environment", global warming and air pollution are some of the major problems that we identified. As for global warming and air pollution, we need to look into the carbon emissions produced by the cars on the road. Also, we need to raise awareness on people who smoke, which contributes to the air pollution. We can also help teach the residents on how to save more energy wherever they are (Home or outside).


1) Carbon Emissions
Make an animated movie showing on how cars could harm the environment.


2) Smoking
Show photos of what will happen if they continue to smoke (To the environment).


3) Saving Energy
Create energy-saving electrical appliances for the residents to sell.


Preston, Yu Chong, Si Yuan, See To

Monday, January 25, 2010

P.I.E.S.

1) Laptop bag
P: It is light weight, portable, and it is comfortable to carry.
I: I must make sure that nothing damages it, otherwise
E: It is expensive and I could not lose it.
S: N.I.L

2) Compass
P: It is small, light, easy to carry, and it is waterproof.
I: I can use it to find my way home when I am lost.
E: It was used by my grandfather during the war.
S: It helps bond with my grandfather.

3) MRT Station
P: It is clean, safe, and it is crowded.
I: I can board the MRT to reach home or to visit my friends.
E: N.I.L
S: I can meet up with my friends and my family.

4) Watching a movie
P: It is entertaining, it has a wide screen, and it has a surround sound.
I: I can widen my imagination.
E: It can touch viewers.
S: I can hang out with my family and friends.

Preston Ngoui

Singapore's Environment Campaigns


Sources:



Please click on the mind map to have a better view of it.


Preston Ngoui

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Understanding "Research" (Part 1)

Hi everybody, Preston here.
  Research means to look into a specific term or meaning in a particular area and to find out more about it.
  Research is very important as people would assume everything the way it is and instead not trying to find out more about it. Without research, many things would have gone wrong as we did not look into the problem further.
  We can research properly by surfing the web and read what is available. But we must ensure that the information we have found has to be correct. Then we have to understand the information that we have and try to see the connection it has to the problem.
That's all I have for now. See you!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Picture for ADMT reflection 1


Hi everyone,
here is the picture that I drew. It's not that good, but I will improve on my drawing.

Preston Ngoui

Monday, January 11, 2010

ADMT Lesson 1: Personal Reflection

Hi everyone! Welcome to my SST's ADMT blog!!!
To me, ADMT are lessons of creativity and innovation combined to make the world a better place. ADMT is important as it brings life and creativity to the world. In ADMT, I would like to learn ways to improve our way of life, learn on how I could improve my drawing and sketching, and also learn to develop skills of invention and innovation.

I will put in the picture later on. See you!!!

Preston