Friday, November 5, 2010

Its Over!

Its Over! The results for ADMT have been released! I got a A2 (sigh) but considering what i put in, it suited the grade I recieved. hehe. Well, this year was a great year, and I hope next year, the ADMT lessons will be even more fun, and that next year's students get to experience what we experienced this year!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Video link for MMP.

Since uploading to Blogger is incredibly slow and stupid, I put it up on Youtube instead.
link provided below:

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My Process

Early in Term 3, I began with a goal in mind, to make something that the elderly would find useful. In Term 3 week 4 around there, my original question was to think about how the elderly are challenged by obstacles. I further refined that question down to mobility obstacles. But after much though, I realized that not all elderly are very active, and that challenges in the home are more abundant and thus, easier to think of and solve.

From there, I thought about what objects in the home challenge the elderly. Before that, I thought about how some elderly suddenly let go of their utensils during eating. This came up to me as a problem. I created a rubber handle as an add-on to utensils. The elderly of now use chopsticks, spoons and forks, but seeing as we are getting more modern, I think the elderly of the future will be using utensils like forks and knives.

If the elderly use utensils like that and suddenly let go of them, I believe that there will be many utensil related accidents in the future. I consulted with the local elderly expert (aka: my mom) and asked here what she thought of my product. After a while, I realized with all the features I had put on my product, it would still not stop the elderly from dropping their utensils. Thinking about that, I thought about how to prevent the elderly from dropping it, until I was reminded about rubber bands. Thus, I added a rubber band like device to my handle.
I made it so that it would be elastic and allow the elderly to have a safeguard against dropping it. Thus, this is my post about my process of coming up with this product, compressed into a single post.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Modification to my question!

I have decided to modify the EQ that i have chosen! Instead of focusing on the mobility obstacles, I have decided to focus upon the obstacles at home that the elderly face! Thinking it through, there have been many people who have created ideas to solve the mobility issue, but not many have decided to tackle the problems posed by common house objects, like cutlery.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Identifying Challenges from EQ's

You are awesome if you can see this.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

EQ ranking!!!

NUMBER 1: What mobility obstacles to the elderly face in the neighborhood?
Reason: The elderly sometimes have mobility issues due to the natural aging process. Mostly they are unable to move around even their homes easily. Dealing with the problem will greatly aid the elderly in regaining some of their lost mobility and will also help the people with mobility disabilities.

NUMBER 2: How can we help the elderly enjoy life?
Reason: Apparently when I asked the caretakers and the people who work with the elderly, the main challenge they faced was loneliness. Dealing with the problem will allow the elderly to become open and happier, and a happy person is usually a healthy person. Also it will make the elderly more social.

NUMBER 3: How can the elderly become an advantage to the society?
Reason: As more of Singapore's population reaches 65, we will eventually have to find ways to tap into this manpower resource and build entire markets for this target demographic. We will also have to make Singapore an elderly-friendly place to allow the elderly to kontinue to be a part of society.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Elderly Challenge- Observation 4

This time I asked some people who worked with the elderly about the challenges the elderly face. The main answer I was give was that they were lonely and that they did not want to be dependent upon their loved ones. Mobility was also another issue they pointed out, along with financial problems. Sry about there being no pictures again. I couldn't get permission to take photos of the elderly.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Understanding the 'Elderly Challenge'

1) The CAI recommends senior-oriented housing options like 1)changing land leases and reverse mortgages to allow seniors to get cheaper housing and receive income 2)a barrier-less society allowing old people to move about easily, 3)all-around and affordable health care to allow old people to save money and stay healthy and lastly, 4)active lifestyles to keep seniors active and overall, healthy.
2) The CAI recommends the retrofitting of infrastructure with both normal features and elderly-friendly features to allow all people and not just the elderly to be able to traverse the area easily and without boundaries.
3) We can implement a Family Physician centered approach to health care treatment for the elderly and have Family Physicians provide the primary care for end-of-life care, no matter if it be in the elderly's own homes or nursing homes.
4) As an SST student, I can volunteer to help out at old-folk homes. I can help to organise an old-folk exercise day for old people to do exercises suited for them to keep them fit and healthy. I can help out old people that I see when they are having trouble moving around.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Elderly Challenge- Observation 3

Hello once again. This time, I saw another old man. Near my house there is a bus stop next to a few blocks. Connecting this bust stop to the 2 blocks is a covered inclined walkway. This walkway is inclined at about 30 degrees. I was sitting at the bus stop waiting then I saw this old man. He was using a walking aid and gripping the handlebars at the sides of the covered walkway. He slowly made his way down the walkway. Im surprised because he was wearing no shirt. Anyway I couldn't take any form of digital media because I didn't have my camera with me and my handphone had no battery.
Next week I'll probably post an interview with my aunt, who works with the elderly.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Elderly Challenge- Observation 2

This week I saw an old man at the void deck, supported by his maid. He was walking to the lift and was using a walking aid to help him. I observed that even with the support from the maid and his walking aid, he still covered the ground at about 4m/min. Isn't it like, against the law to take photos of people w/o their permission?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Elderly challenge- Observation 1

Its unfortunate, that for this entire week I have been sick and have not had a chance to go out and observe the elderly. Unfortunatly there are also no elderly people I have been able to observe in the vicinity of my house and as such, I do not have any obervations for this week.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Personal reflection: NEWater visit

Today, I relearned the way NEWater is produced, how the idea of NEWater came about thorough reducing dependence upon local catchment and imported water for S'pore's uses and why finding other water sources is important for S'pore. I learnt of the uses for NEWater and how it helps to save water for other uses. The most interesting thing I have learnt is how they use so many processes to reclaim NEWater and how they all work. I now will help reduce my daily water usage to help conserve what limited water we now have.

Monday, February 22, 2010

My Idea Of A Bad Design. Copyright Jonan Ling circa 2010-2100.

The pen below has a cap that needs to be removed. If this cap is lost, the pen tip will not be protected. The pen above is the better one. It has a push button that pushes out the ink barrel. When not in use, the ink barrel is retracted into the pen, safely protected. (somewhat)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Top: Welcome to the jungle.
Middle: Our most advanced storm drain.
Bottom: An ant's tribal council location.

Monday, January 25, 2010


1. Laptop Bag. P: Handy to carry around anywhere and protective for my laptop.
I: None. My bag was bought in the 2nd half of 2005.
E: None as well.
S: None as well. Good lord.

2. Ancestral Relic (Grandpa Clock)
P: Its tells the time, but wakes us all up everytime it chimes.
E: Has sentimental value, because grandpa is pushing daisies.

3: MRT station.
P: Big enough to hold a crowd on the platform.
I: Designed with getting a large crowd around fast in mind.

4: Watching a movie (Avatar)
P: Cathay Downtown East cinema is not crowded and confortable.
I: Uber deep the message of Avatar is. Environmental the message is.
E: Seeing a reflection of current events like illegal eviction from persornal property.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

ADMT-Research 2

Due to the Slideshare website messing around with me, I am unable to post my keynote presentation, which pisses me off greatly. However, i will post what i have found on this blog post.

Water Conservation.

Why should we conserve water?
!. For enviromental purposes like keeping habitats dependent on water like the mangroves from being affected and 2. For economic purposes, saving that precious $.

Methods to conserve water your plants
Residential: 1. Wash your fruit and vegetables in a bowl and 2. Use that to water your plants. 3. Replace your washing machine, dishwasher, toilet, shower with versions that use less water. 4. Wash your dishes in a bowl instead of under the tap. 5. Turn off the shower while soaping up and 6. Turn off the tap while brushing your teeth.

Facts: A shower hose spurts out 9L of water per minute.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


To me, research is how you gather your information for whatever you do etc: using a online encyclopedia. Research is important because if you do not gather the correct and relevant information, what you need the knowledge for will be completely wrong. Good research is knowing where to get your information, how to make sure that it is relevant and knowing how to check if it is accurate.

Monday, January 11, 2010


ADMT to me is the use of technology for design of art and media. Without design, objects would be boring and equal. Instead, we can be creative in our design and give objects life in their form. I would like to learn how to sketch and be less restrained in drawing. To me, a world without ADMT would be boring and constant, as with creativity comes difference and variety.