Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Submission of Design Journal, Multimedia Presentation and Model

Design Journal
Please name the file as DesignJournal_yourName and submit to the ADMT submit folder.

Multimedia Presentation
Please post your completed Multimedia Presentation in your personal ADMT blog. Post the URL of your post in the comments.

Completed Model will be collected during ADMT lesson in week 5. Please ensure you have written your name and class on the model.

Due Date of Submission:11th Oct 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Multimedia Presentation, Design Journal and Prototype

These are the rubrics for your final piece of work due in Term 4, Week 4. THREE things that you would need to submit are:

1. Multimedia Presentation: this is supposed to be a self-running multimedia presentation that should last a MAXIMUM of only 3 minutes! It could include graphics, pictures, voiceovers, sound, text or other media that should explain how your final product works, and solve the intended problem. Creativity is highly encouraged, and thus approaches similar to advertisements, campaigns and telling a story are possibilities that could be explored. This presentation should be uploaded into your ADMT blogs and commented upon subsequently by your peers.

2. Design Journal: this should include observations and product ideas that you have captured in this project, and your evaluation of them. This should be concluded with how your product is supposed to resolve the problem that you are tackling, and your finalised product idea. It should preferably be done in Word/Pages and should be able to explain sufficiently the processes involved in coming out with the final product.

3. Prototypes/Models: this is supposed to be working, or almost working, models of your product ideas. It should be able to show clearly how the problem that you have highlighted, is supposed to be solved. Use of cardboards, corrugated boards, wire, clay and others, where relevant, are highly encouraged.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Presentation Schedule

Please ensure your presentation slides are ready for presentation on 27th August 2010

Presentation for Elderly Challenge

Prepare a 5-minutes presentation slides
The things that we are looking out for in your presentation are as follows:
1. Explanation of the design problems identified.
2. Presentation of your proposed solution ( Google Sketchup, Sketching)
3. Justifications on why your proposed solution is able to solve the selected problem. Taking into account your research findings and any ergonomical and anthropometrical considerations, such as 'How is the product/s easy to use for the elderly?', 'How do you ensure that it is safe to be used for the elderly?' and 'What is the size of the product idea/s being proposed?, based on your anthropometric information about the elderly?'
Due Date: 27th August 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

First Task: Importance of Considerations

You have done well in your Final Year Examinations and your parents were very pleased with your results. As a reward, they promised to buy a handphone for you. When you entered the mobile shop, there are many different types of handphones available.
In the form, list down
1. Considerations of the handphone when you are doing the purchase.
2. How do you develop these considerations?
3. Reflect why it is Important to have these considerations when making the purchase.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

E-learning Activity

Please Click on the following URL for the E-learning activity.

Have a great Day ahead!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

First Angle Orthographic Projection


After viewing the video clip, please comment on the followings.
1. How are the 2D drawings created in first angle orthographic projection?
2. Discuss about the layout of first angle orthographic projection drawing.
( Do discuss about the alignment and distance of the drawings.)

3D drawings

Friday, July 23, 2010

ergonomics and Anthropometry Part 2

Ergonomic and Anthropometry are “married” in every product.
How are Ergonomic and Anthropometric data related to each other?

please comment.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ergonomics and Anthropometry Part 1


Two different types of setup of a workplace are shown in the video.
1. Compare the two types of setup and state reasons why one of the setup is preferred.
2. What are the area of considerations when designing a conducive and comfortable workplace?
3. State the reasons why these considerations are important.

Work Submission:
1. Submit your answers in personal ADMT blog.
2. Name your post as Ergonomics and Anthropometry Part 1.
3. Copy and Paste your URL in the comment below.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Designing a Classroom Work Desk

Task: Designing a Classroom Work Desk with the following tools:

- Push/Pull
- Move/ Copy
- Tape Measure
- Intersection
- Offset
- Layers
- Scenes + Animation
- Import

Work Submission:
1. Upload the animation of your Work Desk into your personal ADMT Blog.
2. Name the Title of the post as Classroom Work Desk.
3. Copy and paste the URL of your post in the comment below.

Due Date: 16th July 2010

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Homework - desk tidy (6th July 2010)

Please be reminded to submit your desk tidy by tomorrow, 7th July 2010.

Please name your file: desktidy_name

Put your work into the submit folder.

Google Sketch Up - Sphere

For students who are interested to try sketching a sphere.

Google Sketch Up - Layers


Why Google SketchUp?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Holiday work - Part 3: Tools to be learnt in Semester 2

There are primarily 2 key software tools that you would be learning in Semester 2, namely:
  • Phun
  • Google SketchUp
Please do try to self-learn the basics of the 2 software tools above. For Phun, there are tutorials already done up on their website. Please do have a look at them. You might also be able to pick up some completed examples from YouTube. For SketchUp, there are even more resources available for you. You might want to try to download some free video podcasts from your iTunes, or watch some tutorial videoclips from the SketchUp website, or to look at other tutorials done by other users on YouTube...the choice is really yours.

Please do up a simple room or layout space that shows how you would consider planning to furnish a room so that they are more elderly-friendly. Do explain your submissions with some texts to explain. Submission deadline for this is on the 21st June 2010. Please name your files as follows:

(e.g. SST_ADMT_ElderlyChallenge_S104_07_TanAhKow.skp)

Holiday work - Part 2: Deepening your learning experiences

As part of your research into understanding the elderly, you are tasked to also take video clips, photographs, or any other forms of recordable media to show how the elderly cope with their daily routines. These could include, but not necessarily limited to, every day activities such as: cooking a simple meal, pouring water from a flask, going to the market to buy groceries, going down the stairs, exercising, etc.

As a follow up, each one of you would do a podcast or a writeup of your observations and interviews with the elderly, caretaker, nurses or anyone who work with the elderly. Find out from them what are the problems that the elderly faces. Look for opportunities to observe and interview them such as at the senior citizens corners, void decks, hawker centers, etc.

Note that you are highly encouraged to select a range of elderly folks to observe so as to give you a broader perspective of them.

You are to post your work on your personal ADMT blog every Wednesday of the week during the June holidays. (2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd June 2010). Name your post: Elderly Challenge - Observation 1, Elderly Challenge - Observation 2, etc. You are also tasked to go to other students’ personal ADMT Blog to comment on their posts.

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

For your ADMT individual coursework in Semester 2 on the topic of ‘The Elderly Challenge’, you would be tasked to get a better understanding of the local context of the situation/challenge. A reading on the report done by the 'Committee on Ageing Issues (CAI)' is compulsory for you. The link to the report is here:

The following are guiding questions that may enable you to understand the report better. Please answer them in your own ADMT blogs, and post their links into the ‘Comments’ section of this post. You are to complete this by the 19th June 2010.
  • Explain in your own words, the FOUR key recommendations of the report.
  • State ONE way that the CAI report is recommending to make our public housing more elderly-friendly
  • State TWO ways on how we can ensure that the quality of elderly care here in Singapore is affordable
  • 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

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Animation - Story Creation (7th April 2010)

Each student is to come up with 3 stories.
Bring the hardcopy of the stories for discussion during the next lesson, 13th April 2010.

Some things that you might want to take note of are:

* Use the research information that you and your group have collated earlier in Term 1 to come out with some initial story ideas/seeds
* Do be mindful of your 5W+1H's (Who, What, Where, When, Why, How). For eg, who is your target audience, what is the message that you want to deliver, when would be an appropriate time for your clip to be shown, why do you think your clip would be most effective, etc
* The 4 key structures of a story, as mentioned in the last session on creating a story:
o PREMISE: (5W+1H, Protagonists, Antagonists, Goals)
o CONFLICT: Goals, Opposing Attributes, the Antagonists (Others, Self, the surrounding Environment)
o Crisis: Height of Conflict, Important Decision
o Climax: Resolution of Conflict, Achievement of Goals

Animation - Bouncing Ball

Please export your animation as quicktime.

Submitting your work...

1. Upload the file onto your ADMT group blog that you created earlier. Give the title in your post: Animation Lesson 2 - Bouncing Ball
2. Copy and paste the hyperlink of this particular post to the Comments section in this post.

Deadline: 9th April 2010, 9pm.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


Please be advised that the software that we are going to use is here: http://tinyurl.com/yjjh6sh. Please copy and paste the link to download. Its a zip file.

Please download prior to your next admt lesson.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

LEAP Week - NEWater Visit

After your visit to the NEWater plant, please do follow up with your own reflection. You can use the following questions to guide your reflection:

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

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

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

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

Submitting your work...

1. Post your response in the personal ADMT blog that you created earlier. Give the title in your post: Personal Reflection (NEwater visit)
2. Copy and paste the hyperlink of this particular post to the Comments section in this post.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Classwork - 10th Mar 2010

Task 1: Check the proposed solutions. Ask yourself the following questions.

1) Is this solution feasible?
If yes, how do you intend to implement it?
If no, how can we make it feasible? What are the constraints?

2) Are we doing what others are doing? How is it different from the current way of doing things? How can we make it different? Use SCAMPER to help you come up with better ideas.

NOTE: Don't do what others are doing.

Make changes to the proposed solution keynote and email to Ms Seah.

Task 2: Based on the area that the group have chosen e.g. recycling/pollution/deforestation. You are to promote/encourage e.g recycling to save the mother earth.

In your group,

1) Brainstorm on the messages that you want to bring across to the audience.
Among all the messages, decide on one message that you think is the most important.

2) Discuss how you want to bring the message across to the audience? What kind of a story that you want to tell in order to capture the interest of the audience. Think of interesting ways to send the message across. (Keep in mind that you would be using paper animation to tell the story)

Suggestion: You can choose to tell the story from different perspective, e.g. from the perspective of the future generations or from the perspective of a water droplet.

At the end of the lesson, come up with a story outline with storyboard and email to Ms Seah.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Classwork (Research on materials and sustainability)

Check you SST email account for the template on proposed solution. Complete the template on proposed solution before proceeding with the following task.

In your environment group, research on materials and sustainability.

Use the following questions as your guide

1. What are the different types of materials in the market? Classify the materials into wood, metal, plastics and others.

2. What are the properties of the different materials?

3. How do the different materials come about? What are their compositions?

4. Give examples of the use of each material.

5. What is sustainability?

7. What does it mean when we say that a product is sustainable? Give an example of a sustainable product and explain why the product is sustainably.

8. What does it mean by a sustainable environment? Give an example of a sustainable environment.

Note: Make sure that you cite the source of the information.

At the end of the lesson, post your group findings on the group's admt blog.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Homework (19th Feb 2010)

1) Journal on the theme - environment (At least 7 pages) - Group Work
- Definition
- Mindmap
- Questions
- Research and findings
- Identify the need using PIES
- Existing ways of solving the problem (Tabulated, good and bad points of existing solutions.)
Deadline: 26th Feb 2010

2) ADMT Test 1
Please be reminded to ask your parents to sign next to the mark on the test paper.
Bring a black ring file for filing on next Wednesday, 24th Feb 2010.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Photography (People)

Please upload 3-5 photos onto your personal ADMT blog.
Give a short write up on the photos taken.
Your photos should tell a story.

Please copy and paste the url under the comments section once you have uploaded the photos.
Make sure that you written your name on the comments.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Sketching Test on the 10th Feb 2010 (Reminder)

There will be a sketching test on the 10th Feb 2010 during ADMT lesson.

Please be reminded to bring mechanical pencil, ruler and eraser for the test.

Homework - Isometric to perspective/SCAMPER

1) Sketch isometric to two point perspective

Complete drawing No. 4, 3 and 12 on a sketchbook.

Deadline: Monday, 8th Feb 2010.
Submit to Ms Seah's pigeon hole outside the staffroom.

2) Group Post on SCAMPER.

Students who have yet to post the group discussion on SCAMPER are to post it by Monday, 8th Feb 2010.

1) What is SCAMPER?
2) When do you use SCAMPER?
3) How do you use SCAMPER?
illustrate with examples and sketches how you use SCAMPER.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

What you can do with paper clip/s

These are some of our ideas

  • Hair Clip
  • Curtains
  • Lock Pin
  • Self Protection
  • Decoration
  • Necklace
  • Earrings
  • Buttons
  • Safety Pin
  • Bracelet
  • Fish Hook
  • Bookmark
  • Lock
  • Needle
  • Digging Ear
  • Toothpick
From bing jue, aaron, zach, jing heng

Monday, February 1, 2010

More sketching practice (Isometric)

Sketch the following images onto your sketchbook.

Deadline: 3rd Feb 2010

Class Chairman, please help to collect the sketchbook and placed them into my pigeon hole outside the staffroom.

PIES analysis

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Homework - P.I.E.S Analysis

Ms Seah, This is my homework

Jing Heng

P.I.E.S needs

Ms. Seah
   Here's is my homework


Homework - P.I.E.S. Anaylsis

Individual work
PIES Analysis of 3 products - Television, playstation portable and mobile phones.

i) You are to present your work in a table form and on a piece of A4 plain paper (Landscape).
ii) Make that that you have written your name and class at the top left hand corner of the paper.
iii) Submit in hardcopy (print out on A4)
email to Ms Seah's SST email account

Deadline: 1st Feb 2010

Group work
1) Post the following on the group blog.
PIES Analysis of the following situations
a) Waiting for a bus at a bus stop.
b) Waiting for a train at a railway station.
c) Waiting for a plane at an airport.

The note taker 2 from the group is to post only
one of the situations that is assigned to you on your group blog.

Deadline: 26th Jan 2010

Perspective Drawing

Click on the following and practice the sketches in your sketch book.
Follow the steps in your sketch.

You are allowed to use mechanical pencil and ruler in this exercise.

One point perspective
Two point perspective
Draw a 3D pyramid

For students who are faster, here's the challenge!
Draw a Brick Wall in Perspective

Your sketchbook is to be submitted on Monday, 1st Feb 2010. There should be at least 3 sketches.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Analysis of theme - Identify a need, problem or challenge (Group Discussion)

1. Identify a need, problem or challenge based on the mind map that have been created earlier.
2. Analyze the situation using the following questions as a guide.
a) What is the root cause of the problem?/Why is there a need to solve the problem?
b) What has been done to solve the problem?

The group is to formulate relevant questions when analyzing the situation.
This allows the group to be focus in their analysis and research.
Use 5W1H as a guide. What, Where, When, Who, Why and How.

You are to present your findings and analysis on the 28th Jan 2010 during lesson.

Monday, January 18, 2010

ADMT Lesson 1 Environment - Daniel Pei

Yes, if humans do not stop harming and mistreating it, the Earth, as well as the humans, will be doomed.
We can start by reducing our usage of electricity, water, and other everyday products;reusing materials and
recycling unwanted stuff.We should also not purchase illegal skins or other illegal animal products, and
conserve natural resources. The fate of the world depends on US!

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ADMT Lesson 1 Environment - tan jing heng



Yes, due to our selfish human acts which are causing the shrinking of forests, leaving animals homeless and creating much more natural disasters. We should try to reduce the usage of non-renewable resources and also try to reuse and recycle items. Also we should use things until they are worn out or spoiled and not change them frequently.

Different types of drawing (Group Discussion)

You are to submit your group discussion on the following.

1. What are the different types of drawing?
2. Describe the different types of drawing?
3. The purpose/reasons for the different types of drawing.

You may summarise the group's findings using a mind map.

Submitting your work...

1. Post on the group blog that you have created earlier.
2. Give the title in your post: Different types of drawing.
3. Copy and paste the hyperlink of this particular post to the Comments section in this post.

Deadline: 19th Jan 2010

Difference between Isometric, Oblique and Orthographic Drawing (Individual)

You are to post your findings on the difference between Isometric, Oblique and Orthographic Drawing. State with illustration the difference between the 3 types of drawing. Remember to acknowledge the source or your findings.

Submitting your work...

1. Post on the blog that you have created earlier. Blog name: ADMT-Environment.
2. Give the title in your post : Difference between Isometric, Oblique and Orthographic Drawing.
3. Copy and paste the hyperlink of this particular post to the Comments section in this post.

Deadline: 20th Jan 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


ADMT Lesson 1

Chong Jun Hao

I think that human selfish acts will bring about the earth's doom.
We should practice the 3 R's namely

Reuse- We reuse whenever we can for example if we buy a bottled drink instead of throwing it away we can reuse it as our temporary water bottles for a week until it leaks
Recycle- After using it for a week we can recycle the bottle at a plastic recycling point.
Reduce- We should not keep changing our necessities unless it is absolutely necessary for example we do not need do buy a new handphone unless it is spoilt and should not keep buying new ones to keep up with the times.

Conservative Tips
-We can use the water used to wash the vegetables to wash the car.
-We can use rainwater to wash the car.
-We must have a full load in the washing machine before starting it.
-Take the public transport instead of personal transport. 
-Turn off the lights when we leave the room.
-On a cool day use a fan instead of air-conditioning.

Since the damage has been done now we only can try to reduce the impact on the environment and avoid the destruction of earth and the flooding of islands off the coast and destruction of many countries near the coastal regions.

Our poor earth has been attacked by us, our selfish acts to earn money releasing toxic gases into the air causing global warming, and acid rain to happen

We must stop now or Mother Nature will punish us. It has already punished us with acid rain and global warming. If we do not stop polluting the environment now, the polar caps may melt completely and the earth be flooded

ADMT Lesson 1 - Environment

I think that the selfish acts of human beings will bring about Earth's doom as if we do not stop the depletion of resources in the planet, we will die. To save ourselves, we need to use technology, which is actually the action of scientific knowledge being used for practical purposes, to create something that can be a solution, however not absolute, to this problem.

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