Friday, March 25, 2011

E-Learning: Design Opportunities at Home Part 2

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Design Challenge 4 and 5

Design Challenge 4:
For your first challenge, you are tasked to design a door-wedge or stopper that is going to be used for a toddler or for a child up to the age of 6 years of age. The design should fulfill the following considerations:

  • Use only a SINGLE colour material
  • Should not have sharp corners
  • Is secure when placed as a door stopper, meaning that it cannot be removed easily without adult supervision
  • Must have an interesting theme relevant to their age group, i.e. favourite cartoons, shows, fairy tales, etc
My Design:

Design Challenge 5:
One of the main problem that one faces when charging a few electrical appliance at one go is the mess created by all the cables from a single power point. A possible scenario would look something like the picture shown below:

Take from:
For your second challenge, you would need to design a phone charger set or unit that would allow one to use it without the hassle and mess of having the wires and cables being all over the place. Your proposed designs should fulfill the following considerations:

  • Able to hold and secure a maximum of 2 phones concurrently
  • Able to be secure the charging cables neatly and safely
  • Can be used for most power-points in Singapore (either 3-pin or 2-pin plugs)
  • No sharp corners and easy to be used by the target group
  • Target group is anybody who has a mobile phone

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Week 7: Sketchworks 7...Design Challenge 3

Design Challenge 3...

Picture taken from:

Current Situation: The above picture shows the typical wall fan that is used mostly in classrooms or office environments. One of the most challenging part about this fan types is to clean the fan blades. You would still need to remove the front portion of the fan to access the blades, but it would take someone quite a fair bit of time to clean all the 3 blades as shown.

Design Specifications
Your task: Design and sketch a simple gadget or device that would help an average adult to clean the fan blades more efficiently, i.e. at a quicker rate. Your idea or ideas must include or use at least one recyclable material, and must be lightweight and simple to be cleaned too. It must be manually operated and is able to be used simply and effectively for those between theages of 10 to 50. It should primarily be used at a home or classroom environment.

Sketch your idea or ideas in an isometric view, and include relevant details and information on how the device works. You may or may not use shape borrowingfor this proposed solution/s.

Please take a photo or scan of your proposed idea/s and upload it into your personal ADMT blogs. Put in the URL of your blog posts into the 'Comments' section of this post. Follow this up with comments on at least 2 of your classmates' ideas! Consider the Creativity of their solutions, the quality of the sketches, and the overall these 3 are key criteria of your test.

My Design:


Design Challenge 1 and 2

Design Specifications: Design a simple book stand/support that is able to support between 15 to 20 A4-sized sketchbooks vertically. It must be suitable to be used in a desktop or study-table environment, and is catered primarily to secondary or high school students between the ages of 12 to 17.

Your task: Sketch out your ideas in an isometric view. Include relevant annotations/notes in your sketches to explain how your ideas work

My book holder:

Design Challenge 2...
Design Specifications: Design a desk tidy/stationery organizer that is able to store the following items:
  • 3 x 2B pencils
  • 2 x pens
  • 1 x 20cm ruler
  • 1 x soft eraser
  • a pair of scissors
The owner of these items loves the colour RED as a symbol of good luck, and would like the design of the desk tidy to be inspired by any one of the 12 Chinese zodiac signs.

Your task: Sketch out your proposed ideas of the desk tidy design in an isometric view. Include relevant annotations/notes in your sketches to explain how your idea or ideas is going to store the abovementioned stationery items.

My Design:


Thursday, February 3, 2011

My Drawings

These were drawings I did this year during my free time

This is a drawing I did last year for my manga drawing class. it took me three hours to complete it.
This is my drawing of a television for ADMT class this year.

Creative Commons License
These Drawings by Velusamy sathiakumar Ragul Balaji are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Energy Conservation video...

Watch the following clip and answer the following questions in your personal ADMT blog post. Put the URL of your blog post into the 'Comments' section of this post:

  • What do you think are some of the limitations of using renewable energy resources, based on the clip that you have seen?
  1. It may harm the residents of that certain area.
  2. It depends on the weather.
  • What are some possible solutions that the video have suggested?
  1. They can build smaller wind turbines.
  • How do you think Energy Conservation messages can be communicated effectively in the school or local context? Give or suggest some examples.
  1. Posters can be put up, advertisements can be set.

Energy Conservation video...Messaging for Kids

 Watch the following video clip and answer the questions that follow in a separate blog post in your personal ADMT blog. Put the URL of your blog posts into the 'Comments' section of this post:

  •  Who do you think are the target audience of this clip?

    1. Kids
    2. Parents

  •  What do you think are the main key messages that the clip is trying to communicate?

    1. CFL bulbs can save up to 50% energy if 25% of regular bulbs are replaced. ❖1 

  •  Do you think the clip is effective? Why or why not?

    1. The animation is an effective way of communicating with children especially.

  •  How do you think the messaging/clip could be further improved?

    1. The video should not just specify CFL bulbs , younger children may not understand what it is. 


    Tuesday, January 25, 2011