Tuesday, March 23, 2010

T2W1: Animation programme - a software update!

Just an update on the software that would be used for the Animation programme. Instead of the FrameBy Frame software tool that was originally planned, we are using an alternative software that is downloadable here or here: http://tinyurl.com/yjjh6sh. Please do take note of this!

Monday, March 22, 2010

T2W1: Reflection on LEAPS to NeWater Plant

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

Saturday, March 13, 2010

March holidays: Late submissions+Animation Program for T2W1...

Before we start on the animation program, please be advised that the software that we are going to use is called FrameByFrame for Mac (Leopard). Please download and install it into your learning devices before the start of the lesson. The software is downloadable HERE. Have a great and a restful week-long holidays.

For those groups that have not submitted your reports, please submit them to me by Monday 1800 hrs latest, because marks will be deducted at 5% per day of late submission!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Week 10: Revisiting 'Bad Design' - IDEO's Shopping trolley project

The videoclip is a feature done by ABC on a design company called IDEO. Famous for being one of THE best, if not the best, design company, in the world, the feature highlights the problem-solving process that have made IDEO famous for her outstanding and innovative solutions. Watch the clip and answer the following questions:
  1. In your opinion, what are some of the problems of the current design of the shopping trolley?
  2. What are some of the rules instituted by the IDEO's design team, and why do you think were they instituted?
  3. From your observation, what are some of the company's culture or practices that have made IDEO one of the best design company in the world?
  4. How do you think some of these culture or practices can be implemented or internalised in SST, or within you as a student?

Monday, March 1, 2010

Week 9: Discussions on the theme 'Environment'

There would be a need to consolidate all your research and discussions of the theme 'Environment' and of the particular problem or challenge that your group are tackling, in the form of a project journal. This should be done as a group activity. The things to look out for in this project journal are:
  • Definition of the proposed theme or challenge; give details of what is the challenge that your group have originally looked into (Weeks 2 to 3)
  • Mindmap of problems and ideas proposed (Week 4)
  • Questions that have been restated (Week 6)
  • Research and findings that have been done and collated
  • Identify the need using PIES
  • Existing ways of solving the problem (Tabulated, good and bad points of existing solutions, etc). Your group can also suggest solutions to the challenges using the Ideation techniques that have been taught in class, such as Morphological Analysis and SCAMPER.
  • The report should be about 7 pages long (minus the cover page, if you are planning to do one; Font: Arial font type, Size 12 and 1.5 line spacing) and done on Pages or MS Word
  • Please email me your report to my previously given email address. Do state your team members and class in your report.
Due date: Thursday, 11th March 2010

Week 9: SCAMPER'ing - Some examples of 50 uses

Some examples taken from Royal High School in the UK on 50 ideas for an object:

Carrots
Banana
Bricks

Your lesson for the week:
Come out with 30 uses for ANY ONE of the following items. Sketch out your ideas in your sketchbooks and submit them within the lesson. Do apply the ideation techniques that have been taught in class, namely 'Shape Borrowing' and 'SCAMPER'. The items are:
  • Paper Clip
  • Shoes
  • Spectacles/Glasses
  • Water Bottle
  • Stapler

Week 8: Lessons on SCAMPER

Slide presentation on SCAMPER: