Friday, October 15, 2010


Please do up a personal reflection for Semester 2 - The Elderly Challenge on pages.

1) What have you learnt?

2) What are the difficulties encountered?

3) How did you overcome the difficulties?

Link your reflection based on the 10 Cs.

Please submit your reflection in the submit folder latest by 18th Oct 2010.

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Answer the following questions on your personal ADMT Blog.
Name the title of the blog: Reflection - Prototype.
Copy and paste the link of your post in the comment below.

1. What are the difficulties that you have encountered during the process?
2. How do you overcome the difficulties encountered?
3. What are the 2 key takeaways for this lesson?

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Model and Journal Rubrics

Please refer to Model and Journal Rubrics below.

Deadline: Term 4 Week 3.

Click on the following if you are not able to view the rubrics.

Multi - Media Presentation Rubrics

Please refer to the multimedia presentation rubrics. You are to start preparing for the multi - media presentation during the 1 week Sept Holidays. Take note that the presentation should be self run with the necessary recording , music, animation or any other forms of suitable medium. The purpose of the multi media presentation is to convince the audience of the need of the product, the situations in which the product is designed to be used, most importantly how is the product being used in the situation/various situations. It is up to your creativity how you want to present your work. Keep the duration of your work between 1-3 minutes.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

ADMT Presentation

The first 5 students in the class register are to be prepared for presentation after the test on the 23rd August 2010. Please refer to the following for the assessment rubrics for presentation. Take note of the marks weightage.

ADMT Sketching Test - Orthographic Projection

First Angle Orthographic Projection test would be next Monday, 23rd August. It would be similar to the trial test that you had this week.

Date: 23th August 2010
Time: 9am (During ADMT lesson)

Things to bring
MacBook fully charged/enough to last for at least 20mins.
Mechanical Pencil, Ruler and Eraser.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

T3Wk5 Ergonomics and Anthropometry (The Elderly Challenge)

After what have been discussed in class about Ergonomics and Anthropometry,
look at the Elderly Challenge Project that you are working on.

Ask yourself the following questions:

1) Who are you designing for? Give a brief description of the target group.
2) What is the product that you are designing?
3) What are the design considerations when designing products for the elderly?

Use the Step 1 -4 guide for Anthropometry to help you in your design.

Step 1: Decide who you are designing for
Step 2: Decide which body measurements are relevant
Step 3: Decide whether you are designing for the extreme or the average
Step 4: Think about other human factors.

How to submit:
i) Rename the file: Index number_Name_Erg&Anthropometry (Initially filename should be Index number_Name_Guiding questions)
ii) Submit the file to the submit folder by 28th July 2010

Anthropometry - Example (Workstation Design)




Friday, July 23, 2010

T3WK4 - Ergonomics (Product Description and Idea Trigger)

1) Take a picture of the product.

2) Post the picture and answer the questions as follows.

i) Describe the product. (Appearance, Color, Function, etc)

ii) What are the design considerations when designing this product?

iii) Would an elderly faced difficulty using this product? If yes, what are the difficulties that the elderly would face?

iv) What do you think can be done to improve on the design of the product to suit the elderly? (Sketch the improved design in your sketchbook and take a picture of it. Post the improved sketch at the end of your post.)

3) Once you have completed, comment on other student's post.

How to submit:
1) Name your title: Ergonomics (Product description and Idea Trigger)
2) Copy and paste your link in the comment below.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Deadlines (T3Wk4)

1) Challenge Based Learning (CBL) on the Elderly challenge.
Refer to previous post on what to submit.

Extended deadline: 22nd July 2010.

2) Ergonomics II
To improve on the exiting post. You need to include pictures of the product. Preferably, showing the product being used.

3) Google sketchup
Deadline: Monday, 26th July 2010. (For students who are not competing to win the prize.)

Practise (Google Sketch up)

Sketch the following in proportion using google sketchup within the shortest time.

How to submit:
1) Name the file: index no_Name_Sketch01, index no_Name_Sketch02, etc.
2) Submit into the submit folder.

HURRY! Prizes to be awarded on Wednesday! Only 3 prizes to be awarded.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Reminder: Weekly Submission of ADMT - The Elderly Challenge

Based on what have been discussed today during lesson, please add in additional guiding questions and answer them if possible. Make sure that you have done product research as well.

How to submit:
1) Rename your file: Index no_Guiding Questions_Name

2) What should be in the document?
i) The Big Idea
ii) The Essential Question
iii) Mindmap 1 - Brainstorm on the problem faced
iv) The Challenge
v) Mindmap 2 - 5W1H
vi) Guiding Questions
vii) Product research of existing product (related to the challenge)

3) Drop your work into the submit folder.
Deadline: 19th July 2010

Note: This file is a working document. You should be continuing working on the document even after submission.

Monday, July 12, 2010

T3WK3- Ergonomics II

Answer the following questions.
1. What is Ergonomics?
2. What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?
3. For each aspects of Ergonomics, explain with an example of a product that is designed for the elderly, how the product meet that particular aspect of Ergonomics.

How to submit:
1. Submit your answers in your Personal ADMT blog.
2. Name your post: Ergonomics II
3. Copy and paste the url in the comment below.

14th July 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

T3WK3 - Ergonomics I

The above shows 2 different setup of a workplace.
1. Compare the 2 different workplaces, state your observations.
2. Which workplace is preferred? State with reasons why one workplace is preferred over the other.
3. What are the considerations that should be taken into account when designing a workplace that is suitable for the user?
4. Why do you think that Ergonomics is important when designing?

How to submit:
1. Submit your answers in your Personal ADMT blog.
2. Name your post: Ergonomics I
3. Copy and paste the url in the comment below.

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

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Selected Storyline and thumb nail storyboard

Selected Storyline

1. Copy and post your selected storyline onto your group's ADMT Blog.
2. Post the link on the comment section of this post.

Deadline: 14th April 2010

Thumb nail Storyboard

Please complete your group's thumb nail storyboard by this Thursday, 15th April 2010.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Animation - Story Creation

The various groups would need to firm up your story by the next lesson, 13th April 2010. Those groups that are faster, you may start searching for images to be used in your storyboarding.

Some things that you might want to take note of in story creation:

* 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

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

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.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


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

Please download prior to your next admt lesson.

Monday, March 22, 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.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Individual Reflection (8th Mar 2010)

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

2. Name 2 concepts that you have learnt today pertaining to design and describe why is it important in design?

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

Submitting your work...

1. Post your response in the personal ADMT blog that you created earlier. Give the title in your post: Personal Reflection (8th Mar 2010)
2. Copy and paste the hyperlink of this particular post to the Comments section in this post.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Homework (17th Feb 2010)

1) Group Work
Journal on the theme - environment (At least 7 pages)
- 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: 24th Feb 2010

2) Photo comments
- Please view the personal admt blog of at least 5 students of the class. Comment on the photos posted. Take note of the technical aspects of the photo. Comment on the good and bad of each photos and suggest ways of improving the photo taken.
Deadline: 17th Feb 2010

3) 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 Monday, 22nd Feb 2010.

Monday, February 8, 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.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Sketching Test on the 8th Feb 2010 (Reminder)

Please be reminded about the sketching test on the 8th Feb 2010.

Things to bring
1) Mechanical pencil
2) Ruler
3) Eraser.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Homework (3rd Feb 2010)

1) Sketching - Isometric to Perspective

Drawing No. 6,7,11 (compulsory)
Drawing No. 10 (optional)

Deadline: Friday Morning during recess, 5th Feb 2010.

2) Group Post on SCAMPER
1) What is SCAMPER?
2) When do you use SCAMPER?
3) Illustrate using sketches how you would use SCAMPER. You may sketch on your sketchbook, take a picture of it using photo booth and post it onto the group blog.

Deadline: Monday, 8th Feb 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010

More sketching practice (Isometric)

Sketch the following images onto your sketchbook.

Deadline: 3rd Feb 2010

Please bring your sketchbook to class on Wednesday, 3rd Feb 2010.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Perspective Drawing (resources)

Please have a look at the following video. You may try drawing it in your sketchbook.

Thursday, January 28, 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

There should be at least 3 sketches at the end of the lesson.
Deadline: 1st Feb 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010


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Homework (25th Jan 2010)

Individual work
1) Sketching of Isometric shapes - cube, cuboid, prisms, cylinders, etc
i) Students are to fill up one page of their sketchbook.

Deadline: 1st Feb 2010

2) 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.
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: 25th Jan 2010

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Following up actions after today's presentation (20th Jan 2010)

Please add in details to your group's presentation slides based on the questions that are being asked in class today.

Email to

In your email,
1) State the subject: ADMT Environment (Water pollution/Pollution/Global warming/... - add in the relevant title)
2) End off the email stating the names of the group members.

Deadline 24th Jan 2010, 7pm.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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Analysis of 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 group proposal on the 20th Jan 2010 during ADMT lesson.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sketching Homework - Isometric Boxes

Sketch at least 5 different sizes of a cube or cubiod. Fill up one pages of your sketch book.

Bring the completed sketch on the 20th 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: 19th Jan 2010

ADMT Lesson 1 Environment

Will human beings' selfish acts bring about the Earth's doom?
Of course its yes!
What we can we do to save the Earth?
I think we should all do our part and try to conserve our resources as they are very limited. Examples are oil and coal. I think sooner or later the Earth will be doomed. Its not a question of why, but when? We must apply the three r's: Reuse, Recycle and Reduce. We should stop cutting down trees and forests. I don't think we are doing enough to save our Earth. We have already passed the point of no return, and so we must slow down the process as much as possible.
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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