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Product Design IV // Week 4


Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 - 02:00:46 pm

@ Nelle.

Research Fiona x Shanelle


NTU is surrounded by nature and greenery, however, many students spend most of their time indoors in school. Prior research has shown that nature and greeneries offer an opportunity to relax our directed attention, thus providing relief from mental fatigue. Exposure to nature greeneries repulses depression in adults.

Our main objective for this project is to improve Read more →

How can the function of the characteristics of pangolin be related to the space and environment of NTU?

Wk4: Sounds and spaces


Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 - 01:22:32 pm

@ Yay cake.


Can maybe start off with what we would like them to feel and experience, then can work outwards from there.

I was thinking the influence mental silence

Words Discursive-> what is the question we want viewers to ask? Is the piece directing them to question something (then what could be our method of questioning) or is it emotions we want them to feel Read more →

For this project you have to make it quick and dirty. Make it like you sketch. Not think about it for 2 days about how to make it. Use your intuition and research to help you make it quickly.

PDIV - Week 3 Updates


Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 - 12:59:58 pm

@ Yaaayu's

Lau Yi Wen & Weng Yayu (Group 7)

Continuing from last week’s discussion on “The Infra-Ordinary at North Hills”, we continued to look around the school and observed the student body interaction with school environment.

We realized that NTU is really “green” in terms of how much nature was incorporated into our campus. However, the routine of daily life actually caused us Read more →

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Chen Yue & Matthew - Week 4 (Part 1)

Matthew Ong

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 - 02:34:08 am

@ Eureka!


This week we wanted to push our ideas further and we started questioning ourselves what exactly is unique to NTU?

We went back to the roots of NTU. In 1955, the university was founded as Nanyang University, which is the first and only Chinese university outside mainland China and Taiwan. As it is known as the people’s university, students and faculties Read more →


Chen Yue & Matthew - Week 4 (Part 2)

Lin Chenyue

Wednesday, Feb 07, 2018 - 02:25:31 am

@ lin

Following the part one on research posted by Matthew: here

We came up with the idea of incorporating a see-saw into our design as it requires at least two people to cooperate to play. This represents the Nantah spirit of teamwork and it would also bring some fun element into the area where this installation would be placed.

Firstly we did Read more →

Explore the environment. For example the water like we discussed in the studio session. Tie it in with the meaningful story the place like you have research. The story is also part of the environment. Though invisible, a good opportunity would be to make that untold and forgotten history tangible.

PDIV- |3 smell


Tuesday, Feb 06, 2018 - 12:59:04 am

@ Jayden



Heng Tong 


Hong Sheng

In the previous week we made two models; one with a fragrant scent and one with a foul smelling scent.

Diving more into the topic of ‘smell’, we went on to do more research.


‘Olfactory filaments that allows a cognitive response to Read more →


Product Design IV // Week 3


Monday, Feb 05, 2018 - 10:48:45 pm

@ Nelle.

Initial Brainstorm Fiona x Shanelle

Slowing down the pace of life in NTU. In a fast-paced society like Singapore, the stress level of University students can be very high. We noticed that the walking pace around NTU is as fast as it can go, there is no space/chance for students to relax. Our aim is to create a calming experience for students Read more →


Week 4

Ong Xin Hong

Monday, Feb 05, 2018 - 10:46:40 pm

@ Oxhrene

Placing an installation in context of Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Proceeding with our presentation from last week, we realised a need to formulate a concept that ties in with the context where we plan to place our installation in order to create an installation piece that embodies substantial meaning to allow us to later develop on its construction. For our installation, we would like to look into the roots Read more →


DR3005 - Week 3.5 progress


Monday, Feb 05, 2018 - 08:55:21 pm

@ toiletpaper

Building on the feedback from the previous presentation We realised that we focused too much on the utilitarian and functional aspects to define our design.

The piece should have a meaning of its own, a narrative and a reason for its inception.

To identify the attributes that define NTU and its students.

Taking cues from the fern bench, we realised that the piece had Read more →

Have to define the definition of an NTU nest.

wk3: references and development


Monday, Feb 05, 2018 - 05:54:59 pm

@ kc

Continuing off from the previous week’s inspiration of the morning sun rays,  we developed our concept from there and narrowed down the purpose of our installation proposal.

Emphasise the unseen and let others appreciate the mundane

As our inspiration was a repetitive occurrence that is something that can be seen everyday but is not usually noticed, we wanted to emphasise Read more →