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Aesthetics study

Ava P.

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 - 03:56:39 am

@ Pham Nhat Binh

From previous posts, I am currently situating my product as an amalgamation between a kitchen appliance and a medical device.

On one hand, it has to be fitting in the kitchen and integrated into part of the cooking process, so as to achieve convenience and efficiency. On the other hand, it has to work like a medical device that accurately detects Read more →


Food journey and the kitchen setting

Ava P.

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 - 03:01:12 am

@ Pham Nhat Binh

When to check for adulteration?

After changing my idea from an on-the-go detector to a home-based device that is a part of the cooking process, I did a quick study of the different stages that food goes through in the kitchen.

I realize that the later adulteration is detected in this journey, the more effort is wasted on all the steps before Read more →


Product Inspirations (1)

Ava P.

Friday, Oct 21, 2016 - 02:46:45 am

@ Pham Nhat Binh

1. Rotimatic – designed by Zimplistic

image from link

This product is an automatic roti making kitchenware. It simplifies and automates each step of traditional roti making process by using computer algorithms.

This product offers an on-demand approach as compared to the traditional batch making approach. Roti is made one at a time. A precise number of units are produced as Read more →


How does Nike keep people interested?

Xiu Ming

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 - 05:40:44 pm


Extracted from Emerald Insight:  Co-creating Value through customer’s experiences

By Venkat Ramaswamy

Venkat Ramaswamy, the co-author (with C.K. Prahalad) of The Future of Competition: Co-creating Unique Value with Customers (Harvard Business Press, 2004), is a Hallman Fellow and Professor of Marketing at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan (venkatr@ His current book project (with Francis Gouillart) has the working title Co-creating Read more →

Categories: Research

Research Documentation | Summary of phase 1

Ava P.

Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 - 09:42:14 am

@ Pham Nhat Binh


This post includes research information that was presented at the 2nd presentation and other pieces that were left out due to time constraint. Simple explanations are included with links to separate posts on each matter.

Survey result: consumer base.


In this activity, 120 short surveys were conducted at various locations (survey questions can be found here)

The Read more →


LED inspirations, LEDs

Desirie Z

Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 - 05:20:46 pm

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

incorporating LED to jewelry can add the elements of surprise and the uniqueness of the design. However, there might be the risk of making the jewelry into Halloween costume decoration. The design and the choice o color is very important.

take note above us a self-construct simple LED jewelry kit, which means it is possible to hide everything at the back of Read more →

Yes; we have to do it very subtly and also give the control of turing on or off to the wearer. You can also pipe the light using fibre optic technique.

3D printing-materials

Desirie Z

Saturday, Oct 15, 2016 - 04:42:12 pm

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

There are many different types of materials for 3D printing, each has its owe characteristics, pros and cons. Here are some of the more common options:



-Also called White, strong & flexible/ Durable plastic/ White plastic

-Strong and flexible plastic

-1mm minimum wall thickness

-Naturally white, but you can get it colored

-About 10 layers per 1mm

-Made from powder

-Alumide=Polyamide  + Aluminum

-Interlocking, moving parts possible

ABS:(Home Read more →


Some images for inspiration(3D printed jewelries)

Desirie Z

Wednesday, Oct 12, 2016 - 04:11:20 pm

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

I collected some images to inspire my own design, these designs are all 3D printed.

The use of repeated or similar pattern can save the time during CAD as well as create visual rhythm.

The above two designs have some gestures and patterns that I can relate to my project. Moreover,  the shape of the deer necklace can be a direction how Read more →

Interesting... we need to get on the bandwagon soon!

Revised FYP summary


Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 - 09:01:38 pm

@ Kate-FYP: Everyday Fitness

1.What do you need to design? (Product)

A fitness furniture/facility

2. What is its nature? ( Description)

The facility aims to learn from traditional Chinese regimen such as Taiji in order to design a product or system that could improve people’s fitness level, facilitate indoor exercise, especially in small space

3. Who is it for? (Audience)

For everyone who need to reduce mental and physical stress Read more →

Categories: Final Project
Hey Kate, I was thinking you could perhaps decide on one major group of audience, maybe by age/occupation/social group? I feel like too broad a range of user may cause a lot of difficulty for you later on
I read somewhere that this urban movement is largely caused by people moving to cities for better education and job opportunities. Most of them are young to middle age working adults. In big countries, sometimes it happens that all the young ppl moved away for jobs and leave their children/parents behind. Maybe u can check those out so you can strengthen your arguments :)
Kate, you have articulated yourself well. I hope you were able to deliver this deliberation to the faculty last Friday. Ava has some good points - perhaps we can look at which age group this can benefit more (30 to 50 years?)

Lego, Meccano and EverBlock

Xiu Ming

Wednesday, Oct 05, 2016 - 08:53:17 pm


“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”

-Steve Jobs

The gameplay of these toys starts by making questions Read more →

Categories: Research
I like how you looked at the sustainability aspect. As in any actives, unless interesting things are regularly introduced, people will get bored... This is something that you have to take into consideration.