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Research Article Review: An Existential Phenomenological Examination of Parkour and Free Running

Xiu Ming

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 - 10:48:02 pm


This article is highly relevant to my choice of topic of outdoor recreational activity for young urban professionals, by providing me with keywords and boundaries to the define the scope of my project. This article is most relevant if my product is about creating a product which intentionally creates fun.

Free running is an emerging lifestyle sport which uses urban architecture Read more →

Categories: Research

Products For Communication

Adonis Toh

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 - 10:12:03 pm

@ Adonis Toh

Project Soli:

Using radars to read hand gestures for interaction with computers

Pilot: The first wearable earpiece that translates different languages in real time.


Use bone conduction technology for sound transmission


Drawing on any surface and projecting scribbles on screen


Using gestures as a mouse for a computer


Translation and navigational wearable

Categories: Research

Products for Disability

Adonis Toh

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 - 09:07:01 pm

@ Adonis Toh

The GlassOuse is an assistive mouse designed for people who cannot use their hands.

The mouse is designed like a pair of glasses and moving the cursor is based on head movements. Clicking the mouse is based off biting the blue mouthpiece.

Cities Unlocked: A navigational product which uses 3D sound to guide the visually impaired around the urban landscape

The wearable empowers the visually Read more →
Categories: Research

What do people with different lifestyle wear?


Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 - 07:03:05 pm

@ BennyOu

An interview has been conducted with a selected pool of individuals with the different lifestyle of what types of clothes do they have in their wardrobe.

The results are collected and collated to observe the trends.

Categories: Research

Observations: Urban Wheels Challenge @ Scape

Xiu Ming

Thursday, Sep 22, 2016 - 12:48:35 pm


This is a one-day event. The Urban Wheels Challenge is organized by MediaCorp’s OOH Media, and it is a cycling competition with a challenging course designed to mimic the outdoor terrain in an urban setting.

Building up from last year’s inaugural challenge, this year’s cycling event throwbacks to the basics of mountain biking, engaging and introducing to the public about the Read more →

Categories: Research
Xiuming, check this out: This beach is near my dad's house in Chennai. Every Sunday it becomes an event /exercise/ music area. 'Namma Chennai Namakke' means 'our Chennai is for us'. I been to one of them and I might land up this Sunday!
Hello, Peer! It seems like most activities out held at Namma Chennai Namakke requires only basic equipment, such as yoga mats, and signboards. The temporarily reappropriated roads like this one have to stay unaltered physically because of its original purpose. The temporary features that can be disassembled and reassembled by event owners (to be handle-able easily by one person for the best effect). The event owners should have a choice to own components or the full set and added on components, the owner of the yoga event can purchase the basic kit to assemble just a signboard holder, and maybe purchase an additional space marker to demarcate the yoga space he needs. An owner of the remote control car race can own a magic box which can be assembled into life-size terrains. Just wildly imagining.

Lower & Upper Pierce Reservoir

Xiu Ming

Friday, Sep 16, 2016 - 10:53:44 am


With Peer’s recommendation, I went tripping to Upper and Lower Pierce Reservoir to observe outdoor activities. Peer referred the preferred entrance to an open area as an unmarked road on Google maps. Not being sure of the location, the first road I picked to enter was Old Upper Thomson Road.

Time: 10.30am Date: 11 September, Sunday

Home-maker with daughter and husband

Drove to Read more →

Categories: Research
Good discussions yesterday. Let us tighten our thoughts on the product/environment requirements for your design this Friday.  
Okie! Meanwhile there will be more trips documented :D

Inspiration for game tools and Equipments


Friday, Sep 16, 2016 - 10:36:46 am

@ Recreational Mobility Device

The tools and equipments that require for the race would need to be scattered around the race track. It will be hard to keep track all of these game tools that will be collected. To facilitate ease and making use of cutting age technology – Augmented Reality (AR).

An example of an AR Equipment that can be used is the hololens. Read more →


Taichi fighting with wooden dummy


Friday, Sep 16, 2016 - 12:35:41 am

@ Kate-FYP: Everyday Fitness

Categories: Research

My Story--Part 6, The Empress Consort

Desirie Z

Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 - 01:36:39 am

@ Chinese Style Jewelry

Another 5 years has passed. Our son is almost 7 years old now. He is as smart as his mother, and as beautiful as her mother. My Empress Consort and Imperial Noble Consort have not creating troubles for me and have kept family affairs very organized. Probably because Lee is more decisive and My Empress Consort Wong is more obedient Read more →