Week 5 The Autonomous Future

After a short sighted week, the idea of autonomous cars interested me.   In an article titled Preparing a Nation for Autonomous Cars,¬†http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0965856415000804, Autonomous vehicles are able to provide independence to those who are unable to drive, such as the elderly and young children. They also can lessen the amount of vehicles on the road due to increased usage of… Read more →

Week 4 Looking Towards The Future

This week’s inspiration came from the Internet of Things. As an environmental navigational aid, I looked to streetlights, thinking that they might help navigation for pedestrians. One usage case might be joggers or cyclists, giving them additional eye-level bulbs that light up in succession like an airport runway guiding a jetplane, and also functioning as distance markers to motivate them.… Read more →

Week 3 Finding How People Get Lost

This week consisted mostly of research into how people navigate. One consideration was to change the layout of an MRT station. Inspirations for this week included this fascinating TED talk that changed the function of a public space with just paint. It gave me an idea of painting public transport nodes with different lines to guide commuters.   In an… Read more →

Future World Reflection

The most memorable installation for me was Black Waves. Going against the norm of trying to impress, it was instead used to calm visitors down after witnessing the exciting Crows Transcending Space. From a technical perspective, it was also interesting trying to figure out how the waves looked realistic yet styled to remind one of Hokusai’s Great Wave. My group… Read more →

Week 2 Reading Reflection

    After reading the chapter, I find the way he gathers insight of something intangible as culture very interesting. Just sitting in a corner and observing people moving or chatting with locals can reveal so much. Applying the examples to Singapore would be to notice small objects or umbrellas on food court tables to reserve a seat, or having… Read more →

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