VC2 – Design Artefact 2 Final

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VC2 – Design Artefact 1 Final

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VC2 – Infographic Design Final

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VC2 – Design Artefact 1 & 2 Process

Design Artefact 1
Poster – For raising awareness; consequences of not sleeping enough.

– Test print with reflective paper failed
– Cut/Paste on reflective paper instead

Design Artefact 2
Activity Booklet – For one to build a good sleeping habit.

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VC2 – Infographic Design Process


Dr Chong Yaw Khian, a Consultant with the Department of Otorhinolaryngology at Tan Tock Seng Hospital, addressed the issue of sleep deprivation in Singapore and its consequences.

Below I tried to summarise the content for infographic use:

In 2009, researchers determined that a specific type of brain wave called ‘sharp wave ripples’ is responsible for consolidating memory in the mind and occurs mostly during the deepest levels of sleep. The lack of adequate sleep may impairs attention, alertness, concentration, reasoning, and problem solving during the day.

Sleep loss can cause the body to under-produce the human growth hormone
which is usually released during deep sleep. It plays a part in increasing muscle mass, thickening the skin, and strengthening bones. It is our body’s natural way of repairing and renewing our body.

Sleep specialists addressed that sleep-deprived men and women have reported to have lower libidos and less interest in sex, and informed that depleted energy, sleepiness, and increased tension may be largely to blame. In a study, nearly half of the men who suffered from severe sleep apnea have secreted abnormally low levels of testosterone during the night.

People diagnosed with depression or anxiety tends to sleep less than six hours at night. However, once they have adequate sleeping hours, their anxiety or depression were noted to have improved.

Consistent research has shown that the lack of sleep is associated with decreases in leptin and elevations in ghrelin. Ghrelin stimulates hunger and leptin signals satiety to the brain and suppresses appetite.

Chronic sleep loss can put you at risk for:
– Heart Disease
– Heart Attack
– Heart Failure
– Irregular Heartbeat
– Hypertension
– Stroke
– Diabetes

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VC2 – Design+Care Task1A

  1. What are some of the current issues confronting our world today? Amongst them, what is of interest and a cause of concern to you?

    1.  Pets Abandoned.
    Noted on SPCA’s webpage, 50 percent of 7,081 animals brought in were unwanted or abandoned pets and 1,169 were small domestic pets like rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs -often abandoned at void decks. Noted in another section says that in addition to the injured, abused and sick community animals rescued, SPCA took in up to 200 unwanted or abandoned pets each month.

    2. Sleep Deprivation.
    From The Straits Times Singapore, an article states that 44 percent of  people lack sleep on weekdays, and 26 percent on the weekends according to a study by SingHealth Polyclinics. Having less than seven hours of rest per night. Studies shows that the sleep-deprived tend to use mobile devices in bed/bedroom, or they also tend to hold full-time jobs, smoke, and have caffeinated drinks two hours before turning in. A section on Tan Tock Seng Hospital website writes that Singapore is counted to be the 3rd most sleep-deprived of the 43 cities, with only in Tokyo and Seoul the people sleep lesser, and shares the dangers of doing so.

    3. Medicines Can Kill. (Antibiotics)
    NaturalNews, and many wise parents and elderly often as well, warns that too much antibiotics can weaken out immune system and makes the body be more prone to illnesses. They suggest having a diet with food and drinks containing probiotics, good microbes, as a way to repair and maintain a healthy immune system.
    4. Hidden Depression.
    A post from The Straits Times writes about depression as an enigma of sadness and fear. Referring to a study by the Singapore Mental Health Study (SMHS) in 2010, six out of a hundred adults in the general population had suffered from major depression at some point in their life; of whom 43 per cent had suicidal thoughts and 12 per cent had attempted suicide. Six out of 10 of those with major depression had never sought help.

  2. Why is the issue important? Who does it affect and how?
  3. Who do you need to communicate to, and why?
  4. How has visual communication contributed to address the cause?

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