Author: Adonis Toh

Interesting Animal Communication

Non-verbal communication of sharks: Great White Sharks were killed with the encounter with an orca(killer whale). The sharks vanished from the area during feeding season. The smell of another dead shark causes a panic attack in the other sharks. It could be speculated that the sharks sensed the scent of the dead shark as a signal to avoid their predators.  … Read more →

FYP Presentation 3

          Feedback from the panel: Cryptic communication may include making it more approachable for others to communicate with you. Focus on what the users need and want – Understanding them better and finding out more from them to make appropriate decisions. Specify if the product system is meant for people who just met for the first… Read more →

Survey Questionare

  Conducted a generic survey on Normal people’s perception of People with Disabilities(PWD), how open they are towards PWDs and what are the issues they face in order to communicate with PWDs.   Key Responses: Normal people believe that PWDs are people who have difficulties living a normal life. More than 90% are open and approachable towards PWDs. 71% are worried of… Read more →

Success of Pokemon Go

How games bring people together, one such example is Pokemon GO It’s more than just a major game release. It’s a phenomenon. Perhaps more importantly, it’s a phenomenon that many people never saw coming. People who don’t normally play games, and who don’t play Pokémon games, are talking about Pokémon GO.  The article features how people are brought together via the game: Created… Read more →

Interest & Motivation

Interest is a psychological state of engagement, experienced in the moment, and also a predisposition to engage repeatedly with particular ideas, events, or objects over time.   In recent years researchers have begun to build a science of interest, investigating what interest is, how interest develops, what makes things interesting, and how we can cultivate interest in ourselves and others.… Read more →

Diener Experiment

Looking at a classic experiment done by Edward Diener at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and his colleagues way back in the 1970s with regards to anonymity and anti-social behaviour.   The researchers were interested in what situational factors lead children to engage in antisocial behavior, specifically stealing and breaking rules. They set up several houses’ entryways with two bowls –one… Read more →

Reaching Out!

    This video has been designed by English Federation of Disability Sport(EFDS) to complement the charity’s successful Inclusive Communications Guide. The video talks about useful communication practices and principles and how the changes will help providers to reach a wider audience in sport and physical activity, including more disabled people. Read more →

Products For Communication

Project Soli: Using radars to read hand gestures for interaction with computers   Pilot: The first wearable earpiece that translates different languages in real time.   SOUNDglasses: Use bone conduction technology for sound transmission   Phree: Drawing on any surface and projecting scribbles on screen   Gest: Using gestures as a mouse for a computer   MADGaze: Translation and navigational… Read more →

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