Cement – a primitive and rigid material.
Giving cement details and flow in a spontaneous but considered manner conveys a soft quality while maintaining its rigidity.
There is a coexistence of delicacy and firmness within the vessel.
The process adapts to the fluidity of the cement in its moist state. This captures the characteristics in the midst of the process and presents it honestly in its final appearance.Crafts, Fine Arts, Industrial Design2014
Chia Guo Xiang
Consumed is a phone based gaming application to teach children about healthy diet. Through facts provided in game and storyline of gameplay, Consumed aims for children to make informed choices about the food they eat.Game Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design2014
Lim Zhi Ying
Little Explorers is a digital platform that augments the traditional means of drawing to express to facilitate a child’s creative exploration of the world around her.Drawing, Interaction Design, Toy Design2014
Sonus is a digital teaching stethoscope that is wirelessly connected to several earpieces. It creates a wireless system that allows multiple users to hear the same heart sound produced by a patient. This facilitates learning and discussions during clinical rounds. Sounds can be recorded and then be uploaded through the computer onto Soundscope, which is a database of recorded body sounds. Consultants and medical students can make use of this platform to widen their exposure and knowledge to various murmurs.Industrial Design, Product Design, Web Design2014
Clay is a material that has been commonly in use since time immemorial. This project subverts the perceived characteristics of ceramics, and redefines what this material can be. The momentary fluidity, yet tension of cloth is made permanent when liquid clay transforms into vitrified porcelain. A porcelain plate that is preciously thin and light, and with a captivating texture which flows and ebbs just like cloth.
Each step of the process is perfected with utmost care, precision and familiarity, bringing out the qualities of a truly artisanal product. Such techniques of production hints at surprise as no two pieces are ever alike.Product Design2014
Muse is a new typology of furniture that provides an elegant solution to distracting environments by embedding noise-cancelling speakers (similar to headphones) in a device that can be easily attached to most office chairs.Furniture Design, Industrial Design, Sound Design2014
For the critical design studio, we take inspiration from Dunne and Raby and begin to question issues pertaining to 3 overarching themes: Privacy, Water and food security and City space. We also considered the type of platform that would be most suitable in triggering the audience to not only think about that particular issue/message but be a little worried as well.Industrial Design2014
Dominic Chan, Pear Chiamin, Rachel Wong
The perimeters of the project was to innovate interactive products through digital designs to provide one with a higher quality of life.
Our approach to providing “digital wellness” was to create a responsive environment that augments the human sensors toward appreciating darkness. Working on the social aspect of “Digital Wellness”, we developed a product that is invaluable to the context of nature in the park after dark.
Industrial Design, Landscape Design, Product Design2014
Designing Interactions: Animating Objects & ExperiencesInteraction Design2014
Assyaraf Johari and Viki Yap
A project for E for Ephemera.
"Ephemera are temporal experiences fully realised"
We aim to highlight temporal experiences through the eyes of a tourist in a Singapore. Since his experiences are dictated by his length of stay, we intended to help him fully immerse in local culture with a trip planner that is packed with activities and places of interest to visit.Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Product Design2014
An educational tool for teaching facial expressions and the emotions behind them to children with autism.Industrial Design, Interaction Design2014
Play with music.
Play with color.
Play with art.
Play with performance.Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Toy Design2014
Designers: Wong Shue Ting Rachel, Muhammad Junaidi
Data Talking 1.0 explored with the idea of Big data where students were required to collect a set of data and communicate it meaningfully to people using Arduino.Industrial Design, Interaction Design2014
Soh Shing Yee, Syed AtiF Husain
A modular exhibition system for L'Oreal.Branding, Exhibition Design, Industrial Design2014
Low Bee Guat Mabel, Yeo Wan Jun
A set of hotel amenities that possesses two distinct functions: before and during usage. It is achieved by dissolving part of the packaging to uncover a holder. This provides an unique experience for the hotel guests during the short stay.
Ephemera is dissolving the unwanted to reveal a new function.Branding, Industrial Design, Product Design2014
Lionel Lum, Colin Ong
Future Studio Platform
directed by Donn KohIndustrial Design2014
Ng Jia Ying
Interacting behind the facade of digital screens for decades, we've lost our touch for the subtleties of reading into each other’s emotions and expressions. Vultu is an object designed to amplify our waning expressions.Industrial Design2014
Vick Cai Zhixiang
Critical Design makes us think, also raises awareness, provokes action, sparks debate and even entertaining in an intellectual sort of way, like literature or film. (Paul Wormald)
Future food - Will your work be your everything in the future?
Let us think about what's really important in life.Illustration, Industrial Design2014
Sim Hao Jie
Taking delay or waiting out of the equation, what would objects look like?
3 objects designed for a world without patience.Film, Industrial Design, Product Design2014
The project aims to harness craft techniques with an element of efficiency through the use of an original instrument created by the maker. The tool is required to make the process more efficient, while also contributing to the artisanal charm of the final product.Industrial Design2014
Afzal Imram, Lim Zhi Ying
Jewels: a wireless file organisation and sharing system for the living officeIndustrial Design, Interaction Design2014
Chen Shiyu, Dyllis Teo
A set of candles that challenges the traditional definition of candles, without adding or subtracting from its bare components. The blurred outline of the wooden wicks adds a graphical interest to the translucent wax and also alters the way the candles burn.The hypnotic quality of the flames consuming the wax, enthrals the audience with its beauty, however fleeting.Crafts, Industrial Design, Product Design2014
Year 2024: no space, no resources, no sanity
Within our tiny living quarters, desperation compels us to seek out ways to get a semblance of a full living experience, and a semblance of spaciousness.
How can we reconcile this paradox?Animation, Industrial Design, Interior Design2014
A booth design for outdoor retailing for the L'Oreal groupIndustrial Design, Interior Design2014
By creating a series of objects that celebrate Singapore's dining culture, Singapore Treasures is a short presentation of how we might re-look at our Kopi-tiam (coffeeshops), hawker centers and other themed eateries in our country.Furniture Design2014
A digital tattoo re-imagined in the future.Icon Design, Industrial Design2014
Vick Cai Zhixiang, He Yihong
Memorial Jade is a series of jewelries with embed photograph of your love ones. The wearer’s body temperature reacts with the jade causing a temporary ephemeral appearing of the photograph due to a coat of thermal chromatic paint. Ephemera is revealing memories through warmth.Crafts, Fine Arts, Industrial Design2014
Designed by Elyn Wu Caili and Khaw Yee Jek
EndoNex presents an enhanced laparoscopic suturing method with greater control and flexibility in an ergonomic one-handed operation device.Industrial Design2014
Le plateau is a tray designed to fit crowded food court and canteen. Based on the observation of the users, Le plateau increase the lunch experience my making the transport of food conveniently. The shape is optimized for two circular shapes like one plate and one bowl. The left area can welcome a drink and some personal items as a phone or the wallet just used to pay. The right side can be used to put the cutlery without letting the top touching the tray.Industrial Design2014
In a world where we are completely isolated,
society will be forced to interact with one another.
Therefore designers have redefined the rules.
Objects are now shred between users.
No more isolation.Industrial Design2014
Malvina Fransisca, Lee Xuying and Shaun Seah
A dynamic seating which enhances biomechinical wellnessFurniture Design, Industrial Design, Product Design2014
A critical design to comment on the city living of the future Singapore through a functional yet fiction approach.Industrial Design, Interior Design2014
Yvonne Ng Yin Lin
A World of Whispers - The world is a noisy place. This project depicts a world in the distant future where we voluntarily restrict ourselves, to retreive that bit of our sanity.Creative Direction, Industrial Design2014
Lim Wen Xi Esther
Using fruits in their original forms, the natural dyes from within are transferred onto silk via direct printing. The characteristic patterns formed bring out the innate beauty found in an ordinary fruit.Crafts, Product Design, Textile Design2014
A School Project with 2 other teammates Aishwarya and Jexter.
CUTQ is a service designed for Supermarkets in Singapore to lessen or alleviate peak hour traffic flow. In light of the Singaporean context, a single supermarket caters to 40,000 people in the heartlands with up to 100,000 in some.
CUTQ aims to improve the checkout experience at these supermarkets.Industrial Design, UI/UX2014
A project on the study of past masters, divining their languages, giving it a contemporary reboot and applying this new language onto a range of furnitures
The Master: Alvar Aalto
The Language: Humanistic treatment of wood and the human form
The Reboot: Using composite structures to achieve a sense of lightness and tension
Furniture Design, Industrial Design2014
Quek Hui Xin A0077319X & Cai Zhixiang A0087731Y
Medical Record Card System (MRCS) is a collective database of patients’ medical records, medications and diagnoses that can be traced by the patients by using a card containing RFID technology.Industrial Design2014
Kiera Lin, Lim Zhi Ying
“Ephemera is essentialising disposable information.” is a commentary on the phenomenon of disposable information in today’s throwaway culture. Recognising receipts as an inherently ephemeral source of information, the short-lived usefulness of the information is amplified to enable users to benefit from the clarity of information. The ephemeral information is appreciated and understood before disposal.Graphic Design, Industrial Design2014
Russell Chew, Rachel Goh, Corina Tan
With our lives becoming more and more digitalised, we tend to face digital screens everyday for a long period of time, be it for work or leisure. To better protect our eyes, we wanted to have a physical reminder that is gentle and friendly, yet effective.
To do this, we came up with BOB. BOB is placed at your workspace, quiet initially, but after he senses that you have been working for a period of time, he will begin to remind you, in his own way, that it is time for a break.Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Product Design2014
the last gift - entry for Design for DeathIndustrial Design2014
Platform Direction by Donn Koh
This platform was to stretch the mind towards imaginitive thinking pathways, to become curious again about new ways to look at the world, our human condition our relationship with objects, and the role of the designer.
I challenged and questioned the new sensibility of future designers. Many a time, the smallest and the most trival matters are often cast aside.
What kind of matter will future designers look into?
How trival a matter should be for a designer to start thinking about?Creative Direction, Industrial Design, Storyboarding2014
Columbarium System DesignIndustrial Design2014
This project is my entry for CuDeC, held in Bandung, IndonesiaCrafts, Industrial Design2014
A mobile application along with a token for the rising workforce. "Meeting for coffee" has a whole new meaning, and ideas can arise in places like cafes or even in transits.
CO-BALT celebrates this rising phenomenon, allowing mobile workers to immediately turn a casual chat into a dynamic resource-sharing session.Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Product Design2014
Level 3 Project at the National University of Singapore. The projected was conducted by Studio Juju, which focused on designing for the work space.Industrial Design, Product Design2014
An 11-week platform course conducted at the Division of Industrial Design, National University of Singapore.
This platform was to stretch the mind towards imaginitive thinking pathways, to become curious again about nerw ways to look at the world, our human condition our relationship with objects, and the role of the designer.Industrial Design2014
In Hindu using of turmeric is very important for the culture . Specially wedding, prays and even cooking in Hindu culture . The turmeric is dried and powdered with a bit of slaked lime, which turns the rich yellow powder into a red color to kumkum. The steps of doing the dying process.First take the turmeric powder and add water to make it paste. Then apply on Cotton fabric on one side. After doing that lay it down on the table. Then mix the slack lime with any type of (seeds) or (rice) to create the effect on the fabric. When slack lime touches the turmeric change the color to red. So it's much easier to control the color in effect. Also most importantly letting the slack lime and turmeric get dissolve on one fabric for 2 hours. After that rinsing it well on the water then dry it. Then u we'll get the yellow and red dyed effect on the fabric which you have created.
Crafts, Industrial Design, Product Design2014
an interactive light installation
for a studio on animate object and experienceIndustrial Design, Interaction Design, Product Design2014
Bloom redefines the treatment process for patients suffering from perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Based on the therapeutic qualities of crafting, it is a sensitive and non-invasive solution that removes the fear of stigma, while providing a structure to crafting that effectively guides the patient through treatment sessions. The motivation to create functional items also drives patients on the road to recovery.Branding, Crafts, Industrial Design2014
SP3 is an intraocular lens injector that can be operated with a single hand, allowing the surgeon to stabilize the eye with another tool. By incorporating a specialized tip in its plunger, SP3 eliminates the need of requiring an additional tool to reposition the lens after injecting.
This project is done in collaboration with Singapore National Eye Centre.
Hon Sui Ming Raymond
as part of coursework for Medical Studio in National University of Singapore, Division of Industrial Design (NUSDID)Industrial Design, Product Design2014
An innovative system that has been specially designed for houses, and allows you to monitor and save electricity together with your family members.Industrial Design, Interaction Design2014
The makers workshop; Lucent Bowl made of Resin and woven fiberglass cloth. This video captures the making process and the end product. A translucent bowl that captures the fabric texture in a patchwork of contrasts.Furniture Design, Industrial Design2014
Keeping in mind not to lose the traditional practices in the hawker centres in Singapore, leaf is a modern paper packaging that not only solves problems faced in current serving methods, but also opens up to a new opportunity to eating satays (or other on-a-stick foods) on-the-go.Industrial Design, Packaging, Product Design2014
Designed by: Iris Tan Ai Li
A set of multi-coloured crayons made by recycling broken and unwanted wax crayons collected from various sources, using tools that was invented by me.Crafts, Drawing, Industrial Design2014
Muhammad Akbar bin Mohd Yunus, Felicia Clare Paul
UNORACING is about experiencing racing while cycling alone. Through the use of Arduino, we were able to use vibration motors and a light source to excite the sense of touch and sight to the thrill and energy of racing. Using speed and distance data of your last best cycling timing, you are now able to race against yourself in a fun and interactive way! If wifi enabled, cyclists in different areas from each other will be able to race against each other while cycling alone!Engineering, Industrial Design, Interaction Design2014
We designed a functional yet life-like prosthetic finger that is able to fit and support users in the handling of simple daily tasks. Traditional passive cosmetic prosthetic fingers are not functional and they get in the way when users are handling their daily tasks, sticking out awkwardly due to its lack of articulation. With the incorporation of a simple mechanism, the new prosthesis is able to lock in specific positions and support the user in their daily tasks. As an entire commercial (production) process, this project seeks to re-invent the relatively stagnant field of ‘passive cosmetic prostheses’ through the use of 3D technology, turning a craft process into a digital process that is fit for mass customization. The efficiency of the laborious traditional making process is improved, making it more economical and sustainable through the reduction of material wastage and the digitalisation of information, ultimately lowering costs to make it affordable for the masses.
Every year there are 8,000 recorded cases of finger amputees, and the majority of them are from low income jobs that require them to operate heavy machineries (e.g. construction, manufacturing sectors). From our research, there is an apparent disconnect between this statistic and the current range of prosthesis available in the market today; that they are clearly too expensive for many of such users to afford them. Furthermore the average recuperation time for an amputee varies from 3 to 6 months, this results in almost 1 million working days lost per annum, which translates to huge monetary losses for their companies. We observed that the current types of prosthesis are at opposite ends of the spectrum, either purely cosmetic and static, or functional but unsightly. This is where we saw an opportunity to bridge the gap between the two extremes and design a prosthetic finger that is functional, life-like and yet still affordable for the masses through the use of 3D technology.
Through several interviews and observations with users, we realised what users need is ‘cosmetic’ functionality instead of ‘operational’ functionality as emotionally, the loss of a finger still affects them when the occasional awkward situation arises. As such, the project began with the incorporation of a mechanism into a prosthetic finger. We researched and experimented with several mechanical locking joints that could cater to such a ‘cosmetic’ function, allowing users to retract their prosthetic finger and avoid such situations, while also providing assurance and support to the user when handling small objects. Slowly as we expanded our field of interest into the entire making process of the prosthesis, we utilized 3D technology to simplify the traditional process of making, trying to reducing costs wherever possible so that the bulk of finger amputees; which are lower income users, can afford a prosthetic finger to assist them in their daily lives.Industrial Design, Product Design2014
Suede is an exploration of the idea of the fabric holding up on its own, contrary to the usual notion that people have of textiles being flimsy and requiring support.Crafts, Industrial Design, Textile Design2014
Flo combines both useless and useful in a single entity - one part Time Manipulator, one part Scent Diffuser. They work together seamlessly to change the way one experiences time.Industrial Design, Interaction Design2013
Gracia Goh Pei-En, Muhammad Mateen Bin Jumli
Starting from the theme of 'Move', student groups in this design studio identified what they wanted to move in relation to their target user's needs. These needs were derived from primary and secondary research conducted by the students. Dieter Rams' 10 principles for good design were used as a guideline for the design process, as well as an evaluation tool.
myCommunicator is based on the need statement 'the need to move information to enhance communication for the hearing impaired'. It looks into two communication scenarios, a face-to-face conversation between the hearing and hearing impaired, and a video call conversation between two hearing impaired persons. More than a phone, myCommunicator is a daily communication tool for the hearing impaired. It is easy to bring around and versatile to provide a level of adaptability in different contexts.Industrial Design2013
Versatile, adaptable, and simple, SPOT is a refreshing take on industrial lights.Industrial Design, Product Design2013
Chean Xuanhui Tricia
The transience of life is apparent in many things. My concept uses a composite ice called Pykrete, to show how even the most resilient will eventually crumble and fallCinematography, Creative Direction, Industrial Design2013
Wong Shue Ting Rachel, Rachel Goh
The theme of this project was 'Skin and bones'.
Students were asked to find out visual elements that expressed the above theme through photographs and evaluate them. Through this process, students were able to gather a set of images which acted as inspiration and a base for each of their design projects. The final outcome is thus inspired by 'skin', 'bones' or both.Industrial Design2013
Design by Goh Hong, Sylvia Ang and Vick Cai Zhixiang
We noticed that carrying around your keys can prove to be problematic, leaving you with unsightly pocket bulges or scratched phone screens. Keyper is a stylish solution, made and handcrafted from genuine calf leather. Its super slim aesthetic allows you to store up to 4 keys in individual compartments, while fitting into your pocket seamlessly.Fashion, Fashion Styling, Industrial Design2013
Designed by Eason Chow, Elyn Wu, Khaw Yee Jek
A personal USB library that brings greater ease and convenience to the storage, usage and management of multiple USB thumbdrivesIndustrial Design, Product Design2013
Tan Yong Kuan, Malvina Fransisca Wijaya
A project to improve road safety for cyclists, Uon signal lights are bicycle lights mounted on the handlebar that allow users to signal their intentions to turn in the night.Industrial Design2013
Goh Mei Hsien Christabel and Xiao Qingyu Rain.
In this 11weeks of DATA talking project, we learnt using of Arduino as the basic tool to transfer the daily data for a greater value. FUR is designed to be a companion for you and your family and also a recorder of your daily activities. We managed to transfer the entering and leaving of the house activity to the rolling motion of the ball, with a pressure sensor underneath the door mat to sense the stepping motion and send this data to the ball via bluetooth to active its motion.
As Industrial student, we realize it takes a lot of effort to make a concept fully functioning and it is important to consider the technical aspect during the developing process in real world situation.Industrial Design2013
Stephanie Yeo Yu Jie, Cheryl Lee Shu Hui, Malek Boumelli
An investigative project on the topic of "Skin & Bones", in collaboration with Studio Juju
Inpsired by characteristics of both skin & bones, our project is a research into joints that allow movement in a free yet calculated manner. Devising a new system of constructing 3-dimensional forms, we designed simple joints which require minimal elements to achieve infinite possibilities.Industrial Design2013
Chen Shiyu, Goh Hong
Maskot is a unique series of facial masks that injects humor and fun into the activity of pampering our skin.Creative Direction, Industrial Design, Product Design2013
Morphology Pouch Collection is inspired by the intimacy of Skin and bones and its inhabited nature of Emboss and Deboss.
Vick Cai Zhixiang
Various processes were executed to make innovative, skin-inspired three-dimensional textiles that can be used for different purposes such as clothing, accessories, upholstery, installation decor, partitions and more. With the support of molds and heat application, three-dimensional effects were applied onto the printed textiles. The processes that were used included pressing, folding and silkscreening which enhanced the perception and quality of the graphics.
Industrial Design, Print Design, Textile Design2013
Re-looking into the home screening programme for Pre-diabetesIndustrial Design2013
"Swing" is one of the projects presented for a design platform titled WOOD, led by Hans Tan.
"Swing" is a reminder of how people brought life to the National Stadium, and the happiness it resonated amongst the people. Wood from the Stadium brings association to the swing as it uses the same wood, and emphasises on the importance of human participation. The Stadium and its participants are represented by the swing and the people that set the swing in play. This play triggers happiness and embeds a connection to people. As the play subsides, the swinging dissipates. Thus, the existence of the Stadium diminishes along with its declining participants.Art Direction, Industrial Design, Product Design2013
Tan Sijie Nicolette, Wong Shue Ting Rachel
The task was to design with Dieter Ram's "10 principles for good design" as an anchoring guideline. Each group was tasked to design around the theme "move".
Moving cakes to a consumer, bakery or a home baker mean different things. After studying all 3 groups of users through interviews and observations, we identified the need of home bakers to transport their cakes securely because cakes are perceived to be easily destroyed. Cakes are seen as delicate precious gifts and/or creations to home bakers.Culinary Arts, Industrial Design, Product Design2013
Play Project: Mervy Quek and Chen Zhuo
A pop-up play mat for a child's imaginative playIndustrial Design2013
Chew Jia Ying, Albert Lee, Corina Tan
STITX is a sitck-on organizer for your belongings and gadgets necessary for work on-the-go, bringing you convenience by sitting snugly at the back of your laptop, reducing the clutter of things on the already-tiny workspaces. Made so slim, you can leave STITX on your laptop and still pop it into your bag effortlessly.Fashion, Industrial Design, Product Design2013
Jesse Nicholas Chan, Jin Zhuoyan
PotatoPlay is an exploration of potatoes resulting in a series of potato-creations that challenge a potato's typical outcomes. Each creation offers a uniquely playful experience through its form, taste, and way of eating.
Creative Direction, Industrial Design2013
Soh Shingyee and Nitika Khanna
Dietetic canteen stems from the premise that young diabetic children lacked the flexibility to choose meals that catered to their carbohydrate requirements. By providing adequate information and categorization of meals served in school, children can make informed choices without compromising their health. The system allows for a full overview, capable of being used by everyone, allowing student guardians to track all purchases, keeping everyone connected.Industrial Design2013
A modular retail system inspired by windows and their graceful articulation. By Kwek Wen Shu, Amy Chua. Designed in collaboration with L'Oreal Travel Retail Asia Pacific.Exhibition Design, Furniture Design, Industrial Design2013
Student: Cheng Siew Ming
Individual Honor's Thesis Project
2011, 8 months
Life Rescue - Water Rescue Equipment
A conventional lifebuoy weighs up to 2.5kg. Rescuers have trouble running with the buoy and it is tough to aim and throw a conventional lifebuoy accurately to a drowning victim. The rescue is only efficient at approximately 10 meters.
Life Rescue, a compacted and lightweight water rescue equipment enables a more efficient and effective water rescue up to 20 meters. Upon landing on water, the dissolving pill within the mechanism triggers the firing of pin towards the gas cylinder; which in turns inflates the compacted inflatable buoy that is wrapped around the handle.
It is suitable to be used by both the experienced lifeguards and inexperienced passersby.Industrial Design2012
Designers: Alfred Lim, Chen Zhuo and Wang Ying Hsuan
Be Watched is a project that serves no tangible function.
However, It gives one FUN and ENGAGEMENT while he/she feels bored at waiting.Creative Direction, Industrial Design, Interaction Design2013
Gracia Goh Pei-En
The National Stadium was a massive vessel that held not just people, but also the memories of many Singaporeans over the years. Its demolition evoked a fear that these memories will disappear along with its physical anchor. So out of our souvenirs, stories, images and more, we create for ourselves a reflection of the original physical vessel in the form of little handmade vessels, into which we now save those intangible sentimental memories.
The project brief of this student project was to use the wooden benches saved from now demolished old National Stadium of Singapore to convey a narrative regarding the stadium.Industrial Design2013
Valerie Tan, Yu Yue Yucas
ZIGZIG was inspired by how we as children, or even adults, are fascinated by using our own bodies as an instrument or a platform for play.Targeting children ages 3 – 8, where pretend play and construction play are instrumental in their development, ZIGZIG aims to foster creativity through uninterrupted free play that allows children to play on the go.Industrial Design, Textile Design, Toy Design2013
Student: Lionel Lum, Alfred LimIndustrial Design2012
A collection of doors with a blackboard attached at the back, on which imagination takes place.
Inspired by the concept of "Door to Another World", we want to design a space behind the DOORS for kids to create their own wonderland.
To make these doors more magical, they can be pasted and detached from anywhere, just where kids feel magic is gonna happen.
Industrial Design, Toy Design2013
Wong Ding Chuen, Haikal
Stic is an innovative yet simple solution to the everyday cleaning of our laptops. With the cleaning accessories Integrated into a laptop stand, it blends in nicely to the desktop eco-system, making cleaning more accessible and convenient.Industrial Design, Product Design2013
Student: Donn Koh
Individual Honor's Thesis Project
2006, 8 months
Rehabilitative needs of Cerebral Palsied kids are poorly met by existing walkers.
Leapfrog walker invents an elegant mechanical solution for automatic transformation between sit & stand modes, thereby eliminating the need for frequent transfers in and out of the walker for short breaks.
This makes it is less tiring for caregivers - they can let the child practice more frequently! It also allows a more positive form of rehabilitation where the child can actively try to stand instead of being locked into corrective positions, imparting a sense of 'I can do it', achievement and self-esteem.
Lastly, it looks fun & approachable, helping the child with social inclusion rather than frightening other children away.
Leapfrog was honored with the 2007 Braunprize Grand Winner Award, 2008 IF Concept Award, 2007 Red Dot Concept Award. It is currently under development for engineering production by the National University of Singapore.Industrial Design2012
Mateen Jumli, Low Jue Ming
A Modular System for Cosmetic Display and Road Show.
NUSDID in collaboration with Scental, L'Oreal Luxury Products Division.Interior Design2013
Wong Shue Ting Rachel
The task on hand was to design a final product that was also able to convey a story to the audience. In this case, we were given the wood from the Kallang National Stadium benches to work with. The challenge for us was to be able to balance between the narrative and the process of making the final object and to ensure that it effectively told our individual stories.Industrial Design2013
Fredric Ghatan, Yu Qing
To explore how 'technology' can be utilized as a driver for product ideas and innovation, and how industrial designers can be at the core of realizing high quality product proposals.
Students will work in pairs to investigate proven SIMTech technologies, and work towards innovative product proposals, realised through high quality industrial design activity. This is a real-world project supported by the senior management at SIMTech.Industrial Design2013
Interpreting play as a tangible experience for youths and adults, we delved into elevating a very normal scape. Our concept aims to incorporate a play experience through simple forms, bold colours and the idea of sharing through modularity.Furniture Design, Industrial Design2013
Kenneth Ang, May Lee
A retail concept done in collaboration with the L'Oreal Scental Group. The concept must be collapsible to an area of 3m² and be able to be transported and set up in several places.Exhibition Design, Industrial Design, Product Design2013
Tracking and finding baggages easily upon arriving with RFID technology, streamlining traveler's journey through the domestic terminalIndustrial Design, UI/UX2013
Loke Ying Zhen
Using the salvaged wooden benches from the former Singapore national stadium, this project seeks to use the materiality of the weathered wood to tell a story related to memories of the structure that was demolished as part of the urban development cycle.
Art Direction, Industrial Design2013
The individual's voice in the Kallang roar is finally given to sight through the science of Cymatics.
Music: Kallang roarAnimation, Industrial Design2013
Based on the exploration of how Dieter Rams' 10 Design Principles can be applied to current, real industrial design, our project began by identifying a need to move personal belongings on bicycles.
Drawing on the two key insights of adaptability and sense of assurance, gained from research and interviews, our final design outcome is a rear-mounted bicycle rack that caters to young adults commuting to school or work via bicycles; needing a secure and adaptive carrier system to move their personal belongings.Industrial Design2013
The wear of ages past has bestowed upon the wooden planks a grain whose magnificence is downplayed by its disintegrating and deteriorating physical boundary. The gesture of a clear cast literally frames said boundary in another, eliciting the very value of a plank, as is. By inviting visual ingestion and disconnecting it from physical contact, the original form of each plank now harmonises with the precious patterns of the grain.
Sometimes, we gain more considering what we can give the material rather than what it can give us.Crafts, Furniture Design, Industrial Design2013
QUEK HUI XIN, CAI ZHIXIANG, YU QINGIndustrial Design2013
Leow Yuan Kai, Kenneth Ang Shun Qiang, Yeo Ker Siang, Yew Jing Yuan
This project serves as motivation for designers to discover and experience different aspects of emotional addressing.Industrial Design, Product Design2012
Yeo Ker Siang, Raymond Hon Sui Ming, Syed Atif Husain
Based on a theme of designing for context, market and trend studies form the basis for the project direction that caters for a specific set of users in the current climate.
In response to smaller living spaces and an increasing penchant for modest luxury, the iron is reinterpreted to its essentials with an extension for an additional affordance of hanging in the wardrobe.Industrial Design, Product Design2012
Student: Chan Min Yun
Although being able to afford medication means that one is well taken care of, the notion of medication has always been dreaded.
Three common medicines, amoxicillin (antibiotic for children), acetaminophen (menstrual relief) and paracetamol (pain relief and fever) are repackaged to bloom in water while releasing the medicine before it is consumed.
The experience of watching the blooming medicine serves as a form of emotional relief in addition to physical relief from the medication; by slowing down our pace, creating a moment to take a breather, and reflect on what we are blessed with.
Luxury is feeling blessed in the face of adversity.Industrial Design2012
Students: Tay Willie, Chew Lee Fon, Pan Yu and Wong Mun Teng
A road racer that re-examines the idea of performance in the context of an electric platform, creating a driving experience that is thrilling and highly sensorial.
Part of the Transportation Platform led by Patrick Chia and Ulrich Schraudolph. With the only constrain of using an electric platform, students are asked to design a concept car for the near future with reference to emerging technology, new social behavior and existing infrastructure.Industrial Design2012
Nicolette Tan, Lew Yun Tong
A retail concept done in collaboration with L'Oreal Scental. The concept must be collapsible to an area of 3m² and able to be transported and set up in several places.
"Pillars of support" provides a sense of space with just the essentials. The pillars are the fundamental support system of interdependence - The attraction point from afar, the anchoring strength and also the source of light.Industrial Design2013
Afzal Imram, Carolyn Phuar
Focusing on motivating diabetic patients to maintain a healthy diet, we have developed a concept for a mobile application that, with the help of visual pattern recognition technology, targets the three aspects of healthy eating; deciding what ingredients to use/buy, how to cook these ingredients and to monitor daily intake of food.Industrial Design, Information Architecture, UI/UX2013
Lew Yun Tong, Low Jue Ming
This project requires us to research into diabetes, including early detection of pre-diabetes, the prevention, as well as the management of the condition. Identifying an appropriate measurement for better diabetes control and coming out with the design outcome, which may be that of a service, devices, apps, system design.
D-Story is a multi-player role playing game that aids children with diabetes through their transitional phase, not only serving as an educational tool, but also providing parents a platform to assess their children's readiness to self management.Industrial Design2013
Tan Boon Han, Jin Zhuo Yan
A foldable exhibition booth concept.Architecture, Industrial Design, Interior Design2013
Designers: Tan Boon Han,Yew Jing Yuan
A new food concept that encourages mindful and conscious dieting.Industrial Design2013
Designer: Joanne Low
A Patterned Lighting done in collaboration with RISIS.Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Pattern Design2013
Designers: Ng Xuyuan, Malvina Fransisca
in collaboration with L'Oreal Scent
Based on the concept of flipping, each modules is flipped in different directions to provide different functions. They are interdependent on each other where support is required from another module to achieve stability.
Playing with irregularity of thickness and placements of modules, a visually interesting structure is created. With pivoting canopy of the structure, compactness is also achieved.Exhibition Design, Industrial Design2013
my entry for bench - remembering the national stadiumFurniture Design, Industrial Design2013
Designers: Lee Hui Yi May, Ng Xu Yuan
Powered by RFID technology, N’QUE system aims to maximise busy gym-goers, particularly the working adults’ workout time. This is done by allowing them to better manage their time spent in the gym, which is often compromised by waiting for equipment.Industrial Design2013
Designers: Wee Mei Yi Adelene, Malvina Fransisca
Traces enables visitors to capture information and memories with just a simple tap!Exhibition Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design2013
Designers: Wang Ying Hsuan, Kiera Lin
Hidie hut is a play tent for kids aged 3-9 to experience walking into a life-sized story spread, it also provides opportunity for them to hide into a scenographic pop out space for personal dwelling.
This concept expand children's imagination and encourages interaction, with heavy graphical approach allowing playful process of relating and identifying animals. The minimal assembly of components also seeks to encourage independent learning and self-discovery.Industrial Design2013
Designers: Ivan Tan, Loke Ying Zhen
As obesity in younger generation is on the rise and the link with diabetes is firmly established. This project aims for a holistic approach to tackle the problems in people's diet which is closely linked to their health.Industrial Design2013
Designers: Lionel Lum, Yang Tzu-Hsuan
Glucoshare is a social dietary management application for diabetic patients to store their blood glucose test data for eat-outs. It also share the data of blood glucose level data tested by users into a central network, in which the users can tap on to estimate the food's reaction to body, to formulate a community and bond people of similar backgrounds, and leveraging on overseas data for travelling purposes.Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interaction Design2013
Designers: Amy Chua, Syed AtiF Husain
The task was to work on the topic of play. Be it for young kids, or for grown ups. This project proposes a revolution in the playing of drums. Hence, a concept of water drums to be played in the water.Industrial Design, Product Design, Toy Design2013
Designers: Jamie Yeo, Sarah Mokhtar, Soo Yeon Bae
The Kallang Wave is perhaps the most iconic creation borne out from the National Stadium. Singaporeans of all ages and strata in society have been involved in the conception of it, while attending football matches or National Day performances.
All that was required to activate the Kallang Wave was the initiation of a few people and in some cases, by just one individual. Once triggered, the Kallang Wave spreads rapidly, sparking off a rush of anticipation, excitement and desire in all present to participate in it and keep the wave in continuous motion.
The exhilaration generated by this collective involvement of everyone present connected everyone from all parts of the stadium, be it the Grandstand or the gallery, and unified all that participated in it together in harmony. This concept of a singular trigger, translated into a cumulative visual display is similarly seen in this work, taken from the benches of the National Stadium itself, which can be triggered to replicate this truly Singaporean experience.Exhibition Design2013
Instead of just using the wood as a material to tell a story about the National Stadium, this project aims to be true to the material by respecting the wood as it is in its weathered condition. A tribute to the National Stadium to celebrate its 37 years of history, preserving the traces left behind from the 37 years of weather for future generations to touch and feel.Industrial Design2013