Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Survey of ADMT Lesson Experiences for 2011 (Semester 2)

As part of the ADMT department's efforts to enhance the teaching and learning experiences of students doing ADMT, a survey is conducted separately for both Secondary 1 and 2 students. The survey consists of only 15 questions and should not take more than 10 minutes long. The link to the survey are as shown below:

Secondary One: Survey Link

Thank You

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Term 4 week 1

Dear Pupils of S102,

Hope you have a great break during the September holiday. Sorry that I am unable to be in school for this week as required to take care of my family. Seeking your understanding.

This is the start of Term 4 and it is the most critical term in year 2011. The ADMT project will be due soon and you will be having your final year examinations.

During my absence, please continue to work on your solution in Google SketchUp and update the Design Journal. Remember, your grade will depend on the Model, Design Journal and Multimedia Presentation.

Have a Good Week Ahead.

Cheers,
Edwin Lim

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Google SketchUp

Have fun with Google SketchUp.
Do take some time to watch the attached videos and understand the various tools of Google SketchUp.
1. Lines,
2. Push/Pull
3. Arc,
4. Offset
*Setting the unit of measurement: Click on SketchUp, preferences, templates.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

T3 W2: Journal Continues....

Dear Pupils of S102,

The start of week two, I hope you have researched and written the contents for the first essential question, " What are the issues leading to increasing aging population in Singapore?". During my absence today, please continue with the journal, concentrating on the second essential question," What are the issues surfaced due to increasing aging population in Singapore?".

You can refer to the first publication and the followings for references.

Research Paper

Videos clips for references:
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Have a good week ahead!

Cheers,
Edwin Lim

Friday, May 20, 2011

S102 Trexi Design Participant Details

Dear S102 Trexi Design Participants,

PLease fill up the form in this blog post. Your details are required for the printing of the Trexi Design Competition certificates.

Cheers,
Edwin Lim

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Animation Project: Completing the Group Journal

Dear Pupils of S102,

We are coming to the end of animation project. Beside completing your storyboard and animation clip, each individual is required to write reflection based on the following questions.

1. What have you learnt from the animation project?
2. What are your contributions?
3. What have you learnt about yourself through the process?
4. What have you learnt about your friends in your group?.. character, attitude.....
5. Do you deserve the same marks as your friends in the group?

Please sign off with your name after your reflection.

Upon completing the group journal, convert it into pages.
Name as the file as S102_group_Animation_Nameofmembers and submit the file to ADMT submit folder.

Due Date: 6th May 2011.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

T2 W3: Animation Task

Dear Pupils of S102,

During the animation lesson, the class has learnt about animation and the equipment used to create the motion of animation.


Animation Task1 :
With the template provided during the animation lesson, design and create two sets of animation consisting of 8 graphic clips. Cut the template according to the guidelines printed.

Animation Task 2:
Place the template on the equipment, Praxinoscope. Spin the Praxinscope and visualize how the graphics actually flow to become an animation.

Capture the animation and load the video clip onto your personal ADMT blog.
Copy and paste the link of your post in the comment of this blogpost.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Wk10: Introduction to Google SketchUp

Dear Pupils of S102,

Please go through the videos and understand the different functions of the following tools:
1. Lines
2. Push/Pull
3. Arc
4. Offset

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*Setting the unit of measurement: Click on SketchUp, preferences, templates: find product design(millimeters).
Task:
Using Google SketchUp, Design a Desk Tidy used to hold 2pens, a pencil, a ruler and an eraser.
Upon completing your design, export your design as 2D graphic and upload it to your personal ADMT blog.
Post the link of your work in the comment of this blogpost.

Due Date: Friday, 11th March 2011

Friday, March 4, 2011

wk 9 : Photography (Based on a word)

Task Two: Create a Poster based on a word.
Example: Bonding, Survival, Happy.....
Upload your poster in your personal ADMT blog and write a short description of it.

Copy and paste the link of your work in the comment of this blogpost.

Wk 9: Photography (Energy Conservation/ Environment)

Photography is the process, activity, and art of creating still pictures by recording radiation on a radiation-sensitive medium, such as a photographic film, or electronic image sensors.
Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photography

Every picture tells a story/message and one of the arts of photography is making it clear what is the story/message you are trying to tell.

Go to Kodak and learn about the top ten tips to take photographs.

Task One: Create a Poster based on a theme, Energy Conservation/ Environment
1. Go around the school compound, take pictures of objects which may help to convey the message.
2. Create a simple message, add it to the picture taken to create a poster.
- Insert the picture into KeyNote
- Insert Text Box and write the message
- Go File, Export the file as JPEG
3. Upload the poster into personal ADMT blog, Title as Photography: Energy Conservation/ Environment.
4. Write the link of the personal ADMT blog in the comment of this blogpost.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wk 9: Ideation with Playdoh

Some of the potential problems that most students would have are in the areas of visualisation of their proposed ideas. For today's lesson, what we are going to do is to leverage on the flexibility of Playdoh for ideation and visualisation.

Scenario:
One of the main problem that one faces when charging a few electrical appliance at one go is the mess created by all the cables from a single power point. A possible scenario would look something like the picture shown below:


Source: http://iosss.com/shopping/picture.asp?prod=6432

Task: Create a handphone charger set/unit.
Your proposed designs should fulfill the following considerations:
Able to hold and charge the handphone concurrently
Able to be secure the charging cables neatly and safely
Can be used for most power-points in Singapore (either 3-pin or 2-pin plugs)
No sharp corners and easy to be used by the target group
Target group is anybody who has a mobile phone

Use the Playdoh to create a model of your intended design or designs, and sketch it out on your sketchbooks. Take a picture of BOTH your models and sketches and upload them in your ADMT personal blog, putting in the URL in the 'Comments' section of this post.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Design Test

Dear Pupils of S102,

Please take note that the Design Test will be held on 25th Feb 2011.
There are two questions and the test duration is 45minutes.

cheers,
Edwin Lim

Friday, February 18, 2011

Generating Storyline

Please get into your groups and start to generate storyline for your animation project.
Do view ANIMATION SHOWCASE as a reference.

Using the shared goggle document, each member in the group is required to generate at least one story to educate SST about energy conservation. You can start by thinking about the end message of the story. Start from the End, and think of the situations that happen which will eventually led to the message.

Please take note of the following areas:
1. Number of scenes required.
2. Characters in the story
3. Scenes/ Locations
4. Duration 1-2mins

After generating the story, show the completed story by drawing out the different characters and scenes/locations.

Setting Criteria/requirements of Story
Get into your group and discuss about the requirements of the story so as to attract the attention of the targets.
These requirements are important as they will be used to assess the different stories.

Evaluation of Story using the requirements
Create a simple matrix using the requirements and the different stories.
Sharing of story by one of the member in the group.
As a group, discuss how the story fared against the requirements in the matrix.
Continue until all members shared their stories.
Determine the BEST storyline.
Transfer all discussion and matrix into the shared document.

Creation of characters and scenes
Design the different characters and scenes required for the animation.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Wk 7:Design Exercise




Using some/all of the recycled materials, consisting of 3 water bottles, 5 straws and a cardboard box,
Task 1: Design a book stand used to hold 6 books at upright position.
Task 2: Design a storage/holder used to hold 2 toothbrushes, a tube of toothpaste and a small drinking mug.

*All recycled materials can be modified by cutting/bending.
*At least one drawing of the design must be in isometric projection and should be annotated to communicate your idea.
Additional type of drawings may be included in your work.

Due Date: 16th Feb 2011

Sketching Test Rubric

Friday, February 11, 2011

Bad Designs

Go to the baddesigns.com. Take a moment to study the products and situations that are listed in the site. These are some typical examples of designs or situations that are badly-designed, and might lead on to rather unpleasant product or usage experiences by the users.

Based on these examples:
Showcase a few badly designed products or situations that you have observed.
Put these as a blogpost in your personal ADMT blogs. Titled this blogpost as Bad Design.

Remember to include these items in your blog post:
The problem (product or situation)
Proposed solution
A picture or pictures of the product/situation (do remember to quite your photo sources if they are taken from some other sites!)
You can use this mechanical pencil example as a guide

Place the link/s to your posts in the comments section of this post

Force Fitting/ Shape Borrowing




Using force fitting/shape borrowing and taking note of ergonomics and anthropometry, design a desk tidy used to store/hold 3pens, 2 pencils, a 15cm ruler, an eraser and a stapler.

Use diagrams and short notes to communicate your design. Show how the stationeries are placed in your design.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Concept of perspective drawings

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Photographs

Photograph One

Photograph Two

Photograph Three


Q1: Compare Photographs One and Two and comment on their similarities.
Q2: Compare Photograph Two and Three and comment on their differences.

Click on comment in this post and write down your comments for Q1 and Q2.
Please remember to indicate your name for your post.

Isometric Projection







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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Personal ADMT Blog

Create a personal ADMT blog used to store all your ADMT assignments, projects and reflections.
After creating the admt blog, answer the questions in the form.