Tuesday, October 11, 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

Sunday, September 11, 2011

T4 W1

Dear Pupils of S103,

Hope you have a great break during the September holiday. 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 pretty soon.

I will be having Parental leave for 3 days thus please continue to work on your solution in Google SketchUp and update the Design Journal.

Have a Good Week Ahead.

Edwin Lim

Sharing my JOY

My Little Princess, Lim Kai Xin was born on 8th Sept 2011, 4.13am.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Week 5: Guiding Question

Dear pupils of S103,

Today is the start of week 5, and please be reminded that the first MMP needs to be handed up on Week 6. I have checked, but very disappointed to know that only a handful, less than 10 pupils actually submitted the chosen challenge. Please do so ASAP for those who yet to submit.

The next part of your journal is to generate guiding questions. Guiding questions are questions which are used to find answers to solve the chosen challenge. Examples of guiding questions.
1. Who are the target audience for my chosen challenge.< define the specific group of elderly.
2. Are there any existing solution to my chosen challenge? How can my solution be different or better?
3. How to ensure safety and comfort in my solution to the chosen challenge?< linked to ergonomic and anthropometry.

Research on the answers to the guiding questions and use the information to generate the requirement of your solution to the chosen challenge. These requirements are very critical and they are the guidelines for generating ideas for the solutions.

Focus and be on task.
Have a nice week ahead.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

T3 W2: Journal Continues....

Dear Pupils of S103,

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 these two essential questions," What are the issues surfaced due to increasing aging population in Singapore?" and " How aging impact the life of an Elderly?".

You can refer to the first publication and the followings for references to write on the second essential question.
Research Paper

Videos clips for references:

The third essential question, How aging impact the life on an elderly? is about the challenges faced by the elderly. This essential question is important for the making of the first multimedia presentation, thus it is important for you to think through and research thoroughly in writing this part. Please do create a mindmap to consolidate the challenges faced by the elderly. example, health> fragile bone> mobility challenge> walking...etc etc.....

I will check and monitor your progress the next ADMT lesson. Essential Questions must be completed by week three so that you have enough information and time to plan and work on your first multimedia presentation.
Have a good week ahead!

Edwin Lim

Friday, May 20, 2011

S103 Trexi Design Participant Details

Dear S103 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.

Edwin Lim

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Animation Project: Completing the Group Journal

Dear Pupils of S103,

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 S103_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 S103,

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.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Wk10: Designing with Google SketchUp-Part2


Task: You are to design a 'LAPTOP WORKTABLE' for your MacBook/Pro that is dimensionally correct, and is able to satisfy the following design specifications:
It should be able to hold your Learning Device, taking into account the cabling for power and the USB connections
It should be able to be placed on your study table at your own home OR at the table in school
it should have a space for a mousepad or a mouse.
Optionally, there is a handle that would enable it to be carried around easily.

Work Submission:
1. Upload the animation of your LAPTOP WORKTABLE into your personal ADMT Blog.
2. Name the Title of the post as LAPTOP WORKTABLE.
3. Copy and paste the URL of your post in the comment below.

Wk10: Designing with Google SketchUp

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.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Designing TREXI

Task: Design the Trexi according to a theme of your interest.
Singapore Polytechnic Toy Design Competition 2011

Fill up the details of the registration form
Teacher Name: Lim Kian Chuan
Email Address: limkianchuan75@gmail.com
Contact: Nil
Title: Write down the theme of your TREXI design.
This competition will be individual thus all of you will take part in this competition. This competition is important as it will help to gain points for your LEAPS grade. Fill up the particulars and remember to sign off the registration form, stating that you agree to abide by the rules of the competition.

28th Feb 2011 is the last day to register for the TREXI design competition, so please remember to hand in the registration form to the teacher in the class, during my absence. The TREXI design will need to be handed in after the March Holiday.

* PLease remember to bring your camera for ADMT tomorrow. It is alright to use your handphone as well.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Wk 8: After the test: Generating Story

Dear pupils of S103,

I have checked the shared documents of the different groups, but very disappointed to realise that many groups did not spend their precious time generating the stories for the animation project. I will check the shared document again later to ensure assigned tasks are completed. Please remember your roles and responsibilities as a pupil of SST.

Every member in the group is required to generate at least one story for the animation project. Ensure all the stories are typed into the shared document. This task is to be completed at the end of today.

Pupil who is incharge of the journal, please ensure all the stories are typed into the document.

Thank you!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Photography (Task postponed to Wk 9)

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

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

Task: Photography: Energy Conservation.
1. Go around the school compound, take pictures of objects which may help to convey the message of energy conservation.
2. Create a simple message, add it to the picture taken to create a poster.
3. Upload the poster into personal ADMT blog, Title as Photography: Energy Conservation.
4. Write the link of the personal ADMT blog in the comments of this blogpost.

Some designs

Evaluation of ideas

These three stationary holders are badly designed. Evaluate and comment on the problems of the designs.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wk8: Design Exercise

You are given a set of recycled materials for each task, consisting of 3 water bottles, a cardboard box and a sponge.
Using some/all of the recycled materials,
Task 1: Design a book stand used to hold 6 books at upright position.
Task 2: Design a multi purpose holder that is used to hold coins, TV and SCV remote controllers.

*All recycled materials can be modified by cutting/bending.
*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.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Ideation and Sketching Test Rubric

Generating Storyline

Wk 7: Generating Storyline

Please get into your groups and start to generate storyline for your animation project.
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

After generating the story, show the completed story by drawing out the different characters and scenes/locations.
The duration for the animation is about 1 to 2 minutes.

AT the end of the lesson, chairperson of the class will collect all the work and pass them to the teacher.
please remember to write down your name and class behind the work.

Design Exercise

Q1. Using one of the objects provided, design a holder used to store a mug, three toothbrushes and toothpaste.

Q2. Using one of the objects provided, design a chair to be used by two to three years old children.

*All sketches must be in isometric projection and should be annotated.
*All drawings must be completed at the end of the lesson.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Identifying Bad Design

Go to the baddesigns.com website. 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 products or situations that you can use and highlight as an example of something that is badly designed, whether be it a product, or a situation
Put these as a blogpost in your personal ADMT blogs.
Place the link/s to your posts in the comments section of this post
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

Monday, February 7, 2011

After CNY activity

Dear S103,

Please go through the slides and recap on shape borrowing technique/Force Fitting, ergonomics and anthropometry learnt last week.

Task for Today
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.

1. Desk tidy to be placed on the table or hang on the wall?
2. Space (What are the dimensions of the stationeries?)
3. Safety,
4. Blend with the environment?

Monday, January 31, 2011

Video: Challenge Based Learning

Watch the youtube clip to understand the different components of CBL process.
This clip is obtained from http://ali.apple.com/cbl.
In this site, do download the Challenge Based Learning White paper to further enhance your understanding of CBL process.

Challenge Based Learning (CBL) Framework

The diagram below shows the CBL framework used in tackling 'The Environmental Challenge: Energy Conservation' in Semester 1.

Monday, January 24, 2011


Please observe photographs and suggest the type of perspective used?
Comment on how you derive it.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Performance Task 2: What is ADMT?

What is ADMT?
1. Using the A4 size paper, imagine and draw your thoughts/descriptions of ADMT.
2. Take a picture of your drawing and upload it onto your personal ADMT blog. Describe your drawing.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Performance Task 1:Personal ADMT Blog

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