Tuesday, September 22, 2009
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Friday, September 18, 2009
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
It combines qualities of print and the Web, with the ability to "flip" through pages online as quickly as flipping through a magazine.
It also enables users to follow friends and topics, discover new content and create their own custom magazines around searches.
How does it work?
It captures images of the articles on our partners' websites and then display them in an easy-to-read way. The stories are grouped by categories, such as Entertainment, Business, Opinion, Politics and Most Viewed. Readers can flip through stories quickly by simply pressing the left- and right-arrow keys until they find one that catches their interest. Clicking on the story takes them directly to the publisher's website.
For more information, read the FAQ at:
And 'knowledge workers' are simply those people whose job consists of having interesting conversations.
-- David Weinberger
If you like the above quotation, you may like to read his book "Everything is miscellaneous: the power of the new digital disorder."
Some topics in this book I enjoyed are:
* the differences between how we organize and think about physical and digital information (very much a librarian's approach)
* the power of the Internet to let us consume information in unique and customized ways (the free text indexing that public enjoyed)
* the implications of the above for retailing, politics and education (tagging and not classification by call number or control vocabulary etc.)
If you do not have time to read his book, you may like to listen to his interview at:http://www.econtalk.org/archives/2007/06/weinberger_on_e.html
Everything is Miscellaneous: The Power of the New Digital Disorder, by David Weinberger. Times Books, 2007.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Original source: Unknown
Forwarded by Shue Teng Lee to a group of travelling fans!
当你以宽恕之心向后看,以希望之心向前看, 以同情之心向下看,以感激之心向上看, 你就站在了灵魂的最高处.
Original source: Unknown
Forwarded by Shue Teng Lee to a group of travelling fans!
Thursday, September 10, 2009
The group photos taken at the end of the workshop!
Now just reflect on what we did on the first day:
There are lot of great ideas from other participants, here is the link:
Click on the colour dots and move the page side way to see the rest of the page. Most of the web page are not designed this way and many first time viewer may miss the rest of the page that way.
I do not see the need of creating pages that way, nevertheless, design students like to do things differently. They like to create something unique which may not follow the habit of web readers. I just hope that their hard work is not being missed or ignored by impatient visitors!
With the help of students, the dream home ideas we generated are transform to drawing and design ideas. It is fascinating to see the great dreams and great ideas in print.
For me, the most valuable moment for the workshop was to see all the presentations created by different groups at the end of the four day workshop.
This web page captured all the ideas, and I am sure you will enjoy reading them:
As one of the many participants, I enjoyed the experience working with students and like-minded 50+.
Following is the program:
To learn more about the workshop, just visit the official website at:
Here are some points I extracted from the web pages:
"Design is everywhere. Whatever we use, wear, experience, like and dislike are designed for."
"Design is about changing the existing condition of living to a preferred condition, and the users need to have a say."
"The 50+ designing for the 50+ workshop consists of a structured framework to provide for the stimulation of new ideas, new thinking and new possibilities of 50+ living and activities to bring about awareness in our students towards a basic understanding and appreciation of the rich experience of our 50+ through working together."
"It is a workshop, where for the first time in Singapore, the 50+ users get to express and co-design what they need, want and desire."
The Objectives of the workshop are:
* "To showcase design recommendations, new ideas, new thinking and new possibilities for 50+ Living Well."
* "To develop in both students and the Silver Population an awareness of the possibilities of designing their ways of 50+ Living Well."
* "To promote awareness of 50+ Living Well in our young students through an understanding and appreciation of the rich experience of our 50+ through this collaborative workshop."
* "To develop an awareness of the process of design as a meaningful and creative activity."
* "Thus the 50+ will be able to work with designers in future collaborations."
* "To stimulate the market with new ideas and thoughts and ways of understanding the 50+."
I enjoyed the designing process as a wide range of user research methods were used and applied effectively, such as "REAL PEOPLE Methods (Design Ethnography, Shadowing, etc.)" and "CO-OPERATIVE Methods (Participatory Design, User Forums, Lead User, etc.)"
"The OUTSIDE-IN approach rather than the traditional INSIDE-OUT approach" make users like us felt that our needs are the main focus of the workshop. The students who use the input of the users are designing something with the user in mind.
I think the state-of-art design approach is very stimulating "The main goal is not to solve a specific problem, but to DISCOVER and UNDERSTAND the user life's patterns and his/her unmet needs and desires. And then DEVELOP DESIGN and EXECUTE on radical concepts that will stimulate the market."
Here are some "Facts & Figures"
Total Number of Facilitators
Total Number of Singapore Polytechnic Students
Total Number of 50+
Total Number of Participants (Including the facilitators)
Workshop Duration (Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm)
Number of Working Groups
20 groups (3 Seniors + 4 Students in each group)
Total Number of Ideas Generated
To learn more detail, visit the official website at:
Tuesday, September 08, 2009
Hence, tact is not my strong suit.
From time to time, I have to remind myself to be less impulsive. When there are unclear zone that I have to enter, I try very hard to rely on keeping the calculations watertight.
I learned to be very precise when I am being pushed into delicate conversations.
Based on fact rather than hearsay, no one will be able to challenge and alter what I quote.
What is fact is fact, what I quoted is a quote!
I am pleased that a lot of truth can be unveil with facts and quotations!
I can be grow to be true to myself!
I can communicating my points and opinions without being classified as being bias.
Sunday, September 06, 2009
It is not a matter of red cheeks, red lips and supple knees.
It is a temper of the will; a quality of the imagination; a vigor of the emotions; it is a freshness of the deep springs of life.
Youth means a tempermental predominance of courage over timidity, of the appetite for adventure over a life of ease.
This often exists in a man of fifty, more than in a boy of twenty.
Nobody grows old by merely living a number of years; people grow old by deserting their ideals."
- Samuel Ullman
Read and re-quoted from THOUGHT OF THE DAY, Sun, Sept 6, 2009: http://www.refdesk.com/
I know people who are at my age now like to see that "youth is not a time of life, but a state of mind".
I believe that nobody really "grows old by merely living a number of years"; many do "grow old by deserting their ideals."
I think if you have taken photos at certain age, you maybe amazed how your look change when your emotion change. Some older photos of you may look older than you are now. If it is so, it is because you now have a different perspective of life and have some dreams to pursuit.
Most of my friends are looking younger than they are in their 40s. The reason being, they change the way they dress, the way they think and the way they look at day to day living.
With lot of ideals to fulfil and dreams to transform to reality, you will not feel that the days are dull. As you add life to day and live your days with joys, you will look and feel younger.
Try it, I think you will transfer Samuel Ullman's words to reality and live the days like how he projected!
Friday, September 04, 2009
Things go in cycle and it is true that those give with a big heart are richly rewarded.
Same with our body, remember to enrich your body with good diet and making sure you get the required amounts of minerals, vitamins and fiber.
If you body is in good condition, the body will be able to handle more.
If you mind is feed with good and professional knowledge, it will be enrich and you will be knowledgible. The professional projects that come to you will have great chances for success in the best of conditions.