Tuesday, 26 February 2013

[27.2.13] Convert problems into opportunities

Think different- Perception VS reality

          Problem VS Opportunities                        

Xtra sharing (keep reading fun bits below!)

                     -6.9 million people in Singapore? Many may think of it as shocking problem but businessmen would see it as an opportunity to expand their business.
                    - Both A & B have families. A has F.A.S. while B has a comfortable life (all the money).
A may succeed while B may crumple because of the way they were brought up

A matter of Perception

Perceived similarity
Perceived difference

Most people see what they want to, at least what they expect to.

Different points of view

Is the glass half full or half empty?
Ans: Technically the glass is always full.

This all matters on your perception
Optimist: "The glass is half-full."
Pessimist: "The glass is half-empty."
Realist: "Thats a glass alright."
Idealist: "One day, cold-fusion from the glass of water will provide unlimited energy and end war."
Capitalist: "If I bottled this and give it a New Age sounding name, I could make a fortune."
Communist: "This drink belongs to all of us in equal measure."
Conspiracist: "The government is fluoridating the water for mind-control purposes."
Sexist: "The glass is not going to refill itself, honeybun…"
Nihilist: "The glass does not exist neither do I."
Opportunist: "Theres a T-shirt here somewhere."


"Most people see what they want to or at least what they expect to." -Martha Grimes


Your perception is not always the reality

"There is no reality, only perception."
What does this phrase mean? Put your views in the comments below


"Reality is purely a perception of the individual mind. It follows, that since no two minds are alike, no two perceptions of reality are alike. It further follows, that what reality is to one, may seem complete madness to someone else." -Yefim Novikov


Buying a laptop
-Do you see the specifications or Price?
Buying in supermarket
Either it may be from soft drinks to Diapers to Brands
-Why did you perceive a brand as a superior brand?



Problems into Opportunities?


The chinese word, 危机 (pronounced wéi jī) is made up of two words, "danger" and "opportunity".



Now… good job for reading until here so far, here, go and relax…    --->
How to turn problems into solutions? PINK BAT thinking - turning problems into solutions
http://play.simpletruths.com/movie/pink-bat/

Fun part -- Gorilla n' basketball - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJG698U2Mvo



I&E video: Manchester united

video



CAST: Arkar and Henry :D

Monday, 25 February 2013

SCAMPER- Arkar & Henry















BAG DESIGN




Purpose of a bag?
- To put many things into one place

- More convenient

Safety of the bag.
- Might get rob/snatch

SCAMPER:

  • Substitute.--------->  BASE WITH LIGHTS FOLDABLE WHEEL
  • Combine.--- PENCIL CASE AND BAG  SUCH THAT YOU HAVE EASY ACCESS TO THE PENCIL CASE
  • Adapt.-  CAMOUFLAGING CHEMICAL ADDED
  • Modify.- STRAP OF THE BAG WITH INFLATABLE CUSHIONS
  • Put to another use.- AS A FLOAT
  • Eliminate.- THICK SIDES WITH WATERPROOF COVERING
  • Reverse.- PUT HELIUM INTO THE BAG SO THAT IT CAN FLOAT IN THE AIR ( BAG CARRIES ITSELF)  (IE : AUTO-BAG)

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Grouping- Updated

Grouping- Updated

Group A

Rikesh
Jodie
Sneha
Albern


Group B

Jowell
Wen Loong
Zheng Yang
Yong Rong


Group skull riders

Dinesh
Elvis
Marcus
Olivia
Veena


Group Pink Potato

Andres
Zhi Kai
Khit
Hong Kai
Darren



Homeworks links

Homeworks may be found in Facebook group, Class blog or this blog (maybe)


Facebook group link- https://www.facebook.com/groups/471480882918063/

Class blog homework link - http://sst2013-s105.blogspot.sg/2013/01/homework-post.html

Lesson [19 Feb] Get an idea for a bag? OR… scamper away…?


Idea generation tool - Scamper
We may discuss but if we do not have the correct method, we cannot do the correct way.


Ideas for things

The handphone battery (lithium ion) can still be upgraded\
Make apps use less power?
Upgrade the battery?

For bag..

Adapt bags into able to utilize more space?
Adapt bags for comfort?
Rearrange the bag into make it carry you?



REVOLUTION LAPTOP BAGPACK LINK 


Groups

Ricesh
Jodie
Albern
Sneha
Name: A

Jowell
Wen Long
Zhen Yang
Yong Rong
Name: B

Yike Bike


Group 3

Pink potato
Khit
Andreous
Darren
Zhi Kai
Hong Kai

PINK POTATO

Khit
Andreous
Darren
Hong Kai
Zhi Kai

Monday, 18 February 2013

Groupings

Dear Mr Hiap,
I have nearly finished getting the groups I will get it by Wednesday. Is it ok? Everyone is giving me a hard time.
Thanks
Best Regards,
Jonathan Liew

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Idea-Generating Tool: SCAMPER

Hello All,

A useful link to review the idea-generating tool: SCAMPER here.

Your team has been tasked to create new SCHOOL BAG function for the STUDENTS.
 'How might you use ‘SCAMPER’ to improve the BAG functions for use?'

Your group can present your idea using pen / pencil sketch, Google Sketch as long as your drawing is clear. Labeling is necessary to highlight the features / details. 

Format of uploaded presentation (Keynote) slides:
Slide 1: Name of bag, group member names
Slide 2: Unique features. Labeling is necessary to highlight the features / details. 
Slide 3: Advantages of using this bag
Slide 4: Which letter of SCAMPER applies to this bag.

Date Due: Wednesday 20 Feb 

Mr. Hiap
 

Review: Hits, Hot Spots, Synthesis, Analysis, Divergence, Convergence

Hello Class,

To review:
  • Hits - To select promising or intriguing possibilities (these are usually higher ranked on your 'New Discoveries / Inventions / Innovations' worksheet.
  • Hot Spots - Clustering, categorizing, organizing, or compressing them in meaningful ways.
  • Synthesis - Putting ideas together
  • Analysis - Breaking problems apart
  • Divergence - Creating choices
  • Convergence -Making Choices
Within your group of 4-5 students, create a simple 1-minute video to connect your 3 'Discoveries / Inventions / Innovations' into a story.

The video should be clear (audio as well as visual) before uploading to the class IE blog. Take note that all videos must observe the 4Rs.

Due Date: Wednesday, 27th Feb.

Mr. Hiap

Group 2

Elvis
Olivia
Dinesh
Marcus
Veena
Group name: skull riders

Groupings

Everyone did not send me the groups.

I only know my group.Group Name: Manchester United
Jonathan Liew
Henry Lee
Marc Neo
Malcolm
Arkar

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Class innovations

1. AVERIL JODIE KOHfan as generate power, self-sufficient
2.MONTEIRO OLIVIA CHUANXIpen as weapon
3.SNEHA VINODbook: water dispenser
4.TIANGCO KAYLA ADRIENNE SUNICO
5.VEENA DINESH WADHWANIdoor handle as tug-of-war 
6.ANAPANA DINESH KUMARwhiteboards as skating rink
7.ARKAR KYAW AUNGtable as fortress
8.CHAN WEN LOONGhair clip as weapon
9.CHOY ZHEN WEN MARCUSwatch as time-travelling machine
10.GOH ZHI WEI, KHITprojector as hanger
11.HENRY LEE JUNtable as walking platform
12J.OWELL NIMglass bottles under sun as a heater
13LAI YONG RONGpencil case as calculator + handphone
14NEO SHI YU, MARCdustbin as helmet
15ONG SENG LONG, ALBERNfan as electric saw
16PANG ZHI KAIpen as stick
17PYAE PHYO AUNG @ ELVIS KASON LINplastic bottles to construct a boat
18RIKESH KUMAR TIWARIbroom as weapon
19TAN HONG KAIfan as aeroplane 
20TAONG REN QING MALCOLMfan blade as weapon
21WONG CHENG EN, DARRENprojector as light source
22WONG WEI CHENG, ANDRESbutton as decorations on the wall
23WONG ZHEN YANGpen as pacificer



1. Averil Jodie Koh                                    Fan to generate power and is self- sufficient
2. Monteiro Olivia Chuan Xi                     Pen as a weapon
2. Sneha Vinod                                          Book as a water dispenser
4. Tiangco Kayla Adrienne Sunico
5. Veena Dinesh Wadhwani                      Door handle as tug-of-war

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Homework

1) Innovation makes everything better like how Dyson made the vacuum cleaner more efficient. It could make that small apartment look big if he opened all the cupboards and the doors of the kitchen.

2) Cloth and plastic. They make synthetic fibre that is used to make bulletproof vests.

3) Being simple is good as people can understand simple things better.

7 sucess secrets of Steve Jobs


7 success secrets of steve jobs