Thursday, 10 October 2013

I&E Bazaar

I have decided on what we should do for our I&E bazaar. This year, we are holding a game stall. All the player needs to do is to spin the wheel. The wheel has about 5 options. 2 different levels of the game, 2 extra turn, and 1 instant loss. 

The 2 levels of the game is as such:

First level- bounce a pingpong ball onto the floor and catch it with a plastic cup. When caught, add another plastic cup and bounce and catch again. The number of plastic cup would determine if the player goes to level 2. The minimum number of cups that must be stacked should be at least 20 (needs testing) to move on to the next level.

Second level- balance 2 bottle caps on each other, then a golfball, and then another 2. This goes on until the tower topples. The minimum number of caps that should be stacked to win level 2 is 10 caps to be stacked with 5 golfballs. (Needs testing) It depends on the player how they want to stack it as long as the order is " 2 caps, 1 ball, 2 caps..."

The prizes are as such:
Prize 1- A bag of small candies (1 lollipop and 3 fruity plus) and a thankyou card from S104 to thank them for their participation. (Makes people happy). This is to be given to those who hit the 'instant loss option on the wheel.

Prize 2- a free set of stationary. Maybe a small personalised notebook, and a personalised pen. This would be awarded to those who completed game 1(ping pong) but failed game 2(stacking bottle caps).

Prize 3- prize 1+2 with small little origami penguins. (Taufiq, please teach us how to do so we can all do together. ) This would be awarded to those who completes game 2( stacking bottle caps).

Prize 4- this is specially for sec 4. Since they are leaving this year, they would have the privilege of entering a lucky draw with an attractive prize. I am deciding on a few little penguins on a dome with SST written at the side. They are to leave their contact number with us. When we found the lucky winner, we would contact them best before the bazaar ends for them to collect the prize.

We would need many caps for the cap stacking game. May I request everyone who buys a drink to wash the cap and pass it to me. We are targeting about 70-80 caps. Please spread this around. Ask friends from other class for help as well. We would also require alot of manpower to wrap the candies, fold penguins, paint and aquire materials. Let's make our very first I&E bazaar a success together. And, enjoy yourselves. Any inputs on this are welcomed. Thankyou.


Wednesday, 18 September 2013

IE Bazaar Presentation and Timeline

Hello All,

Please post the confirmation of the
i) type of stall - game / food / drink / service
ii) brief description of stall

Eunice (S1-04) / Elvis (S1-05) will post-up the groups and allocated roles.

Chief Executive Officer (CEO),
Marketing Manager (MM),
Finance Manager (FM),
Operations Manager (OM),
Production Manager (PM)

*CEO will be PM if group is made up of 4 students.

Each role will present their ideas at next Tuesday's (23rd Sept) lesson. 
All Chief Executive Officers to present what needs to be set-up, during operations and clear-up and clean up.
All Production Managers will present what stock needs to be bought. 
All Operations Managers will present what processes are necessary for the stall.
All Finance Managers will present the pricing plans.
All Marketing Managers will present the publicity plans and materials.

Week 1: Brain writing of ideas for stall for your class. Confirmation of stall.
Week 2: Confirmation of roles, duties.  Class Presentation.
Week 3: EOY Exams.
Week 4: Marketing / Advertising materials. Sourcing of stock. Preparation of publicity materials.  Preparation of stock / product.
Week 5: Final preparations (Mon), Creating Publicity, Actual Event (Wed)

Thank you.
Mr. Hiap

Friday, 13 September 2013

Exploring Entrepreneurship Camp 2013 Reflections !

Thank you for your participation for the EE Camp 2013!
Congratulations for Team Waminder #waminder for doing S1-04 proud :D
Please comment below :
- 3 things that you have learnt from the EE Camp.
- 2 experiences that you have gained from the EE Camp.
- 1 lesson that you can apply towards the upcoming IE Bazaar.

Mr Hiap:
Look out for more details for the upcoming IE Bazaar on Wednesday, 16 October! 

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Groupings for I&E camp

This is the best I can come out with.  Sorry if the changing caused confusion.
Cheers, enjoy your holidays.

And those who have not submitted your forms, please bring it on the actual day?

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Red dot museum reflection

  • Can you find examples of SCAMPER from the exhibits? 

In this picture, it shows that the designer combined the baby stroller with an umbrella. He eliminates the “u” shaped handle of the umbrella as the users do not need the handle for this product. 

Learn From It:
  • Name one thing that you have learnt from the designs that you have seen in Red Dot Museum.

I learnt that simplicity is the best. There is no need to put in many components of the product if it would not help it in any way. It might make it more complicating to use, or too bulky. 

Your Favorite Exhibit:
  • Take a picture of the design that you like most and explain why it appeals to you.

This furniture is a combination of a lamp and a chair. The designer put “light” to other use. The light from the chair creates a pattern on the floor. 

I feel that this is a very innovative way to design a furniture. It emits light to brighten up the room, creates beautiful patterns on the floor and provides a place to rest and relax. 

Littering Poster (Nehal, Myat Noe, Kai Cheng, Yu Hin)

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Exploring Entrepreneurship camp:

Wednesday, 11th (0900hrs to 1730hrs)
September, 12th (0830hrs to 1730hrs)

SST and Ngee Ann Poly

attire: School Uniform 

Things to bring:
Laptop and Writing materials 

On 11th September, report to ISH, seated like during assembly (by index number)


*altogether 5 groups 
*4 students per group (maximum 5)

Map for reference 

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Reflection: Visit to the Red Dot Museum

Can you find examples of SCAMPERS from the exhibits?

Substitute: They replaced the traditional numbers and arrows of analog and digital clocks with words to read the time literally.

Name one thing that you have learnt from the designs that you have seen in the Red Dot Museum.
Ans:I have learnt that things can be made simple and still be really useful and well-made.

Your Favourite Exhibit
Take a Picture of a design that you like the most and explain why it appeals to you.

This light switch is capable of controlling the brightness of a light source. I find this design really cool as it was a really simple and easy to understand design, it also looks really elegant.

Friday, 16 August 2013

Week 8 (19 - 23 Aug) and Week 9 (26 - 30 Aug)

Hello All, 

Here are the deliverables for each group for the upcoming two weeks:

i) Presentation Slides – Students are required to include Google SketchUp of their model in their presentation.
ii) Creative Problem Solving (CPS) Report
iii) Digital Poster
iv) Speaker Presentation (over two weeks: Week 8 and 9)

Each group will be asked a maximum of 2 questions. 

Each lesson will have 3 to 4 groups presenting. Each member must present a segment of the project. Total presentation time: 7-8 minutes.

Class IE Rep to assign the sequence of the presentation groups.

The slides for Digital Poster are available on the Sec IE Google Site.

There will be a briefing about the upcoming Exploring Entreprenuership (non-residential) Camp during the IE lesson.

Thank you.
Mr. Patrick Hiap

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Red Dot Museum

Modified the screen such that it can rotate 360 degrees.
Combine: It certainly looks like that concept is taken from a mac.
Eliminated the two clicking thingy.

This is my favourite innovation/product. It's a really cool design. Instead of clocks with an hour and a minute hand, this clock has words to interpret/show the time, which is very unique! :D

I&E Digital Poster (Sabrina, Kimberly, Lynette)

Monday, 12 August 2013

Reflection: Visit to the Red Dot Museum

Combine-They added the head band so the wire will be shorter and it is bluetooth.
Put to other use-The headband also makes the earpiece look nicer.
Eliminate- Eliminated the wire to plug into the music player.
2. I have learnt that not everything must be complicated to be successful, sometimes, a simple thing such as removing something makes it better.
I like this clock as it displays the time by lighting up letters to form the time so it is very easy to read, tell the time and is very unique.

Visit to the red dot museum

1.Can you find examples of scamper from the exhibits?
Yes.They eliminated the face of the clock and only left one hand of the clock
This clock can be adapted to be stuck to the surface of any wall.

2.Not everything has to be complicated to be award winning,simple things can be great too!

3.This is my favourite exhibit as instead of the usual clock,this clock has words on the clock to tell you the time.This clock appeals to me as I find it very unique and sometimes it is hard to read time accurately at a glance,but this clock enables you to do so.

Friday, 9 August 2013

I&E group : Addiction to games [Version 1 Poster]

Designed by Sean 
Group Members : 
Bryan Goh
Ryan Ng

Reflection: Visit to Red Dot Muesuem

This light stand adapted its shape from a tree.

The ring was combined with a puzzle, so it can be played with and wore too.

Learn from it: Innovation can be found anywhere, good designs come from creativeness.

I like this design the most, as it will be very useful and I have experienced many situations where this will help. It is very innovative.

Red Dot Museum Visit Reflection

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Reflection: visit to red dot museum

In this chair, they eliminated any unnecessary curves bumps or even the backrest.

In this grater they midified it to make it much more user friendly.
Learn from it:

Almost all things have another purpose then intended.

Your favourite exhibit:
The hand crank powered light. It's just so cool with the conveniently kept away handle of the crank and the lights that act as a stand and you can flip up the top to reveal a different light and the noise it makes and the way it looks and there's a different version of it with a radio function and a tape recorder function. 

Reflection: Visit to Red Dot Museum

Can you find examples of SCAMPER? (Find as many as you can?)

The rain shield combines a shield and an umbrella and it modifies the typical design of an umbrella.

It adapts the form of a bird and is modified such that it can serve the purpose as a light.

Learn From It:
Name one thing that you have learnt from the designs that you have seen in Red Dot Museum.

Answer: I have learnt that sometimes to think of a design, we do not need to over think too much, inspiration can be found anywhere. Keeping things simple and perhaps modifying it creatively may just produce the best results.

Your Favourite Exhibit:
Take a picture of the design that you like most and explain why it appeals to you.

This exhibit uses daily items and crockery to decorate the room. Its bright colours and unique design are rather appealing as this is not something that you would see everyday.

Reflection : Visit to the Red Dot Museum - Sean Chiu 20

Reflection: Visit To Red Dot Museum (Kimberly)

Full Name: Tan Su Wen Kimberly
Class/Index/Date of visit: S1-04 / 08 / 6 Aug 2013

Can you find examples of SCAMPER from the exhibits? 

The 5aver, is a flash light and a respirator in one to be used during a fire. 

Learn From It:
Name one thing that you have learnt from the designs that you have seen in Red Dot Museum.
Not all award winning designs have to be complicated. Some of the best designs are simple and yet very effective.

Your Favorite Exhibit:
Take a picture of the design that you like most and explain why it appeals to you.

The bright contrasting colours catch one's eye. The use of caps, containers and plates to create a backdrop for the items on display is unique and interesting.

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Reflection: Visit to the Red Dot Museum


This can be used as a box or a stool. (combination)

The buttons, hands, and physical numbers that are usually seen on normal watches are eliminated from this LED watch. The functions can simply be operated by the touch of a finger. 

Learn from it
I have learnt that designs can be inspired by anything, and they are simple yet eye-catching.

Favourite exhibit 

I like it the most as rings like that are not commonly seen. The design is simple and unique, and it caught my eye. 

Reflection: Visit to the Red Dot Museum

1. Can you find examples of SCAMPER? 
This clock has eliminated the hands (Hour, second and minute hand)and replaced them with words instead. 

2. Name something you learnt from the visit to the Red Dot Museum 
Creative innovations may not need a complicated design. Simplicity can make a design more meaningful. 

3. Find a picture and explains why it appeals to you. 
The clock. 
The design of the clock is simple and it serves its purpose meaningfully, it is not that difficult to read the time also and it is user-friendly, it is different and unique from the other mainstream clocks and it stands out from the usual design line for the clocks. 

Reflection: Visit to the Red Dot Museum (Nehal)

1. Can you find examples of SCAMPER?
- The faces of two men were combined. In this picture, the first man is looking straight ahead while the other man is looking towards his left.

- This LED floor lamp provides better light quality and energy efficiency than fluorescent lamps. The lamps generate white light without generating multi-shadows.

2. Name one thing that you have learnt from the designs that you have seen in Red Dot Museum.
- The designs are innovative and creative.

3. Take a picture of the design that you like most and explain why it appeals to you.

- It appeals to me as the colours are very attractive. Also, the way they created this exhibition was by using the recycled materials like bottles and cups.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Reflection: Visit To Red Dot Museum (Sabrina)

1. Can you find examples of SCAMPER?
The flashlight and respirator.
Umbrella pram
Pram with adjustable umbrella

2. Name one thing that you have learnt from the designs that you have seen in Red Dot Museum.
I have learnt that creativeness and innovativeness put together can achieve wonderful results, both aesthetics and utility.

3. Picture of the design that you like most and why it appeals to you.
It has a flashlight and respirator in one unit, for use when their is like fire emergency and it can be activated in five seconds, which is rather swift and quick in a case of a fire emergency.

Reflection: Visit To Red Dot Museum

1. Can you find examples of SCAMPER?

- The plates in one of the sections
- The Mercedes Benz model cars.

2. Name one thing that you have learnt from the designs you have seen in Red Dot Museum.

- I  have learnt that designs can be reused and designed in many different ways.

3. Take a picture of the design that you like the most and explain why it appeals to you.

I like this design the most because it is the most appealing to the eyes and the plates are all very colourful and innovative in terms of design.

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Thursday, 16 May 2013

CPS Report Template

CPS Report Template

Please download the template from the google sites and fill it up.
Follow these rules :
  1. Submit up by 17th May
  2. First name will be by the group's IC
  3. Detail the underlying causes [everything must be detailed!]
  4. IC must share the document through google drive to Mr. Hiap
Please pick the best option and write most detailed answers.
    • Your group needs to update the Creative Problem Solving Report template (downloadable from Sec 1 IE Google Site).
    • First name will be the Group’s IC.
    • Group IC: Please share the above document with me. Titled: IE Performance Task <Class>, <Group Names>, <Project Description>

Thank you.
Mr. Patrick Hiap

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Reminder to use the Creative Problem Solving Template

Hello Class,

A reminder that each group is to use the Creative Problem Solving Report template for submission (found on the IE Google Site).

Prior to the submission deadline next Friday, 17 May, please email to me by Tuesday, 14 May for checking / vetting.

If there are no reports for vetting by Tues, 14 May, the submission will be taken as final.

Thank you.
Mr. Patrick Hiap

Monday, 6 May 2013

Group Presentation Slides

Hi S1-04,

Thank you to groups who have posted their presentation slides.

For those who have yet to do so, please post up your presentation slides.
Do consider: your proposal needs to be innovation and creative.

Date due: Friday, 10 May, 12 noon

S1-04 students: You may comment on your group's proposal. Do note that the comments must be positive and encouraging. The purpose for commenting is to learn and add value to the group's ideas.

Thank you.
Mr. Patrick Hiap

Friday, 12 April 2013

overview of lesson on 12.04.2013


root cause analysis: 
We must understand that a problem has many underlying causes.
To find the underlying causes from different perspectives. 

Fever is a symptom, but it might be a cause. 
might be dengue?  
…Bieber fever?

causes of the cause?
Humans? …probably.

With causes, we need to find evidence. 
how to find the root cause?

use the ladder of Y's. Find the root cause, and work your way out.

Why do I spans so much time on work?
--I am distracted..

Think of as many causes and underlying causes for the problem you had selected as you can. 
The causes and underlying causes must have at least seven perspectives?

Write your responses in the comment box below. 

example. Find something simple/toys. Then, you scamper it. (eg. LEGO).  

Sunday, 7 April 2013

lesson overview of 5.4.2013


Our focus: CP4I
Differences between Challenges and Problem -- Challenges are broad, while Problems are specific and focused.

We should be looking at problems that others think that is is not a problem.
See problems as to as an obstacle, but as a challenge
…So, we do not want to phrase the problem as a sentence/statement, but as a question. 
In exams:

"whoa I have to remember all these things." vs. " I will score this well, and show that I can apply what I learn." 

How do we keep smokers 5 meters away from the bus stop? 
examples given by S1-04: 
Attach smoke detectors
Use chairs that pushes you off when it detects smoke
Put the ash tray 5 meters  away from the bus stop.  however, people would not walk as far to throw their cigarette buds away. They might just throw it on the ground. 

IWWMW… (in what ways might we)
HCW… (how can we)
HMW… (how might we)

Characteristics of Problem statements:

Question form -a good problem poses a question rather then making a statement.
Invites ideas- a good problem statement invites you to generate many rich ideas
Free of limiting criteria- It should not box you in or limit your thinking by being filled with limitations, restrictions, qualifications or criteria
Concisely states- it should be brief and to the point so it will be easily understood and readily used as a starting point for generating ideas. 

Wouldn't it be great if…
wouldn't it be nice if… 


The criteria for Selection of Challenge, Problems, Task and Possibilities:

Food for thought.. 

"there are no problems, only challenges" you agree? 

BTW… Remember to complete the handout.