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Advanced information 

Advanced information such as enemy vehicle & weapon type, terrains and obstacles, possibly captured by drones, could be fed to the user.

Enemy alerts

User could be notified of the direction and distance of potential enemies within their hit range.

Crowdsourcing among soldiers

Crowdsourcing information of threats' among the soldiers could make the collective data more and more accurate, and helps the soldiers make informed decisions.

Alerts Notification

The timeline gives the user a sense of all events happening from the latest to earlier timing. The user will be able to read timely alerts from varying sources.

Caregiving mobile app - Family Care Circle

Modern Aging Accelerator - by ACCESS Health International & NUS Enterprise

Chosen as one of the top 10 groups in the Modern Aging competition. My group researched and developed a proof of concept of a caregiving app to help remote families to manage caregiving needs.

Physical kit - Maker Kid & Me
(Fostering learning between parent and child)

~ IDEO Acumen Human Centred Design Framework

How might we design spaces that encourage participation, interaction and exploration within the family?

Over a period of 10 weeks, we deep dived into the problem statement and developed a kit solution to foster learning within families. The process took us from conducting of interviews with families in their households, to attending educational fairs and observing community play spaces.

View how we immersed in the full human centred design process.

View how we immersed in the full human centred design process.

Service Prototyping - Granbuddy

~ IDEO Acumen Human Centred Design Framework

How might we help elderly passengers navigate the complex train system?

This prototyping exercise stemmed from our desire to help the elderly who feel insecure about travelling beyond their usual routes in the train system, to navigate the complex train system better. This problem statement was based on the observation of elderly people getting lost on the train and asking other commuters for guidance. 

We developed a user journey map that reflected the key emotions, thoughts and questions an elderly person had during their train journey. Journey mapping gave us the opportunity to truly spend time visualising the elderly's experience each step at a time and uncovering the questions and alternatives they would consider. Following the sketching of a solution, we body stormed to test the concept with someone completely new to the project.

What we learnt: 
- Learning curve and cognitive load needs to be appropriate for the elderly. 
“How do I stop this buzz? I’m panicking!” 

An intermediary/onboarding program will be helpful to shift the elderly’s mindset from the reliance/trust on human touch to technology. Have human facilitators guide them till they are confident to go off on their own.

- Making the device inconspicuous. Incorporating the way finding technology into their train cards or an everyday item they carry. 
“I want to feel empowered, not picked out and noticed publicly that I’m using this service to help me navigate my way around.”

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