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Connecting Value

Having had my first attempt at public speaking at TEDxYouth in Singapore a few months back made me realized that there was still so much out there that I do not know. It was surreal and yet exciting. Exciting because I was given the opportunity to share my passion with a new generation of youths, […]

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The Effects of Communication Technology

Communication technology has developed within different cultures over the years. Its effects can be seen in social, economic and in wars. And its effects vary from different cultures. It is learning about social behaviors that develop in our societies through the advancement of communication technology. Within this framework, there are several factors listed that affect […]

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What will our future be?

The Bali bombing which occurred on October 12, 2002 was the deadliest act of terrorism in Indonesia where 202 lives were lost; 88 of them Australians. In this essay, we will consider Deegan’s arguments on the issue of joining the fight against terror, against the Prime Minister’s reply to him. Deegan states that by joining […]

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U.S. Media

Do U.S. media flows into Singapore endanger the governments “nation-building” effort by threatening Singapore’s national identity?    Everyday, people around the world come into contact with various forms of media information, such as television commercials, print advertisements, the Internet, newspapers, magazines, etc. Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, many of these media channels […]

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Creative Ads

    William “Bill” Bernbach, an advertising pioneer once said “Just be sure your advertising is saying something with substance, something that will inform and serve the consumer, and be sure you’re saying it like it’s never been said before.” (Bernbach, Sawyer, 2004, p.126)  This creative ad campaign brought about by Shell involves the use of […]

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REflecting REpresentation & REconstruction

The entire process of creating this weblog was to understand the requirements and know-how of how blogs and design document works. It is about the design within the documents. I reflected on the entire process of blogging and delibrated over the considerations and design aspects on how to be successful in blogging. The more I […]

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DDP: Differentiation, Diversity, Personality

Every person has a distinctive personality. That’s how we are. Every colour has a different function. That’s how it communicates. Every race has certain characteristic that impact society. That’s how culture diversify. Every man can make a difference. Our individuality brings us to higher forms of communication.  May it be in architecture, typography, product design, document […]

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DDP: Desired Design Process

A friend of mine was chatting today and something caught my attention. The essence of that conversation goes like this…  “If art can effectively communicate emotions, capture attention, make someone laugh or cry, you have succeed…”  I was reminded in my reading of Robert L Peters, 2006 p.30, of Communication Arts periodical stating that ‘Design is a key link […]

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DDP: Designing Designs for Public

It is more important than ever that creatives with skills to capture the public’s attention need to communicate effectively across a wide range of media. As societies adapt and blend multiple media in a global world, public spaces become a platform for interactions and thus connecting cultures.  In Parker (RC 1990, p.7) suggest that we should […]

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DDP: Design Distinction vs Perspective

Reaction vs Interaction. How do we as designers break down content and make it a interactive and reactive experience?  Being interactive is making it “attractive” yet simple to use through interfaces. This is done with so many companies like blogger or wordpress. Even in websites, nowadays, there are companies that does templates and design custom […]

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DDP: Desired Design Perception

Perception is a very important term. How people perceive value and concept speaks alot about that person or the culture in which he or she is in. In Singapore, media and design is used very effectively to promote certain values and concepts which the government wants. As Singapore is a small society of closely nit […]

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DDP: Document Design Purpose

Is design too important to be entrusted to designers? I believe it is not so. Design (in this case document design) can help in business, technology and the social environment. The design fundamentals and research can be learnt in school, but the process of design within organizations can only be developed and discovered through time. […]

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Pursue a life of purpose

“Pursue a life of purpose.” That was one of the main focuses of the speech made by Dr. A.R. Bernard at a formal dinner held for professionals, managers, entrepreneurs and businessmen (PMEBs).   Held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, the invitation-only event was organized by a group of local businessmen and attracted at least 1000 […]

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DDP: Document Design Principles

Here’s a south park video. I’m testing to link videos to my blog. It is pretty easy to add links and most internet videos are 320×240 so that the size is big enough to be watched on the internet as well as small enough to download or upload, thus reducing waiting and buffering time. In […]

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Media Design in CULTURE… our perceived value.

Being a Media Producer for the last 9 years, I’ve seen how creativity triggers discomfort. I firmly believe that integrating the design thinking process into an organization will improve its competitive position. Any business today is strong because of its branding. Any organization needs to know that there is a need for “design thinkers” as an […]

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