Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Final Idea

As for the final idea, we combined the idea of door-to-door collection, trash collection day, and rewards. The purpose of this idea is to encourage people to recycle more because who does not like to get rewards? People could sign up a 3R account to register their names and addresses. After that, like other Point Cards, it will be sent to your address or you can pick it up in nearest Community Centre. On certain days selected, trash would be collected by the trash collector but the main part is people have to sort out the trash based on materials that will be collected that day. For an instance, on Wednesday, it will be Plastics and Electronics junks so people have to sort it out into the garbage bag and leave it on the door. After that, the trash collector would come and pick it up. They will be the one who counts the points rewarded. They will also be the one who automatically update the points added. Every points added can be accumulated up to a year, they can also redeemed it to get discounts at Fair Price and OG.

In my opinion, this is a good idea that can be applied in Singapore. People would get interested to it and started to do it. From daily actions can be a habit and recycling habit is definitely a good start to save our planet.

The design.

Sunday, 20 April 2014


Jambangan is a recycling centre which can be found in Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia. This place provides recycling training, recyclable materials, and also accepts orders on recyclable handcrafts.
The handicraftsmen are usually housewives, who got nothing to do in the day, so they decided to make things out of recyclable waste and turn it into a new products which can turn into money.

 Artificial Flowers made of plastic straws (Rp. 35,000 or S$3)
Flowers colour choice.

Corsage (Rp. 5,000 or 50 cents each)
 Wallet (Rp. 10,000 or S$1)
Pencil Case (Rp. 25,000 or S$2)
 Notebooks (Small Rp. 25,000 or S$2 and Big Rp. 40,000 or S$4)
 Tote Bag (Rp. 25,000 or S$2)
Sling Bag (Rp. 75,000 or S$7)

These above are just some of their works that they sell. It is actually fine made. I think it is one of the best alternatives to encourage people to recycle. It is good for unemployed people to start the business because the materials are not expensive (wasted materials that can be recycled)

<Source: Jambangan Daur Ulang www.daurulangjambangan.blogspot.com>

Monday, 14 April 2014

Main ideas sketch

I was asked to sketch out the five main ideas. So these are the sketches:

Pay the fine
Green bin
Voucher rebate
Trash collecting day
Door-to-door collection

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Housewives as Persona

As the teacher asked us to use one or more persona(s) in the project, my group chose to use housewives. Many may asked why. Well, housewives are basically the one that take care of the house regularly. They are the one who are responsible of it. Meaning that they are the one who take care of the household waste too. In that case, they are also the one who knows if the trash are being recycled or not. In this project, we decided to interview them. We take three housewives as our subject. The HDB living housewife, a housewife who lives in private property and one who works in a day and also have to be a housewife. With this research method, we want to find out any obstacle for them on recycling the waste. What are needed to be done and how to solve it. I think, personally, housewives are the best persona to represent this topic.

Saturday, 29 March 2014


So our group came up with five ideas which we chose from our brainstorm ideas. Apart from it, we are assigned to see each pros and cons so at the end, we can figure out which ones are the best one and or maybe combine each other to create one final idea.

Monday, 17 March 2014


Class were asked to do a brainstorming and have to came up with 101 ideas towards the group topic. On mahjong paper, my group managed to not only come up with 101 ideas but in total of 110 (well, mainly because we miscalculated and end up did 110). Anyways, it's kinda messy but it supposed to be that way right.

Monday, 10 March 2014

Case study

So in class, the lecturer asked if we understand the research methodology, such as case study, interview, observation, survey, etc. My group got case study and the teacher asked questions about it.
 This is my group's answers. After all questions answered, we were asked to paste it on to the wall. All the case studies ones become one group after that we have to discuss which we need to add.

Other's group

Other's group