IDEA9106 Design Thinking

Design is a state of mind



design crit, peer review

Poster Reflection-szho9451





In the tutorial last week, I presented my research report on community health for gym members to a group of 5 people.

I received a lot of reflections¬†and suggestions from others after presentation, which helped me to explore and revise ideas.For example, I received a reflection “Have you thought about putting some sensors in some parts of body that could detect false movement and give real time warning?”This feedback really inspired me to explore a new idea and I have decided to develop this idea as a concept in the design proposal.

Another very useful reflection is that “I want to know the different sports performance between the one with a personal trainer and the one without.” This reflection reminded me of an important missing point in my research report, and it made me realise that I need to include this information in my design proposal to support my ideas.

While listening to others presentation and watching their posters, I can get a lot of inspirations and ideas as well. I noticed a lot of different way of presenting information on a poster like how to organise the information and choose layout. Also, I can acquire a lot of new interesting knowledge among diversified fields including skin cancer, impacts of smoking and so on.

Overall, I have learned a lot in this tutorial and it’s really beneficial to my design proposal .



Blog Reflection 06 (Poster Presentation & Peer Review)

This week, we did a peer-to-peer review about each of our research reports. Each of us, in groups of 4-6 people, took turns to present our posters and then as the audience, we would write our comments / questions / feedbacks on post-it notes.


For my research report, I received a number of constructive and critical feedbacks from my peers. And my own responses have been recorded as above. To briefly summarize:

  • One of my peers pointed out that he/she didn’t know that one could be fined for the possession of electronic cigarette(s) before 2016
  • One suggested I look into an interesting program developed at YALE, called ‘cravingtoquit’
  • One suggested that I look into Positive Reinforcement method to encourage smoking cessation; a very sound advice, in my opinion and would actually work best in tandem with the Negative Reinforcement method for Initial Concept #1
  • One asked if I’ve thought about way(s) to engage more male respondents

In general, I received quite positive feedbacks for the report, however, I realize that my work is far from perfect and that with all these suggestions I received and I shall work upon, hopefully will improve my work to make it more solid.


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