Research on Diet Pills (For assignment 2)

Posted: December 14, 2010 in UCD

List of diet pills on the market:

  • Xando
  • Extrim
  • Trimslim

  • KINTOPILL™

  • Proactol™
  • Slim 10
  • SNE slimming pills
  • Lipo Blast

Singapore is ranked fifth as a nation of diet pill-popper:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/singaporelocalnews/view/284276/1/.html


Some of the problems which diet pills can cause:

– Becoming addicted to the pills and loosing more weight than is healthy for your body

http://www.articlesbase.com/medicine-articles/the-problems-with-diet-pills-600334.html )

– Heart problems cause by diet pills

http://www.wdxcyber.com/ngen06.htm )

-Eating Disorder

http://www.something-fishy.org/dangers/methods.php )


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Observation for Week 9

Posted: December 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

1) How do the users use this design?

The user can simply adjust the wing of the light to adjust the brightness of the lighting.

 

2) How do the users benefit from it?

This design is very special because by adjusting the wing of the light, the user will be able to adjust the brightness of the light.  This would allow user to adjust the lighting easily and not going to the switch and adjust. The design is very user-friendly and even kids know how to use it.

 

3) What can be improve?

Maybe the shape of the wing can be change, to a more circular shape, because the current design has abit of slightly sharp edges,which i find it dangerous.

 

Observation for Week 8

Posted: December 14, 2010 in Uncategorized

 

1) How do the users use this design?

This is a very simple design made for wire coils. It is actually good because the user can easily roll up and keep their wires.

 

2) How do the users benefit from it?

The users will not need to be scare that the wires will be tangling around at every corner of the house.The whole wire will be at the power point and nicely coiled. The unique selling point for this,  is that it is really very simple design that anyone who sees it, will know how to use it.

 

3) What can be improve?

The wing of the power point can be extended ( to allow more wires being coiled to the point) and also having a few more sets of wing to allow other different wires to be separated incase they tangle up.

Persona

Posted: November 30, 2010 in UCD

Observation for Week 7

Posted: November 29, 2010 in UCD

1) How do the users use this design?

This is very useful and simple design made for those who love to have plants surrounding their home. It is actually good because the user can easily place their plants on the railing or anywhere. The user will only need to put in the plants, and then find a nice place and slot this “pot” in.

2) How do the users benefit from it?

The users will not need to be scare that the plants will drop from the railing and all, causing killer litter, because it will stick firmly on the railing. The unique selling point for this “pot” is that there are no screw or anything needed to secure it, which makes it simple and nice. Can be easily installed without any problems.

3) What can be improve?

Maybe the pot is still abit small, it can expand the storage of the plant and maybe the depth of the pot also.

Observation for Week 6

Posted: November 29, 2010 in UCD

 

1) How do the users use this design?

This is a piece of simple tool that allows the user to crack an egg without much effort. The user only have to place the egg in the middle of the tool, simply press and hold, and the egg is cracked nicely. The egg yolk can also be separated by using a add-on on this tool. It can also  be used to crack an hard-boiled egg.

 

2) How do the users benefit from it?

This allows the users to crack an egg without much effort! Its more for those who cannot crack an egg properly and always ended up having egg shells in mix. Its a very useful piece of tool for those beginner in cooking and those who cannot crack an egg well. The unique selling point for this would be, cracking the egg in such a easy way. Everything is so neat.

 

3) What can be improve?

I think this is already working well for alot of people. But maybe they can start having one that can crack multiple eggs at a time.

Observation for Week 5

Posted: November 29, 2010 in UCD

1) How do the users use this design?

The user only need to simply press in and screw in this tool and turn it anti clock to get the flesh of the pineapple! Its just simple steps to eating pineapple! This tools allow the user to remove the flesh of the pineapple without any skin on it.

 

2) How do the users benefit from it?

The user can easily peel off the skin of the pineapple and eat the flesh. It is easier because the user do not need to use a knife ( which might cut he/her self) and lesser effort is needed. Very useful tool for pineapple lover! Children can also use this as it is not dangerous at all! The unique selling point is that it doesnt not contain any sharp areas, so everyone can easily use it, including children.

 

3) What can be improve?

I feel that this design can be improved to fit all kinds of fruits, and it will be very handy.