TEASE exhibit at Human+: The Future of Our Species Exhibition

Title:  TEASE 

Exhibit: Art Science Museum Human+: The Future of Our Species (20 May -15 Oct 2017)

Team Members: Lim Jiong Han Kerwyn, Nur’Idrus Bin Yusof, Mason Sou, Sally Wang Ling Jia, Shao-En Tsai, Christal Chan Kai Ting and Ong Jun He 

Mentor : Lim Hue Tyng

TEASE was conceptualized and developed by students from Nanyang Polytechnic in Singapore. It is a playful and whimsical interactive installation, which explores interpersonal relationships between humans and technology. The installation consists of a series of mechanical body parts, which the visitor is invited to interact with.  Visitors can touch, scratch, pinch or squeeze the body parts, eliciting different reactions from the installation, depending on their actions.  Teasing and being teased is one of the many ways humans interact.  When teasing is playful and friendly, it usually results in positive reactions from the person being teased.  TEASE explores what happens when people are invited to tease a machine. It asks visitors how they feel when they are teasing others, and to share the amusement they feel when engaged in the act of teasing, with other visitors.

Try teasing the different body parts and observe the different responses. Did you receive a positive or negative response from the person being teased? How do you feel when you are the one teasing other people? Do you feel happy when you receive a positive response? Look behind the wall and discover your expression when you are teasing someone.

This version of TEASE was developed in Singapore by Lim Jiong Han Kerwyn, Nur’Idrus Bin Yusof, Mason Sou, Sally Wang Ling Jia, Shao-En Tsai, Christal Chan Kai Ting and Ong Jun He from the Diploma in Interaction Design, School of Interactive and Digital Media, Nanyang Polytechnic.

TEASE was first created by 2 members of the team and 4 Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art (GAFA) students in Nov 2016, and was exhibited in GAFA, Guangzhou, China.

Interaction Awards 2015/16 (Shortlisted)

Title:  City Of Fireflies

Team Members: Nur Shahidah, Nurul Atiqah, Wong Shu Ting


In Singapore, commuters rely on mobile application and printed information board at bus stops and interchanges for travelling information, such as, bus route, fare, estimated arrival time and bus load ( available seats ). The popular mobile applications used by commuters provide some information but no single mobile application provide ALL the information above.

Based on our research and data provided by Land Transport Authority, we decided to propose an interactive board and application to cater for better user experience, where the key is to simplify the extraction and transmission of information.

Our idea is to propose an optimised user experience when they are travelling by bus in Singapore. The proposed information board and mobile application will provide information such as the load of the bus, bus arrival time, notification systems and current location of the oncoming bus. As for the information board, we are utilising existing data feed to show the moving buses in real time through the use of glowing lights so the users can see where their buses is on the map. This category best reflect our project because we are making daily lives more efficient. Users can plan their journey better.

Minimizing their chances of being late or waiting for their bus under the hot sun.

Finally, making use of data feed and technology that are currently available, we believe that our idea is a more comprehensive option than what is currently available.


The Splash Awards 2015 (Champion)

Title: Happy Working Lor

Team Members: Siti Nur Anisha Binte Mohamad Jani, Tan Hui Shan Quenna, Nur Shafiqah Binte Suhaimi

Mentors: Stephanie Ng, Coen Chua

Sub-Theme(s): Pride in Every Job

Abstract: This is an app to encourage individuals to take pride in their jobs. Through the interface the team has created, individuals could submit pictures with captions, short stories, or inspiring quotes to highlight either aspects of their own jobs or those of others. Their aim is to motivate and inspire other Singaporeans to have a better working attitude and to enjoy their jobs with a positive mind-set, to bring out the SG50 and SkillsFuture spirit. Users can also keep track of their own happy moments at work and also those who inspired them to work with passion. Vouchers for Singapore’s attractions would be used as incentives for users to participate.

Samsung's Solve for Tomorrow Competition (2nd in Polytechnic and ITE category)

Title: SMARTCare

Team Members: Alexandra Ng, Vishnu Kumar, Jolene Seet & Kevin Huang

Our product is targeted at the increasing population of the elderly.

Research shows that almost half of the elderly population are forgetful and are in need of constant reminders and also need to be monitored on a daily basis.

With our product - Samsung SMARTCare, we can offer the elderly a variety of options. The SMARTCare comes with the Smart Band, a Smart Pillbox and an in-built Mobile Application that connects to both items. With the mobile application, you can key in info about the elderly who are wearing the band. You can also add in and monitor the medications that have to be taken at a given time.

You can key in the number of medications to be taken, the name of the medication and colour code. The pillbox lights up whenever it is time to take your medications and if you do not open it within fifteen minutes, it will send a reminder to the band and the band will vibrate. And according to the colour codes of the pillbox, the lights on the band will light up so the elderly would know which compartment to take their medications from. Also, the band can remind the elderly of the next medical checkup so they would know when the next appointment is and they will never miss it.

The application can also monitor the current location of the band so you can monitor the elderly’s location.

You can also view the current and passed medical records and medical appointment records of the elderly inside the app.

With the band, the elderly would not require to bring their medical documents to the hospitals or clinics. Instead, they can plug the band into a USB port in the hospitals computers and key in the data which would be updated immediately into the application and the hospital’s patient database. Lastly, the band can increase the timing for the traffic light to stay red to allow the elderly to cross and it can also increase the timing for the doors to stay open in the mrt.

Mobile Applications