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Technical Report Refinements

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY EDIT

This proposal describes a research project carried out by Claustrophobic. The proposal consists the problem identification, a proposed solution, evaluation, details of how we carried out our study and conclusion. While crafting this proposal, Claustrophobic carried out first-hand observations of the problem and secondary research of existing systems and technologies. The team had also consulted with professors regarding the technical feasibility of our proposed solutions and their potential limitations. In the proposal, the project team addresses the behaviour of Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) commuters clustering around the doors nearest to the escalator. This results in an uneven distribution of commuters on the trains, which reduces the effective capacity of the train. Commuters in the carriages near the escalator also suffer from an uncomfortable ride due to the higher density.
The proposal will detail our suggested improvements to the current syste…

Reader's Response Draft 4

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In the article “Floor lights help 'smartphone-zombies' keep eye on the road”, Tan (2017) reports that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has installed LED strips embedded in pavements to help pedestrians keep an eye on the road. This initiative could be useful in encouraging pedestrians who are using mobile devices to be more aware of their surroundings. Tan highlights statistics provided by the Traffic Police showing that there was a 5.4% increase in traffic accidents involving pedestrians as compared to 2015. Tan also states that the LED strips are placed on trial at areas with high pedestrian activity to determine its effectiveness of keeping pedestrians alert of their surroundings. The LED strips will light up similarly to traditional traffic lights, providing a sense of familiarity to the pedestrians. In the article, Tan implies that "smartphone-zombies" are causing the rise in accidents involving pedestrians. However, there are other factors th…

Critical Reflection on Effective Communication SIE2016

As we approach the end of the module, I feel that I have improved on both my written and oral communication skills. The coursework has provided me with the opportunity to practice my writing with exercises such as as the reader's response and refining the technical report. In the physical aspect, the many group discussions and mini presentations throughout the course has helped build my visual and verbal communication skills.

I found the group/pair work to have enhanced the learning experience. It has helped to facilitate a more conducive learning environment through constant group discussions, peer reviews and assessments. I am a believer in group learning, especially with peers who are willing and capable. As a group we are able to learn from each other's mistakes and to build on each other's knowledge.

In my introductory post, I had set a goal for myself. I wanted to be more confident when speaking in front of an audience. In the past three months, we have been given mu…

Analytical Reflection on Oral Presentation

Looking back on the presentation, I felt that it has been a positive experience overall. As a group, Claustrophobic has learnt a lot. I have learnt more about myself as a presenter and I am now more conscious of myself when giving a presentation. Additionally, I feel that Zhouzhi and XueLe has improved tremendously since the start of the term and I am glad for them.

Going into specifics, I have received feedback from my peers that I tend to pace around too much. I did so to help myself cope with the nervousness. I understand now that it could be distracting for the audience. I have also received comments that I came off as a little 'too casual'. The team and I had done multiple runs of the presentation in an informal setting. I believe this has resulted in some of my informal quirks surfacing up during my final presentation. I agree with the criticisms, and I will make a conscious effort minimize my unnecessary movements and to keep an appropriate tone in the future.

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Technical Report Draft 2

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Project Team Biodata


Jerome is currently an undergraduate in Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). He is currently pursuing a degree in sustainable infrastructure engineering (building services). Jerome has an engineering background. He graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a diploma in sustainable urban design and engineering in 2015.

Xue Le is an undergraduate studying in Singapore Institute of Technology pursuing a degree in sustainable infrastructure engineering (Land).He graduated from Nanyang Polytechnic with a diploma in electrical engineering with eco-design. Xue le is a regular commuter on the MRT.
Zhouzhi is currently an undergraduate in Singapore Institute of technology and is pursuing a degree in sustainable infrastructure engineering (building services). He graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a diploma in automation & mechatronic systems. His primary mode of transportation is the MRT and he uses it daily to commute to school.







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Technical Report Draft 1

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Background Information
When waiting for the train, passengers tend to crowd around the doors near the escalator and not move toward the ends of the platform. This causes an uneven distribution of passengers across the carriages of the train when they board, resulting in carriages at both ends of the MRT being relatively empty compared to the carriages nearer to the escalators.
To demonstrate our point, our team went down to Clementi MRT station on a weekday evening, right before peak hour and recorded our observations. We positioned each team member at three consecutive carriages. Carriage number four was nearest to the escalators and the elevator while carriage 2 was the furthest.

Each member would count the total number of passengers waiting to board a specific carriage. For more pictures please refer to the appendices.

Timings Car 2
(Furthest from escalator) Car 3 Car 4
(Nearest to escalator) 1630 10 10 19 1645

Reader Response Draft 3

In the article “Floor lights help 'smartphone-zombies' keep eye on the road”, Tan (2017) reports that the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has installed LED strips embedded in pavements to help pedestrians keep an eye on the road. This initiative could be useful in encouraging pedestrians who are using mobile devices to be more aware of their surroundings. Tan highlights statistics provided by the Traffic Police showing that there was a 5.4% increase in traffic accidents involving pedestrians as compared to 2015. Tan also states that the LED strips are placed on trial at areas with high pedestrian activity to determine its effectiveness of keeping pedestrians alert of their surroundings. The LED strips will light up similarly to traditional traffic lights, providing a sense of familiarity to the pedestrians. In the article, Tan implies that "smartphone-zombies" are causing the rise in accidents involving pedestrians. However, there are other factors that have a greater…