Ide@s 2008 at UTM Skudai

Winners

Salam. I’ve been the head for IIUM contingent for the Industrial Designers’ Saturday at UTM Skudai. The event was organised by the ID Club UTM from 16 to 18 February. We departed the night before on Friday and it takes more than 12 hours to reach. I don’t know why we need to depart on Friday night. Instead we can depart on Saturday morning. I hate it when I have to sleep in the van. Oh yeah. There are only 13 students, 2 lecturers and 2 drivers with 2 vans.

MIXING AROUND
What are the activities down there? In the ice breaking session, they mixed all of the participants into smaller groups and have some group binding activities. And on the next day we have telematch with 5 checkpoints. Its fun and interesting I guess when we are mixing around with all industrial designers students. I hate it when seeing architecture and interior design students are having their students workshop. I wonder if there’s any of IDE students workshop. At least I know that I’m not alone in this world, I mean in Malaysia because there are lots of interesting people in this field.

TALKS AND DINNER
Next, there are 2 talks, from Orca Design and Motorola Design Integration team. On Sunday night, we have ide@s Nite. It’s my first time having Chinese Set in a dinner. I’ve always wanted to experience this set because last time when I’m doing part time as banquet at Renaissance, I serve them chinese set and since then I’m wishing for having one. Maybe its because most of the Ide@s committee are chinese students. FYI, the dinner took place at Pulai Spring Resort, which I can say its kinda like Awana Kijal or Genting.

DESIGN COMPETITION
Now the best part of the whole trip. They also have organised 2 competition which is semester project and open title product design. Fortunately, for the former, I’ve won the first prize with the StepMovr design while my colleague Hisham won runner-up with his Camel Active Chair. The latter competition, the first prize of RM500 also won by my colleague Farhan with his Magna Rack. That made us the overall winner that bring back home the Piala Pusingan (how to translate that?). Despite our lack of discipline in time punctuality, I guess its some kind of bless because we’ve won both categories. Imagine, UIA doesn’t produce any graduates yet in IDE, ID and conservation, but we manage to go up to the standard that allow us for the victories.

WHY AAD?
Its just some of my own point of view based on the observation its just that my department AAD in UIA was lucky compared to the ID in UTM Skudai. I can say this because of the location. UIA was situated in KL suburb and its easy for part time lecturers to come and teach us. Besides that, basically design activities like exhibition and seminars usually took place in KL. So students near Klang Valley can appreciate the exposure and design awareness in this city. Unlike in UTM where their only design awareness city is situated in Singapore. Yeah, at least you must have a passport and extra cash to have a trip down there. I’m sorry for UTM because many lecturers especially part timers don’t interested to teach them. Location is very crucial in this situation.

JUDGING CRITERIA
Moreover, as in the design competition, I’m wondering what are the judges are looking for. According to my lecturer, its the idea itself. I do awed by the fine workmanship of the prototype but as a designer, it goes back to our idea on how do we becoming creative in problem solving. Industrial design is not just about making good design but the main point is the functionality and practicality. I’m not saying that my design is the best because the workmanship is not good enough. As I mention earlier, from now onwards, I’ll try to love doing design and sketch even more, and the main thing is identifying problems and ideas.

Too much of design lately. This week is the finalising design crit session. I hope I can get through all of this because the submission is just around the corner. Wish me luck.

34 thoughts on “Ide@s 2008 at UTM Skudai”

  1. hi..
    1st n foremost tahniah coz u n ur team ‘sapu bersih’ ideas08 as ur team is 1st timer in ideas program.despite of unpleasent rumors of attitude that ideas comiti heard from ur runner, ur team manage to win the overall winner trophy.congrats..but bear in mind(for all the winner n participants..), as our judges representative (orca, motorola n mrm) said after the ceremony there is no real winner as all the participants are not achieve the standard that we set for this competition..no one has really come out with a real ‘fresh’ design in the open title competiton..and we all lack in considering the user needs and other aspect etc. ergonomic…
    anyway..we hope u n ur team enjoy n can learn something from this program..
    maybe uia can organize this kind of event or workshop, so we from utm can join n share the knowledge as u said earlier..

    “Its just some of my own point of view based on the observation its just that my department AAD in UIA was lucky compared to the ID in UTM Skudai. I can say this because of the location. UIA was situated in KL suburb and its easy for part time lecturers to come and teach us. Besides that, basically design activities like exhibition and seminars usually took place in KL. So students near Klang Valley can appreciate the exposure and design awareness in this city. Unlike in UTM where their only design awareness city is situated in Singapore. Yeah, at least you must have a passport and extra cash to have a trip down there. I’m sorry for UTM because many lecturers especially part timers don’t interested to teach them. Location is very crucial in this situation.”

    Keep up a good work n we hope to see u ur team the next ideas..

  2. hi..
    1st n foremost tahniah coz u n ur team ‘sapu bersih’ ideas08 as ur team is 1st timer in ideas program.despite of unpleasent rumors of attitude that ideas comiti heard from ur runner, ur team manage to win the overall winner trophy.congrats..but bear in mind(for all the winner n participants..), as our judges representative (orca, motorola n mrm) said after the ceremony there is no real winner as all the participants are not achieve the standard that we set for this competition..no one has really come out with a real ‘fresh’ design in the open title competiton..and we all lack in considering the user needs and other aspect etc. ergonomic…
    anyway..we hope u n ur team enjoy n can learn something from this program..
    maybe uia can organize this kind of event or workshop, so we from utm can join n share the knowledge as u said earlier..

    “Its just some of my own point of view based on the observation its just that my department AAD in UIA was lucky compared to the ID in UTM Skudai. I can say this because of the location. UIA was situated in KL suburb and its easy for part time lecturers to come and teach us. Besides that, basically design activities like exhibition and seminars usually took place in KL. So students near Klang Valley can appreciate the exposure and design awareness in this city. Unlike in UTM where their only design awareness city is situated in Singapore. Yeah, at least you must have a passport and extra cash to have a trip down there. I’m sorry for UTM because many lecturers especially part timers don’t interested to teach them. Location is very crucial in this situation.”

    Keep up a good work n we hope to see u ur team the next ideas..

  3. First, congrats for being entitled the overall winner for ideas08.
    Well, Adlan, winning doesn’t prove u r great. I’m sure u’ve heard of the locally termed “jaguh kampong”. Taking the difference of opinion by ideas08 the “inferior standards” issue, no winners are expected. These words might not sound so comfortable to u, but perhaps will be a catalyst for ur future success.
    And breu, I don’t actually buy the statement that UIA did better as it’s situated in KL. Just take my words, u shud be thankful with what u have rather than comparing UIA to other local uni. It’s not wise to compare especially when UPM is situated strategically too. Ppl from UPM, don’t u think so? Huh?
    Oh, the thing that u guys did realize soon, but slow to change, the irrational habits. U see, designers solve others’ problem, but what if they have their own problem to solve? Hard eh?
    Just a part I agree with ya. A good design is not beauty alone, but well blended with function.
    So the question, shud u just keep on being proud of the winning?
    Yea.. just lose the ego, cos this is just the beginning.. for a UIA..

    by faith, we shall meet in the next ideas.
    God bless.

  4. First, congrats for being entitled the overall winner for ideas08.
    Well, Adlan, winning doesn’t prove u r great. I’m sure u’ve heard of the locally termed “jaguh kampong”. Taking the difference of opinion by ideas08 the “inferior standards” issue, no winners are expected. These words might not sound so comfortable to u, but perhaps will be a catalyst for ur future success.
    And breu, I don’t actually buy the statement that UIA did better as it’s situated in KL. Just take my words, u shud be thankful with what u have rather than comparing UIA to other local uni. It’s not wise to compare especially when UPM is situated strategically too. Ppl from UPM, don’t u think so? Huh?
    Oh, the thing that u guys did realize soon, but slow to change, the irrational habits. U see, designers solve others’ problem, but what if they have their own problem to solve? Hard eh?
    Just a part I agree with ya. A good design is not beauty alone, but well blended with function.
    So the question, shud u just keep on being proud of the winning?
    Yea.. just lose the ego, cos this is just the beginning.. for a UIA..

    by faith, we shall meet in the next ideas.
    God bless.

  5. ceh..attitude truk xgune.sume cite uia susah nak bg kejesame.ikut kepala sendri..name je uia tp mcm budak skolah!!

  6. ceh..attitude truk xgune.sume cite uia susah nak bg kejesame.ikut kepala sendri..name je uia tp mcm budak skolah!!

  7. emm…actually x perlu nak bangga diri with ur klik.dia (farhan) bkan dikira sebagai pemenang because dia bkan peserta ide@s 08. u kno wat i mean right?

  8. emm…actually x perlu nak bangga diri with ur klik.dia (farhan) bkan dikira sebagai pemenang because dia bkan peserta ide@s 08. u kno wat i mean right?

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  12. I just came across your blog after the event have been past a year from now. For your information, the history of IDE@S flashes back in 2002 where a few enthusiast individuals from IDUTM came out with an idea of an national level event to be organize among all Industrial Design undergraduates in M’sia to project their abilities to produce GOOD Designs in an exponential scale not only during their academic stage but also in years to come… a platform to unite and stay stronger… Thus after insufficient resources, the book had been placed back on the shelf. It was until 2004 where it were reopened once more to be carefully restructured and relevant actions soon be initiated to place the puzzle back for a second attempt. All the intensive 6 months preparation later had made IDE@S_05 finally happen to the extend where the committee members and adviser can still be proud as it was one of the greatest achievement of its kind ever to be achieved til date. Though a lot of the the team member who had contributed a tremendous effort in this event have achieved a successful path in this industry, they would appreciate every moment of tears, depression, joy, sacrifice, honour and respect to all who have directly and indirectly contributed, participated and experienced this historical event. In fact, a hope will be still intact with them that this particular event will be an ongoing one with the spirit to share a thoughtful mind for a betterment of the society. Despite the fact that the 2008 one had a few loopholes and issue that rise from a lack of preparation, I strongly believe that every individual who are looking at the right point of view will highly benefited from almost all aspect of it.

    1. Wow. Thanx for the comment dude.

      I really enjoy the program. I believe that you guys must have experienced lot of difficulties in making it a successful event.

      You guys really did a good job because I don’t see any loopholes whatsoever. haha!

      I wonder when IDEAS 2009 going to be held..

  13. I just came across your blog after the event have been past a year from now. For your information, the history of IDE@S flashes back in 2002 where a few enthusiast individuals from IDUTM came out with an idea of an national level event to be organize among all Industrial Design undergraduates in M’sia to project their abilities to produce GOOD Designs in an exponential scale not only during their academic stage but also in years to come… a platform to unite and stay stronger… Thus after insufficient resources, the book had been placed back on the shelf. It was until 2004 where it were reopened once more to be carefully restructured and relevant actions soon be initiated to place the puzzle back for a second attempt. All the intensive 6 months preparation later had made IDE@S_05 finally happen to the extend where the committee members and adviser can still be proud as it was one of the greatest achievement of its kind ever to be achieved til date. Though a lot of the the team member who had contributed a tremendous effort in this event have achieved a successful path in this industry, they would appreciate every moment of tears, depression, joy, sacrifice, honour and respect to all who have directly and indirectly contributed, participated and experienced this historical event. In fact, a hope will be still intact with them that this particular event will be an ongoing one with the spirit to share a thoughtful mind for a betterment of the society. Despite the fact that the 2008 one had a few loopholes and issue that rise from a lack of preparation, I strongly believe that every individual who are looking at the right point of view will highly benefited from almost all aspect of it.

    1. Wow. Thanx for the comment dude.

      I really enjoy the program. I believe that you guys must have experienced lot of difficulties in making it a successful event.

      You guys really did a good job because I don’t see any loopholes whatsoever. haha!

      I wonder when IDEAS 2009 going to be held..

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    1. ni mesti tak penah cari psl ideas ni.. kalo cari, mesti jumpa punya.. hehe

      btw well done. i’m waiting for the next ideas 09!

    1. ni mesti tak penah cari psl ideas ni.. kalo cari, mesti jumpa punya.. hehe

      btw well done. i’m waiting for the next ideas 09!

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