And why we absolutely need it

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The word ergonomics is all about designing for people. It is defined as the science of a workspace fitting into a user’s needs to drive efficiency and productivity all while reducing discomfort for the user.

Ergonomics applies everywhere, all around us. Think of your workspace. Does your chair provide you comfort throughout the day? Is your desktop at the right height? Do your wrists hurt from typing all day?

These are some of the questions that an ergonomist put into considers when designing a product.

Ergonomics is defined as the understanding of human interaction and a product. …


Is it worth it?

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Did you know? As of today, we produce about 300 million tonnes of plastic waste every year. It is nearly equivalent to the weight of the entire human population!

I used to think that living sustainably was difficult and almost impossible but as I started bringing my reusable tumbler to work and even taking cold showers every day, I realised that it’s the little things that go a long way.

We live on this planet shared by billions and it’s our duty to save it. …


What do Chinese lumberjacks do? Chopsticks… Get it?

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A Chinese proverb was once written: “It is easy to break a chopstick, but they become unbreakable when we put all of them together.”

Have you used chopsticks in your life before? You gotta admit, they might look easy but it takes practice to master the use of chopsticks! A reality TV series ‘The Return of Superman’ broadcasted in Korea has featured a segment where kids have their meals, with chopsticks.

In many Asian countries, families usually eat their meals using chopsticks. Do you know that in different parts of Asia, the designs are different? …


From banana leaves to ice cream pints?

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“What will I have for lunch today?”

I wondered at my desk thinking about what to have for lunch. After squeezing my brain juices for a few minutes, Nasi Lemak came up. You can never go wrong with this dish. You can have it for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even supper!

Nasi Lemak is a traditional Malay fragrant rice dish that can be found in many Southeast Asian countries. Nasi Lemak translated to English is called “rice in cream”. The dish is known for its rich flavour as the rice is soaked and cooked in coconut milk.

When it comes…


How different Japanese Bento box design incorporates its own meaning

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こんにちは! (Konnichiwa!)

Do you know what is a Bento Box? To those who aren’t familiar with this term, allow me to pour the tea into your cup. A bento box is basically a lunchbox made in Japan. They come in different shapes, sizes, colours, and designs. They’re definitely a feast for the eyes and make your mouth water. Let’s dig in, shall we?

Are Bento Boxes a tradition in Japan?

In Japan, yes they are. Bento boxes were invented over a hundred years ago during the Kamakura period where they store cooked, hot, and steamy rice into a bento container and brought it out for lunch.

What…


When society divides, education does not have to.

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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word boundary? Divides, borders, the line that no one crosses? In many sense, it points to a certain limit. However, have you considered that breaking boundaries can help you in getting a better education, or perhaps even your way of life?

Eliminating these unnecessary boundaries does not only apply to others — you can give yourself a go at it too. Try it sometimes and see how that opens up the communication with your inner-self, and allows you to achieve your long-shelved dreams.

In our daily lives…


Pointers that could enhance learning for students

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There are many different ways to promote learning. Of course, there are techniques to assist the learning process, as well as understanding the concept.

Learning will never stop, regardless of age. Understanding something new can be a challenging process, the importance of developing new ideas and skills can open up one’s perspective to something fresh.

Here are some pointers to expand the learning experience for students and facilitate growth.

Teachers are the root to help and educate students. They are instrumental in their development and success in schools and life. …

Nadhrah Aqilah

A writer for SuperCampus Asia. A content marketing strategist at Refruit. All about design. Corporate profile.

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