Student Experience
Benjamin Xue Wei Long
Industrial Design
Milton Tan Memorial Fund Scholar
School of Design and Environment
Class 2014

NUS alumnus and valedictorian of his class, Benjamin Xue, discovered his passion for creating practical solutions with a creative mind as an undergraduate. Inspired by his mentors, he created “Ear Aesthetic”, a system to help with the surgery of a condition called microtia. Despite its challenges and cross-disciplinary nature, Benjamin was able to find a solution to improve a medical treatment.
After I attended the NUS openhouse, I was inspired by the efforts and commitment put into the students by the industrial design lecturers.Based on my research, I learnt that the training at NUS will allow me to have an open mind, think critically and challenge my potential. I felt that no other university can provide me this skill set.

Liow Wei Ting
Industrial Design
Class 2012

Liow Wei Ting, a recent graduate and currently a researcher in the Division of Industrial Design at the NUS School of Design and Environment, talks about how an idea for her final year thesis project turned into Fil'O, a product to alert deaf parents to the fact that their children are crying. Wei Ting, the only Singaporean finalist for the James Dyson Award in 2012, is developing Fil'O at the NUS Design Incubation Centre and in partnership with the Singapore Association for the Deaf.

Selene Chew
Industrial Design
Class 2011

"I came into the industrial design programme not knowing what is design, but I have never regretted my path for a day. In the programme, I learnt skills and thinking processes that built a solid foundation for the work that I am pursuing today."

Selene Chew graduated in 2011, designing BlindSpot, an award-winning solution to help people with visual impairment navigate through the urban environment whilst keeping in touch with friends.

Selene is now studying for her master’s degree at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA.