23 May 2014, 1830 - 2100 hrs

24 - 25 May 2014, 1030 - 2100 hrs

The Plaza, National Library of Singapore

Benjamin Xue

"I love the way design operates at the intersection of science, art, and imagination. It helps to me frame my way of thinking and facilitates me to find the sweet spot to tackle the identified problem. Intrigued by how thing works, I am constantly looking out for the little eureka moments in our everyday which helps to make this world a better place."

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i ❤
science and technologies
travelling to new places
a lazy afternoon in a cafe reading a book

Designed by Ben:    

Ear Aesthetics - Aiding reconstructive procedure through innovation and design

Ear Aesthetics is about a surgery process approached from a scientific and rational approach. The process will be looking into improving the method use to treat Microtia. Using the processes of design thinking, this project aims to improve the usability and accuracy of this method. The ultimate goal for this improved usability is to allow more patients to enjoy better treatments and medical interventions.

Face Mask is a leveller used to find the line of symmetry of the face in order to mirror the position of the ear from one side of the face to the other.

Flow chart of the new proposed method to supplement the existing procedure to bring about better clinical outcome.

Mass customisation: Ear templates generated from a single script to aid the surgeon shape the ear scaffold.

Scale Ruler is a tool used to provide a point of reference for scaling.

in collaboration with
A/Prof Lynne Lim
Vice-Dean (Academic Affairs) at the Medical School, NUS,
and Vice-Chairman of the Medical Board at NUH

Dr. Lee Chin Hwee
Consultant at the Department of Diagnostic Imaging, National University Hospital


JUICE is a low powered electric hand blender designed for aspiring cooks between 9 and 14 years old. Innovative technology and design is leveraged to make the blender safe and easy to use for a target audience that is typically not allowed near it.

Designed with Kwek Wen Shu and Lim Kim

JUICE the electric hand blender designed for children.

The perfect blend, children will be now able to make their favourite drink by themselves.

JUICE can only be activated when it is used in its proprietary beaker.

Mini Monocle

Mini Monocle is a mixed-reality iPad app for young children of ages 4 to 6. Mini Monocle aims to improve children’s recognition of real life objects, by allowing them to explore around their houses while learning new vocabulary at the same time.

Designed with Leow Yuan Kai, Liang Yujing, Ee Jin Guan and Chen Yuling

Kid using the Mini Monocle to learn about household items' name.

Transmedia learning platform for the children and parents.

Look for the corresponding items in the house to earn your badges.

Special thanks to friends and lecturers at School of Computing for their help and support.


NOUVELLE Inspired by the chapters of a book, Nouvelle is made up of totems that are used for sales, storage and displays. Sliding glass panels, which aids the set up of store, are also used to create semi-private spaces for customers to experience the products.

Designed with Sarah Mokhtar In collaboration with L'Oreal Scental

Noevelle displayed in an airport context, show casing all the new products.

A single module of Nouvelle.

Nouvelle can be combined together to form different configurations for specific context.


Xiao Qing Yu


Yang Tzu-hsuan