Throwback Thursday – A Concept to Remember

Nov 6, 2019

I think one of the most unexpected takeaway so far for this programme was the visit to the African American History Museum. It brought a lot more context for me since I watched “12 Years A Slave” a couple of years ago, and weaved in the evolution of the Civil Rights Movement. It’s not the easiest of all museums to visit but so powerful in sharing.

Most significantly, I like how the captions mentioned the tenacity of the group despite the challenges they had. It’s a lot clearer to me why and how emotions of “being strong”, and concepts of “freedom” are used, because there was literally nothing tangible available to the community. And while my takeaways from this visit broadened my understanding of the struggles that the community had, it also reminded me of the challenges and efforts faced for other groups back home – from migrant workers to minority groups that have yet to progress. It’s always a work in progress, and I would like to see how I can play a part.

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YSEALI Week One – Making Green The Norm

It’s been about five days since arriving in Washington, DC, and it’s been quite a different environment so far. Amongst which have been the cool weather, wide streets and friendly people. Yet the one sight that left me a deep impression was this recycling bin. Coupled with the briefings that I had over the past week, I thought it was a useful to sum up my initial thoughts and observations

The digital age – how have our lives improve through digital behaviour interventions?

Have you ever been ‘elbow-ed’ by one of your friends? Maybe it was to push you to answer a teacher’s question or to introduce yourself to a new person. That in itself is a form of nudge!These days, nudges come in different forms – even digitally! Given the digital age we live in today, there has been a rise in the implementation of digital behavioural interventions. SMS text reminders have been demonstrated to be

Sometimes nudges are all around us – do you notice them?

What safety prompts and triggers have you noticed on roads while driving around the country? One of the most important road safety measures were implemented in the 1900s. Can you guess what it is? – Yes, it is the speed bump!Did you know that speed bumps, humps and rumble lines act as a nudge for vehicles to slow down? As a driver, you notice this ‘obstacle’ from a distance and begin to engage the brake pedal to slow down your vehicle. 

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