Interview | Colin Ong

Journal Entry For
Project 3 - Interviews
  • Technologies:
    • How are people going to cleaning up after a day’s work? Not track dirt inside.
    • How about wind and vertical wind?
    • In an agricultural community, what kind of technologies would you be interested to see by 2050?
    • What are some technologies that are incorporated in luxury homes in 2023 that could be more widespread in budget homes by 2050?
  • Autism:
    • What is your experience with autism?
      • California resources are much better in some school districts, especially compared to other places like Malaysia
      • Nephew is L1-2, separation anxiety,
      • Trader Joes, doing his job to line up the cans, couldn’t be a bagger
    • What activities are enjoyable for autistic people?
      • Making boba
      • Cutting fruits and vegetables
    • How would autistic people do in a farming setting where there is routine maintenance of equipment and seasonal cultivating and harvesting?
      • Summer camp for people to learn new skills
      • Could be kids and could be older people
      • Some may be skilled or capable of learning the skills to do It, cooking/kitchen work
      • Microfinancing, micro living
    • Services for autism
      • Only in startup phase
      • Could use design thinking services for autistic
      • Diagnoses are going up,
        • maybe more diagnosed
      • If there is some kind of tool to refocus after they have been agitated, takes them to calm back down

  • Other:
    • In 25 years, what do you think will be the biggest issue farmworkers are facing in terms of housing?
    • In what ways do you think the priorities of farmers will change over the next 25 years?
    • How sustainable would you say the farmworkers housing is in your hometown? How could it be improved?