While I was studying, the Math and Stats Society held a logo design competition, this logo design was to be put on garments.
The logo was inspired by a diamond shape and mathematics symbols, the idea was to incorporate mathematical symbols that represent the Society. Pi is a key notation in mathematics, it is an irrational number and it is used to calculate circle precisely. The summation symbol was added because when the symbol is rotated clockwise, it shapes like an “M” which is the first character of my school name, McMaster University. Then it seems like it is weird that it does not have a shape so I decided to add the rest of the summation in a different rotation to make it a diamond shape to score some style points.
This logo won the competition and it was placed on sweatpants as part of math wear.
This app was named doctor hookup from the themed hackathon made by my team and me, it was Valentine’s day event and helping people in need.
The inspiration for this idea was to help victims who are incapable of explaining their conditions over the emergency line. Victims that suffer cardiac arrest, within that short conscious period of time often would often give out as much information and as fast as they can. In that panic phase, 9-1-1’s operator often advises you to calm down and speak clearly and that can be fatal to an isolated victim. That’s when this app comes into place, the user keys in their basic medical profile that can be used when help is needed. The profile consists of vital information such as age, blood type, and medical history.
As observed that a profile is to be filled in, and there is a big red button on the main page. This function is to send your medical profile as a text message to nearby medical professionals, first aiders, and your emergency contact. Many victims have been found dead alone in their homes because they could not help in time before they pass out. Life-threatening situations require medical attention right away, and certain rural parts of the country do not have the luxury of having medical facilities nearby. Time-sensitive diseases such as stroke can be very deadly and often times, you have a certified first aider nearby to keep you alive until the arrival of professionals.
My contribution to this app is making the messaging function to work properly with the app. I have done research on what languages and platform I can use, and stumbled upon Twilio. This platform has a simple framework that we could scramble in a demonstration at the end of the hackathon. Working with Twilio wasn’t easy, I had to learn how to create a server and encode the server with PHP coding. Twilio has then given a special key to the application that is unique to others. After 18 hours of learning, I have successfully made a working function for the application.
This app is then renamed to Big Red Light for the intended purpose. The project has collaborated with Justin Licari, Mushahid Khan, and Harit Patel.
Hi, my name is Yikern Looi and welcome to my portfolio blog. I am passionate about designing logos, web development, technology, and startups. I graduated with a Mathematical Science degree in McMaster University, with that I am an innovative and efficient problem solver, a hard-working and a team player. Building chemistry and understanding each individual are keys to building a better team and completing the task at hand. This blog is intended to put all my projects ranging from creating logos for a club to building full-fledged websites and applications.