Monthly Archives: September 2013

“living in a material world, and I am a material girl” – Madonna

Hey guys. Happy Monday/almost Tuesday.  So this last week while I did not have a learning epiphany, there was a golden nugget of information that has particularly resonated with me. In Fletcher’s Needs (I can’t recall how to properly cite … Continue reading

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A step in the right direction, but still not whole.

Unfortunately, I did not have any major learning epiphanies this week. Although I see the importance and think that the Max Neef matrix does work, it didn’t have any new impact that wasn’t there before. Also, after seeing how productive … Continue reading

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One Dress. One Year.

While continuing down the empathetic path towards design we took a small stop to reflect about needs of a consumer. Reading about needs this past week make me think about my personal consumption and slowly as the week went on … Continue reading

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“OHHH wait…!!!!!! We forgot to mention.. “

So we’ve switched topics, mmmm I don’t feel like we have.  I feel like this is all the same thing. The only difference is that the readings are getting more difficult.. I rather feel like I am getting my masters.  … Continue reading

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Bridging The Gap

I didn’t really have any epiphanies this week. The information we read supports a lot of what we read last week. The Needs article drives home the idea of function leading aesthetics. I think the two articles this week ground … Continue reading

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I don’t want to make you new, pretty things.

If you’ve ever spent more than 5 minutes having “real talk” about my major with me, you’ve probably left the conversation thinking, “Geeez, why is that girl even studying this major?” and for that, I apologize for the negativity But … Continue reading

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The next best thing

The first relevant example that comes to my mind to relate to our reading that just recently happened in our society is the release of the new iPhone 5’s. They come in gold, pink, turquoise, etc, and are “so much … Continue reading

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