Monthly Archives: September 2013

What Do People Really Need?

At the beginning of the week the reading from “Fashion and Sustainability: Design for change,” was fairly easy to understand, however, my group and I found that the application of ideas presented was rather difficult. From the reading I learned … Continue reading

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I Want My Consumer to be Needy

We as fashion and interior students know that we need to know our consumers and their needs, but I don’t think we really have been presented with the correct tools to do so.  We have now learned about two different … Continue reading

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One Matrix to Rule Them All?

I’m going to be honest. It was a slow week for me. I didn’t have an epiphany, but I did learn something. The Max Neef Matrix is the one thing that really struck a chord with me this week. I … Continue reading

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Talk about confusing… So what is design?

This week’s topics were very confusing and hard to comprehend, but after discussions in class the concepts made sense in the realm of design. The reading from Tuesday discussed fashion and sustainability, in the idea that we need to change … Continue reading

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CAUTION HEAVY

Gosh, that was some heavy reading. I do not know about you all but my mind is blown. Could that be my epiphany? I have realized I have a hard time reading dense material. In the reading called “Needs” they … Continue reading

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Did you know…

I feel like my biggest take away this week, was the reinforcement that everything works together. In the reading “Scoping the Territory: Design, Activism and Sustainability” Fuad-Luke talks about the five capitals. These are all interrelated in many ways. Human … Continue reading

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Adding another important capital

            Design activism, when a designer develops a product to create a change for betterment in social issues. After reading about empathy I feel as if I am better at designing from an empathetic view, so … Continue reading

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