Monthly Archives: September 2014

Human Needs Categorized

This week one of the articles we had to read was the Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change. This article discussed the human needs in nine categories. Each category has a unique part to it that the brain could relay … Continue reading

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Needs

This week’s article about needs made some interesting points, although the main idea that our society often consumes way more than we need, is not news to me. The sentence in the article that says 20 percent of the world’s … Continue reading

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Who Needs to go Shopping Anyway?

Have you ever wondered what life would be like if people didn’t need more things? If everyone was just satisfied with what they had and didn’t feel the need to buy more, how different would it be? I think that … Continue reading

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More Is Better?

The link above is one of my favorite TV commercials. AT&T nailed it with these commercials. The kids always have something cute and entertaining to say that usually sticks with you for the rest of the day. This particular commercial … Continue reading

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from Inspiration to Implementation

This week our direction was Empathic Design: Needs and Activism. I did not resonate with our first article Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change by Fletcher and Grose. I could not get into the read at all; however, I found … Continue reading

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Having Less, Doing More, and Being Connected

This week was a nice transition from empathic design to human needs and design activism because the subjects are closely related. In class, as well as in our reading, Fashion and Sustainability: Design for Change, we learned about the differences … Continue reading

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Together We Can Make It Happen

Throughout this week, my thoughts kept going back to myself as a young child standing in the gas station gazing at all the candy, wanting and wanting and wanting. A phrase my father always uses, “you want it but you … Continue reading

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