Monthly Archives: February 2015

My week in review

This week’s readings focused on designing to fulfill basic human needs and design activism. The concept of design activism is very simple yet I believe a lot of the world’s problems could be solved if more people focused on designing … Continue reading

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Designing for Others

This week, the article that was really interesting to me was the article about Design Activism by Brown. The article had some really good points that were made. The article wants us to look deeper into how we design for … Continue reading

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A need… or want?

I need to go to the mall. I need a trendy pair of boots. I need a different iPhone case. I need a newer car. I need a bigger house. We are surrounded by needs. We live in an age … Continue reading

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Creating a Sustainable Society

There are two steps to creating a sustainable society: creating awareness and modifying behavior. Creating awareness goes beyond identifying the faults in our society, and the steps to fix it. Creating awareness means reconstructing perceptions about our true ecological footprint, … Continue reading

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Satisfying human needs

This week in class we spent some time discussing the difference between human’s needs as well as human wants. In the article that we discussed as a class, Max-Neef, created a table of the fundamental needs. I found this table interesting … Continue reading

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Needs vs wants

This week we discussed about the difference about human’s needs and wants. On the article, Max-Neef, developed a table that show fundamental human needs. It used to help him identify the wealth and poverties of the small communities in South … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Place

With this week’s readings, I was really drawn to the Design for Change article for its instinctual take on fundamental human needs and what fashion design can do to exist peacefully within those needs. Max-Neef’s taxonomy of human needs are … Continue reading

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Designing for Wants vs Needs

Our discussion articles this week were focused on the subject of wants vs. needs. This is a topic which is particularly important to the Apparel Design industry, where fast fashion is so prevalent and wasteful. Humans have a hierarchy of … Continue reading

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Needs versus wants

After this weeks readings on needs and wants what stood out to me the most was why we an a society are constantly looking to buy more, get more and do more. Needs versus wants is something that every human … Continue reading

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Needs and Wants

This week we discussed needs and wants. As people we often confuse what we actually need and what we just want. But….needs have changed since 1910. We have more options to things and now those might be considered a need. … Continue reading

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