Monthly Archives: October 2015

Sustainability Journey Week 9: Human Needs

This week we discussed how human needs effect the way we design. Our learning communities were assigned to focus on one specific need and design according to that need. These needs include subsistence, protection, affection, understanding, participation, leisure, creation, identity, … Continue reading

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Blog 9 – Human Needs

In this week, we talked about human needs with emphatic design. According to Rafiq Elmansy’s article Empathic Design: The Most Difficult Simple Approach to Successful Design in Designorate (2014), “empathic design tries to meet users’ needs and even thinks in … Continue reading

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This week while researching online, I discovered two examples of innovations that incorporated empathy into their designs. First, I discovered a mood changing watch called Doppel. “Their research into psycho-physiology – the way a person’s mind and body affect one-another – … Continue reading

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Blog 9—Design Activism—What Brings Heart Change?

The problem that has been sticking in my head as I’ve become more educated regarding sustainable practices, is the difficulty of getting others to embrace change in their personal lives. More laws and regulations can bring about behavior modification, but … Continue reading

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The Language of Ecological Progress – Blog 8

One of the Ted Talks last week talked about the use of subjective language with children in a children’s hospital. It made me think about how subjective language might be used to help consumers to transition to ecologically friendly products. … Continue reading

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Empathic Design Continued – Blog 8

This week we learned about empathic design in an up front way. I learned that putting yourself in another’ shoes in order to design is essentially empathic design. There is a purpose and a goal. It is aesthetically pleasing; it … Continue reading

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Design with a Purpose – Blog 8

This week we learned about empathic design in a more personal way. At first, I was a little nervous that my design probes package would be one of the twelve randomly selected design probes chosen for the in class activity, … Continue reading

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Blog 8

Last week during class, different groups presented a selected students probe design package to the class. Each learning community took the selected student package and came up with a sustainable solution to fit that person’s everyday life to help them. … Continue reading

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Understanding in Order to Achieve Design – Blog 8

This week in class we had L.O.L.A. presentations and we looked further into our design probe assignment. Both covered many interesting ideas about empathetic and sustainable design.  Many students had very interesting presentations and I definitely was able to put … Continue reading

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Our World in a package

This week in class learning communities presented their Lola shows over different topics that were choosing by the students.  We also created a design probe package for the whole weekend. The first day of the package we had to describe … Continue reading

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