What “exactly” do you NEED?

Blog 8

This week is week number ten and I think we are all learning. We had the LOLA shows again this week. I enjoy listening to other student’s teach the class but I’ll admit I sometimes I have a short attention span and I have trouble watching presentations that are so long. I think the size of this class is a huge disadvantage. I had some topics I was interested in though I really found the biophillic design topic interesting. I liked the idea of the healing garden. I know how being outside in the nature helps heal the mind. I think it is also a very visual aspect to bring into the hospital, which is one of the 14 patterns of biophillic design. The next topic I did not really like was the bark house. I thought using tree bark as wallpaper was an interesting concept but I do not see many people actually using this idea because in my opinion I do not like the look of the product and would not want a tree bark wall in my home. I do think the idea was very sustainable and it’s a great idea if consumers like it however, it is just not my style. The last topic I found neat was the designtex green fabric. I think I found this topic interesting because it really relates to multiple fields of study and what we have been discussing in class. This fabric is extra sustainable. Designtex is concerned about their carbon footprint, which I mentioned a few blog posts ago. I think it is neat because as a company they are finding ways to make their footprint smaller just like we did in class. I really think it relates to the reading about the little brown dress because wearing and owning just one dress a year reduces the fabric and textile waste. I found that article so neat and inspiring I do not think I could reduce my wardrobe down to one dress a year with nothing else but it does make me think of all the clothes I have bought and not worn enough. I think it will inspire me to really think before I make my next purchases on how much I will really wear an item. The class activity was related to doing for my group. We came up with an interactive app that encourages students to talk about class and assignments and reduces the amount of emails sent to teachers because they will be allowed to discuss peer to peer and interact and ask questions to each other instead of just emailing the professor with every question. I think we can learn from other peers as well as the teacher. My thoughts this week on the lecture were a little different. This weeks lecture was hard for me to pay attention to it was very long and we had no breaks and did not get out until the end of class :/ I tried my best to pay attention we spent the first hour going over the syllabus making sure everyone understood it….. I found this time consuming I have read the syllabus multiple times. I hope my classmates benefited. Next we went on to talking about human needs and poor working conditions and many more interesting topics.. We talked about how much of an impact we have on the industry and how if we know company has poor working conditions we should not purchase from that company. If consumers stop buying the product something has to change. There is no excuse for poor working conditions in today’s day and age. Human needs were one of the other topics we covered and I thought that was intriguing because every human has different but also the same needs in different ways. The labor cost of a T-Shirt was so low compared to what they sale them for I also found that crazy consumers need to use their voice and protest. Overall, class was very beneficial this week and I am glad I attended.

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1 Response to What “exactly” do you NEED?

  1. tonytomeo says:

    When we start thinking that we need more than we have, we should consider what most people in the world have. I think that about a quarter of the world’s population lacks electricity. It was significantly higher only a few decades ago. People here just can not understand that. There are homeless people in our own communities who lack electricity, and much more.

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