Author Archives: abbyrener

Final Blog

When I first started this class sustainability wasn’t a foreign language to me. I have heard the word thrown around to make designs and ideas seem more desirable to certain people and associations. All throughout years in school and being … Continue reading

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Blog 10

We had our second design slam this week (I liked the theme of designing for celebrities by the way!). Our client was Robert De Niro who loved to window shop but was color blind. In our group, we discussed how … Continue reading

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Human Needs – Blog 9

We discussed designing with human needs in mind this week. On Tuesday, we took a happiness barometer survey and it rated factors throughout your life determining your happiness level. When going through this survey, I found myself being very honest. … Continue reading

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Empathic Design – Blog 8

This week has been one of my favorite weeks in this class so far. Over the weekend, we were asked to complete a Design Probe Package. This package consisted of daily activities, what we ate, our favorite things, and a … Continue reading

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Empathic Design – Blog 7

This week we continued studying empathic design. On Tuesday, we had an in class activity that helped us understand how disabilities influence our daily tasks. My learning community got hold of a police belt. We each took turns putting on … Continue reading

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Blog 6 – Designing for you

I have seen the Patricia Moore lecture a few times and each time I watch it, I find something new that intrigues me. Her entire philosophy is inspiring as well. I think it puts into perspective how unaccessible our society … Continue reading

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Biomimicry – Blog 5

This week we watched a very interesting TED talk. My favorite part was using bamboo in construction. I have heard of this before during my internship. For some of the specialty spaces we worked on, we used bamboo flooring because … Continue reading

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Sustainable Realization – Blog 4

This week I had my own sustainable realization. Over the past couple of weeks of us talking about what we should do, how we should get the word out, and all of the actions we should take, I had never … Continue reading

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Design for Errors, Rather then for Production – Blog 3

This week, we dissected industrial ecology and closing the loop. Over production of goods. In Japan, wanted to start the “just-in-time” movement. A computer program that sends what is needed to suppliers on an hour to hour basis, so over … Continue reading

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Bigger Dreams Creates Better Solutions

Creating competition in our society is the only way there will be change. After the lecture on Monday and reading the article about future coconsciousness and thinking, my learning community had a pretty interesting realization. Our society, and mainly our … Continue reading

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