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Final Blog

After taking this course, I would define sustainability/sustainable design as a way of doing/creating in a way that is beneficial or does not harm the environment and also ensure that future generations are able to enjoy this wonderful earth and … Continue reading

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Blog 9

This week we went over our probes package. It was interesting to see all of the probes packages and learn about different students. It was fun to get to design for someone solely based on their day to day activities … Continue reading

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BLOG 8

After spring break, we were assigned an outdoor activity. Our LC did this activity together and we learned quite a bit. We learned that you really can learn from nature, and that nature and our material worlds have a lot … Continue reading

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Blog 7

I think that Empathic Design should happen as part of every design process. It seems like it is the most sure-fire way to ensure that your product really resonates and is actually usable/beneficial for the target customer you are designing … Continue reading

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Blog 6

Week 7 we wrapped on bio. Nature principles include things such as, “Nature runs on sunlight,” “Nature fits form to function,” and “Nature recycles everything.” I think we need to become more in tune with the way nature works and … Continue reading

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Blog 5

Last week we (the merchandising students) read an article concerning in-store greenery. The article was pretty interesting and I liked the purpose of the study. The purpose was to find out if in-store greenery was to discover if the in-store … Continue reading

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Blog 4

Week 5 was centered around Nature Centered Design and the Design Slam. On Monday, we discussed Nature Centered Design and talked about C2C. C2C is designing efficiently, meaning that every part of a design can be broken down, and all … Continue reading

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Blog 3

Week Four’s lectures were based around bio mimicry and industrial ecology. Though industrial ecology is very interesting, I definitely find biomimicry incredible. It is such an incredible way of thinking because it is designing like Mother Nature would. Industrial ecology … Continue reading

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Blog 2

The lectures of the past week dealt with using our resources wisely. When we read the Easter Island and Dust Bowl stories, it really highlighted how when we over use the earth’s natural resources it can take a turn for … Continue reading

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Blog 1

The lectures for Week 2 of classes mainly dealt with introducing us a little bit more to the concepts of sustainability. One of the newest things I have learned about sustainability deals with the “Triple Bottom Line,” which deals with … Continue reading

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