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The final Blog

I can’t believe it is my final blog post for this class. I had so much fun with the sustainable class and I have to say this is my favorite class taken ever during my master degree! Currently, sustainability is … Continue reading

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LOLA Show

Last week, we had LOLA show presentations and Design Slam II presentation. The most popular topic of the LOLA show was to create or introduce specific designs for disabled people. Every learning community presented very great design references. For example, … Continue reading

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Week 12

This week we were still learning about the empathic design, but concerning another two points: human needs and design activism. Knowing human needs fits the first stage in the empathic design process: Define. The concept of design activism is “… … Continue reading

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Ted Talks

Kamal Meattle: How to grow fresh air. The short “TED talk” shows how to obtain fresh indoor air by applying three common houseplants: Areca Palm, Mother-in-law’s Tongue and Money Plant, they are placed in a home or office building. The … Continue reading

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Meeting at Physical plant

After spring break, we had a meeting today at Physical plant. We reviewed some basic knowledge regarding to sustainability, such as the concept of sustainability: “Meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generation to meet … Continue reading

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Favorite Sustainable Theory

During this week, we have learned and discussed one article “I Love this Dress, It Makes Me Feel Beautiful! Empathic Knowledge in Sustainable Design” to deeper understand the sustainable theory “Empathic Design.” This article focuses on a relationship between product … Continue reading

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Empathic Design

During this week, we learned about the design process “Empathic Design”. I have to say I really do like this design process approach. The “Empathic Design” focuses on consumer’s positive emotion to promote sustainability rather than focuses on material or … Continue reading

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