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Final Blog!

I can’t believe that this semester is coming to an end! It feels like it just started. At the beginning of the semester, we were asked to define sustainability in our own words. I remember being a little apprehensive on … Continue reading

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Blog 10

I enjoyed this week of class in Sustainability. It was slower paced and allowed us as students to really engage ourselves in what was going on. On Tuesday we had a few groups present their LOLA shows.  There were definitely … Continue reading

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Blog 9

The Tim Brown reading was very insightful and interesting. Tim Brown spoke about the need for an expansion of design, in a global standpoint. Sporadically giving an underprivileged country money won’t help the country become financially stable. One of my … Continue reading

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Blog 7

The Interior Design students had to read the article, Visual Product Evaluation: Exploring Users Emotional Relationships with Products. In this article, the authors talk about using visuals as a mean to connect with clients. We can do this through personality … Continue reading

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Blog 6

The Business Canvas Model was an interesting exercise. I enjoyed doing it only because I felt like my learning community came up with a great idea. We decided to make a furniture company called ‘Furnishings for a Better Tomorrow.’ This … Continue reading

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Blog 5

Week 5 came and went very quickly. Tuesday’s adventure down to the recycling center was more interesting than I thought it would be. After a day filled with pouring rain I wasn’t looking forward to being outside or venturing anywhere. … Continue reading

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Blog 4

I think this week was my favorite week of class thus far. Ever since I moved to Stillwater I’ve been dying to go to the Botanical Gardens, however, it took me until my last semester of college and a class … Continue reading

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Blog 3

Last week in lecture we started off with a TED talk by Michael Pawlyn. He spent a great deal of time speaking about Biomimicry and how using Biomimicry will help create a more sustainable society if followed by in an … Continue reading

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Blog 2

Lectures: The lectures from last week were very interesting. I remember going over Biomimicry in previous classes and ever since then it has always been a subject that strongly interests me. I love the idea of using nature as an … Continue reading

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Blog #1

Being an Interior Design student, we’ve discussed sustainability within our classes numerous times over the years. Although I have the knowledge on how to design using sustainable materials and finishes, I don’t seem to carry that knowledge into my own … Continue reading

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