Author Archives: amyliabarber

“The earth is what we all have in common” Naturalist and Writer, Wendell Berry- FINAL BLOG

When I was first asked what sustainability and sustainable design is the only main word that came to mind was recycling. Recycling in the form of reusability and using recycled materials in design. I felt like I had a decent … Continue reading

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Blog 10 Child Understanding

On Tuesday we had the Design Slam. My group had to design a chair made for a 4 year old little girl who has problems sitting still. We thought about everything down to how a person wraps their legs around … Continue reading

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Blog – Happiness and re-calculate

This week we were asked to take a happiness survey in class. The survey interested me because they actually really made you think about your answers. Your at least my answers weren’t an automatic answer every time I would answer … Continue reading

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Blog 8 – BTTF

This week we continued discussing empathetic design. We had the LOLA SHOW on Tuesday and the thing that stuck with me the most was the video about the women with Dementia and how it affects her everyday life. If that … Continue reading

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Blog 7 – Empathy Required

This week we continued discussing empathetic design and putting ourselves into the user, whom we are designing a space or product for. On Tuesday we did an in class exercise to better understand how certain disabilities affect our everyday tasks. … Continue reading

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Understanding – Blog 5

This past week I was able to broaden my knowledge on biophillic design and how architecture is expanding itself by using bamboo for structure and design. When bamboo is untreated it is eaten to dust. However when a safe treatment … Continue reading

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Outdoor time.. LOLA SHOW – blog 4

This past week we were able to go outdoors and discuss nature and the answers that it holds for design. We had to compare a building and a tree and list their similarities. Comparing a man made building and a … Continue reading

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