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Final Blog

At the beginning of this class, I knew next to nothing about sustainability and did not care much at all for it. Throughout this class we have learned many aspects of sustainability and how it could work throughout our lives. … Continue reading

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LOLA Shows

Last week we presented our LOLA show projects and we had a wide variety ( for our class size) of topics and differentiation of personalities and goals. While mine was focused on empathic design for elderly with Alzheimer’s and focusing … Continue reading

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Designing to specification

In class on the 13th, we had our design slam two that we had twenty minutes to incorporate a design to a person we were assigned. Personally I had to design a room for a 13 year old girl who … Continue reading

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Empathic Design for Older Adults

Within the next 20 years, a good 20% of the population will be older adults that out number people that are able to care for them. That being said, the world has already started looking at ways to technologically and … Continue reading

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Design Activism

When reading about this topic, it really stood out to me about what will be next in the design industry and what will be next to use for design. In this day and age, more people counting myself go with … Continue reading

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Empathic design

When we discussed this specific topic, I did not really understand HOW you could design for the way someone is feeling materialistically but understood WHY you would want to and the reasoning behind it. Designing to understand someone’s behavior can … Continue reading

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Blog 5- Bamboo and designing for the environment

During class, we talked about buildings in India and how some were made out of bamboo and the vibe bamboo gave the design off of being built from earths resources. Many people are starting to design their homes to make … Continue reading

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11th Hour

When we watched the 11th hour in class, it took me a lot of effort to focus on the movie since this subject is not something I am completely interested in. Although, I do not have a lot of interest … Continue reading

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Adding Sustainability into my life and work

During this week in other classes I have started using what I am learning in this class into Visual Merchandising. My group and I made a store made specially for 3-6 year old’s named “Sugar and Spice”. With this store … Continue reading

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Blog 2

In this past week, I have read and discussed with my fellow classmates more and more about sustainability and how it works. In my first blog I told you how I was going to try and incorporate sustainability and open … Continue reading

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