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Final Epiphany Blog

Sustainable Design for Apparel and Interiors this spring semester has been a long journey and quickly coming to an end. At the beginning of this course I was even unsure if my definition of sustainability was correct in the slightest. … Continue reading

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Blog 10 Eco-labeling/Design Slam 2/ 11th Hour

Last week in class, we discussed the importance of eco-labeling and the issues that come with it. One of the problems people come across when dealing with eco-labeling is simply that they do not understand what each label stands for. … Continue reading

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Cradle 2 Cradle : Waste=Food

Last week our reading on Cradle 2 Cradle was eye opening. In the article it mentioned metabolisms that are key. The first is biological metabolism this relates to the cycles in nature, and the second metabolism is the technical metabolism. … Continue reading

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Blog 6 & 7 Carbon Foot Print + Biomimicry + Industrial Ecology

After having visited the nature.org website, I entered in some data about my life and my estimated greenhouse gas emissions are 17 tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) equivalent per year, which according to the website, this is below the U.S. … Continue reading

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Blog #4

Empathic design has been an ongoing lesson for my classmates and me for the past two weeks. After having learned about design probes each student in our class was able to keep track of their day and submit anonymous slide … Continue reading

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Empathic Design

This past week our class covered the meaning behind empathic design and the importance of it. Battarbee’s definition of empathic design in the article “A framework for empathy in design” was one of my favorite definitions of the several given … Continue reading

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Looking Through The Future From The Eyes Of A Cartoonist

The three points in this article that stood out to me were that this man did not even know about this talent he had until he was in his thirties. Another interesting thing was his different processes for planning, and … Continue reading

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