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Final Blog

Over the course of the semester the concept of sustainability became easier to understand, however the idea is constantly growing and changing, making understanding more and more difficult.  As I look back to what I used to think sustainability is, … Continue reading

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Blog 10

Design slams are always interesting, because we get the chance to design for a specific need instead of a general population.  My group was given the task to design a product for a student who needed more light in the … Continue reading

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Blog 9

Human needs have a huge correlation with the happiness someone has with their everyday lives.  In class, we took a quiz to determine how happy we really are based on how we rank certain aspects of our lives.  I felt … Continue reading

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Blog 8

Empathic design was the main focus in class this week as we got to see more LOLA shows from two groups and wok on design probes to practice how to design empathically.  The LOLA shows have been very helpful, especially … Continue reading

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Blog 6

This week two very interesting topics were discussed in class, these ideas have sparked several people to dig deeper into the subjects.  One was that of biomimicry, a subject we have discussed several times in class, however, this week we … Continue reading

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Blog 3

This week I was presented with the opportunity to test my carbon footprint; I was confronted with results that I expected, slightly less than the national average.  I feel that I do not try to reduce my carbon footprint in … Continue reading

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