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Final Blog

When we first began the semester, I equated sustainability with recycling and the use of natural or recycled materials in life and design. I assumed that we would talk extensively about creating LEED certified spaces through the use of energy … Continue reading

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Blog 10—Empathetic Design at it’s Best

I have so enjoyed the LOLA shows! It’s amazing to see how others take the concept of sustainability and empathetic design and run with it, and it always causes me to wonder what would happen if I were to take … Continue reading

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Blog 9—Design Activism—What Brings Heart Change?

The problem that has been sticking in my head as I’ve become more educated regarding sustainable practices, is the difficulty of getting others to embrace change in their personal lives. More laws and regulations can bring about behavior modification, but … Continue reading

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Blog 8—Design Probes and Human Needs. A Design Experiment and Wayfinding

The LOLA shows were fantastic this week! My favorite was probably the talk on Architect Chris Downey whose sight was taken by a brain tumor after he’d already begun his architecture career. Not only did he have the courage to … Continue reading

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Soul Connection through Empathetic Design–Blog 6

I believe that using empathy in interior design is the most important aspect of creating a good space or system, and is necessary to design something that is not only functional, but well- loved. Though the design of a commercial … Continue reading

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Waste Not Want Not and Designing for the Elderly–Blog 6—Biomimicry Applications

I do not feel that I had any major breakthroughs or “ah-hah moments” this week, but the subject of waste has been on the forefront of my mind. One of my grandmother’s favorite statements was “waste not, want not”, and … Continue reading

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Interior Savannah –Blog 5—Biophilic Design

In the article we read titled “Bio-Inspired Design” the author hypothesizes that humans need environments that mimic the natural environment found in the African Savanah based on the belief that this is the origin of our species. We tend to … Continue reading

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