Author Archives: elisabethmaley

Final Blog!

When we first started this course, my personal definition of sustainability was “helping the environment and communities around us within current situations, rather than hindering them, through different actions in production and execution” (quoted from 1st blog post). However, now … Continue reading

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Blog #11

I think having the project to design for older adults has really been beneficial and applicable to our current studio project, which revolves around designing a building for an adult day center that houses activities to keep older adults’ lives … Continue reading

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Blog 10

Our interview with Ms. Susan was a really fun and informative talk, where we learned about Ms. Susan in general, including her outgoing personality, as well as her likings and concerns for her home. Something that stuck out to my … Continue reading

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Blog #9

Tim Brown’s article that was focused on changing the world through design was very interesting. Three points that I especially favored while reading the article were that necessity is the mother of innovation, that we need to foster children’s ability … Continue reading

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Blog #8

For the LOLA shows, I really enjoyed the Sky Factory by Sarah, the Pocket Parks by Mallory, and Melissa’s bark wallcoverings. All three of these were on the same topic as my presentation, interface carpet, with biophilic design. The Sky … Continue reading

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My Personal Sustainability Journey

Up until this class, I have had my eyes opened to how closed-minded I have been towards sustainability. Like many have said before, I grew up thinking sustainability simply meant reduce, reuse, and recycle. However, I have come to learn … Continue reading

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Blog #6

The LOLA show presentations were very interesting and gave me more insight into the way sustainability can really impact the design world. Four examples of the presentations that I really enjoyed learning about were: industrial ecology through the leather industry … Continue reading

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Blog #5

With me being an interior design option, I was given the reading about lighting in interior spaces, specifically pertaining to natural light and how nature affects our well-beings while inside a space. One thing that the article mentioned was that … Continue reading

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Blog #4

Even though I wasn’t present in class for the outdoor experience at the Botanical Gardens, I did do the experiment at my house in my backyard and was surprised by how engaging the whole experience was. First of all, it … Continue reading

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Blog #3

In the first lecture of last week, we discussed industrial ecology quite a bit. We learned that it was a type of application for industries to use all manifestations of biomimicry in their operations and to focus on reducing environmental … Continue reading

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