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Final Epiphany

After the semester in this class, I think I would now define sustainability as something that goes beyond my initial idea of just green initiatives and recycling. It is all about better caring for the earth around you and the … Continue reading

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Extra Blog Post: Final Class

In class we discussed what we can and should do next as newly conscious consumers. If we can apply what we have learned in this class to the real world and try to make a change for sustainability efforts. We … Continue reading

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Blog 10: LOLA Show and Design Slam

Last Monday we had some LOLA Show presentations. These were specifically based on empathic design, and my presentation individually entailed designing for cerebral palsy. This disorder can have vast effects on muscle control and coordination, balance, motor skills, movement, speech, … Continue reading

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Blog 9: Oakcreek Visit and Interview

This week we had class on Monday and went over empathic design concepts for older individuals specifically. Factors to consider when designing for them are changing lifestyles, physical capabilities, sensory capabilities, and cognitive capabilities. It’s a diverse process including consistently … Continue reading

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Blog 8: Sustainability Office Visit

On Monday, we visited the sustainability office and got a small lecture on what they do and are in charge of. She defined sustainability as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of the future. Essentially, it … Continue reading

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Empathic Design

This week we learned about a new topic or view of designing called empathic design. This requires us as designers to understand and empathize with our client in order to best cultivate a product that will fit his or her … Continue reading

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Blog 5: Bridging the Gap with Biophilia

Biophilia is a recently developed term used to describe humanity’s need to be connected or affiliated with nature and life or other living systems. We went over 14 design patterns used to incorporate nature in design, in order to feed … Continue reading

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