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One Fish, Two Fish. Dead Fish, No Fish?

This week’s reading for interiors had some interesting insight on material selection. While this sparked some interest, I did not have a learning epiphany about the topic. I thought it was interesting that natural materials are not always better than … Continue reading

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Being Local

I did not have a learning epiphany this week. I thought this week’s topic of being local could be a successful sustainability route, but not entirely feasible in some areas. The BedZED reading this made some points that I had … Continue reading

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The Industrial Saber Tooth Tiger

In the reading, “Closing the Loops in Commerce,” Benyus quotes James A. Swan in saying, “Without human intervention the processes of nature have evolved self-regulating forces of beauty, grace, and efficiency. Our challenge is to learn to honor them and … Continue reading

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Design for the Community

I thought this week’s reading and LOLA show covered an interesting topic. The idea behind Product Service Systems is to provide not just the product, but also an additional service to go with it. It goes beyond just buying a … Continue reading

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People-Based Sustainability

My learning epiphany this week is about the overall idea of sustainability. I’ve always thought of sustainability in terms of materials, energy, production, and other aspects that affect the environment directly. I realized that so far every concept we’ve studied … Continue reading

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Empathic Design

This week, I found a few things that were pretty interesting. On Tuesday, I thought it was interesting that the things people hold onto the longest isn’t necessarily their “favorite” thing or even their most valued thing. By looking at … Continue reading

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Know Your Client

While I didn’t really have a learning epiphany this week, I did take a lot from the reading on empathetic design. I think as designers, we want to create things and spaces that we like and that fit the needs … Continue reading

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