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My Final Blog

This class has been one of the most eye opening I have had during my college career. This class showed me how irresponsible the American society is acting in regards to nature and protecting our environment for future generations. I … Continue reading

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Eco-labeling?

The whole discussion on labeling and presenting products as eco-friendly in retailers got me thinking about how this could be possible. Is it possible to really track a product from its first stages of production through the last stages of … Continue reading

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Going Local

The most interesting piece of information we talked about last week was the article on working towards and economy that is more local. There are many points that are interesting to me. It was thought provoking when we started talking … Continue reading

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Cradle to Cradle

This weeks topics have had much of an impact on my thinking about sustainability and our daily lives. We live in a highly cradle to grave society and need to move towards a closed loop, cradle to cradle, society to … Continue reading

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Biomimicry and Carbon Footprint

I have found the past couple articles much more intriguing than the previous weeks. Being able to see people recreate nature processes to form a more sustainable society is something that interests me. I think it is a field that … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Design Slams

I have always thought that designing for need is a hard process. However, after doing these design slams in class it showed how easily good ideas can be made up quickly. The implementation process and roll out of a product … Continue reading

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Sustainability Week 4

There are pieces I agree with and disagree with about the design probes packages we talked about this week in class. I like that it allows the user to point out specific parts of their life that they believe are … Continue reading

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Empathic Design

This week focused on the idea of empathic design. Creating something that has a meaning and will create an emotional experience for the person using it. The design probe exercise really helped solidify the lesson for me. When going about … Continue reading

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Where to start.

The readings for this week did not grab my attention as much as the first set of articles we had. The one that stood out the most to me was the Titanistad article. I liked how it related something so … Continue reading

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Sustainability Week One

I have been hearing so much about this thing called sustainability for the past few years and I have not taken any steps in changing the way I live in order to maintain a more sustainable lifestyle. Before the first … Continue reading

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