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Thinking back

After taking this course and covering everything that we have in class about sustainability through weekly readings, quizzes, Jeopardy! Game, Design Slams, the L.O.L.A. shows and discussions, I am amazed as to how it all fit into one semester! Man, … Continue reading

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Loop the loop…

One of the most important things that I learned earlier this week is that when it comes to a choice between using natural or synthetic fibers, natural isn’t always the way to go. You may be asking the question “Why?” … Continue reading

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Start to finish

This week’s epiphany was absent as I did not have one, but it was cool to learn from our article that we read earlier this week about how everyday waste can be turned into food for one purpose or another … Continue reading

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Biomimicry and locality

This week’s epiphany was brought on by the biomimicry presentation done on the LOLA show, which inspired my question as to how smart textiles can benefit the military men and women in combat. Because many of our inspirational ideas come … Continue reading

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Donning sheep and redoing planes

This week on the LOLA show, I was inspired and intrigued with the articles presented in class. From Jade’s Izzy Lane articles about rescued ewes in Yorkshire, England to empathetic KLM Airline improvements I was amazed at what some people … Continue reading

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Knowledge is … power?

Though my learning epiphany was slow in coming to me this week, I learned through our readings this week that design activism in my design field is less about “saving the rainforests” and much more involved in social and institutional … Continue reading

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My blanket, my world.

I had an amazing learning epiphany this week! Not only do I have a closet with lots of clothes – hey, I’m a woman and who doesn’t? – but I have a few “hand-me-downs” such as my mom’s baby blanket … Continue reading

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Engaging the brain

Another epiphany has once again eluded my brain this week, but I did have quite the learning experience! Between the L.O.L.A show – which was wonderfully engaging and well done – as well as the reading, I found that the … Continue reading

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Changing Our Approach

Though my brain failed me this week in coming up with a learning epiphany, I was thoroughly impressed with both the article on “Empathetic Design” as well as the Marshmallow Challenge Dr. Armstrong presented to us in class this week. … Continue reading

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The Beginning of an End

After watching the 11th Hour movie and reading the articles this week, I have come to a moment in my young life where I am done with all the unnecessary glamour our economy produces. Yes, a cell phone is nice … Continue reading

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