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Final Blog: Where will we go from here?

When someone uttered the word “sustainability” I thought of generic things like recycling, pollution, and the ozone layer. I never really considered much else or even how to implement those simple things into my life. Now the word sustainability means … Continue reading

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Blog #10- Empathic Design on the Fly with a bit of Lola

As we continued to learn even more about empathic design we were challenged to apply it on the fly in individual scenarios. My group was given a scenario where Ms. Audrey Hepburn was confined to a wheelchair and wanted to … Continue reading

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Human Priorities, Blog #9

This week we continued to focus on empathic design as it pertained to basic human need and wants. The article over people’s emotional relationship to products was very interesting. In the readings it was evident that as humans one of … Continue reading

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Blog #8 Designing for people

This past week we got to listen to classmates talk about empathic design, empathic products, as well as specific people who design with empathy in mind. Designing with empathy can make such a massive impact on the world around us. … Continue reading

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Empathic Design- Blog #7

The term “empathy” is something we as humans are familiar with. By basic definition empathy is “the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.” Although we have come to know what the word means I feel we rarely … Continue reading

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Blog #6- biomimicry to empathic

In the beginning I had false information about what biomimicry was. I thought biomimicry was designing an object or space inspired by some aspect of nature. You created to mimic the objects overall appearance. I was obviously misled about what … Continue reading

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Bamboo and Big Skies- Blog #5

The most interesting thing this week was watching the TedTalk about creating the bamboo houses. I would have never considered the idea of using bamboo in construction. I had no idea at the rate that bamboo could regenerate new growth. … Continue reading

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Blog # 4- Seeing Without Sight

Throughout this course we have spent time discussing how nature already holds all the answers we need as humans to create a sustainable environment. This past week we got to spend time outdoors letting nature take over our imaginations and … Continue reading

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Bridging the gap. – Blog #3

This week we spent time learning about Industrial Ecology, and the many topics that correlate with creating a nature inspired industry. To me personally, I believe that running things based on how nature does things will have the best turn … Continue reading

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An individual change.

How can our psych affect our current living standard? Is it applicable towards moving the world into a healthier direction? As a group I believe no. Individually I believe yes. We are in charge of how our individual past, present, … Continue reading

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