Author Archives: haleyblakemore

Final Blog

In the beginning of the course I thought of being sustainable only involved the environment with recycling and reusing items but I have now realized it involves a lot more than that including the way of designing or merchandising a … Continue reading

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Blog 9

This week in our learning communities we went through another person’s design package and designed something that we thought they would like based on their day to day activities. We decided to design a storefront for our customer because throughout … Continue reading

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Blog 8

In our learning community we broke up the different activities in the outdoor activity and all took pictures. I like the picture part because it was fun to look in nature for specific things. My favorite picture I took was … Continue reading

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Blog 7 Empathic designing

Empathic design is a great way to really understand what you are actually designing and who you are designing for. I believe this way of designing, putting yourself in another person shoes, can create better and more efficient designs. For … Continue reading

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Blog 6

The ending discussion on Biomimicry was this week. The nature principles I feel that us “the world” need to copy is nature runs on sunlight, are things like solar panels that are emulating that but they could be used more … Continue reading

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Blog 5

The in-store greenery reading was interesting because it mentions that there are positive effects on human’s moods, attitudes, and behaviors. Some of the studies shown shoe that greeneries can reduce stress. I personally agree with this because anytime I see … Continue reading

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Blog 3

In class lectures biomimicry and industrial ecology were things discussed. Biomimicry being that use look to nature as the model. I personally think it is a really neat idea and things that are created are really beneficial. While discussing industrial … Continue reading

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Blog 2

Class Lectures In class we watched two Ted Talks, Rachel Armstrong and Suzanne Lee. Rachel Armstrong, whom believes in sustainable houses to connect them to nature. She is trying to create architecture from the bottom up. They are growing a … Continue reading

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Blog 1

Blog 1 Lectures The past couple of lectures we have been discussing sustainability and getting a better idea of what it is and what we do to help or discourage it. Sustainability in my own words Sustainability that is often … Continue reading

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