Author Archives: hillaryholt

The Last Epiphany

At the beginning of the semester I never thought much about the actual definition of sustainability. A majority of what I have been taught since starting at OSU has been how to incorporate sustainable materials into designs and to research … Continue reading

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Eco-Labeling and Solar Panels

In class last week we discussed the importance and confusion that comes with eco-labeling. There are many various organizations that have their own labels for their own reasons, such as sustainable products or organic products. This can cause problems because … Continue reading

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Locally Grown

Over the past week we have discussed the benefits of producing locally and how that can affect the various outputs such as the economy and the environment. Producing locally can be both beneficial but can also hurt a company. The … Continue reading

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Cradle-to-Cradle

Over the past week we discussed the various recycling methods such as cradle-to-cradle and closed loop. One fun way we helped learn these different concepts was we played a trivia game and learned about the different definitions and ways these … Continue reading

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Mimicking Nature

Over the past few weeks we have discussed multiple topics in our sustainability class including biomimicry and industrial ecology. Personally, I find biomimicry a very interesting topic and find the products that come with the research fascinating. The idea that … Continue reading

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Design Activism

This week we discussed the empathic and sustainable design through design activism and human needs. I was one of the presenters for the LOLA show today and in my topic I started to fully understand the difference and importance in … Continue reading

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Empathically Designing

This week in sustainability we discussed the theme of empathic design again. One way that companies learn about their client’s needs is by having the clients fill out information about their days. This survey is called a design probe. Over … Continue reading

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