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Blog Finale

When asked to define sustainability after completion of this course I see sustainability as a way to generate creative solutions and alternatives to help better our environment and benefit the planet. After learning about biomimicry and eco-labeling they are making … Continue reading

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We must know so we can help the ECO

This week we discussed eco-labeling and its effect on both the soft goods and interior design fields. Overall I found that labeling products and making consumers more aware of what they are purchasing is not only going to benefit ourselves … Continue reading

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Local Yocal

After this weeks readings and discussions about local products. I discovered that not only are local products a lot more effective but we save money at almost every point in the design process. When we look at designing locally we … Continue reading

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Keep a Closed-Loop Mind

This week we discussed cradle to cradle and the effect it can have on our environment if we use products that do not ever turn to “trash.” I think that it is important to look at new products that completely … Continue reading

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Biomimicry, Industrial Ecology and Carbon Footprint

Biomimicry is a very interesting topic and I see why it is important to implement these things into our designs. Biomimicry is using nature to influence and improve design and the design process. They are using it in things such … Continue reading

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Needs versus wants

After this weeks readings on needs and wants what stood out to me the most was why we an a society are constantly looking to buy more, get more and do more. Needs versus wants is something that every human … Continue reading

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Designing with Purpose

This week we explored design probes and how we can design to help create and design products that are better fit for the clients. In doing my own design probe over a 24-hour period, I noticed that I altered my … Continue reading

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Designing with Purpose

After these weeks articles and discussion on Empathic design, this concept just kind of stuck with me. If we are designing for clients, then why aren’t we looking at what needs they need to fulfill in order to successfully meet … Continue reading

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Hope for the future

When reflecting on this weeks articles and in class discussions I learned a lot about looking to the future and to not be scared to make mistakes when thinking of new and innovative ideas for sustainable solutions. After reading the … Continue reading

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A way of designing or a lifestyle?

After this week’s discussion on Easter Island and sustainable practices for interior design, I was forced to take a step back and see how my actions may be impacting my environment. While sustainability is not a new concept in Interior … Continue reading

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