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What the Heck?

This week’s reading was… well… frustrating.  Do we use this or that? This or that?  Well if you want it to be less expensive then you this method, but if you want to avoid cancer use that method.  In the … Continue reading

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Here’s Where It Gets Scary…

“Monstrous Hybrids”  Does that sound terrifying? It did to me.  According to McDonough and Braungart these awfully titled things are, “mixtures of materials both technical and biological, neither of which can be salvaged after their current lives.”  Can some one … Continue reading

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Can’t Buy My Love

Our society has trained us to think we have to have the latest and greatest of everything.  From an interiors stand point this means importing the priciest Italian marble, Persian rugs, the latest collection from Paula Deen and Candace Olsen, … Continue reading

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Being One With Nature

The deeper we get in to the material of this course the more I am learning about being “sustainable” and how various researchers as well as my classmates are understanding the process of becoming sustainable and remaining sustainable.  I did … Continue reading

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What’s A Designer?

I did not have an epiphany this week, however, I learned that although everyone is entitled to their own opinion it is my duty as a professional to represent what a true “designer” is.  Fuad Luke stated in his article, … Continue reading

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Probe Me

I LOVED THE PROBE IDEA. My design probe package wasn’t very detailed.  It was hard to know what exactly to include but after looking at other students’ probe package I have a better understanding of how the probe could look … Continue reading

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First Week with An Epiphany!

Tuesday’s reading discussed both the empathetic and IDP (Integrative Design Process) with an emphasis on the IDP.  I think it is important to both use both methods.  Using empathic methods such as surveys and conducting observations of the end user … Continue reading

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