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My sustainability journey

I can’t believe that this class is over and we don’t have to wake up really early again for 8AM class. But I had the best sustainability journey ever in this semester. I remember the first day of class, Dr. … Continue reading

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Eco-labelling

This week in class, we discussed about social and eco-labeling affect on the textile and clothing products. There are two types of labeling, which are eco-labeling and social labeling. Eco-labeling is method of environmental performance certification and labeling that is … Continue reading

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Being local

Last week, we discussed about difficulties and opportunities of regional design. That’s kind of topic has right and wrong answer. We know now that local design definitely getting rare in United States. Company rather export the raw material from out … Continue reading

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Cradle to Cradle

This week, we discussed the system of cradle to cradle that use to remaking the way we make things by recycle or reuse products without create waste. It’s because to eliminate the concept of waste, it means we have to … Continue reading

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Biology + nature

In the past couple weeks, we learned about biomimicry concept, which is learning from and then emulating natural forms, processes, and ecosystems to create more sustainable design, or in the short meaning, we called it using nature as a model. … Continue reading

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Needs vs wants

This week we discussed about the difference about human’s needs and wants. On the article, Max-Neef, developed a table that show fundamental human needs. It used to help him identify the wealth and poverties of the small communities in South … Continue reading

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Design Probes

This week, we were discussing about design probes related to emphatic design. Design probes is the technique or process that capture all the data and experience about customer, it’s also a tool to gather inspiration and information about overall their … Continue reading

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