Author Archives: jmeagan15

Be the Change

I think the word sustainability actually has the definition within it; I would define it as the ability to sustain energy, natural resources, and human resources. Sustainable design provides a means to become sustainable. Sustainable design gives us ways to … Continue reading

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Eco-Labeling. Great idea or waste of paper?

I don’t often see eco-labeling on clothing but I do see various kinds of labeling on cosmetics and hair care items. For example many of the items I buy have a little rabbit on them which means that they haven’t … Continue reading

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The Advantages and Disadvantages of Going Local

This week in our class discussions and reading assignments we talked going local. When people talk about buying/producing locally it is always seen as a good thing because it limits transportation costs and supports your local community. However, there can be some … Continue reading

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Full Circle

I enjoyed the trivia game we played last week; I thought it was a fun way for everyone to learn and get involved. I also enjoyed the article Waste Equals Food as well; there were many quotable passages in it. … Continue reading

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Carbon Footprints in the Sand

We have gone over a lot of material over the past three weeks but fortunately for me (so I don’t have to type a billion words), all of the topics we covered interconnect and share the same idea that “we … Continue reading

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Impact not Profit

I really enjoyed the readings from this week because they contained a lot of good and interesting information (sometimes it was almost too much good information to take in). It was actually kind of a shame there was a snow day because … Continue reading

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The main theme this week has been empathic design, and one way of designing empathically involves using a design probe. The design probe was a very interesting assignment, not just because I got to reflect on what I did that … Continue reading

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Is it okay to get attached?

The topic of empathetic design is very interesting to me because I have an interest in both market research and psychology and you really need both fields as well as design in order to use it successfully. The Framework for … Continue reading

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Think Outside of the box and Then Recycle the Box

It seemed to be the consensus in the class that the readings this week either seemed unrelated or were difficult to follow…and I would agree with that. However, despite their faults, the articles did make some very valid observations. The … Continue reading

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How Giant Statues and the Fashion Industry Relate to Sustainability

On the first day of class we were asked what sustainability means. It seems like an easy question…we’ve all heard bits and pieces of information here and there…surely we could mush it all together and come up with a definition! … Continue reading

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