Author Archives: kaelenmcintire

Final Blog

This semester has flown by so fast. I cannot believe this is our final blog. I have learned so much over the course of this semester. At the beginning of the semester I had a vague idea of what sustainability … Continue reading

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Blog 10

This week was a pretty relaxed week in class. On Tuesday we listened to LOLA shows and on Thursday we interviewed Mr. Vincent for our final project. The LOLA shows this week were all geared towards designing for the needs … Continue reading

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Blog 9

This week’s focus was design activism. In the reading by Tim Brown we learned that we should design for purpose not profit. Instead of focusing on the money aspect of design we should be focusing on the people we are … Continue reading

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Blog 8

  This Tuesday was nice because there were no readings, we just got to relax and listen to people’s presentations about their LOLA show. I really enjoyed the group who talked about the presence of water and nature in hospitals. … Continue reading

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Blog 7

Empathic design was the main focus of week 9. We read an article on Tuesday about Shopsense, which plans to change the design of supermarkets to better meet shoppers needs. The idea was about virtual intelligence to assist shoppers and … Continue reading

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Blog 6

Week 8 was a wrap up of biomimicry. The merchandising article this week discussed making packaging mimic nature. Some examples from the reading on how we can mimic nature in packaging were looking at how the pouch of a pelican … Continue reading

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Blog 5

This week in class we learned about biophillic design. Biophelia is the love of life or the subconscious connections we seek with our environment. In our reading we read about how greenery subconsciously made the shoppers feel more at peace … Continue reading

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Blog 4

This was a very fun week of class. Tuesday we spent our class time exploring nature at the botanical garden and Thursday we did the first design slam. Although it was very hot outside, the outdoor activity was a nice … Continue reading

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Blog 3

This weeks classes revolved around the discussion of industrial ecology. We heard a TED Talk with Michael Pawlyn on how we can use nature and biology as a resource for architecture. I thought the structure made out of polymers was … Continue reading

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Blog 2

This week in class we talked more about sustainability in terms of how it relates to nature. We learned about biomimicry and we watched a few interesting Ted talks. The Ted talk that was most interesting to me was the … Continue reading

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