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I would define sustainability as finding a way to live a life of minimalism. As a designer, I would define sustainability as creating a space or product that has not caused or will not cause any harm to the environment … Continue reading

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Blog 11

Why sustainability is a wicked problem? There are many reasons. Majority of our original forests have been demolished, our air quality is filled with toxins, our ocean life is deteriorating, animals are becoming extinct, landfills are expanding and these are … Continue reading

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Blog 10

I learned a lot about our individual. He was fantastic at giving us the information we need to complete our final project. He is a very accomplished and giving man, which makes us want to create something that would make … Continue reading

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Blog 9

The Tim Brown reading was difficult to follow at times. I summed up the reading into changing small things can make a big difference. Also, he mentioned how we should think smarter not harder and bring creativity into decisions. I … Continue reading

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Blog 8

I believe empathic design is important as a designer. You want your client to have a positive feeling toward the space or product you are providing them. The baby enjoying the cake is how a person should feel about a … Continue reading

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Blog 7

On day one of this class, sustainability to me was recycling and reusing products. Since then, we have learned about much more to being sustainable in our majors. Most statistics we have read about come as a surprise to me. … Continue reading

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Blog 4

The outdoor activity was interesting. I had never been to the botanical gardens before, so it was a new scenery. I am not a huge fan of the outdoors, so I probably didn’t enjoy as much as some students. The … Continue reading

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