Author Archives: kaylasharp

Final Blog

I started out the semester not knowing what sustainability and sustainability practices involved. I knew the very basics such as it involved recycling and reusing as many materials as possible and minimizing waste. I still believe this is the basis … Continue reading

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BLOG 10:Design Slam and LOLA show

This week we had our second design slam. My scenario was to design a kitchen revolving around a woman with dementia and slowing motor skills. I found this relative to my life because my grandpa had dementia. I learned from … Continue reading

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Blog 8- LOLA show and a New Design

On Tuesday we had another LOLA show. I found the topics to be interesting and very relatable to my life. Several of the topics had to do with cancer and dementia…both of these diseases my grandparents and a family member … Continue reading

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Blog 7- Empathic Design

As we continued our discussion on empathic design we learned that when designing we must see through the eyes of all ages. We did several activities to help place ourselves in the position of older generations and the difficulties that … Continue reading

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Entry 6- Biomimicry and Empathic Design

This week in class we continued the discussion on Biomimicry. Robert Full did a wonderful job explaining how they are mimicking natures’ movements and putting that into robotics. They showed several studies of geckos and their climbing ability. They are … Continue reading

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Blog post 5- Bamboo Structures and more

In class on Tuesday the thing that stood out to me the most was the TED talk about building bamboo structures-especially the homes. I knew that bamboo has become popular in use for clothes and constructing buildings but I did … Continue reading

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Blog 4- Breathe Fresh Air

Class this week was spent learning outside and hearing from my peers about their thoughts on sustainability in relation to specific things currently happening in our world. On Tuesday we were able to go out into nature and create/brainstorm our … Continue reading

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Carbon Footprints and Industrial Ecology – BLOG 3

This week we discussed closing the loop in production in relation to industrial ecology and how to do it. We also discussed how our specific areas of study can see improvement in regards to sustainability. In my major- apparel merchandising- … Continue reading

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Biomimicry and a Sustainable Future

Why should we be so concerned about our interactions with nature and with our new innovations? As we learned in class and the readings from this week the answer is because everything we do now will in some way affect … Continue reading

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Blog Post 1

On the first day of class I really had no idea how I could use sustainability in my life to make a difference in the world. But these past few weeks have really opened my eyes. After watching the 11th … Continue reading

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