Author Archives: Kristi Close

Final Blog: The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Can you believe it? The last blog? When this course began and we were assigned to blog every week. My initial thought was oh cool, I’ve always wanted a reason to blog. However, once we got into it, I had … Continue reading

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Blog 10: Design Slam and Empathic Design With The Elderly

  This week we had a design slam which we were given scenarios to solve the problem on. My slam was to design a young girls room based on her interests and needs. She was a young girl by the … Continue reading

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Blog 9

This week we continued empathic design and how emotional intellect into design can aid in the proper design. We did a class activity on how to enhance social activity. My group got to thinking about what brings people together now, … Continue reading

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Blog 8

Blog 8 This week we continued to learn about empathetic design and how necessary it is. We did a design probes package with which we documented out life for a couple days. In class we then took 12 probes and … Continue reading

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Blog 7

This week we discussed empathetic design and putting yourself into the life of whom we are designing for. An exercise we did in class was to bring a item that was significant and personal to us. I chose an item … Continue reading

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Blog 6

This week we branched out from interior and fashion design and was shown a Ted Talk on insects and how they can be used for design. The talks discussed how they can run over any terrain without slip and seem … Continue reading

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Blog 5

I had first heard of building with bamboo last year in one of my classes and loved it so much I applied to intern there. With doing so, I came across a small company led by the daughter of Green … Continue reading

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