Author Archives: kelsregan

Final Blog #11

At the end of this fall semester I have a new view on what it means to live a sustainable life and what it means to design sustainably. Sustainability to me means to think about the Earth and your surroundings … Continue reading

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Blog 10

Last week we had our last round of LOLA shows and our last design slam. For the design slam my group was challenged with a client who has early signs of dementia and her fine motor skills are deteriorating. She … Continue reading

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Blog #9

This week we talked about needs vs. wants. I was sick during the quiz we took, but I have thought quite a bit about how much we really need to be happy in life. Recently I have begun to think … Continue reading

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Blog 8

This past week in class we had another round of LOLA Shows. It was my groups turn to present and the topic I chose was pull down cabinets. Empathic design is a user-centered design approach that pays attention to the … Continue reading

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Blog #7

This week while discussing empathic design and how it is important as designers to always think about what needs some people may need, even when they aren’t normal needs. We have to think about the lives we are designing for, … Continue reading

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Blog #5 – Bio Inspired Design

This past week in class we were shown a TED Talk that spoke about creating structures out of bamboo. I had seen this talk before and each time I do I am still amazed that Elora Hardy and her team … Continue reading

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Blog #4 – Adventures Outdoors

Last week we had a break from our normal class schedule, and spent sometime outside. During our time outside our learning communities were challenged to perform various activities that caused us to think more about our resources and how we … Continue reading

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