Author Archives: Becoming Kendall

Epiphany

Well, the end of the semester is almost over.  I feel like it has flown by, and yet I am also a different person than when I first started this class. Walking into this class, I had no idea what … Continue reading

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Hope

I have had a break through. After everything that has happened this week, after our enlightening talk with Maria Thiry, after everything we have learned throughout this entire semester. I have finally had the opportunity to put my money where … Continue reading

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Biophilic Design in Healthcare

My favorite Lola Show from this week was learning community four: Biophilic Design. Their first point was that using natural materials in nature benefits the healthcare patient’s way of life. Sky Factory Sky Light helps to calm patients that have … Continue reading

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What Do You Value?

While learning about empathic design, we were able to share our oldest and most treasured items with the class. For me, it was my great-grandfather’s wooden nickel. When I was young, I had a very close relationship with my great … Continue reading

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Empathy Versus Sympathy

This past week we were able to create a business plan for a sustainable company of our own design. By using a model, we answered the questions about how our company would create relationships with our customers as well as … Continue reading

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Biophilic Design in Merchandising

This week we learned about biophilia and how we can use our aptitude for nature in sustainability-centered designs. Biophilia is the idea that we as humans have an inherent likeness that causes us to seek connections with nature and other … Continue reading

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Nature’s Solutions

Unfortunately due to my injury, I was unable to go to the botanical garden during class. Instead, I was able to look out my window, and sit outside, and observe nature in my own way. While many would think this … Continue reading

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Inspiration in Nature and Industrial Ecology

Industrial ecology is the idea that we can use biomimicry, or taking ideas from the natural world around us to solve our problems, in the way that we make, sell, buy, and market everything. We have spent every moment since … Continue reading

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Behind Empathic Design

This week has been a rather eye opening experience for me. Recently, I severely injured knee. This has resulted in me using crutches and/or a wheelchair in my everyday life. When you are able to use both of your legs, … Continue reading

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What Are We Doing Wrong?

Hello World, or hello to the small amount of people who are actually taking the time out of their days to read this, it’s me. I know you are probably wondering who am I to speak on the topic of … Continue reading

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