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Blog #10

On Monday we had the second round of the LOLA Show. I enjoyed Kylie’s presentation over Merging Health Care and Empathic Design. It is important to realize everyone has their own personal style. Kylie spoke of a business called Walk … Continue reading

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Blog #9

Empathic design focuses on human needs. The Max Neef Matrix focuses on the key areas of subsistence, protection, affection, understanding, participation, leisure, creation, identity, and freedom. It measures these areas by being, having, doing, and interacting. Being is the need … Continue reading

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Blog #8

Sustainability is meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. The 3 pillars of sustainability are social, economic, and environmental. Until today, I had no idea the effort Oklahoma State has … Continue reading

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Blog #7

Day 1 of this week was the Design Slam. Jessi and I’s prompt was to explain the lifecycle of a product. We chose to focus on her sweatshirt with the snazzy topic, “No Environmental Hurt with a Sweatshirt”. The sweatshirt … Continue reading

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Blog #6

On Monday we were given the opportunity to go through a design probes package and create a product that would relate to our client. I thought this activity was a blast! While going through the design probes package of my … Continue reading

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Blog #5: The Implementation of Sustainable Practices Today

First of all, who knew bamboo was so incredible? Bamboo is a wild brass that lives off of rainwater, spring water, and sunlight. It has the tensile strength of steel and the compressive strength of concrete, all while being hollow … Continue reading

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Blog #4 An Outdoor Mindset

Take a look at this Spongebob photo. Silly isn’t it? Well, until recently this photo could easily describe my attitude towards being outside. During this episode of Spongebob, he decided that it was unsafe outdoors and that he wanted to … Continue reading

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Blog #3 How can I change?

Are these numbers surprising to you, because they sure did shock me! I had no idea that I was harming the earth so badly!!! I’m double the U.S. average, which is not ok at all… So my big question is, … Continue reading

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Blog #2 – It Starts with our Youth

Biomimicry was a term I had never heard of until this week. When I first heard of it I was confused as to what in the world it could possibly mean. Then I read the article, “A Biomimicry Primer”. Learning … Continue reading

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Blog 1: Incentive! Incentive! Incentive!

On the first day of class we were asked to give our definition of sustainability. Now anything on the design side of merchandising I don’t seem to mesh well with. My personal strengths lie in the analytical side of the … Continue reading

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