Author Archives: kimberlyrdaniel

The Final Blog

The idea of sustainability and what it means has not changed much for me from the beginning of the class till now. It is reducing waste to benefit the world and our society. The ways to become more sustainable and … Continue reading

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Eco-Labeling

Eco-labeling is the topic of discussion this week. There is a debate as to how things should be labeled. Previously in my other blogs I spoke of how I think changing people’s mindsets and awareness is the real issue. How … Continue reading

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Rethinking Design

My last blog post touched on this article a little about how there is biological and technological consumption. How keeping these separate will be more sustainable because they are more easily recycled and continue in a closed loop. The difference … Continue reading

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Small Steps to Make a Big Difference

I was more interested in today’s article than many of the other’s before. It put into perspective a new way to recycle and produce. I always think of reducing waste in production by primarily minimizing the water consumption and recycling … Continue reading

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Carbon Footprint

I finally sat down and got on http://www.nature.org and calculated my carbon footprint like we were asked to do in class.  Though I am not proud of it, I have never put a lot of effort into keeping my carbon … Continue reading

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Small Changes

Today’s LOLA show really got me thinking about my future career. I would love to work a few years in the merchandising field, but my end goal is to work full time to a non-profit organization. I have been doing … Continue reading

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Understanding Target Market

As we discuss empathic design, I start to understand the concept a lot more than my original thoughts. Not only have I gained an understanding; I have figured ways to implement what I have learned, in my future career as … Continue reading

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Merchandising by Empathizing

Of the articles read this week, “A Framework For Empathy In Design: Stepping Into and Out of the User’s Life” was the one that resonated with me the most. I am a merchandising student because I enjoy fashion but have … Continue reading

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Responsibility of the Consumer

Of the articles that we read this week, “Lessons of Easter Island” was the most interesting. It described the history of Easter Island and it’s eventual demise because of how the people of the island used their resources. Though on … Continue reading

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