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FIN

Although this semester is coming to a close, my sustainability journey has only just begun. I know I will be living my life differently now that I understand what kind of impact my life can have on this planet. Throughout … Continue reading

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LOLA

Everyone did a great job in this past week’s Lola shows. One that really interested me was the tiny house that was built to ADA standards. I’m already extremely fascinated with tiny house living, and I myself hope to own … Continue reading

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CREATE

This week while researching online, I discovered two examples of innovations that incorporated empathy into their designs. First, I discovered a mood changing watch called Doppel. “Their research into psycho-physiology – the way a person’s mind and body affect one-another – … Continue reading

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ELMO

This week I learned of the importance of emotional attachments. Everyone has different emotional attachments to different objects. When we we’re asked to bring photos of objects that mean the most to us or an object we’ve had the longest, … Continue reading

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EMPATHY

This week I learned about user-centered design. The concepts behind empathetic design are extremely important and should be recognized in every avenue of design, but are overlooked more often than not. This week’s focus has allowed me to have a … Continue reading

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SLAM

My favorite part of class thus far has been design slam. I thought that it made it challenging that we only had a small time to come up with our idea, but I enjoyed it. Our team was suppose to … Continue reading

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LOVE

I fell in love this week. After watching the Elora Hardy Tedtalk, I had an epiphany that I love Bamboo! It was so intriguing to me how Ibuku used the characteristics of the bamboo to their advantage, and created these … Continue reading

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LEARN

This week I really enjoyed the watching the LOLA class presentations presented by learning communities one, two, and three. I was particularly interested in Domestic Stencil Works, the cellular chair, Aquafil, and the Lavasa community. I was inspired by Domestic … Continue reading

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KNOW

BIOPHILIC DESIGN One concept that I fell in love with this week is biophilic design. Biophilic Design taught me that spending time with nature can provide healing energy. I have always known that being immersed in nature has positive effects … Continue reading

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INspire

Lombardo, Tull, & Johnson This was my first experience being exposed to the concept of “future consciousness”. Although I have always had a knowledge of what the future means to me, I had never understood just how important the idea … Continue reading

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