Author Archives: latelybriley

Final Blog!

When this class began, I didn’t think it was going to have as big an impact on me as it has. If I’m being honest – at the beginning, I sat rather skeptically in class and thought the material was … Continue reading

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Changing the Future

Participating in the class discussion about eco-labeling last week brought on a lot of new perspectives of this sustainable concept. First off, I never realized how many companies there were that were involved with the process of eco-labeling and what … Continue reading

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Paper beats plastic?

When we watched the TEDtalk by Leyla Acaroglu about environmental impacts and consumption behavior, I had an ‘inside-laugh’ moment because it turned my thought process upside down. While, yes, it does seem much more eco-friendly to choose brown paper bags … Continue reading

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In our nature

Upon calculating my carbon footprint, my estimated greenhouse gas emissions per year was approximately 17 tons of CO2. Even though this was well below the average, it seems like so much CO2 to be emitted by just one person. The … Continue reading

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A Peaceful Place

With this week’s readings, I was really drawn to the Design for Change article for its instinctual take on fundamental human needs and what fashion design can do to exist peacefully within those needs. Max-Neef’s taxonomy of human needs are … Continue reading

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A Different Point of View

This week’s topic on design probes was the most interactive subject we have covered so far. I enjoyed playing both roles as a participant and “designer” for the design probe challenge. I say it as a challenge because I felt … Continue reading

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Finetune Design

This week’s topic about empathic design has opened my eyes a little wider to the different approaches towards sustainability.  I find that it is a topic that is rarely fully thought about and comes across as a fleeting subject to … Continue reading

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