Author Archives: lesliecaldwell

Application and Commitment – Final Epiphany Blog

I think the word sustainability actually has the definition within it; I would define it as the ability to sustain energy, natural resources, and human resources. Sustainable design provides a means to become sustainable. Sustainable design gives us the ways … Continue reading

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LOLA Show, Design Activism and Empathic design – Blog 10

Tuesday we had a design slam over a multitude of topics. We had slams over empathic design, biophilic design, designing for disabled people and those with arthritis and joint pains. We were asked to step into their shoes and design … Continue reading

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Max Neef Matrix: Human Needs and the Human Scale Development – Blog 9

Designing for human needs is a huge factor in practical design. We covered 3 major aspects in this design ideal: Having, Doing and Being. Having has degraded social resilience – it is sufficient in how we self-reflect on this. Do … Continue reading

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Empathic Design Continued – Blog 8

This week we learned about empathic design in an up front way. I learned that putting yourself in another’ shoes in order to design is essentially empathic design. There is a purpose and a goal. It is aesthetically pleasing; it … Continue reading

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Affective vs. Cognitive – Blog 7

During class we watched two videos. Covering affective vs. cognitive, the first video was of a baby’s first birthday and her experience with her cake. As precious as it was, we were asked to write and think how empathic and … Continue reading

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Recap on Biophillic Design, and Women moving in the future – Blog 6

During class, we continued the LOLA show. The first few groups covered cradle-to-cradle, biophillic design, eco-design, as well as organic and fair trade companies found within the world. I learned an amazing amount of information from each of these shows … Continue reading

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Biophillic Design – Blog 5

Biophillic design covers many aspects of design in our world. We watched a TED talk in class that covers the most incredible buildings made of almost completely bamboo. I was amazed by the sheer creativity and understanding of the planning … Continue reading

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LOLA show – waste = food: blog 4

As we “watched” each LOLA show, each group member made different opinions and interesting views on topics covered in class. Closing the loop was covered and opened up a very interesting movement of garment printing by food products. Another show … Continue reading

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Resourcing and our carbon footprint – blog 3

My carbon footprint is 19. I honestly thought I would have a much lower number because I do recycle, use green lighting use as little water as possible and try to be sustainable. I do know that driving a Jeep … Continue reading

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Learning from your self-narrative

During class we talked about our self-narrative change, or a paradigm change. This concept comes across both optimism and pessimism. The movement of our self-narratives, to our future consciousness to the final paradigm is all major parts of our future. … Continue reading

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