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Towards a Sustainable Future

One of the biggest takeaways from this course is that it is going to take everyone to save the environment. It’s going to take every mind thinking of anything and everything we can do to stop polluting the environment and … Continue reading

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Designing with Emotion

This past class I really found the concepts and TED talk very interesting. Kansei Engineering, or emotional engineering, is something that I have never heard of before this class. Although the reading this week was somewhat confusing to me, I … Continue reading

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The Pace Space and Empathic Growth

Although we didn’t get to fully watch any of the Ted Talks in class, I liked the concepts that they brought up in the sections that we did get to watch.  One thing that really stuck with me from one … Continue reading

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Globalization, Sustainability, and Mindfulness

I really enjoy getting to read an article and then discuss it with other people. Getting to hear what other people took away from an article and their different perspectives on issues discussed in the article always makes me think … Continue reading

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Design Probes – Helpful or Hindering?

The lecture this week was very interesting. It started with the Turning Frustrations into Delight Ted Talk given by Clara Gaggero Westaway.  I really enjoyed seeing the amazing solutions that her and her team came up with for problems that … Continue reading

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A reflection on the introduction to Empathic Design

Before this class, I didn’t know what empathic design was, or how it related to me as a designer. These first two lectures have really opened my eyes to so many new aspects of design. I really enjoyed watching the … Continue reading

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Is the collapse of Easter Island in the plot of Moana?

Before I get into how the Disney movie Moana could be connected to Easter Island, I want to share some insight about how the collapse of Easter Island is still relevant today. Many of the challenges the Easter Islanders faced … Continue reading

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