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Reflecting Back | Looking Ahead | Final Epiphany Blog

Before this course, If I am being completely honest, I hadn’t taken much interest in sustainability. I knew that it was important to my career field but I hadn’t taken much time reading about it and looking into what people … Continue reading

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Mimicking Nature is the Way to Go

The most important thing that I have learned from this passed week’s lecture, reading and guest speaker is that we can gather much more information from nature than the obvious. The Interior Design industry has grown greatly from its original … Continue reading

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Avoiding Cradle to Grave

It is my opinion that in order for us to be as sustainable as possible, I think we need to mimic the world’s biological system as well as possible. In our article, Cradle to Cradle, it is said that: “This … Continue reading

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Small Steps Make Big Changes

After reading our article this week about Life Cycle Assessments in our article, Life cycle energy and environmental performance of a new university building: modeling challenges and design implications, I really got to thinking about what designers can do to … Continue reading

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Make It Happen

“Everyone designs who devises courses of action aimed at changing existing situations, into preferred ones.” This quote by Herbert Simon in this weeks reading, Design Activism, closely relates to our video over Social Entrepreneurship. This connection between the two can … Continue reading

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Is That Really Necessary?

“You never know what is enough, unless you know what is more than enough.” – Wendell Berry This quote above from our reading, Needs by Fletcher and Grose, in my opinion, is very spot on. In my life, the only … Continue reading

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Digging Deeper

To be honest, I had no idea there was such thing as a design probe until this past week. From our reading Design Probes by Mattalmaki, I learned that a design probe is “self-documentation packages for gathering data on people’s … Continue reading

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Designing with a Sixth Sense

My epiphany of the week is this: I am beginning to realize more and more that a profession in Design is more than just designing. It is having a sixth sense that not only helps you create great design but … Continue reading

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Story of My Life

“…Our self-narratives give us a sense of how we have come to be where we are and where this ongoing journey is heading in the future” – Tom Lombardo In this weeks reading, Thinking Ahead: The Value of Future Consciousness, … Continue reading

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Collaboration is Key

After only two weeks of our sustainability class, I am already very surprised at how my eyes have been opened to how it looks to be environmentally conscious with design. I think the key to exploring this very concept is … Continue reading

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