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Sustainability Journey Final Week

At the beginning of the semester I knew that sustainability was about helping the environment, living green, recycling, and bettering the world around us. I thought the only way I could incorporate into the design world is through materials and … Continue reading

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Sustainability Journey Week 10: LOLA Show on Empathic Design for the Elderly

This week in sustainability we had our final LOLA Show. It was an interesting mix of empathic design and sustainable practices. The first company we heard about is 4 all humanity which is an online sustainable brand. They sell fair … Continue reading

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Sustainability Journey Week 9: Human Needs

This week we discussed how human needs effect the way we design. Our learning communities were assigned to focus on one specific need and design according to that need. These needs include subsistence, protection, affection, understanding, participation, leisure, creation, identity, … Continue reading

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Sustainability Journey Week 8: Empathic Design with LOLA Show

This week in sustainability we had a LOLA show. My major take aways from these groups started with empathic design in Boston Children Hospital. The hospital used a huggable talking bear to relieve anxiety among patients. They also used interactive … Continue reading

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Sustainability Journey Week 7: Empathic Design & Me

This week we have been discussing empathic design but what does empathic design mean to me? Empathic design means that the ultimate goal is for the user to be impacted by the product in a positive way. I want my … Continue reading

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Sustainability Journey Week 6: Biomimicry and Intro to Empathic Design

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Sustainability Journey Week 5: Bio-Inspiration

This week we discussed bio inspired skin and biomimetics. The first article is about bio inspired smart skin. Bio inspired means inspired by a living thing. How does this translate to smart skin? My take away from this article was … Continue reading

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Sustainability Journey Week 4: LOLA Show on Biomimicry and Industrial Engineering

This week’s blog post is over what I learned and found interesting during the LOLA Show from Groups 1, 2, and 3. Group 1 discussed closing the loop: using waste as a resource, cellular chair, industrial ecology in fashion, and … Continue reading

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Sustainability Journey Week 3: Carbon Footprint Calculator

I used the Carbon Footprint calculator to calculate my yearly carbon footprint per tons. Mine calculated out to be 30 tons of carbon dioxide per year which is above the U.S. average of 27. This is mainly due to the … Continue reading

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Sustainability Journey Week 2

We began this week discussing several readings. The first reading is about future consciousness and thinking. In this class we learn methods for sustainable design and ways to think out of the box. With this knowledge and thinking we can … Continue reading

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