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Final Blog

This semester, I slowly found my thoughts and actions being shifted by the plethora of information learned from sustainability. Before diving into gaining knowledge on sustainability, my thoughts surrounding it mostly clung to ideas similar to hippies trying to save … Continue reading

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Blog 10

This last week was very exciting for me because I had the opportunity to present my LOLA Show topic. On top of that I truly enjoyed meeting Mr. Vincent to begin work on our final project. Throughout the past weeks … Continue reading

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Blog 8

This past week has been very intriguing as I enjoy hearing from different students and hearing about the new topic of human needs. Many of the Lola Show Topics revolved around the ideas of biomimicry and biophilic design. A few … Continue reading

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Blog 7

Empathy is one of the most attractive qualities a person can obtain, in my opinion. Therefore it makes sense to me that consumers would be drawn to the products created using empathic design. I enjoyed learning more about how designers … Continue reading

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Blog 6

During the last week our class wrapped up the biomimicry segment of the course as well as began the empathic design segment. In my opinion these can build off of each other because in biomimicry people design inspired by nature … Continue reading

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Blog 5

This week was full of “change-ups” in class. I mean this because there were many activities that we had not done before such as going to the sustainability field trip and watching ten TED talks in a row. I enjoyed … Continue reading

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Blog #4

This week the class periods were highly entertaining and very enjoyable. The outdoor activity and design slam allowed my mind to think big in out-of-the-box ways. The out door activity offered some difficult prompts that made my group have to … Continue reading

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Blog 3

Blog 3 This week the lectures were insightful in providing me information about the seven wastes and how waste offers us opportunity. Along with that I learned about the difference between reusing and recycling. Overall this week was productive for … Continue reading

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Blog #2

The past two lectures have been interesting to me because that have included various ways that people have designed for sustainability. Some of the examples include Rachel Armstrong with her ideas on how to change the though from imposing structure … Continue reading

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Blog #1

The past two weeks of lectures have already impacted the way that I view sustainability. To start, I now have a clearer definition of sustainability. Coming into class on the first day I had thought of sustainability as being “green” … Continue reading

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