Author Archives: natatate

The beginning of something great

It’s hard to believe how much my knowledge and mindset towards sustainability issues have changed and improved in within the class course. The best part about it is that when I came to the class at the beginning of the … Continue reading

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Form vs. Function

This week has been one of my favorites of the semester, the topics we deal in class were really interesting and we had a guest, Erin Leitch, who explained more about the concept described in class, Biomimicry. I was really … Continue reading

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Pecunia non olet

In the reading for this week, Cradle to Cradle, Waste equals Food written by William McDonough, he introduces the concept of Cradle to Cradle, which supports that everything we use should be reused or indefinitely. So the amount of taking from … Continue reading

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How much Carbon did you use today?

This week we started a new topic and with it learning new complex concepts related with environmental issues. The readings were more difficult to understand, but even though I can say that I got the main point of this new … Continue reading

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Get active!

This week we got introduced to a new interesting concept related to sustainable design, Design Activism. In the reading Design Activism and Sustainability it is described as a thinking to create a counter-narrative aimed at generating a cultural, social, environmental … Continue reading

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All you need is…

In the reading of this week “Needs”, the author, Kate fletcher introduced the Max Neef Matrix, which includes fundamental human needs related with satisfiers. The most interesting thing about it is that it is a universal chart, that means it … Continue reading

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Box of Memories

This week in class we did an activity where we had to bring pictures of our oldest and favorite object or clothe that we owned. It was really revealing and idiosyncratic to see how people get attached to objects and … Continue reading

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Who wants to change the world?

One of the readings we worked on this week, Empathic design: User experience in product design, described how important is to approach human-centered design rather than design-centered. The designer has to go through degree of role immersion and understand real … Continue reading

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Wake up!

We all know how important is to be positive and optimistic in life. Good attitude towards life will most likely lead to success and the influence and the change you can affect in the world is higher. All these aspects … Continue reading

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Searching Balance

Sustainability is not a new concept, for a few years now it has been an important topic concerning society, economy and new lifestyle. New ways of living, new ways of energies have been introduced in the society and some baby … Continue reading

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