Author Archives: Nikki

The End

To me, sustainability is the idea of using reusable and/or recyclable goods or beliefs to create something that lasts and is good for the environment with the Earth and its residents in mind. Sustainable design is the practice of sustainability … Continue reading

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Design Activism

Not only is designing for human needs sustainable, it is smart for businesses who want their customers to return and be satisfied. One of my favorite uses of this idea is “mi Adidas” which allows users to be creative and have … Continue reading

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Empathic Design in Everyday Life

Last week, we discussed the concept of empathic design: an approach that focuses on the users’ feelings and emotions. As the LGBTQ community has gained a voice, the popularity of this design has risen. MAC Cosmetics recently launched a campaign … Continue reading

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When Fashion Meets Biomimicry & Empathic Design

As we were wrapping up biomimicry this week, a fashion show caught my eye. Designer Hussein Chalayan created apparel that dissolves in water. This technique reminded me of the concept that nature fits to form. We also began discussing empathic … Continue reading

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Finding Ways to be Sustainable

After reading Life’s Principles and Industrial Ecology, it occurred to me that we need to inform everyone about how to save the planet from all the damages we’ve already caused. This problem cannot be solved by only a percentage of … Continue reading

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Wake Up World

On Sunday Night, singer Miley Cyrus hosted MTV’s video music awards. Right after, she released a 23-song album, Miley Cyrus and her Dead Petz; I was instantly curious to hear how it would sound because of her wild antics. One … Continue reading

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