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A Change for the Better – Final Epiphany Blog

When this course first began, I didn’t think it was going to have a heavy influence on my life and the way I look at things. Boy was I wrong! In the beginning, I was actually quite skeptical towards the … Continue reading

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Blog 10- LOLA Show – empathy for elders/handicap

This week in sustainability we were challenged with another design slam. My group was given the scenario of a young girl named Rhianna who loved music and her dad hired us to come up with a new design for her … Continue reading

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy! Blog 9

What do you need? Food, air, water, shelter, sleep? Do you need that comfortable bed or cute purse? This week we focused on human needs. We filled out an evaluation form that scored our overall happiness – lets just say … Continue reading

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Empathy, Oh Empathy! – Blog 8

This week in sustainability we had the LOLA Show and then we were able to design for in the class’ design probe. The all of the LOLA shows were about empathic design but one that really stuck out to me … Continue reading

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How Do You Empathize? – Blog 7

Empathy is a very important added value to design. When we have empathy for people, we put ourselves in their shoes, try to understand how they feel, and truly empathize for and with them. Sympathy is having feelings of pity … Continue reading

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It’s sweet as HONEY! – Blog 6

When you are designing a new product or idea and come across a challenge that seems impossible to overcome what do you do? Give up? Talk to your friends, classmates, professors, boss, colleagues or even your parents? Something I never … Continue reading

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Biophilic Design – Blog 5

This week we discussed biophilic design or designing with nature in mind. I found the TED talk about bamboo houses especially interesting because I had never seen anything like it before. I think in other countries where the labor is … Continue reading

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Do You Want A REVOLUTION? – Blog 4

How can designers relate nature to their industry? Stepping out into the world and seeing nature is something that many people don’t often do. Sure, we walk out side and look around, but do we actually SEE the environment around … Continue reading

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Keep It Local – Blog 3

This week I calculated my carbon footprint and my greenhouse gas emissions were estimated at 28 tons of CO2 per year, which is above the U.S. national average. I think it is so large because I flew a round trip … Continue reading

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Thinking About the Future- Blog 2

Over the course of the last week, several things in sustainability class have stood out to me. For example, taking my field of study (design) and looking at it as a problem-minimizing strategy. The reading, Titanistad, opened up my eyes … Continue reading

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