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Design Slam & LOLA-Blog 10

This was another inspiring week of empathic design and design activism. I was really impressed with my groups Design Slam solution of creating a ColorTru film that can be placed on windows, mirrors, computer and phone screens, reading glasses, and … Continue reading

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Design for Change – Blog 9

Tuesday’s reading, Fashion and Sustainability Design for Change, opened by eyes to a new way of designing clothing for specific human needs. I found the ‘Touch Me’ dress particularly interesting, because it was designed for the need of affection by … Continue reading

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Design with a Purpose – Blog 8

This week we learned about empathic design in a more personal way. At first, I was a little nervous that my design probes package would be one of the twelve randomly selected design probes chosen for the in class activity, … Continue reading

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Importance of Empathy in Design – Blog 7

I really enjoyed this week’s discussion and reading on empathic design. I think empathy is essential in life and that some are better at it than others, especially when it comes to applying it to design. For designers, it is … Continue reading

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Innovation is inspiring – Blog 6

This week we wrapped up our discussion on biomimicry and with a TED Talk featuring Robert Full. My understanding of what biomimicry is/means remains the same, however the ways in which it can be applied and studied continues to grow. … Continue reading

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Biophilic, Biomimicry, and Bioinspired Design– Blog 5

The most memorable thing about this week was the TED Talk with Elora Hardy. I was astonished by the innovativeness, architecture, problem solving skills, and dedication Elora Hardy and her team has put into these bamboo buildings. I never considered … Continue reading

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Let Nature Do The Talking – Blog 4

This week we were able to take class outside and let nature inspire us. At first I was a little skeptical about what I would really get out of this activity. I didn’t think I needed to go outside and … Continue reading

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