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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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No Such Thing as Waste – Blog 3

I didn’t have an epiphany this week, but my main takeaways are that waste shouldn’t even exist and that less is more. Both of which are foreign concepts in today’s society. In both articles Industrial Ecology and How Will We … Continue reading

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It Can Be Done

This week I realized just how possible it is for us to live sustainably. What I learned from the article Thinking Ahead: The Value of Future Consciousness is that it all starts from within. Tome Lombardo says that each mode … Continue reading

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More Serious Than I Realized

On the first day of class, my initial thoughts on sustainability were little to none. I had heard the terms reduce, recycle, and reuse and knew little things I could do in my everyday  life to live more sustainably such … Continue reading

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