Author Archives: princessaurora10

Back to the Future

I can’t believe that everything that we covered about sustainability was covered in one semester. As I think back on the semester it seems like so long ago that we began the course, however it all flew by. I am … Continue reading

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Two sides to every story

This week’s material was interesting to discuss. Natural vs. synthetic seems like such a simple choice. You would think that it is wise to pick natural every time. However, both natural and synthetic have their good and bad points. Natural … Continue reading

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simplicity complicated

When I came across the comment in our reading this past week about how Egyptians used the Nile River as a source of their main nutrients and that they gave everything they used back, it may be think about how … Continue reading

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Old is the new black

I found this week’s reading for interior to be interesting. One thing in particular tripped my trigger and was what really got my wheels turning. The idea of using reclaimed as opposed to recycled materials was what caught my attention. … Continue reading

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The nature of it is…..

This week I really enjoyed the design slam. At first my group really struggled to come up with an idea and with about ten minutes left we were able to pull together an idea that we felt had great potential … Continue reading

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Extreme ideas

As many students have already mentioned, the LOLA show article presented by Casey about the OATS shoes was very fascinating. This was such a great example of a PSS. The fact that the shoes can serve their normal purpose and … Continue reading

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The next best thing

The first relevant example that comes to my mind to relate to our reading that just recently happened in our society is the release of the new iPhone 5’s. They come in gold, pink, turquoise, etc, and are “so much … Continue reading

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A day in the life….

The reading “I love this dress” was an interesting reading for me, and I think many other students as well, because I felt that it was particularly relevant and similar to many of us. The reading discussed the connection that … Continue reading

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Two heads are better than one

What caught my attention most about all of our learning this week in class was the subject of IDP or just the idea of including many people of many different backgrounds, job titles, or perspectives¬† in the design of a … Continue reading

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Empa-What?

After reading the article about empathic design I was completely confused about what empathic design was. It was a very complex reading. But when we began our class discussion over the subject it made much more sense. My epiphany about … Continue reading

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