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Final Blog!

As we near the end of the semester, I’m reflecting on the number of theories, practices, and ideologies we learned to help aid us in designing for a more sustainable future. Sustainability is defined as something which won’t cause harm … Continue reading

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BLOG 10

This past week, the Lola shows were focused on human needs and older individuals. One of the shows’ topic was on a shopping mall in China that had an entire floor dedicated to older individuals. The floor was carpeted, there … Continue reading

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Blog 9

In Tim Brown’s reading on design activism, I came to the understanding that design activism is design which has intent for the higher good of many, including not only among humans, but all other forms. Its taking a step back … Continue reading

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Blog 8- Lola Show & Human Needs

This week’s Lola Show was interesting as the topic was focused around ways to better a hospital (and other healthcare facilities) by incorporating nature. One girl discussed how aquariums, or forms of water should be used more in waiting rooms … Continue reading

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Blog 7- Empathetic Design

In the article this week, it was interesting to read an idea for a completely re-designed supermarket experience. Learning about the way the shopping experience can be burdensome to older adults and impaired individuals helped inspire the idea of Shopsense. … Continue reading

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Blog 5- Baker

This past week in Sustainability we discussed biophilia and the role it could play in designing for a more sustainable future. Biophilia we determined is the love of life, and of living things. I thought it was interesting to understand … Continue reading

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Blog 4- Baker

This has been a very inspiring past week as we were allowed the opportunity to go to the botanical gardens and work with our team on our first design slam. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the afternoon at the botanical gardens … Continue reading

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Blog 3- Baker

Its week four of sustainability and while there are times I feel that there isn’t any more information about the subject I can possibly learn about, I end up showing up to class and becoming informed on something new every … Continue reading

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Blog 2- Baker

This week in we went more in depth on how to change the way we think when it comes to sustainability. During the responsibility mapping exercise, we discussed the difference of using a recyclable grocery bag vs. the plastic bags … Continue reading

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Blog 1- Baker

After learning more in depth about sustainability these first couple of weeks, my mindset about the future success of our world’s environment and economy has broadened more than ever. I defined that sustainability is the actions that are made in … Continue reading

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