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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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