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Ending of One Chapter, Beginning of Another

Wow, Wicked Problems is coming to an end.  Last week we had our last two classes, and tonight’s blog is one of the last ties to the class.  It’s funny how sometimes we go into new things completely blind and … Continue reading

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The Scale of Consumerism

Last week the concept of under and over consumers was brought to light.  This was related and discussed through the topics of fashion and sustainability as well as the contradicting view of poverty’s relation to environmental degradation.  Before I get … Continue reading

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The Dreaded Lens of Paradigms

Last week in good old Wicked Problems, our discussions had an overarching theme of paradigms.  Paradigms can be defined as a collective mental mode made up of our values, beliefs, assumptions, etc.  In other words, paradigms can be visually thought … Continue reading

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Identifying Wicked Problems of the Industrial Practice

Last class we covered two general topics.  Before addressing the class and its discussions, there are a few things to note.  Whether it be relevant or not, lately (and by lately I mean this semester) the issue of sustainability has … Continue reading

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