Author Archives: riellykidwell

Wrapping up!

I can’t believe this class is coming to an end already. It has definitely been a long semester, but it feels like this class just flew by. At the beginning of this course, I knew barely anything about sustainability and … Continue reading

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Wrapping Up

This week’s classes were pretty laidback. To start out the week on Tuesday, we got to continue with the LOLA show presentations. I enjoyed hearing all of the interesting new ideas that everyone had to share. One of my favorites … Continue reading

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Design Activism

This week, we focused on the new concept of design activism, which can easily be confused with active design. I already knew that active design was designing in way to support a healthy and active lifestyle. Active design can be … Continue reading

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Empathic Design

This past week, we continued to focus on Empathic Design. I began by reading the specific passage for the merchandising students. It was about the struggles of elders when grocery shopping and about the changes that are made to adapt … Continue reading

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Empathic Design

This week was pretty relaxed in class. We started off the week creating a Business Canvas Model within our learning communities. When my group began, we were a little bit stuck because we were having trouble focusing in on a … Continue reading

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Living Green

This week in class, we spoke about in-store greenery. I enjoyed this topic because of the benefits having plants in your store can bring. Not only can greenery bring an aesthetic appeal to a store, but it can also be … Continue reading

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Sustainable Designs

This week of class’ focus was on design ideas that will work as a solution to sustainability problems that we see in our world everyday. We started the week with a day of activities at the OSU Botanic Garden. I … Continue reading

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Closing The Loop

Each week in this class, I become more and more knowledgable on sustainable practices. This past week, our class’ main focus was on closing the loop between the Earth’s resources and waste. We learned about how biomimicry essentially mimics nature. … Continue reading

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The Future of Sustainability

This past week’s class material seem to be very involved in the future. In Tom Lombardo’s article about thinking ahead, we read about self-narratives and the value they have. I learned it is important to think back on your past, … Continue reading

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The Start of a Sustainable Life

I hate to admit it, but I really don’t know much about sustainability, and sadly, I’ve never really cared to learn more in the past. When this class began, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect or if I would … Continue reading

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