Author Archives: slothlady

Confused and Overwhelmed

I wouldn’t call what I had this week an “epiphany,” I’d be more likely to call it a harsh realization. After reading the Materials Maze article, I realized that not only are textiles made from “natural” fibers not as great … Continue reading

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MONSTROSITIES!

This week, in class, I learned about something that I had no idea existed until now. “Monstrous Hybrids.” I should specify. I guess I’ve always known about these products and their existence, but it’s a whole different story when you’re … Continue reading

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Local Lovin’

I didn’t really have an epiphany this week, but I definitely feel like I learned a lot. I especially enjoyed the BedZED reading, the LOLA show, and the video we watched in class. The reading really opened my eyes to … Continue reading

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Biomimi…wha?

I’m not sure if I would call what I had this week an “epiphany,” but I would definitely say that some gaps were filled in for me. Biomimicry is something I’ve known of for awhile, but I never had a … Continue reading

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One Matrix to Rule Them All?

I’m going to be honest. It was a slow week for me. I didn’t have an epiphany, but I did learn something. The Max Neef Matrix is the one thing that really struck a chord with me this week. I … Continue reading

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Probin’ Probin’ Probin’…

This week, for class, we were asked to bring a picture of the oldest textile product we owned. I immediately knew the exact t-shirt for the job. I had someone from home send me a picture of the t-shirt (now … Continue reading

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Empathic Design Strikes Again!

This week, I had a small epiphany when we discussed the Integrated Design Process (IDP) and its relationship with empathic design and sustainability. I think I’ve subconsciously been questioning how the “ultimate sustainable building” would be constructed, function, and continue … Continue reading

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Empathic Design: The Key to a Functional Future

I had never heard of the term “Empathic Design” before this week, but I now realize that it is something that more people need to understand and be aware of. Empathic Design is design that is focused on the user … Continue reading

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“The Earth has all the time in the world…we don’t”

The article we read about Easter Island really stood out to me, because when reading and discussing it in class, everyone easily recognized the problem immediately. It was blatantly obvious that the people on Easter Island were using up all … Continue reading

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