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It’s Only the Beginning

I’ve learned a lot over the course of this semester about sustainability and the impact it can have on the Earth.  When this class started all I cared to know about sustainability was the involved recycling, and “go green”, and … Continue reading

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Going Local

This week we discussed the advantages and disadvantages of companies manufacturing their goods locally, especially bringing manufacturing processes back into the United States.  There were a lot of points brought up about this topic, and a lot of good questions … Continue reading

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Choices

This week we learned about cradle-to-cradle processes and the differences between several systems.  I was honestly very surprised that this lesson came so late in the semester because the things we covered are usually what comes to my mind when … Continue reading

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Taking Actions

This week we were required to find our carbon footprint number by filling out a short survey about our daily actions.  The survey covers energy usage within your home, how many miles you drive and or fly, how much you … Continue reading

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Habbits and Needs

This week we discussed wants and needs quite a bit.  A quiz was introduced that showed us how many resources we use, and after getting our results we were also informed on how are wants and uses correlate to our actual needs … Continue reading

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Probing Minds

This week we were expected to complete a design probes package.  The requirements of this package included documenting one 24 hour period of our lives through pictures and answering questions set up by the design probes author. Through this exercise … Continue reading

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Considering Empathy

This week we were introduced to empathic design.  We read an article that detailed the importance of being able to step back out of someone’s life once you step in, and then another article that discussed how empathic design relates … Continue reading

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