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Final Post

With the end of this course coming to a close, I can honestly say that I have enjoyed this course and learned a lot about design and how I can personally integrate sustainability into my work as a designer.┬áPrior to … Continue reading

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Blog 11

Wicked problems were discussed in class as a problem without straightforward solutions. Therefore, sustainability seems easily wicked. In taking this class, I have not learned sure fire ways and solutions to the sustainability problem. I would more so say that … Continue reading

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Blog 10

This week we reviewed the probes package from our older individual. We learned that she is a busy woman who works full time and takes care of kids when she is not working. She has limited fashion choices due to … Continue reading

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Blog 10

The groups that presented for the LOLA show this week were interior design students. That being said, I learned a lot about our surroundings in the home and workplace. One student presented on the more sustainable alternative to linoleum flooring. … Continue reading

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Blog 7

This week in advanced apparel assembly a lot of our discussions had to do with the the themes that we have been learning in sustainability this semester. We had been talking about making our ensembles for the line completely out … Continue reading

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Blog 6

I really enjoyed listening to the other groups LOLA presentations last Monday. I liked how that the groups presenting were from interior design and apparel design because I got to see the differences in findings and how nature centered design, … Continue reading

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Blog 5

This week I really enjoyed discussing our reading with another learning community that was made up of interior designers. Our reading was about something called smart skin that could be used to cover the body and monitor bodily functions like … Continue reading

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Blog 4

This past week, the class met at the Botanic Gardens to do an activity. I really enjoyed the activity where we used biomimicry to draw similarities between a tree and a jacket. I personally struggle the most with biomimicry when … Continue reading

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Blog 3

Blog Post 3 I enjoyed the lectures this week because they taught me more of the science and logic behind sustainability. A major thing that I struggle with on the topic of sustainability is the reality of it. We often … Continue reading

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Blog Post 1

To me, Sustainability is an idea or concept that we as a population should strive to prolong the existence of the Earth and its natural habitat. This can have many meanings and can take many directions depending on one’s discipline … Continue reading

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