Author Archives: tannernthompson

The Journey of Sustainability

It was quite nice to finally have my sustainably class! I have heard since I was a freshman about how important and under utilized it is and was great to see why we need it and how it can improved … Continue reading

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LEED Pros & Cons

I have always been torn on the way i feel about LEED and what being LEED certified actually does for the environment and mainly the mindset. To me LEED certification has always been more of a number game. Your competing … Continue reading

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Locally Built, Locally Sold

The Local industry is something that i have just recently gotten into. I have a passion for building things, mostly wood products such as cutting boards, outside lawn chairs and occasionally a 3 dimensional cut out of an animal such … Continue reading

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Biomimicry + Industrial Ecology

A little story to start off. In my Material Culture class i am in group 6. And the forgetful side of me thought i was group 6 in Sustainability. And that being said i was pretty excited because it is … Continue reading

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Housing for “homeless”

Im finding much difficulty writing for this entry in a way that intrigues me and is relevant to Design and sustainability. And it hit me. Just today during the lola show we had 2 people mention the same man with … Continue reading

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Probing the Designing Probe Method

I have to start off by saying that i just feel like a “design Probe” kit as described in the reading is a very mediocre approach to figuring out the needs and wants of someone. The information you receive from … Continue reading

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Emphatic Design

We are going over emphatic design at a very good time for the Senior Interior Design students. Currently, we are designing a senior living space specifically for dementia patients. We have not designed specifically for this group so it is … Continue reading

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The Future Cartoonist

The article featuring the cartoonist talked about the importance of creativity in design and how it ┬ácan help shape tomorrows world. This article got me thinking about something i heard about not to long ago. A growing trend is becoming … Continue reading

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Unsustainable Textiles

The thing that i just couldn’t seem to get wrapped around my head is the amount of water we use to grow plants to harvest their fibers. The fact that 10 tons of water is used for 1 pair of … Continue reading

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