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Final Epiphany Blog

While I knew sustainability was a very important concept in everyday life at the beginning of this course, I did not know how much designers and merchandisers could do to implement this concept into our world. We have a vast … Continue reading

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Blog 10

Our design Slam this week really interesting because we were tasked with designing something that would benefit someone clothing themselves that was an amputee. We designed a hanger that moved to help someone step into their clothing, and make putting … Continue reading

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Designing for happiness

This week we discussed human needs and their relation to happiness. The “How Happy Are You” Quiz was eye opening. Having to rate you happiness on a numbered scale was an interesting experience, and I think my results would vary … Continue reading

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Empathic Designing

This we week we continued focusing on empathic design. We learned about a lot of different topics in the LOLA Show presentations. In general, I have learned that a designer must fully understand the consumer in order to design for … Continue reading

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The importance of Empathetic Design

Designing for the elderly is something I have become very passionate throughout the years. My grandpa had Alzheimer’s, and my grandmother stayed in a nursing home for nearly all of my teenage years. Through this and my facilities management class, … Continue reading

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Designing for the Future

Kent Larson’s TED talk on designing cities to accommodate more people was the most interesting topic this week. He begins by addressing how early cities like Paris were developed. Before industrialization spread urban areas out, cities only spanned as far … Continue reading

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Blog 5- Bamboo and Biophilia

The TED Talk by Elora Hardy this week was very eye opening. Using bamboo as a primary resource when building homes is not something that is seen around the United States, but countries all over the world have an abundance … Continue reading

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Blog 4

The functions of a building are simple to define as an interior design and architecture student. The main priority for any building is to create a space enclosed from nature where people can easily function to participate in certain tasks. … Continue reading

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My Carbon Footprint- Blog 3

I did not assume my carbon footprint would be as large as it is. The total greenhouse gas emissions I produce is 43 tons, while the U.S. average is 27. This is slightly concerning to me because I know there … Continue reading

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Biomimicry and Thinking Ahead

Biomimicry has been a topic I’ve been interested in since last year when a visitor came to Human Sciences and gave a presentation on the subject. I cannot remember her name, but I remember being intrigued by the fact that … Continue reading

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