Author Archives: KaraLackey

Green.

On the first day of this class we went around, introduced ourselves and each gave an explanation as to what we believed “sustainability” to be. I know I, myself, and much of the class used the word “green”. Pretty much … Continue reading

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“Built-in Obsolescence”

Within the article chapter “Waste Equals Food” by William McDonough and Michael Braungart it is suggested that products today are designed with “built-in obsolescence”. Products are primarily made with the idea in mind that they will be replaced and disposed … Continue reading

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Sustainably Covering the Modern Day Consumer’s Wants and Needs

Last week we watched LOLA show presentations over Eco-Labeling. Eco-Labeling benefits the consumer so he or she can see how the product was made in a sustainable way. It would interest me to know how much of a selling factor … Continue reading

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The Local Chain

Last week I had the opportunity to go to the Oklahoma Creativity Forum. While there, one of the speakers mentioned that brilliant ideas and terrible ideas have one thing in common–they sound incredibly insane. Although he wasn’t talking about being … Continue reading

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Living Consciously and Cautiously; Mimicking Nature

Living Consciously and Cautiously Everyday, I do things without thinking. Daily events such as brushing my teeth, preparing meals, doing laundry are so repetitive—I always do them the same way. For example, I am right handed—so I wouldn’t wake up … Continue reading

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Design Activism

I was excited to see during the LOLA presentations people who have creative skills—that decide to use those skills to help those around them. I believe that we sometimes automatically begin to believe that the skills that we do possess … Continue reading

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Design Probes

I had a lot of fun putting together the design probe from this past week. I was shocked to enjoy the assignment like i did. I think the main reason i enjoyed it so much is how much i learned … Continue reading

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