Author Archives: shiha003

Biomimicry, Biomorphism, Biophila…

Since I have began to research for my final paper, I have found an array of “bio” terms that I was unaware of.  I essentially knew of their existence, but I never knew the exact definitions, nor the difference between

Biomimicry, Biomorphism, Biophila…

Since I have began to research for my final paper, I have found an array of “bio” terms that I was unaware of.  I essentially knew of their existence, but I never knew the exact definitions, nor the difference between

RE: Great Expectations: Visionary Architecture for No One

Reading this post, I was able to relate instantly with Tina’s experience.  Last winter I spent a weekend in Chicago and found the same result of many businesses closed and not as much hustle and bustle as I would expect

RE: Great Expectations: Visionary Architecture for No One

Reading this post, I was able to relate instantly with Tina’s experience.  Last winter I spent a weekend in Chicago and found the same result of many businesses closed and not as much hustle and bustle as I would expect

Light as a Material?

When Mary came into our class on Tuesday and was lecturing on the topic that light is a material, I wasn’t so convinced.  I do believe that there is an aspect of light that a designer can very much play

Light as a Material?

When Mary came into our class on Tuesday and was lecturing on the topic that light is a material, I wasn’t so convinced.  I do believe that there is an aspect of light that a designer can very much play

The Da Vinci Index

While researching for a blog topic this week highlighting biomimicry, I stumbled across another blog that is dedicated to biomimicry.  Looking through the display of blog posts, it was hard to choose a topic to focus on, because they all

The Da Vinci Index

While researching for a blog topic this week highlighting biomimicry, I stumbled across another blog that is dedicated to biomimicry.  Looking through the display of blog posts, it was hard to choose a topic to focus on, because they all

What Does Up-Cycling Really Mean to Manufacturers?

I’m not new to the term “Up-Cycling”, but after watching Tuesday’s video, “Waste=Food” and learning that both Ford and Nike were implementing this practice; I wondered what other companies out there are making the logical, sustainable and cost saving move

What Does Up-Cycling Really Mean to Manufacturers?

I’m not new to the term “Up-Cycling”, but after watching Tuesday’s video, “Waste=Food” and learning that both Ford and Nike were implementing this practice; I wondered what other companies out there are making the logical, sustainable and cost saving move

Only Working In the Shallow End

Carbohydrate Economy, what exactly does that mean, that our world revolves around eating carbs (seems that way sometimes)?  It really is not a new concept at all, it is actually one of the oldest types of economies around.  Less then

Only Working In the Shallow End

Carbohydrate Economy, what exactly does that mean, that our world revolves around eating carbs (seems that way sometimes)?  It really is not a new concept at all, it is actually one of the oldest types of economies around.  Less then

Where Are Design and Technology Leading Us?

In class on Tuesday, there were a few quotes by Paolo Antonelli, who to be honest, I had never heard of.  But these quotes struck me as very insightful, highlighting the connection between technology and design.  I had never really

Where Are Design and Technology Leading Us?

In class on Tuesday, there were a few quotes by Paolo Antonelli, who to be honest, I had never heard of.  But these quotes struck me as very insightful, highlighting the connection between technology and design.  I had never really