Packaging Design for the visually impaired

In 2018, the brand (P&G) Herbal Essence took initiative to become the first mass haircare company in America to incorporate tactile design in their shampoo and conditioner to help people who are visually impaired. Most shampoos and conditioners on the market are designed in bottles that are identical to each other, besides maybe color. For… Continue reading Packaging Design for the visually impaired

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Ever since college, I’ve been educated with the importance of sustainability. This stems from the need to reverse climate change since our planet is rapidly burning up. The topic of sustainability is something I now have a passion for. The relationship between design and sustainability is a crucial one. But on the other hand, we… Continue reading week 6

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Design System for the Community Garden by Lindsay Kinkade “Lindsay Kinkade is a Senior Director in the ASU Enterprise Marketing Hub, Lindsay Kinkade leads a team of designers, photographers and editors creating storytelling materials showcasing the excellence, innovation and impact of ASU. In her role, she brings innovative experimental design strategies and startup business skills… Continue reading Source 4

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DIY urbanism: implications for cities by Donovan Finn “An urban planner, Donovan Finn’s research focuses on sustainability and resiliency planning in the New York region, the utility of public participation for effective planning, and understanding how communities effectively recover from disaster. He has consulted with local governments in Illinois and Missouri on growth management and… Continue reading Source 3

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A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA by Ron Finley “Ron Finley is an artist, designer & gardener, based in Los Angeles. Finley serves the community by teaching people the power of growing your own food.” He is famed for his Ted Talk, “A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA”. He travels the world to… Continue reading Source 2

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Review and Analysis of the Benefits, Purposes, and Motivations Associated with Community Gardening in the United States by Carrie Draper and Darcy Freedman “Carrie Draper is a research associate in the Department of Health Promotion, Education, and Behavior at the University of South Carolina‚ Arnold School of Public Health. In that role, she leads multiple… Continue reading Source 1

Political Design

On the topic of politics, I am not a huge fan of it. I understand that learning and understanding politics is important but that doesn’t mean that I have to like it. For me, I guess it’s because I cannot directly relate. Growing up, I associated politics with the news and old white men that… Continue reading Political Design

Comparative Critic

As a smoothie lover, health enthusiast, and graphic designer, Jamba Juice’s rebrand did not come unnoticed to me. Although there wasn’t as big of controversy as Burger King’s new rebrand is, many people are slowly noticing it. It rolled out in the summer of 2019 but didn’t do a huge promotion or ads for the… Continue reading Comparative Critic

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Marshall McLuhan is a well-known communication theorist. He became famous in the 1960s for his studies in human thought and behavior by mass media. He coined the term “the medium is the message”. This means that often the medium in which the message is delivered dominates above all else. McLuhan was really ahead of his… Continue reading Week 1