Author Archives: robbie

The New SL Website

I haven’t been very consistent with blogging these days, the truth is I have been busy working with students developing the Sustainable Living Departments New Website.  In block 8 I taught a High Performance Team Building Class that did the … Continue reading

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Visual Thinking: Key Skill for Sustainable Change Makers

Change Makers:  Visual Thinking is a critical skill that we must develop to help influence positive social change.  Why? Gets People’s attention quickly Helps us to learn faster and more effectively Lets people do their own thinking Helps us tell … Continue reading

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Aesthetic-Usability Effect and Sustainability

Can bad visual design slow sustainability efforts?  If the Aesthetic- Usability Effect holds true-you bet.  First lets see how  Ashley Towers operationalize aesthetic usability effect in her blog post. The aesthetic usability effect is where a user will perceive an … Continue reading

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Over Coming the Bystander Effect to Increase the Effectiveness of Sustainability

All people have had the experience of being out in public and witnessing a situation that made them feel uncertain of what to do. Consider this scenario: a teenager screams as he is chased down a city street by a … Continue reading

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Open Source Ecology

Is anyone into this?    Have a look at Open Source Ecology? Open Source Ecology is a movement dedicated to the collaborative development of tools for replicable, open source, modern off-grid “resilient communities.” By using permaculture and digital fabrication together … Continue reading

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