Hello! I’m Michelle, a 3rd year Interactive Arts and Technology student interested in Design and Interactive Systems. I joined Business of Design because I thought that it would be a fun experience that was different then other courses I had taken.  Reflecting back on the class,  I think that this course has definitely changed me for the better. I learned a lot about myself as a person along with what I am passionate about through the different projects. I also learned a lot about sustainability and how to incorporate it in my daily life through even the smallest of actions.

In IAT 330, some of the sustainable prototypes I created were: a recycling program for school supplies, and a bear and book made of recycled materials which encourages kids to be brave. The group prototype I participated in was the creative influence challenge, where my friend and I did a seven day challenge where we tried to acknowledge where we were being both sustainable and unsustainable.  In addition to these in class projects, I also began developing the habit of using a reusable cup and attended my first clothing swap.

All in all, I am looking forward to continuing with Business of Design in the spring and summer semesters.  This program has influenced how I look at things in my day to day life, and I am excited to continue learning with the rest of the cohort.

Group Project:

Creative Influence Challenge

Aaron Legaspi
Brendan Mckay
Azat Bayandin
Carolyn Yip
Cuyler Dom
David Waizel
Kim Van
Kirsten Matthews
Koko Kerbis
Landon Reeves
Michelle Swolfs
Nora Le
Yzobel Biron

Cohort 18—19


Hydroponic Greenhouse
Community Yatai
Sustainable Paint Set
Healthy Habit Regime
Garbage Patch Kids
Creative Influence Challenge
Nicole Woo