Prompt #3

Part 1 — As a student at UC Davis, to what extent do you feel you have been “encouraged to work in this manner” Papanek recommends?

In terms of design work, my design for sustainability class encouraged me to do beneficial work with the community. I wanted to benefit the Davis community with a sustainable tea service and improve campus maps across university campus. I feel like this class encouraged targeting change on a smaller scale because working on a global scale would be too immense. Costs increase and it is too difficult to control energy usage on such a massive scale.

Part 2 — To what extent does the television designed by Papanek and his students empower its users?

The television allowed users to take control of their own production. The cost to own one was significantly less in comparison to buying a foreign product.