Oh goodness, last blog of the semester. How fast did time go? I bet everyone is panicking over the intensive and overwhelming load of work we have to produce in the next two weeks. Merely insane. But we are almost there, like myself for instance, after writing this blog, I'll probably have to do about 100 and more other tasks but the break is getting so close. For the whole semester, I've been talking about how "appeal" plays a very crucial role in design particularly, as well as everything else in our everyday life. We base our decision on the appeal factor of, be it, a products, food, design, clothes, vehicles, etc. before we find out how well it performs and how long it might last. Sometime, it's all about the first impression.
Design is not just for personal use, but it's also to build a better community and a brighter future. Designers hold the key to the door of a green and better tomorrow. We are the ones who can change how things turn out and how it would affect our society, starting today. But in order to come up with impeccable design, we need energy for innovation and invention. And to obtain that, we need food. Indeed, food helps us recharge out battery so we can continue our chosen innovative path. For the past decades, food companies have been trying nonstop to develop better packaging that can keep their food well represented, environmental-friendly and healthy for their consumers. Pretty packaging is not enough, but it also has to face other issues such as consumer's age, income, theft-prevention, serving size, litter, recycling, etc. It all comes into play.
In the article "Social issues Impact Food Packaging Design", packaging supplier Dabron Packaging Company said" Ideally, plastic food packaging should be easy for just about everyone to use. At the same time, it needs to be strong enough to deter theft and to keep the food inside from spoiling or becoming damaged." They also consider how the aftermath of the products, which is how it will be treated when consumers are done with it. "One of the most significant social issues surrounding food packaging is litter. It must be noted, however, that packaging suppliers aren't the ones who strew litter about; consumers are responsible for properly disposing of their used packaging. Between recycling efforts and increasing awareness about saving the planet, litter due to packaging is likely to decrease as time goes by." It's the top concern that got packaging companies involved in the green movement by using bio-degradable and post-consumer waste for the packaging.
Butter comes with wooden knife for use and quick use.
Another social issue that involves design is the hybrid transit bus. But beside the fact that it uses less fuel and emit less fume, the information in this article " Hybrid Transit buses: Are they really green?" is very interesting. " Hybrid buses employ similar technology including regenerative braking, electric motors, and battery storage. One main difference is that most hybrid buses are coupling diesel-fueled engines with electric motors instead of the typical gasoline-electric hybrid configurations available in light duty vehicles. Maximizing the benefits from these buses requires optimizing the hybrid system for the transit bus routes, which might be affected by the terrain the bus travels or whether the bus frequently travels at freeway speeds or stays on city streets." Evidently, studies have shown hybrid buses have lower emission of nitrogen oxide and other smog-forming emissions than conventional diesel buses. The sleek and better design of the buss and how it uses less diesel and emit less nitrogen oxide into the environment are the main reason why transit bus company are shifting their route to a greener bus system.
Awesome hybrid bus design.