1. University at Buffalo – State University of New York
ARC 211 - American Diversity and Design – Spring 2017
Online Discussion Questions
2. The following pages document my responses to the online discussion questions in the Spring 2017 version of ARC 211 American
Diversity and Design at the University at Buffalo – State University of New York.
I am Namshang Limbu, currently a student at University at Buffalo. As a
Computer Science student, taking this Diversity and Design course has been a really interesting experience. Though I myself have
no interest in design, I am now able to appreciate the time and thought that goes into designing even the simplest product, from
the way it is conceptualized to picking out a name to production. Reading through the materials and answering questions every
week, I can see how every student differs in their way of thinking. The topic on gender was especially compelling for me as I have
my own opinions on matters such as the wage gap and I was able to find out what other students thoughts were on that issue. I
would say that my viewpoints has not really changed from taking this course, although the discussion threads allowed me to find
out what other students thoughts were on the same matter.
3. Response to PPT, Smithsonian, and Roy
The two most frequently mentioned models of disability are the ‘social’ and the ‘medical’ models. The medical model of disability
views disability as a medical ‘problem’ that belongs to the disabled individual. The social model of disability, in contrast, draws on
the idea that it is society that disables people, through designing everything to meet the needs of the majority of people who are
not disabled. There is a recognition within the social model that there is a great deal that society can do to reduce, and ultimately
remove, some of these disabling barriers, and that this task is the responsibility of society, rather than the disabled person. In the
Smithsonian online exhibition, the story about the superhero hand, and Elise Roy’s TED Talk, you saw examples of ways to engage
disability that use the social model rather than the medical model. In the Disability and Design PowerPoint, you were introduced
to the concept of Universal Design (UD) (sometimes called inclusive design, design-for-all, or human-centered design). Certainly,
UD embraces the social model of disability. In this same PowerPoint, you saw positive and negative examples of each of the
seven principles of universal designFor t. he Module 12 Thread 1, please select one of the seven universal design principles, and
post photographs that show both a positive and a negative example of the principle. Then address the following question: How
do your examples empower or disempower various people? Describe the specific features of the positive example and the
specific features of the negative example. Discuss ways that the positive example could be even further improved.
I am choosing the third universal design which is simple and intuitive. Although revolving doors seem like a think of the past, I still
see a lot of it in New York City. In my previous college, being a small college, we only had three main buildings and two of the
entrances had revolving doors and a small regular glass door. I have had students who required wheelchairs taking the same class as
me and I see them struggling to open the doors to get into the building. Having a push to open door like we have here in UB would
be very helpful to them.
4. Response to Survey, FIXED, and Stelarc
What lessons do you think we should learn from history when thinking about emerging enhancement technologies and
reproductive technologies? What are some of the possible consequences (both positive and negative) of being able to design our
bodies and the bodies of our children? What ethical quandaries do these technologies pose?
I am not a fan of this kind of technology as I think this can have severe consequences. Just imagine if this kind of technology was
available during Hitler's Nazi Germany and them being able to genetically modify humans. In modern times, I think that this will lead
to parents trying to create "perfect" children, and normal people trying to be "perfect" as well. People who may not have access to
the technology for whatever reason will also be left behind, widening the gap between have and the have-nots. Although some
positive may come out, like having extremely intelligent people to further humanity, I think the negatives outweigh the positives.
5. Response to Carroll Article: “(Re)forming Regent Park: When Policy Does Not Equal Practice”
The development of Regent Park is phased, and there are several more phases to the project. What actions could be taken to
ensure more social integration for the older people living in the ‘new and improved’ Regent Park?
There are several actions that will allow for more social integration for the older people in Regent Park. There are two main
measures to improve this, one that deals with the socializing and happiness, and the other being physical. Having a public space to
meet new people is a great way for older people to socialize., and encouraging community activities together will promote that.
They can also have several different physical activities available so that everyone can be included and encouraged to join the ones
that they are interested in. Making it wheelchair accessible is also important as some elderly people are not in the best physical
6. Response to Enriquez TED Talk: “What Will Humans Look Like in 100 Years?”
For this question, we will focus on Juan Enriquez’ Life Two civilization, which alters fundamental aspects of the body. We are
living longer than ever before in human history. Enriquez argues that, because of advances in bio-medical technology, the
possibility of living to 120 years of age and beyond is quite possible for many of us in this D+D class. Assuming that his assertion is
accurate, how do you think extended life spans will change our societies and built environments? What new issues might
designers face because of extended life spans?
Although it is an interesting thought, the possibility of being able to live much longer than we currently do does not really excite me.
For myself personally, I do not want to be living to that point if I am not at my best physical condition. Looking at it from a
perspective on its effect on society, I don't think it will be as positive as people might think. For once, I don't think that there will not
be much advancement in how people think. People will be able to stay in positions of power for longer and old ideas may be
preferred over newer ones. Older people consider the media now to be vulgar, while they at one point were viewing media that
their parents considered vulgar, which compared to today, is pretty tame. Countries like Japan where the birth rate is extremely low
7. will suffer even more as the population among the elderly will grow even more. With claims from world government that natural
resources are already low, this development would cause a meteoric rise in population and put even more strain on the land that we
live in. However at the end of the day, should this technology be available to the public, I will not have a problem with it as it is the
decision every person can make for themselves.
8. Response to Hidden Ways
Author Steven Flusty categorized five types of disciplinary architecture that perpetuate what he calls urban spatial injustice: 1)
stealthy, 2) slippery, 3) crusty, 4) prickly, and 5) jittery. Go out into the city of Buffalo, and find/photograph two examples from
the list of five. Identify what type of space you’ve photographed and why it might discriminate against a specific population.
Identify the location where you took the photograph, and make certain that you are in at least one of the two photographs.
I have never really explored the city of Buffalo so I am not familiar with any of the places there. However, I have been to the bus
station. I would say that the bus station is a combination of prickly and jittery. The bus station itself has a very outdated design. The
outside looks like it needs to be cleaned and in need of a refresh. In the inside, the different reception areas look kind of make shift. I
would say it is jittery too because of how sketchy the cabs outside are. You never know if they are overcharging or something.
9. Response to People Like Us
After almost two decades of public assistance, Tammy Crabtree took herself and her family off the welfare rolls. But her job
cleaning bathrooms at a local Burger King barely paid the bills. Crabtree wanted to do better and hopes to go to college and
become a teacher. Imagine this scenario. You are a designer who works at the well-known firm, iPD (Integrated Planning and
Design). You work on a team with planners, urban designers, policy designers, architects, and social designers. You have been
tasked to develop/design a way for Tammy Crabtree and her family (and others with situations similar to Tammy’s) to move
themselves out of poverty. What will your team to do to help Tammy and her family achieve their goals? What approach will your
team take to address this difficult problem?
The first thing I would do if is deem if their current home is suitable enough for them to move forward. Once I come to a decision, I
would then help to set up a budget list and see if there is anything they are overspending on and where they can save money on.
After that, we will try to help Tammy look for a job that has a better pay or possibly ask for a raise at her current job. I would also
help set her finances straight so as to take advantage of any financial aids for college the government provides. I would also have a
discussion on her short term and long term goals, and then try to plan out the best possible way to achieve her goals. I think the best
way to address any situation like this is to make sure the bas is stable, in Tammy's case, we first make sure that her home is suitable
enough and help with their budgeting. After we have established a solid base, it would then allow us to fully focus on the future.
10. Response to "Visualizing Gender" Chapter
In their chapter “Communicating Gender,” Maya Ganesh and Gabi Sobliye discuss two primary visual advocacy approaches: 1) get
the idea, and 2) stories in data. Find a new example of either of the two visual advocacy approaches to gender issues, and post it
in this thread. Cite the source. First, identify the approach. Then explain how the designer uses the approach to communicate a
gender issue. Is the approach effective in this example? Why or why not? How could this graphic be improved?
This graphic shows the other side of the gender issue regarding wage gap. It explains that the supposed wage gap is due to the
different types of career. work hours etc. affect the overall wages. If you take all the male and female working in America and
compare their wages, there is going to be an obvious difference. Men tend to take more life threatening jobs, work longer hours and
such, which explains the difference in overall wages. I think that this image is effective to a certain extent, but is fine because of the
limitations of it being an image. For example, they could have included the different types of jobs men and women take, which could
explain the difference better.
11. Response to Bathroom Bill
Last year, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law a bill that repealed local LGBT anti-discrimination laws, and
required people to use the bathroom that corresponded with the biological gender written on their birth certificates. This
prompted massive backlash. McCrory stated, “You know, we all have to make adjustments in life. And we’ve had the proper
etiquette situation for decades in our country, and all of a sudden through political correctness we’re throwing away basic
etiquette.” Just this past Thursday, the North Carolina General Assembly passed a bill to repeal the law while placing a
moratorium on nondiscrimination measures. Should people be required to use the bathroom that corresponds with the biological
gender written on their birth certificate? State why AND state why not. In other words, to receive full credit for this question, you
need to present an argument for both sides of the issue. As a designer, how would you solve this gender dilemma? Use the SEE-IT
method to respond to this question
This is a really complex issue with no straightforward yes or no answer. I think the first thing people have to think about before
criticizing the decision the state of North Carolina made, is the historic culture and background of a particular area. For example, I
have a friend who is from a small town in NY state, and he was explaining to me how students who were gay had to hide it
12. throughout high school and would come out once they graduated for fear of discrimination. However in my high school, students
were open about their sexuality. The reason why I am talking about this is because having bathrooms open to different genders
would be more acceptable in NYC compared to a small town. In regards to having a specific law, I believe that it should be up to the
establishment. In my opinion, you should not force a business owner who for their whole life has been told homosexuality is a sin or
anything thats against gay people suddenly be open to allowing trans gender people to use a certain bathroom and vice versa. I
think as a designer, I would probably have a third genderless bathroom also, separate from the male and female ones. This is
probably the best way to appease the situation without bringing up more conflict. However this design would be difficult to
implement as it would require business owners to build a new bathroom.
13. Response to "Landscape Stories" Chapter
First, let’s start with your own home. Describe a place in your home (indoors and/or outdoors) that you think of as representative
of your own ethnic background and discuss why you consider this place to be ‘ethnic’. –OR-- Describe an object in your home that
you think of as representative of your ethnic background and discuss why this object is considered to be ‘ethnic’. (If possible, add
photo/s.) Is this object or place something that you will keep or continue when you establish your own home? Why or why not?
Now let’s move into your community. In “Landscape Stories,” the authors show how landscape architects develop a historical
narrative that sifts through and interpets the culture and material of underrepresented groups. Think about the community
where you grew up. Describe and discuss any evidence of cultural influences on the physical environment in your community. If
possible, describe evidence of the cultural influence of an underrepresented group. (If possible, add photo/s.) Is this cultural
influence being acknowledged or preserved from future generations? Why or why not?
I can remember living in three different apartments with my family. One thing all of them had in common was space for an altar. My
mother is deeply religious Hindu and does prayers every morning in front of the altar. I consider this to be ethnic as most Nepali
families has an altar in their own home. A typical altar will have picture and small statues of the different Hindu gods, incense stick
burning and a lit candle. I do not think that I will have this in my own home as I am not religious. However should anyone I live with
want to have an altar, I will not have any problems with it. Although I did not grow up within the neighborhood, Jackson Heights in
Queens has a heavy mix of Nepali, Indian and Tibetan influence, more so than in any other place in New York City. Due to that, all
the shops there are designed for people from those countries. Clothing store selling sarees, Indian buffets, and Asian groceries are
all there. I have been to Jackson Heights many times, from helping my mom do her shopping, to just hanging out with friends, and it
certainly feels like being in Nepal sometimes, especially when you can speak the same language as the waiter of a restaurant for
example. I think that Jackson Heights will remain the same in the future, and it is great to have a small little pocket of area that
reminds you of your homeland.
14. Response to Article on Sports Branding
Recent controversies about sports branding focus on ethnicity. The Washington Redskins team is just one example of the larger
controversy, but it receives the most public attention due to the name itself being defined as derogatory or insulting in modern
dictionaries, and the prominence of the team representing the nation’s capital. Should sports team branding designers use ethnic
references (Fighting Irish, Boston Celtics, Atlanta Braves, etc.)? Why? Why not? What are some of the complexities of this issue?
As a fan of sports, I do not see an issue with teams and designers using ethnic references in their names. More often than not, these
references are made in honor of or to signify pride. In the case of the Washington Redskins however, the ethnic reference is
considered to be a derogatory term. Although the Washington Redskins have been called out on many occasions for their use of
"Redskins," with the team's deep history and branding while using the name, I can see the reluctance in doing a name change. The
team was also probably started during a time where the team name was not offensive. I do not think that such problems will come
up again due to the extreme "PC" culture that exists now, and it is not something people should worry about. However, in cases such
as the Redskins', I agree that there needs to be some change.
15. Response to the Brookes
The abolitionist poster, the Brookes, is an iconic image that often is included in exhibits that explore issues of race and power. It
was commissioned by Thomas Clarkson in 1788, and the Committee of the Abolition of Slavery used it to inform and shock the
public. While some consider the poster as an important component of the abolitionist campaign, it recently “has been strongly
criticized by some individuals and groups of African heritage as providing a very limited view of the history of the transatlantic
slave trade, resistance and abolition (Hudson 2007).” The lesson here is that how a viewer sees an image is dependent upon
his/her social, economic, and cultural position. Keeping this in mind, find another iconic graphic that addresses racial issues and
post it for others in your group to view. How do you interpret the graphic? What is its meaning? Now imagine that someone from
a racial and cultural background different than your own is looking at the same graphic. Briefly describe this person. How might
s/he interpret its meaning? How might this differ from your interpretation? What are the possible reasons for these differences?
This poster addresses the notion that white people have white privileges. During the past few years, racial tensions have steadily
increased, culminating in the Black Lives Matter movement. For me, growing up in a cultural hot pot that is New York City, I have
never really witnessed someone being the beneficiary of white privileges. However, for a person living in a place that is not as
culturally diverse as NYC, they may be more aware it. This differs from my view because I have never witnessed it happen. The fact
that the poster used a very specific type of female, one with blonde hair, pale skin and blue eyes looks is meant to generate a
response to it. The words that were chosen are very blunt and straight to the point as well, and combined with the style of font, is
16. Response to Charles Davis and equityXdesign's Work
Critique either the MLK Memorial or the National Museum of African American History and Culture using equityXdesign’s core
beliefs and/or design principles. (Use the beliefs or principles that are most relevant to your critique rather than all of them.)
The MLK Memorial was built in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. who was a prominent leader in the American Civil Rights Movement
and for his role in helping end racial segregation and discrimination. Putting it under the equityXdesign spotlight, the MLK Memorial
holds up pretty well. Even though Martin Luther King, Jr. is an icon among African Americans, the memorial is not just one for
African American history. The memorial is covered in quotes by Martin Luther King, Jr. about keeping hope, promoting peace and
such. The memorial also obviously has a rich historical context behind it.
17. Response to F.L. Olmsted
Displaying his plan at the 1876 Centennial Exposition in Philadelphia, Frederick Law Olmsted stated that "Buffalo is the best
planned city, as to its streets, public places, and grounds, in the United States, if not in the world." What was the basis for this
claim? Would Olmsted still make that claim today? Why or why not?
Frederick Law Olmsted's basis for saying "Buffalo is the best planned city, as to its streets, public places, and grounds, in the United
States, if not in the world," is because of the design of his parks. Instead of having one park like Central Park in NYC, he decided to
make three different parks which were all connected with pathway all over Buffalo. Because parks were so easily accessible,
Olmsted's design made it feel like people were always inside of a park. I don't know if he can still be able to make the claim today.
For once, there the main mode of transportation is cars, and proper roads have to be built. Also as population in the city increases,
more and more natural land has to make way for apartments and houses, destroying the look Olmsted was hoping for.
18. Response to Walter Hood's Work
Identify something that should be memorialized either on UB's campus or in your hometown. Imagine that you are the person
who will oversee this project, and that you are using Walter Hood's 'triad of investigations' as your approach to the project. What
would your landscape intervention commemorate/memorialize? How will you use Hood's 'triad of investigations' to design a new
landscape intervention? What do you imagine that the design will be?
In Kathmandu, capital of Nepal, there is a small shrine in the middle of the road in a small junction. The shrine is dedicated to my
cousin, who was killed in an accident at the junction. Although I was too young to remember him, many say that he was a well
known in the as a friendly and generous man, and was built a small shrine in his honor. I have only seen it once, and remember it
being in a really bad condition. If I were to be in charge of restoring the shrine following Walter Hood's 'triad of investigations,' I
would do several things. I would not change the position of the shrine, as it sits nicely in the middle of a small circular junction. I
would instead try to make the shrine much more noticeable by changing the design of the shrine without changing it too much in
size, and use materials that would fit in that street. I would also install a plaque signifying the reason for the shrine. Using Hood's
'triad of investigations' I would restore the run down shrine to make it more prominent, rather than looking just like a metal post on
a random junction. Hood's method also led me to decide making the design and look of the shrine similar to the aesthetics of the
19. Response to Levy Article
John Levy’s article, “An Overview: The Need for Planning,” discussed ways in which planning can determine the characteristics of
a place. For example, some smaller towns restrict the heights of buildings to maintain a certain scale. How did planning define the
character of the place in which you grew up?
From the time I have been living in Ridgewood in Queens, I have seen it change a lot. Ridgewood is mostly made of immigrants from
different parts of the world, you have Middle Easterners, Europeans, South Americans and Central Americans etc. However, the last
three years, the neighborhood has become more gentrified. Place that I would do a double take every few seconds at night in the
past is now brightly lit and has a very safe vibe. I don't know if this is a plan or a natural change, but the vibe of the whole
neighborhood has slowly changed. It might look the same on the surface, but it certainly has changed if you look closely.
20. Response to Pruitt Igoe Project, Talen, and Larson
Imagine that you are part of a urban planning and design firm working with Emily Talen (author of “Design That Enables
Diversity”) and Kent Larson (who gave the TED Talk "Brilliant Designs to Fit More People In Every City" The thee of you have been
tasked with developing a plan to rebuild Pruitt Igoe in St. Louis. City officials told the three of you that that they want to do it
right this time. Identify three strategies for rebuilding Pruitt Igoe in ways that promise to be more successful. What would Talen
do? What would Larson do? What would you do? How would your strategies differ from those of the original urban
planners/designers of the project? Why would your strategies be more effective?
To rebuild Pruitt Igoe, the three things needed for it to be successful is to have more human activity in its vicinity, funding from the
government and a much more equal number of both genders. Larson would probably look to build a city where everything a
resident might need will be a short walking distance away, similar to major cities like Paris and New York City. Larson would also
probably look to streamline the traffic, having road that goes straight across the whole area. He seems really big into the idea of
sharing, so maybe he might think about having some sort of a citibike kind of thing with cars as well. Talen seems more interested in
having diversity within Pruitt Igoe. Although there are arguments for and against having a diverse group of people living in a
neighbourhood, she believes as long as the basic needs for the residents are met, there will not be much issues. My design would be
similar to Larson's. Having a deli or restaurant a minute away from you is super convenient. However, I am not big in the idea of
possibly sharing a car with a stranger, but open to the idea of a shared bike system within a city. I would also try to make living
spaces as diverse possible.
21. Response to All Module 4 Materials
Your readings and viewings this week present different ways of thinking about architecture. Mies Van der Rohe describes
architecture as “The will of the epoch translated into space.” Andrew Ballantyne describes architecture as the background for life.
Jeanne Gang describes it as the act of building relationships. All agree that architecture can change based on context and culture.
Choose two works of architecture from any of your materials this week—one with sensibilities about the past and one with
sensibilities about the present and/or future. How do each of these buildings either reflect or challenge their cultural contexts?
Jeanne Gangs's design of the Arcus Center has a very forward thinking design, not in terms of technology, but in terms of social
behaviours. When designing the Arcus Center, Gang was given an idea of the type of place it was going to be, one where cultural
exchange could take place. Students had told her that preparing food together would be a good way for that exchange to take place.
Although Gang took inspiration from different classic settings, she combined all of them to create a new forward thinking space. The
Virginia State Capitol building's design is heavily influenced by ancient cultures, namely Greek and Roman. This decision to take
influences from the Greek and the Romans were not just for looks. Being the first empire to have democracy was a major influence,
and the building was meant to represent America's democracy as well. Although the building itself has a historical look, it was done
22. Response to Ballantyne and Zumthor Articles
Response to Ballantyne and Zumthor ArticlesAndrew Ballantyne and Peter Zumthor present ideas about architecture that seem
to value the sensorial and material elements of life. How are Ballantyne’s and Zumthor’s viewpoints on architecture alike? More
importantly, how do they differ?
Bellyantyne and Zumthor are both into the meaning and design of buildings. However, Bellyantyne has more of a practical view. She
understands that there are certain buildings that attract tourists to visit and allow them to contemplate the design of the building.
However she also believes in the practicality of "buildings that we use everyday." Most buildings are built for a specific function in
mind. Zumthor on the other hand, though still aware of the need for functionality in a building, takes in inspiration from many
different things, comparing design to music and poetry. This difference between functionality and design is apparent by the way the
two authors write about architecture.
23. Response to “Industrial Design” by John Heskett and "The Incredible Inventions of Intuitive AI" by Maurice Conti
In his chapter on industrial design (written in 1987), historian John Heskett claims that the methods of mass production
introduced by Henry Ford in the U.S. involved new concepts of the standardization and integration of the production line that
were adopted across the world. With Ford’s method, work could be completed by relatively unskilled workers; it was more
efficient and with this method, products were made more quickly and cheaply than previously possible. What were some of the
social consequences of Ford’s production line? In other words, how did this system change our U.S. society? Do any of those
changes remain with us today? Now consider Maurice Conti’s TED Talk, and the predictions he makes about production. How do
you think manufacturing processes will change in the next twenty years? How do you think these changes will affect our U.S.
I think that one of the driving forces behind the idea of using machines is the financial gain that companies make. Like another
student mentioned, McDonald's is slowly integrating more and more machines where u can order food from. Obviously there are
advantages and disadvantages. The fact that a lot of people lose jobs because of machines is worrying. However, machines are more
precise and there is less human error involved. The fact that Ford was able to move into a production line at a time where this was a
new idea was revolutionary. However, I think that even if Ford wasn't the first, the production line would have appeared somewhere
else. The changes in the U.S will be hard to judge. One of the things that I hate is automated voice messages. Unless technology
evolves to a point where machines are able to comprehend and converse with a human properly, humans will still have a lot of jobs
24. Response to Titicut Follies
Should Wiseman have been allowed to film the residents of Bridgewater Massachusetts Correctional Facility? Why or why not?
How might this film be of value to designers (communication designers, product, designers, architects, interior designers,
planners, landscape designers, systems designers, and/or social designers)? In other words, what might they gain from this film
that they could use in their work?
Although I feel like it is wrong for the Institution to give permission on behalf of the patients, Wiseman should have been allowed to
show his documentary, but by blurring out patients faces. Bridgewater Massachusetts Correctional Facility gave permission to film
the patients, but if patients did not know what they were being filmed for, and not having given permission to be filmed, the
documentary should have done something like that. Having said that, the film was very beneficial for the residents as it exposed the
situation they were in. Designers can look at the films and target flaws in their design that they can try to fix.
25. Response to PPT, The Architecture of Autism, Public Space
As a resident of the neighborhood, would you support or oppose this proposal and why?
How would this change your opinion about the construction of the group home in your neighborhood?
What are some possible solutions that would allow the residents of the home to be provided with “the same basic human rights
as the rest of the population”?
As a resident of a the neighbourhood, I would probably oppose it. The neighbourhood sounds like someplace where I can feel safe
with my family, and having a group home like that right around me will probably unsettle me. It sounds selfish, but for me, the only
reason I would want to live in a neighbourhood like that was if I wanted to feel completely safe. If town officials wanted us to look
for another location, I would fight against it as the residents being held responsible to find another location does not sound right as
we are not planners. If there was no notice from the town before I bought my house about their plans to build this home, there is no
way I will take responsibility for the town's actions. It will be hard for the residents to be afforded the same human rights because
what three of them have done. Maybe trying to get their families more involved during rehab and treatment can be good.
26. Response to The Connection Between Religion and Urban Planning by David Engwicht
Identify a place of worship with which you are somewhat familiar. (If you are not familiar with any places of worship, do a bit of
research on one in your own city or town.) Show a photograph of this religious structure. (You may use photographs from the
web.) What roles has this place served in the development of your city/town? How has it influenced the design of the area
around it? How has its role changed over time? What roles could this place of worship play in the future development of your
This is a Hindu temple in Nepal called Manakamana. Hindu being the main religion in Nepal, there are many Hindu temples in Nepal,
with Manakamana being one of the most well known and sacred. It is accessible only through a cable car in the hill where it is
located. With people from all over Nepal coming to visit it at least once in their lives, it has helped the economy of the town around
it. It is near the capital, Kathmandu, and though the surrounding is more secluded, the area around it has restaurants and shops. As
the temple is also near the top of the hill, the walk up to it after the cable car ride is also filled with street peddlers, restaurants and
gift shops, all ran by people living nearby. I am not sure if the role the temple plays will change in the future as it is a sacred place
and has been around for a long time.
27. Response to Prospects for the Future of Diversity and Design
Think about your own major and/or future profession. What is the biggest challenge, problem, or question that your field needs
to tackle right now? What do you plan to do to address this challenge, problem, or question either as part of your studies or
As a Computer Science student, I think the biggest challenge right now is the vast array of programming languages that exists. Being
that I am only proficient in one language, it will be hard for me to find work unless I learn other languages. I can't say how I am going
to be able to change this as I am still fairly new to coding. The only thing that I can do right now is hopefully be able to learn more