The appearance of a molded plastic part is often an important design element. While this involves color, it also involves gloss and texture.
The Importance of Feel
Feel is the product design equivalent of the “IT" factor.
The Four Horsemen of the Plastic Apocalypse
Temperature, Chemicals, Radiation, and Time - all of them can wreak havoc on plastics
From Horse Shit to Honululu
Sometimes, great product ideas are based on the knowledge and expertise of your suppliers.
Material Selection Based on Feel
Feel is often an overlooked aspect of material selection, but it offers significant advantages.
Zip Me Up
Often times, simple is better. (and simple is rarely easy)
the iPhone 5C
The new iPhone 5 is “beautifully, unapologetically plastic..."
A Damn Good Question
A simple question, asked with child like wonder, can often allow you to see things in a fresh new way.
Designing a Concrete Canoe
I always enjoy design projects that push the limits of what materials can do. However, this story takes the cake.
Designing with . . . wood?
A great article about materials in design, and about teaching
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