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