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The NJIT’s Idea Factory and Material Dynamics Lab is combining seed bombs—balls of organic matter that protect and help seeds packed within them grow—with hydrogel granulates, sucking in moisture and swelling to up to 400 times their own weight in water.
The University of Oregon welcomes IDSA's West District Design Conference 2017. “We are so excited to host... for the design community.” Register onsite April 23.
Taking the Pulse
A new survey aims to find out just what designers are looking for in professional development. Take it now!
Open and Shut
The Atlantic's Sarah Zhang turns to IDSA Member Bryce Rutter, founder and CEO of IDSA Ambassador Metaphase, for an expert opinion on solving a NOT so open-and-shut case.
Be a part of IDSA's first Women+Design Summit. All are welcome to register now for great rates!
IDSA member and former #IDSAIDEA winner Fred Bould's new design zooms in on photography. See how.
RISD News takes a closer look at IDSA's District Design Conference 2017.
Just Add Heat
Objects that can change shape within seconds after being exposed to heat demonstrate a novel 4D-printing technique that could one day be used to create medical devices that unfurl on their own in the body during surgical procedures.
When it comes to automation, the marketplace will decide, and the market is not always logical.
Subaru claims "We've made great cars, but not necessarily the most beautiful, now they're really going to be emotionally appealing, to a level they haven't been before."
You avoid fake designer handbags and watches, but what about furniture?
IDSA Election Results
IP on 3D
"This case is an important step forward for 3D trademarks," reports Lexology. See why.
It pays to be an IDSA member! Plasticity California is offering a 30 percent discount to IDSA members on registration to the conference! Read more.
It pays to be an IDSA member! Plasticity Texas is offering a 30 percent discount to IDSA members on registration to the conference! Read more.
Christmas in April
Retailers and toy companies are working together this year to create items for Easter baskets beyond bunnies. And toy companies are getting shrewder in product design and packaging. See how.
Labs of Wonder
Don't Sign That Offer...Yet
We often approach signing offer letters with as much caution as we do launching a new app: completely skimming past the terms and conditions and clicking "accept" before knowing what we're really getting into.