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Bespoke Bodies: The Design & Craft of Prosthetics

Featured in the Portland Tribune, KOIN 6 News, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and 3D Print.  Bespoke Bodies: The Design and Craft of Prosthetics Free Exhibit by Design Museum Foundation On View: Feb 15 – May 9, ...

Bespoke Bodies: e-NABLE Hands Assembly and Design Workshops

Get hands-on as we build 3D-printed prosthetics with the whole family! We are partnering with e-NABLE to build 3D-printed prosthetic hands for those in need! Each individual or family will work together through the process ...

Design Museum Mornings: Innovation Through Iteration

Explore the ways in which design strategies empower entrepreneurs to fail fast and iterate impactfully, leading to better business.   Innovative businesses fuel our economy and shape our lives, and the demand ...

Event Recap • Diversity to Equity, By Design

Event Recap • Diversity to Equity, By Design   How has design become homogenized? Future Work Design Co-Founder Nina Narelle and Partner Katie Ausburger said it is “by design” at Design Museum ...

Four great ways to improve your open office

Through research on workplace solutions from some of our major clients, and through designing our own space in real time, we’ve discovered several key findings about what makes open-plan officing work best.

Exclusive Preview • Inclusion Applied Creatively

Interview by Mary Lewey Kat Holmes began her career in mechanical engineering but found her design calling while working on many different technologies at Microsoft. Her path of curiosity revealed a ...

Extraordinary Playscapes: Opening Reception

Extraordinary Playscapes is making its second appearance in Boston! Join us on May 2 to celebrate the opening of the exhibit at Moakley Courthouse. Extraordinary Playscapes features case studies of ...

Design Museum Mornings: Runway for Change

Explore the journey on diversity, equity and inclusion at the Portland International Airport.   Many of the spaces we inhabit on a daily basis are complicit in upholding systematic inequalities in our ...