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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, ...

The Outside Comes In

Written by James Robe If you are like me, you probably work in an office. With cubicles and carpeting the color of storm clouds, it can be a bit of a ...

Press Release: Street Seats Winners Announced

Design Museum Portland announces winning outdoor furniture designs in Street Seats exhibition & competition.   For Immediate Release High-resolution media images and additional information available here: bit.ly/streetseatsmedia Design Museum Portland opens Street Seats: Urban Benches for Vibrant ...

Design Museum Mornings: The Giving Seat

Come listen to husband and wife design team about the inspiration and production of their prize-winning bench, A Quiet Place to Sit and Rest. A seemingly radical idea: saving the world’s ...

Event Recap • Chocolate with a Conscience

Dena White explains why the chocolate industry is fundamentally flawed and how one company is setting out to end child slavery in cocoa bean farming. Background Many people absolutely adore chocolate. Eating ...

Learning While Doing at Acera

A Small, Startup School as a Microcosm of What’s Possible By Stefanie Friedhoff, Director of Programs & Outreach, The Acera School Photos courtesy of The Acera School “When humans are emotionally connected to ...

Delicious Innovation

Design Museum Mornings with Adam Melonas, Founder of Chew Innovation Adam is the founder of Chew and one of the worlds most respected innovators in the experimental culinary arts. Chew is a ...

A New Life for Impact

One Designer’s Journey from Tragedy to Catalyzing Change By Suzanne McKenzie, Founder & CEO, Able Made Photos courtesy of Suzanne McKenzie & Able Made You don’t get to choose when tragedy will strike ...

Design Feature: B_tween Bench

Explore how inclusive design can transform the day-to-day experiences of people of all abilities.   The Street Seats semi-finalists created benches representing a wide array of design styles and sustainable materials. However, often ...

Better Education through Design

What is design thinking, and why does it matter in education? Ahead of July’s Design Museum Mornings event, let’s take time to examine these questions. We’ll start with a definition. Many ...

Open Schools

Open Schools New Design Directions in Learning Environments By Michael B. Horn Disruption is coming to education in the form of new learning space designs that upend the traditional classroom as we know ...