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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Science on Display

Science on Display A New R&D Center for Takeda Pharmaceuticals By William Harris, Principal, Perkins+Will with Jeremy Dearborn, Senior Project Manager, Perkins+Will Images courtesy of Perkins+Will • Above: Takeda Pharmaceutical employees work in an environment ...

The Alternative Limb Project: Artistic Prosthetic Design

Pioneering the art of prosthetic design, Sophie Oliveira Barata founded The Alternative Limb Project to empower amputees with her visionary designs that embrace creativity and dare her clients to stand ...

Todays Prosthetic Design FOR & WITH Kids

Coby’s Superhero arm design resolves around a detachable appendage that can be substituted with a prosthetic extension of its wearers choice. Bringing more fun and variety to prosthetics, Aidan wears ...

Making Space for Makers

  A New Concept for Makerspace at Tufts University By Toni Loiacano, Academic Planning Expert, EYP and Valerie Towe-Farnsworth, Project Director, EYP Images courtesy of EYP, Inc. • Above: EYP’s design for “The Cube” ...

Prosthetic Sockets: Designing for Function and Comfort

Advancements in medicine, robotics, and 3D-printing have transformed the intersection between the human body and technology. For the researchers and innovators around the world working to improve the field of ...

The ReMotion Knee: Designing Affordably and Accessibly

Everyone deserves great design; Everyone deserves mobility.   In the developing world, trauma, disease, and natural disasters result in hundreds of thousands of new amputees per year. 80% of those amputees do ...