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Design Museum Mornings: VR For The People

Discover how Virtual Reality makes design accessible, collaborative, and more daring than ever before with Shelley Midthun, Executive Director of Oregon Story Board. Join us for the October’s Design Museum Mornings! Keynote ...

Design Museum Mornings: Biodesign: Every Body in Motion

Find inspiration from the profound work of student designers as they create opportunity for people of all abilities with Wilson Smith, Design Director at Nike and Professor at the University ...

Innovative Uses of Virtual and Augmented Reality

Explore 6 companies that are striding into the future of Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality, allowing for new opportunities in education, consumer relations, and safety. Virtual Reality is rapidly expanding far ...

Redefining Space for Makers and Manufacturers

Manufacturers, makers, and entrepreneurs find a welcoming new home in Southeast Portland at the newly-renovated Iron Fireman Collective. With our city’s mass growth, there is a rising uncertainty around the future ...

The Intersection of Healthcare + Business + Design

Nike Senior Color Designer Jenn Scholes had a life-changing design experience with the Doernbecher Freestyle project. The Story 2013 was a special year for the Doernbecher Freestyle project and Senior Color Designer Jenn ...

Design Museum Mornings: Provocations For A More Vibrant City

Explore the minds of designers, architects, and urban planners as we imagine a more vibrant Central East Side with Michael Tingley, Principal at Bora Architects.   Michael Tingley discusses his project with ...

Announcing Our Fall 2017 Lineup!

Fall is just around the corner! This season we’re bringing you a breadth of design impact that will inspire you to look at the world around you from a different lens. ...

Observing Design Through Its Decay

“To see things again for the first time, that’s the point of art.”   Designers, makers, and innovators are often the most inspirational people in a room, yet hardly the most vocal ...

Transforming Your Workplace: From Cubicles to Collaboration

At July’s Design Museum Mornings, we listened to Jen Teckenberg’s insights on revitalizing our workplaces as we adapt to advancing technologies and changes in company structure. Jen was able us ...

Project 360 Recap: Designing for WELL

On July 27th, Design Museum Portland launched Project 360, a brand new event series presenting uniquely transformative projects from every angle of the process. The Project 360 premier explored the process ...