Space Suit Design

Amy Ross, Space Suit Engineer at NASA, captivated the audience at Struktur Design Conference 2017. Ross leads the Advanced Pressure Garment Technology team at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  With 25 years of experience at NASA, Ross shared an engaging history of space suit design. Design Approach Space suit design process begins…

The Wisdom of Design

An enthused audience visited Portland, Oregon (a.k.a. the “City of Coffee”) for the Struktur Event, which took place during Design Week Portland.  Here are a few highlights from the 3-day design conference tailored for the outdoor, active, and urban design community.  The main stage had a plethora of keynote speakers that…

Macro Trends + Material Trends

Design Week Portland, which spans a full week in late April, is a “city-wide series of programs exploring the process, craft, and practice of design across all disciplines.”  This year I presented at Struktur, a 3-day conference held during Design Week, a venue for the outdoor, active, and urban design…