Here’s a sampling of my writing, drawn from recent posts and from the dusty archives of years past.

Borealis using social design to stem the tide of ocean plastics 

Plastics Engineering | July/August 2019 ... Access story via Downloads section below


5G’s high-speed revolution an opportunity for material suppliers

UL Prospector | June 27, 2019 ... Story


The various shades and hues of color science 

UL Prospector | May 30, 2019 ... Story  (see photo at right)


In the Crosshairs: Single-Use, Disposable Packaging

Plastics Engineering | April 2019 ... Access story via Downloads section below                                   


From Smart Helmets to EVs to Solar Cows, CES Has it All

Plastics Engineering | April 2019 ... Access story via Downloads section below


Out of the Shadows: Light Becoming a Key Design Feature
Plastics Engineering | March 2019 ... Access story via Downloads section below 


The Complexity of Future Product Development 

Plastics Engineering | February 2019 ... Access story via Downloads section below 


Mono-Material Pouch Follows Cradle-to-Cradle Principles

Plastics Engineering | January 2019 ... Access story via Downloads section below 


Bio-based PLA Finds Novel Packaging Uses 

Plastics Engineering | November/December 2018 ... Story


E-commerce Reshaping CPG Packaging Priorities

UL Prospector | November 2018 ... Story 


IDSA 2018 Awards:Celebrating Well-Executed IDEAs 

Plastics Engineering | October 2018 ... Story


Student Awards Honor Bill Moggridge's Legacy

Plastics Engineering | September 2018 ... Story


3D printing aims to add architectural "Curve Appeal'

UL Prospector | Aug. 31, 2018 … Story


Core77 Design Awards Showcase Process, Materials & Innovation

Plastics Engineering | ​July/August 2018 ...  Story


Materials offer a key to home healthcare applications

Core77 | July 2, 2018 ... Story 


An unfolding story: Behind the world's first origami kayak
Plastics Engineering | May 2018 … Story 


Taking concrete steps to tackle the plastics waste problem
Plastics Engineering | April 2018 … Story


Concept cars offer a peek into the future of mobility

Plastics Engineering | March 2018 ... Story


Smart devices, AI and autonomous vehicles shine at CES 2018 

Plastics Engineering | February 2018 ... Story 


Bending reality and speeding product development, virtually

Plastics Engineering | January 2018 ... Story 

At Milan Design Week, Clariant mounted  translucent polycarbonate panels to showcase color.

At Milan Design Week, Clariant mounted translucent polycarbonate panels to showcase color.

Avra Fibers: Not Your Father’s Polyester 

Core77 | Nov. 16, 2017 ... Story​ 


Surf’s Up! Thai Firm Launches Novel Plastic Offset Program

UL Prospector | Nov. 10, 2017... Story  


Learning From Nature: the Beauty & Value of Biomimicry 

Plastics Engineering | Nov./Dec. 2017 ... Story


E-commerce Drives Package Design, Market Strategy Changes                     

Plastics Engineering | October 2017 ... Story


How Millennials View Sustainable Products
UL Prospector | Oct. 13, 2017 ... Story


One of NASA's Missions: Take 3D Printing to New Heights 

Plastics Engineering | September 2017 ... Story


New Recycling Technology Aims to Lighten NASA's Payload

UL Prospector | Sept. 15, 2017 ... Story


Passion & Focus Propelled SPE On Its Path 75 Years Ago

Plastics Engineering | August 2017 ... Story 


Student Start-up Aims to Make Low-Cost Prosthetics

Plastics Engineering | August 2017 ... Story


Innovation continues to push carbon fiber forward

UL Prospector | Aug. 11, 2017 ... Story


Plasticity Texas: From Cora Ball to waste-plastics-to-fuel 

Plastics Engineering | June 2017 ... Story


Capturing the Essence of Beauty Packaging

UL Prospector | June 16, 2017 ... Story


Co-design & Collaboration Key to Techmer PM's Vision

Plastics Engineering | May 2017 ... Story


Closing the circle: Rethinking How Products Are Made
Plastics Engineering | March 2, 2017... Story


Plastics Thriving in Building & Construction  

Plastics Engineering | March 2, 2017 ... Story


About Aether: Education start-up aims to transform learning 

Plastics Engineering | Jan. 7, 2017 ... Story


Colored Glass Clearly Has Its Benefits 
Core 77 | Dec. 20, 2016 ... Story


Obi feeds more than your imagination

Plastics Engineering | Nov./Dec. 2016 ... Story

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Innovating in the Third Dimension  

Core 77 | Nov. 28, 2016 ... Story


Why a man who hates plastic water bottles is making them 

Fast Company | Oct. 16, 2015 ... Story


Ecosystems, IoT & the Future of Product Design 

Plastics Engineering | Oct. 15, 2016 ... Story


Inclusive design helps shape high-tech fitness machine

UL Prospector | Sept. 5, 2016 ... Story 


Sustainable eyewear from Down Under, with German flair

Plastics Engineering | Sept. 1, 2016 ... Story​ 


Plasticity Forum focuses on plastics waste solutions

UL Prospector | July 30, 2015 ... Story


Adding carbon fiber to the designer's palette

UL Prospector | July 15, 2016 ... Story 


Polymers aid Solar Impulse 2’s round-the-world adventure 

UL Prospector | June 1, 2016 ... Story


The Millennial impact on future packaging design

Plastics Engineering | June 14, 2016 ... Story 


Sustainability Efforts Reshaping Brands' Food Packaging

UL Prospector | April 28, 2017 ... Story 


Building better interdisciplinary product development teams

Plastics Engineering | April 18, 2016 ... Story 


Loop transport system aims to keep water rolling 

UL Prospector | March 11, 2016 ... Story


Additive manufacturing faces challenges as it grows

Plastics Engineering | Feb. 10, 2016 … Story 


Additive manufacturing tackling standards & certification

​UL Prospector | Feb. 3, 2016 ... Story 


At GE Appliances' FirstBuild, community is key to co-creation 

Plastics Engineering | Oct. 29, 2015 ... Story


Creating a new custom compound -- by design  

Plastics Engineering | July/August 2015 ... Story


Beverage cans getting some clear (and resealable) options 

UL Prospector | July 13, 2015 ... Story


NPE Panel: Storytelling & Emotion Can Help Drive Sustainability

UL Prospector | April 10, 2015 … Story 


NPE Panel: How to Bridge the Communication Gap & ‘Talk Designer’ 

UL Prospector | March 30, 2015 … Story


Watertight case: iDive creators find success under pressure 

Plastics Engineering | Dec. 15, 2015 ... Story 


Design Success Summit: Lessons For & From Chinese Designers 

Core77 | Oct. 14, 2014 … Story                                              

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4_Design Notes_Feb 2019 (docx)

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