15th Annual Mt. Tabor Soapbox Derby August 13, 2011
Design a soapbox racer no longer than 12 feet, no wider than 5 feet, no heavier than 500 lbs., has a horn, a brake and can be steered, keep three wheels on the ground at all times and do it all with a budget not to exceed $300. Fastest one down wins. Ready... Go!
Local IDSA member recognized as a Finalist in the Computer Equipment category of the 2009 International Design Excellence Award (IDEA) competition. IDEA is sponsored by IDSA, BusinessWeek, Target, and Autodesk.
3BY10 is a monthly presentation and networking event, in which three creative professionals or students from the Portland area get ten minutes each to present a recent project, discuss a trend, or just talk about the local design scene. Talks are followed by a round table discussion and social hour at a nearby lounge. Admission is always free.
For more info and monthly speakers visit: IDSA 3BY10
Carl Alviani, an industrial designer at Portland-based FlatHED, Inc. www.flathed.com, has written a feature story for Core77.com's March installment. Entitled "Not Created Equal," the article is an examination of the influence of new polymers on product design, and opportunities for positioning plastics as desirable, differentiable materials in the public mind.