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Why the Immediate Savings of a Low-Quality Material Won't Pay Off

By Victor Lazzaro
June 28, 2018

In the early days of my career, critics often challenged the need for designers, assuming we added little or no value to the production process. I'd often hear things like, “Prove to me that the money I spend on design will result in more...
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Exploring the Endless Opportunities PopFoam Affords Designers

By Victor Lazzaro
May 13, 2018

As a designer, I dream of creating products so distinctive and appealing that they visually "pop" against the competition. Such product designs solve real-world problems and achieve widespread success. And it's not just about the look — it's...
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A Match Made in Heaven: How Foam Can Complement Other Materials in Your Design

By Victor Lazzaro
April 12, 2018
, By Victor Lazzaro
April 12, 2018

Most designers are fully aware of the important role that material plays in their design, but many overlook the need for — or the potential of — using multiple materials when a design is particularly complex. Bringing in another material can...
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How Foam Can Help Designers Create Innovative Products

By Victor Lazzaro
March 01, 2018

Oftentimes, finding the right material for your new innovative product can feel like half the battle. It’s difficult to know ahead of time how a specific material will perform in certain applications, especially if you’ve never worked with it...
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A Designer’s Guide to Inventing Your Next Big Idea

By Victor Lazzaro
January 15, 2018

Inventions are not the products of “Eureka!” moments. In almost every instance, they develop through a slow and systematic process.
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Why Product Design Is a Collaborative Puzzle Process

By Victor Lazzaro
August 08, 2017

Some 5,000 years ago, the first designers to make ice skates used bones to fashion the blades. The design worked — to a point. But in 1914, blade maker John E. Strauss of St. Paul, Minnesota, manufactured a closed-toe blade from a  single piece...
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The Untapped Design Potential of EVA-Based Foam

By Victor Lazzaro
June 26, 2017

These days, product design and development is as much about the feel of a product as is the look and functionality. For designers who haven’t traditionally had to focus on texture as a key component, this creates an interesting challenge. To...
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