Material Intuition’s Forerunners


Material Intuition is back with our new Forerunner community! We’ve been working on something special over the last few months that we are keen to share. 

What is the Material Intuition Forerunner community?

An online community specifically to explore new materials and their unique abilities. Each week we’ll discuss how these materials can inspire future products in this unique project which provides a fantastic opportunity for designers from all backgrounds to collaborate and learn. 

As a Forerunner you will be at the heart of material innovation, with the chance to learn about the cutting edge innovations that are transforming what is possible. Over the first few weeks we are going to be looking at fibre optic fabrics and programmed magnets

What can you expect from the community?

  • A new innovative material webinar released each week.
  • Live Q&A sessions where you can ask questions as they come to you.
  • Write ups on where to buy the materials and essential info on the featured material.
  • Collaborative discussions on the potential of these products
  • Online discussions sharing the latest tech.
  • The chance to win material samples of the latest innovations.

Sound good? Follow this link to sign up.

How will it work?

The community will be run through Slack, an online message board which will allow participants in the project to discuss and share ideas. Slack is currently used by everyone from ‘NASA’s JPL Lab’ to ‘The Times’  and to run it you will need to install it as an app or desktop app.

What can you expect?

You can submit questions to the message boards , take part in discussions or join our live streams where you can ask questions live about these new innovations and have them answered with demonstrations!

All the materials featured will be available on the market. No materials that’ll never leave the lab here, everything is up for grabs. We will follow up every live stream with where to buy the material in question.

What will be expected of me?

You can take part as much or as little as you want depending on your interest in the tech and materials we are discussing that week. This time will give you the chance to put your questions forward and for you to meet others with similar interests. Those who engage regularly they will get a chance to win samples of the materials we cover. Importantly this will all be a free service as asking questions shouldn’t cost money.

How do I join?

We are looking for designers, artists and makers with a passion for new innovations and a desire to collaborate on new tech. To apply please follow this link for a short survey.

If you have any questions please email:

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