Material Health and Transparency: Methods for Improved Integration with Design Process
This article presents how material health research can be improved through user-friendly online databases and physical material libraries. The article discusses relationships between materials, their impacts on health, and designers’ decision-making in selecting and specifying healthy materials. The article also discusses how online databases and physical material libraries can be improved to facilitate integration of material research and design process.
keywords: material health; transparency; materials library; materials database; materials research