Inventables DesignAid is a hands-on magazine that educates you about provocative materials and technologies by providing a hands-on demonstration. Every issue of DesignAid is packaged with actual samples of the 20 materials and technologies covered in the issue. All samples are tagged and neatly organized. These samples are included to provide a so even a non-technical reader can understand why they are interesting and how they can be applied to new products.
Past issues of DesignAid included a fabric that can sense your touch, a 1.5 volt battery that is paper-thin and flexible, and a disposable chemical nose that changes color in response to odors. Product developers subscribe to DesignAid to be educated about new possibilities and spark creative ideas for the products they are working on.