Because technology and material science trends are constantly evolving, online publications, articles and blog posts are some of the best resources to keep pace with industry innovation. But remember...not all online resources are created equal!
When using online resources to perform research, always evaluate your source of information, like the author's level of expertise, whether the content is sponsered, or if the purpose of the piece is to express facts or opinions.
Below is a list of websites operated by materials manufacturers, professional architects and designers, as well as industry researchers, all featuring articles that report on current trends and topics.
AZoM™ - The A to Z of Materials
Core 77 : Materials and Processes
Inventable: Inspirational Materials
Product Design & Development
The blogs listed below provide commentary on the subject of innovative materials in architecture and design. Most of the blogs function to highlight and circulate topical news about material trends and issues, but others function more as online brand advertising for manufacturers to discuss new products and technolgies.
Illuminating Polymer Ribbon by Lunabright Light Technology
These are resources to identify and understand industry terms and products.
Building product directory by Arcat
AECinfo - Building Products Information
Building product directory by 4specs