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Designing Media - James Truman

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Monday December 27, 2010

I was lucky to be able to interview James Truman in Napa Valley, not so far away from my home base, where he was staying in a visitor’s cottage on the Francis Ford Coppola estate.

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Designing Media - Paul Saffo

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Friday December 24, 2010

I put the interview with Paul Saffo at the beginning of the book because he gives such an erudite overview of the changes in media and the challenges faced by the people involved its creation and design.

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Stephen Doyle Creates Cooper-Hewitt's Holiday Greeting

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Thursday December 23, 2010

Stephen Doyle was in China when I asked him if he would be willing to design a holiday greeting of some kind for the Museum. I told him that he is our super-hero of gala presentations, as we all loved his presentation as the National Design Award winner for communications this year.

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Designing Media - Mark Zuckerberg

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Wednesday December 22, 2010

Mark stares at you from the cover of this week’s Time Magazine with intense green eyes.

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MOUSE Corps Students meet Bill Moggridge at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Posted by Monica Harriss, on Tuesday December 21, 2010

This year Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is taking part in this innovative project by providing MOUSE Corps Legacy students the opportunity to learn about how design can affect and improve the community.

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Designing Media - Introduction

Posted by Bill Moggridge, on Monday December 20, 2010

I was working on Designing Media for a couple of years while I was still at IDEO, before coming to the Cooper-Hewitt. It’s a partner volume to my first book Designing Interactions in that it combines the book with a DVD and a website, www.designing-media.com. 

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A-Trak Music Workshop

Posted by Monica Harriss, on Friday December 17, 2010

During the summer of 2010, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Nike and Make Something!! teamed up for a youth-based education program in celebration of the World Basketball Festival which took place in Rucker Park on August, 12.

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Only two weeks left!

Posted by Katie Shelly, on Friday December 17, 2010

Only a few short weeks left to see Ted Muehling Selects: Lobmeyr Glass from the Permanent Collection.

Watch designer Ted Muehling and curator Sarah Coffin as they discuss highlights from the exhibition in this 5 minute walkthrough.

 

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Tonight: Bill's Design Talk with Michael Graves

Posted by Micah Walter, on Thursday December 16, 2010

Internationally renowned architect and designer Michael Graves will provide an intimate portrait of his celebrated career and discuss the influences that shaped his thinking and approach to design—from his early days as a student and recipient of the American Academy in Rome’s prestigious Prix de Rome to his distinguished academic career at Princeton University

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National Design Awards: Open Call for Nominations

Posted by Mei Mah, on Thursday December 16, 2010

Nominations for the 2011 National Design Awards are now open!

Conceived by the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt to honor the best in American design, the Awards are now in their twelfth year. This year the nomination process is open to the public for the first time.

 

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