Monica Harriss

Design Ignites Change Award Winners


Design Ignites Change, an initiative of Worldstudio, promotes and encourages talented high-school and college students across the country to use design thinking and innovation to develop actual projects that will benefit their own communities while giving them a voice on important social issues.
Design Ignites Change, award, winners, students, youth, Teens, social impact, projects, community

2012 Scholars Program


Cooper-Hewitt’s DesignPrep is a series of free design-education programs that introduces New York City high-school students to collegiate and career opportunities in design. Participating students attend design workshops with professional designers, visit design colleges as well as designers’ studios, and engage in professional development.
designprep, Scholars Program, 2012, high school students, Teens, youth, New York City, NYC, career opportunities

Preparing for Art and Design Colleges


New York City teens joined the DesignPrep program this fall for a series of school visits to local art and design colleges. DesignPrep introduces teens to colleges and career opportunities in design.
designprep, program, Teens, youth, New York City, NYC, school tours, design colleges, Fashion Institute of Technology, FIT, Cooper Union

Wobbly Designs


Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, and Smart Design teamed up this past summer to take Jell-O on a whirlwind tour through New York City, with a Jell-O Mold Workshop for high-school students interested in food, design, and technology.
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Teens Upcycle Innovative Garments


Design with the Other 90%: CITIES, currently on view at the United Nations Visitors Center in New York, features projects, proposals, and solutions that address complex issues arising in emerging and developing economies. DesignPrep teens participated in a multi-session workshop led by designer Trudy Miller. Inspired by the CITIES exhibition
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Unexpected Design


Teens from around the city joined us for a two-day product-design workshop led by instructor Julia Chiang. It was an unexpected design medium for sure – candy!
Julia Chiang, artist, sculptor, ring pops, candy, Papabubble, Workshop, product design, product-design, Teens, youth, high school, high-school, students

A visit with Sena Yang


Teens had a behind-the-scenes opportunity this week with a visit to SENA. Sena Yang is the creative force behind her namesake, SENA.
Sena Yang, SENA, fashion design, Teens, studio visit, New York City

2011 Cover Design Competition


Every year, the Department of Education distributes thousands of school directories to students and their families across New York City. The Department of Education and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum worked together to select student entries for the 2011-2012 cover directory design.
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Jell-O's Big Adventure


The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Eyebeam Art + Technology Center and Smart Design have teamed up to take Jell-O on a whirlwind tour through New York City with a Jell-O Mold Workshop for high school students interested in food, design, and technology!
jell-o, jello, mold, Workshop, eyebeam, SmartDesign, high school, high-school, students, youth, Teens, jell-o design competition, education

The Synplode Project


The Interactive Dance Floor has come of age. Introducing: Synplode. Up-and-coming interaction designer Josh Silverman is the developer of this generative art and audio application.
Synplode, interactive, dance floor, Josh Silverman, interaction designer, music, colors

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