Design News

Design and Social Impact Q + A: Bryan Bell

Posted by Cynthia E. Smith, on Wednesday May 01, 2013

Five Intelligent Coalitions: Design and Social Impact panelists were invited to expand on the Design and Social Impact white paper recommendations. Each had participated in the 2012 Social Impact Design Summit, which the “Design and Social Impact: A cross-sectoral agenda for design education, research and practice” white paper chronicles.

socially responsible design, social impact design, SEED network, Architecture

Meet the Staff: Cara McCarty

Posted by Cara McCarty, on Wednesday May 01, 2013

Cara McCarty, Curatorial Director, shares her experience working at Cooper-Hewitt.

curatorial, re-design, exhibitions

United Nations Fever

Posted by Matilda McQuaid, on Thursday April 25, 2013

This past week has been a whirlwind of openings at the United Nations in celebration of  newly renovated chambers: the Secretariat, Economic Social Council, and today, the Trusteeship Council chamber.  Each of these rooms, originally given to the UN by Norway, Sweden, and Denmark respectively, were also renovated by these countries -- a gift that keeps on giving (very generously).  Perhaps the highlight is the Trusteeship Council chamber (the General Assembly is still to come) with a renovation of architect's Finn Juhl's original 1952 horseshoe plan, co

Designer Wish List : Laurene Leon Boym

Posted by Cooper-Hewitt Shop, on Wednesday April 24, 2013

In our first installment of Designer Wish List, 2009 National Design Award Winner in Product Design, @laureneleonboym, of Boym Partners, picks some of her favorite objects from shop.cooperhewitt.org that will delight your mom.

product design, Designer, shop, tweet, mothers day

Design and Social Impact Q + A: Mariana Amatullo

Posted by Cynthia E. Smith, on Wednesday April 03, 2013

Five Intelligent Coalitions: Design and Social Impact panelists were invited to expand on the Design and Social Impact white paper recommendations. Each had participated in the 2012 Social Impact Design Summit, which the “Design and Social Impact: A cross-sectoral agenda for design education, research, and practice” white paper chronicles.

socially responsible design, social impact design, international development, design education, desigmnatters, Art Center College of Design

Meet the Staff: Aaron Straup Cope

Posted by Aaron Straup Cope, on Wednesday April 03, 2013

Aaron Straup Cope, Senior Engineer, shares his experience working at Cooper-Hewitt.

meet the staff, internet typing, digital and emerging media, senior engineer

Katagami Design Demonstration

Posted by Caitlin Condell, on Wednesday March 27, 2013

On March 16th, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum hosted a fascinating demonstration of the process of a traditional form of Japanese stencil carving  (katagami) and its use in the technique of resist-dyeing textiles (katazome) at the Cooper-Hewitt Design Center in Harlem.

museum, collection, katagami

Docents Stay Connected During Renovations

Posted by Kimberly Cisneros, on Monday March 25, 2013

Written by Cooper-Hewitt Docent Anna Daley.  Anna is a graduate of the Cooper-Hewitt/Parsons the New School for Design Master's Program in the History of the Decorative Arts and Design. She teaches the History of Graphic Design at Parsons and the History of Industrial Design at Montclair State University. 

Docents, design education, tours

Hive Fashion: Building My Brand

Posted by Debrian Carson, on Thursday March 21, 2013

My experience working with the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum’s Hive Fashion program has been amazing. It has allowed a place for all of my talents and interests to mesh together to create a professional product. The program has been inspiring, innovative, and epic. Two main threads running through the 24 sessions are the strength of teamwork and the power of an idea.

Hive Fashion, designprep, Hive

Cooper-Hewitt presents national on-line resources at NAEA conference

Posted by Kimberly Cisneros, on Tuesday March 12, 2013

 

Design in the Classroom, K-12 learning, on-line resources, Educator Resource Center, National Arts Educators Association, national teachers, design education

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