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DesignPrep: The Digital Curators Project


A short video explaining youth participation in shaping Cooper-Hewitt's effort to make its vast collection web-accessible. NYC teens work with museum staff to select objects, tag them in their own words, and suggest features to make the virtual museum system more youth-friendly.
designprep, Teens, youth, high school, New York City, NYC, digital curating, digital curation, virtual museum, collection, tagging, design education, education, workshops, free, hands-on, Susan Brown, Matilda McQuaid, objects, feedback

DesignPrep: Makerbot Workshops


Cooper-Hewitt is launching a series of FREE workshops for NYC teens on building, programming, and prototyping with the Makerbot 3D printer. Participants will learn how to assemble, program, and print their designs on the Makerbot 3-D printer. They'll learn about hardware, software, and 3D modeling software like Google Sketchup and Blender. This is a huge opportunity for kids to geek out on the cutting edge of technology and bond with the Makerbot developers--the hippest, funnest nerds in the country.
designprep, Teens, youth, high school, students, NYC, New York City, education, design education, Makerbot, robotics, 3D, printer, printing, Mike Kelberman, Matt Griffin, Workshop, free, hands-on, product design, prototype, prototyping, engineering, programming, coding

DesignPrep: From Design to Movement


NYC teens worked alongside master jewelry designers from Van Cleef & Arpels as they try their hand at jewelry design here at Cooper-Hewitt in this exciting hands-on program. The exacting labor of creating a maquette, first in wax and then in pewter, is an important part of the jewelry design process. In this video, the Van Cleef & Arpels creative team works with our teens to create and critique their own jewelry designs.
designprep, Teens, youth, high school, students, NYC, New York City, Van Cleef & Arpels, Set in Style, jewelry, jewelry design, education, design education, hands-on, sophie pean, nicolas bos, maquette

Process This!


On March 8, Ben Fry offered a hands-on workshop at Cooper-Hewitt devoted to Processing, the open-source visual design software that he co-authored. For more information, visit our calendar.
Ben Fry, information visualization, data visualization, Workshop, hands-on, Processing, open-source, open source, software, visual design, co-author, Tech on Your Terms, public programs, explore, experiment, code, writing, graphics, commercial software, generate, skills, development, tool, interactive, animation, audio, visual, input