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Cooper-Hewitt: Design for Humans


Join the Cooper-Hewitt for a conversation on user-centered design with National Design Award Winners and Finalists who have been recognized for their contribution to the field of Product Design. Moderated by Jesse Ashlock, former Editor-in-Chief of I.D. Magazine. A pioneer of ergonomic design, Niels Diffrient is driven by the need to improve the way existing products work. For Diffrient, the key to human factors, is getting enough data so you really understand whats happening with the body, mind, social context. You let the user drive design.
Sigi Moeslinger, Antenna Design, Niels Diffrient, Dan Formosa, Smart USA, 2010, Jesse Ashlock, I.D. Magazine, product, Ergonomic, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Voices in American Fashion


Washington Post Style Editor Robin Givhan, leads a conversation with past National Design Award Winners Francisco Costa (Womens Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection), Yeohlee Teng, and Maria Cornejo about their work and the role of fashion in contemporary culture. Their designs are featured in Design USA: Contemporary Innovation.
Fashion Design, Washington Post, Style Editor, Robin Givhan, Francisco Costa, Calvin Klein, Yeohlee Teng, Maria Cornejo, Zero USA, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Game Change in the Design of Retailing


smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, design, Design Research, Jane Thompson, Michael Bierut, Jenna Lyons, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: The Business of Design 2010


Business leaders discuss how design impacts their overall strategy and affects their bottom line. Bob Safian, Publisher of Fast Company moderates a panel that investigates companies choices that are making clear impact on sustainability issues and their businesses. Panelists include: 
S. Richard Fedrizzi, CEO, United States Green Building Council
Chris Hacker, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson
Kevin Kramer, President of Growth Initiatives, Alcoa
John Bradford, Chief Innovations Officer, InterfaceFLOR
Richard Fedrizzi, CEO, Chris Hacker, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson, Kevin Kramer, Alcoa, John Bradford, Chief Innovations Officer, InterfaceFLOR, smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, Bob Safian, Fast Company, Bill Moggridge, sustainability, Cooper-Union, Thom Mayne, Business, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Food and Transportation: New Systems Approaches to Transforming Cities Sustainably


By the year 2050, about 80% of the earth's population will reside in urban centers with much less space and resources available to support the current personal automobile, sprawl, and highway infrastructure-focused transportation paradigm. Speakers Dickson Despommier, Dan Albert and Sue Zielinski will present their visions for the future of cities that include models for vertical farming and transportation alternatives.
transportation, food, smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, sustainability, dickson despommier, dan albert, sue zielinski, seamless transportation, connecting dots, connect dots, cities, trains, cars, vertical farming, black box, newark farm, panel, talk, long, public program

Nordic Design Now: Social Awareness and Sustainability


Nordic Design Now consists of two panel discussions, Social Awareness & Sustainability and Design Policy: Lessons Learned, co-presented by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Scandinavia House. These panels are held in conjunction with two design exhibitions: National Triennial 2010: Why Design Now? at Cooper-Hewitt and Nordic Models + Common Ground at Scandinavia House.
Nordic Design, Scandanavia, Matilda McQuaid, Nille Juul-Sørensen, Index Award, Arup, Lavrans Løvlie, liveIwork, Stefan Magnusson, No Picnic, Ville Kokkonen, Artek, Halla Helgadottir, Iceland Design Centre, cooper-hewitt, smithsonian, sustainability, Green, design, craftsmanship, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Material Use


francois azambourg, eben bayer, dafna alsheh, andrew dent, andrew h. dent, Matilda McQuaid, national design triennial, why design now?, cooper-hewitt, smithsonian, design, materials, Designer, icestone, ecovative, lin 94, BEES, Material Connexion, panel, talk, long, public program

Nordic Design Now: Design Policy - Lessons Learned


Nordic Design Now consists of two panel discussions, Social Awareness & Sustainability and Design Policy: Lessons Learned, co-presented by the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum and Scandinavia House. These panels are held in conjunction with two design exhibitions: National Triennial 2010: Why Design Now? at Cooper-Hewitt and Nordic Models + Common Ground at Scandinavia House.
Nordic Design Now, panel discussions, Social Awareness & Sustainability, Design Policy: Lessons Learned, Bradford McKee, Christian Scherfig, Danish Design Centre, Lavrans Løvlie, live|work, Robin Edman, SVID, Sanna-Mari Jäntti, World Design Capital Helsinki 2012, Halla Helgadottir, Iceland Design Centre, panel, talk, long, public program

Bill's Design Talks: Haiti Panel


Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art and Culture at the Smithsonian will moderate a discussion with Atim Oton, co-founder of the Black Design News Network, and Amy Wilentz, author and journalist, about the design implications and opportunities arising from disaster relief efforts in Haiti. Among the efforts discussed are the "Haiti Cultural Recovery Project," which focuses on the rescue and safeguard of works of art and culture that were harmed or under threat due to damaged buildings and the plan for new housing in Port-au-Prince.
Haiti, earthquake, disaster relief, Haiti Cultural Recovery Project, housing, Port-au-Prince, Richard Kurin, Atim Oton, Amy Wilentz, panel, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: 2007 National Design Awards Winners Panel


Cara McCarty, Curatorial Director, Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum discusses the state of contemporary design with this year's National Design Award winners: Rick Owens (Owenscorp); Nader Tehrani (Office dA); Marc Tsurumaki & David Lewis (Lewis.Tsurumaki.Lewis ); and Peter Walker (PWP Landscape Architecture).
National Design Awards, 2007, Winners Panel, Rick Owens, Owenscorp, Nader Tehrani, Office dA, Marc Tsurumaki, David Lewis, Lewis Tsurumaki Lewis, Peter Walker, PWP Landscape Architecture, Cara McCarty, panel, talk, long, public program

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