product design

Bill's Design Talks: Nonobject—A Sneak Preview

On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, come see Branko Lukic, of Nonobject studio, in conversation with Bill Moggridge.
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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.
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Cooper-Hewitt: How and Why Things Work - Keynote, Ellen Lupton

Curator Ellen Lupton uses concrete examples to discuss how designed objects and environments affect human behavior. Through objects from the past and present, she demonstrates how good design can solve everyday problems.
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Bill's Design Talks: Nonobject—A Radical New Approach to Design

Does form always follow function? Within the world of product design, only a few lone voices challenge this convention. Among this group of visionary individuals is Branko Lukic, Founder and Principal of Nonobject Studio. Lukic's design philosophy presents an entirely new way of developing and experiencing the world of objects and our relationship with them.
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DesignBoost NYC: Anna Rabinowitz

DesignBoost NYC was a two-day design conference held at Cooper-Hewitt in June 2011. Thirteen speakers specializing in everything from biomechanics to filmmaking addressed the conference's theme, "Design Beyond Design" in this series of short talks.
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Cooper-Hewitt Visits Smart Design

The Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt has recently acquired several original prototypes and drawings used to develop OXO's Good Grips product line. Cooper-Hewitt curators identified this line for the museum's collection because the products were a game-changing innovation iconic of late 20th century design. Watch this video to learn more about the story behind the objects.
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DesignPrep: Teen Programs at Cooper-Hewitt

DesignPrep is a series of FREE programs, including workshops, studio and college visits, that focuses on all design disciplines from fashion and architecture to product design. DesignPrep participants also have the opportunity to take part in programs offered through the Hive Learning Network. Various DesignPrep programs are offered throughout the year—check out videos from previous workshops to see the type of experiences offered.
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Take Your Choice: Contemporary Product Design

This exhibition is devoted to the connection between consumers and product innovation through an exploration of the impact production processes, materials, and product styling have on commercial appeal.
product design, Industrial Design, processes, materials, exhibitions

American Enterprise: Nineteenth-Century Patent Models

An exhibition of patent models from the golden age of American invention. The 500 miniature models on display were submitted to the United States Patent Office between 1836 to 1880, the years models were a required part of the patent application. These objects—varyingly iconic, quotidian, and curious—are each under 12-inches tall.  
American, 19th century, inventions, product design, Industrial Design, exhibitions

Milestones: 50 Years of Goods and Services

A look at 50 ubiquitous consumer products and services that have transformed daily life in the 20th century. Refrigerators, washer/dryers, televisions, and videocassette recorders are among the items highlighted in seven household settings: a living room, laundry room, kitchen, bathroom, child’s bedroom, and garage.
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