Teens

A City of Neighborhoods


Learn about the design process, gain real work experience, collaborate with professional designers, and earn community service hours in A City of Neighborhoods (ACON).  APPLY TODAY!
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DesignPrep: Curating Interaction Design


From cutting-edge karaoke to interactive chair mazes, students envision museum exhibitions of the future.
designprep, interactive exhibition, prototype, social media, education, Teens, Interaction Design

DesignPrep Scholars: Prototyping Interactive Experiences for the Cooper-Hewitt


Interaction design is not just about the way an individual interacts with his or her surroundings, it is about bringing people together and starting conversations. On February 4th at Cooper-Hewitt’s uptown Design Center, this was the theme for our group of Design Scholars’ most recent workshop. We held our first meeting with a few user experience (UX) designers from Local Projects, a New-York based media design firm..
designprep, scholars, Teens, education, museum, Interaction Design, fashion design, graphic design
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DesignPrep: Todd Oldham Workshops.mov


DesignPrep Scholars joined renowned designer Todd Oldham for a 3-part workshop to transform the new Cooper-Hewitt, Design Center into a vibrant place.
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Cooper-Hewitt: 2009 Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn


New York City teens were invited to learn about careers from over thirty professionals working in the fields of fashion, industrial, multi-media and graphic design as well as architecture. Design colleges from around the country were on hand to provide admission and financial aid information. Tim Gunn, members of the cast of Project Runway, and designers from Google, Nike, Gensler, 2x4, SHoP Architects, and more participated in the Teen Design Fair. The event took place during National Design Week, October 1924, 2009.
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DesignPrep: A City of Neighborhoods


City of Neighborhoods is an innovative experience about the design process, learning from professionals to understand how design can affect and improve your community. This 11-session workshop offers youth participants the opportunity to incorporate the latest technologies which includes iPads, Macbooks, and FlipVideos. Youth participants use these tools to capture and display their work via the NYCLN a social network that enables the exchange of civic minded ideas and discussion.
education, design, design thinking, design process, learning, high-school, high school, Teens, prototyping, Neighborhoods, urban planning, iPad, Mac, Flip video, NYCLN, learning network

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.
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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

Cooper-Hewitt: Teen Design Fair with Tim Gunn


New York City teens are invited to learn about careers from over thirty professionals working in the fields of fashion, industrial, multi-media and graphic design as well as architecture. Design colleges from the country will be on hand to provide admissions and scholarship information. Meet Tim Gunn, the cast of Project Runway and designers from IDEO, MSNBC, MTV and many more.
Teen Design Fair, Teens, New York City, NYC, career fair, Tim Gunn, Project Runway, talk, long, public program

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