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Meet the Staff: David Rios
Can you explain a little bit about the type of work you do? As the Youth Programs Manager, I run DesignPrep, the museum’s series of free teen programs. DesignPrep offers designer-led workshops, studio visits, and college tours that focus on various design disciplines from fashion and architecture, to graphic design and product design. I also...
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Hive Fashion: Building My Brand
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...
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Teens Build-A-Brand
Twenty-four sessions of the Hive Fashion Build-A-Brand workshop culminated in a finale celebration last week where students presented their designs to professional designers from Christpher Bevans Atelier and the Roc Apparel Group (including Billionaire Boys Club and Rocawear), as well as friends, family, and Cooper-Hewitt staff.  During the program, students got to experience what an...
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DesignPrep: Curating Interaction Design
From cutting-edge karaoke to interactive chair mazes, students envision museum exhibitions of the future. On February 13, DesignPrep students met for their final of four sessions with Angela Chen and Erika Tarte, professional interaction and graphic designers from the firm Local Projects, to present their ideas developed over the prior three weeks. Inspired by works...
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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...
DesignPrep: Todd Oldham Workshops
DesignPrep Scholars joined renowned designer Todd Oldham for a 3-part workshop to transform the new Cooper-Hewitt, Design Center into a vibrant place.
2012 Scholars Program
Cooper-Hewitt’s DesignPrep is a series of free design-education programs that introduces New York City high-school students to collegiate and career opportunities in design. Participating students attend design workshops with professional designers, visit design colleges as well as designers’ studios, and engage in professional development.   Students from all over the city were invited to become...
DesignPrep: The Scholars Program
Excerpts from year-end presentations by Cooper-Hewitt’s Youth Scholars. They talk about their favorite moments in the Scholars program, which includes intimate seminars, hands-on design workshops, studio visits, prestigious internships, and college tours. The Scholars Program is a component of DesignPrep, a series of free design-education programs for New York City high-school students, developed to introduce...
Teens Create Socially Responsible Campaigns
One of the exciting aspects of Design with the Other 90%: Cities is the ability to connect the international themes of the exhibition to a New York setting. In our second DesignPrep workshop held at the United Nations, teens examined key issues highlighted in the exhibition. The workshop was an opportunity for teens to raise...