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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.
Design for Play
"Rationale and reflections on teaching science through play- an informal, affective, qualitative and somewhat playful case study" by Scott Henstrand. Scott, a Physics teacher at Brooklyn High School for Collaborative Studies, is working alongside the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to intertwine science and design. On Saturday, March 5 the Museum hosted a workshop led by...
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Great Minds Think Alike
A recent article by Urban Gardens features New York City designer Marco Antonio Castro Cosio. As part of his graduate thesis at New York University the designer presented a project that “aims to reclaim the forgotten space on the tops of city buses, while enhancing the quality of urban life by proliferating green spaces on...
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Teens take part in JFK 50th Anniversary Website
Jeremy Guerra gathering data in Morrisania, South Bronx Through the on-going program A City of Neighborhoods at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum (CH-NDM) and in partnership with DreamYard, The New York Public Library (NYPL) and the New York City Learning Network (NYCLN) worked together to engage students as citizen designers and journalists. Using GPS enabled hand-held...
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MOUSE Corps Students meet Bill Moggridge at Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
It was an exciting moment for MOUSE Corps Students when a surprise visit from Bill Moggridge left them awestruck and inspired. An innovative youth development program, MOUSE Corps prepares high school students for future educational and professional roles by providing opportunities for in-depth technology projects. One of many programs through MOUSE includes a student-led design...
A-Trak Music Workshop
During the summer of 2010, the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Nike and Make Something!! teamed up for a youth-based education program in celebration of the World Basketball Festival which took place in Rucker Park on August, 12. Youth participated in the ultimate design experience working with top designers from Nike, Jordan, and Converse. Workshops...
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...