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Ready, Set, Design!
Ready, Set, Design is one of our favorite group activities, for adults and kids alike, at Cooper-Hewitt. It’s a highly adaptable design challenge that can jump-start collaborative and creative thinking in any group. We use it with kids’ groups at the Museum, for internal staff meetings, and even at industry conferences and summits we host....
Ready, Set, Design!
Ready, Set, Design is one of our favorite educational activities here at Cooper-Hewitt. We use it as a way to introduce the concepts behind “design thinking” to all kinds of groups– from kindergartners to professional designers to museum trustees. It’s very adaptable, and lots of fun! Watch this video to learn how you can use...
Target Design K12: Sign up Today!
Target Design K12: Design In The Classroom is a unique, FREE program for K-12 teachers in New York City. The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum will come to you for a 45 minute session that’s adaptable to any subject area. A special focus on teamwork, brainstorming and problem-solving through design thinking will equip your students with...
Cooper-Hewitt: Target Design Kids Festival
On July 17th, the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, 5th Avenue and 91st Street, presents the FREE Target Design Kids Festival! Kids become designers and make fun projects all day! Visit cooperhewitt.org to learn more.
Every Child Should Know About Design
I wish all children in the United States could know about design and have some experience of it before they reach high school age, and that design could be an option in the curriculum during the high school years, so that they could be aware of the value of design thinking in solving problems, or...
Cooper-Hewitt – Pop-up book: The Pop-up Pinocchio
Pop-up book: The Pop-up Pinocchio Originally written as a fairy tale by Carlo Collodi in 1883, the story of Pinocchio comes alive in this colorful pop-up edition created by paper engineer and illustrator Harold Lentz. He illustrated and created several such pop-ups in the 1930s for Blue Ribbon Books and Pleasure Books. Written by Carlo...
Cooper-Hewitt – Pop-up book: Puss in Boots
Pop-up book: Puss in Boots The adventures of this resourceful and loyal master cat appear in various folktales throughout Europe. The best known is Le Chat Botté, written by Charles Perrault in 1697. Illustrator C. Carey Cloud and paper engineer Harold Lentz collaborated to create this dramatic pop-up edition. Originally written by Charles Perrault (16281703)...
Cooper-Hewitt – Mechanical book: What a Surprise
Mechanical book: What a Surprise This book contains images that dissolve and transform into others to illustrate a series of fairy tales, including Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Ernest Nister, a German printer working in Nuremberg, developed several such movable books in the 1890s. Written by Constance M. Lowe Paper engineering by Ernest Nister Published...
Cooper-Hewitt – Pop-up book: The Jolly Jump-Ups Journey through Space
Pop-up book: The Jolly Jump-Ups Journey through Space From the late 1930s through the 1950s, The Jump-Up family appeared in a series of popular books detailing its adventures, which ranged from exploring a new house and neighborhood to crossing America in a trailer. In this story, the family ventures into space, visiting other planets and...
Cooper-Hewitt – Pop-up book: Popeye with the Hag of the Seven Seas
Pop-up book: Popeye with the Hag of the Seven Seas American cartoonist Elzie Crisler Segar developed Thimble Theater, a series featuring Olive Oyl, Caster Oyl, and (later) Popeye, for the New York Journal in 1919. This beautifully illustrated pop-up book is one of several published by Pleasure Books in the 1930s that were inspired by...