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Wobbly Designs
Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, the Eyebeam Art + Technology Center, and Smart Design teamed up this past summer to take Jell-O on a whirlwind tour through New York City, with a Jell-O Mold Workshop for high-school students interested in food, design, and technology. Students got a chance to collaborate with leading product and industrial designers...
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Attention all NYC teachers!
We're proud to announce an innovative new program, Target® Design K-12: Design in the Classroom. This FREE design-based workshop comes to your classroom, and all K-12 teachers in New York City are eligible. The 45-minute session focuses on teamwork, brainstorming, and problem-solving. Led by a museum educator, the program includes a brief introduction of how...
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Students Aim “High” With Interaction Design Projects
  High-school students in New York City are part of an ever increasing digital generation. They not only have an extensive knowledge about social media tools and technology— but also use it on a daily basis. A few of these teens participated in a workshop series at Cooper-Hewitt on interaction design, or design that focuses...
DesignBoost NYC: Susannah Drake
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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SoundAffects
A collaboration between Parsons The New School for Design, Tellart, and mono, SoundAffects was a recent experiment that used the sights and sounds of NYC's Fifth Avenue to generate digital music and video. The wall was covered in sensors that absorbed all kinds of data — color, temperature, proximity of passersby, cell-phone interference — and...
Caroline Payson Honored by The School Art League
Caroline Payson, Cooper-Hewitt's Director of Education, was honored on Friday with the Charles Marshall Robertson Award, bestowed by The School Art League to arts educators who make significant contributions to students in New York City public schools. Caroline (or CP, as she's known affectionately around here) has turned thousands of New York City public-school students...
A visit with Sena Yang
Teens had a behind-the-scenes opportunity this week with a visit to SENA. Sena Yang is the creative force behind her namesake, SENA. A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Sena began her career working alongside Alexander McQueen, Catherine Malandrino, LaROK and Sue Stemp. She shared her experience as an up-and-coming designer with students...
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2011 Cover Design Competition
Every year, the Department of Education distributes thousands of school directories to students and their families across New York City. The Department of Education and the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum worked together to select student entries for the 2011-2012 cover directory design. The Cover Design Competition is a competition for New York City high school...
Cooper-Hewitt: Bring Graphic Design to the Classroom: Workshop with Ellen Lupton
Join Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum for a presentation and discussion on teaching graphic design with Ellen Lupton, Curator of Contemporary Design, graphic designer, educator, and author of several books on design including D.I.Y.: Design it Yourself, and D.I.Y. Kids. The presentation will offer strategies for explaining and teaching graphic design principles and ways to move...