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The 21st-century Design Library


A conversation about libraries in the 21st century. This event was held in Cooper-Hewitt's newly renovated National Design Library. Features Gary E. Strong, University Librarian, UCLA, and Stephen H. Van Dyk, Head of the Art Division, Smithsonian Libraries. Moderated by Nancy E. Gwinn, Director, Smithsonian Libraries.
library, technology, design, cooper-hewitt, smithsonian, panel, talks

Glass Lab at Governors Island


GlassLab, the Corning Museum's live glass design program, features a team of expert glassmakers, who work alongside graphic designers included in Cooper-Hewitt's current exhibition, Graphic Design−Now in Production to create innovative pieces based on the designers' ideas, concepts, and sketches that reflect themes from the exhibition. The GlassLab program has provided acclaimed designers with the opportunity to experiment with glassmaking technology, and share with the public a firsthand view of the design and production process since 2007.
Corning, Museum of Glass, Glass Lab, Governors Island, cooper-hewitt, design, smithsonian, Eric Meek, Steve Gibbs, Peter Buchanan-Smith, Best Made, glass blowing, Glass, graphic design, now in production

Bill's Design Talks: David Owen and Our Green Metropolis


New York City is widely considered an ecological nightmare—a wasteland of concrete and high-rises, diesel fumes and traffic jams, garbage and pollution. But, in the groundbreaking work of contrarian environmental thinking that is Green Metropolis, David Owen declares New York City as the greenest community in America.
smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, design, museum, Bill Moggridge, David Owen, Andrea Lipps, New York City, sustainability, Green Metropolis, environment, urban, Urbanism, pollution, traffic, developing nations, Critical Mass, bills design talks, talk, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Bill Moggridge- What is Design?


Speaking to K-12 Educators from New York and across the country, Bill Moggridge addresses the question of 'What is Design?'. This is the keynote lecture for the Smithsonian Design Institute. http://cooperhewitt.org/EDU/community_programs.asp  
iMode, design process, shinichi takemura, Tangible Earth, PDA, futurism, Michelle Obama, White House, Bill Moggridge, prototyping, iterative, iteration, sustainability, National Design Awards, media, video, soda machine, smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, design, Smithsonian Design Institute, Intel, talk, long, public program

2010 D.C. Teen Design Fair


Washington DC teens gathered at the Smithsonian American Art Museum's Renwick Gallery to learn about education and careers in design from the National Design Awards winners, finalists and jurors. These professionals are working in the fields of fashion, industrial design, architecture, multimedia, and graphic design. Tim Gunn and Cooper-Hewitt's Director of Education Caroline Payson lead a discussion with the audience.  
smithsonian, American Art Museum, Renwick Gallery, Grand Salon, Tim Gunn, cooper-hewitt, design, education, Washington, D.C., Teen Design Fair, students, Architecture, fashion, product design, communication, landscape architecture, event, long, public program

Cooper-Hewitt: Cities for People


For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use—or could use—the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Cities for People, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people.  
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Cooper-Hewitt: Game Change in the Design of Retailing


smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, design, Design Research, Jane Thompson, Michael Bierut, Jenna Lyons, panel, talk, long, public program

2010 National Design Award: Communication Design - Stephen Doyle


See Stephen Colbert present the 2010 National Design Award for Communication to graphic designer Stephen Doyle. The Award for Communication Design recognizes the impact of design on the ways that we look, read, and think. Stephen Doyle gives words a deeper meaning in graphic form, resulting in an intelligent, provocative body of work. His clients include The New York Times, AIGA, Vanity Fair, and the publisher Alfred A. Knopf. He has helped to brand Martha Stewart and has developed a new identity program for Barnes & Noble.
smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, National Design Awards, Stephen Colbert, Paula Zahn, Colbert, Maira Kalman, John Jay

2010 People's Design Award: Braille Alphabet Bracelet


The 2010 People's Design Award goes to the Braille Alphabet Bracelet by At First Sight Braille Jewelry.
smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, National Design Museum, National Design Awards, People's Design Awards, PDA, nda, Ebs Burnough, Cynthia Rowley, Leslie Ligon, Paula Zahn, design, At First Sight Braille Jewelry, Braille Alphabet Bracelet, Blind, Braille

Cooper-Hewitt: The Business of Design 2010


Business leaders discuss how design impacts their overall strategy and affects their bottom line. Bob Safian, Publisher of Fast Company moderates a panel that investigates companies choices that are making clear impact on sustainability issues and their businesses. Panelists include: 
S. Richard Fedrizzi, CEO, United States Green Building Council
Chris Hacker, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson
Kevin Kramer, President of Growth Initiatives, Alcoa
John Bradford, Chief Innovations Officer, InterfaceFLOR
Richard Fedrizzi, CEO, Chris Hacker, Chief Design Officer, Johnson & Johnson, Kevin Kramer, Alcoa, John Bradford, Chief Innovations Officer, InterfaceFLOR, smithsonian, cooper-hewitt, Bob Safian, Fast Company, Bill Moggridge, sustainability, Cooper-Union, Thom Mayne, Business, panel, talk, long, public program

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