01/24
Wednesday
Wed. January 24, 2018
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum invites you to celebrate the 2017 National Design Awards in San Francisco. Join us for a cocktail reception and a lively conversation with Caroline Baumann, Director of Cooper Hewitt, and National Design Award winners, including: Hartmut Esslinger, designer, founder of frog design (Lifetime Achievement Award) James Lord, founding principal of... .
Event Address:
DWR San Francisco Studio
200 Kansas Street
San Francisco, CA
Directions: dwr.com/studios
 
01/27
Saturday
Sat. January 27, 2018
11:00am to 3:00pm
Participants will engage in a hands-on workshop with Scott Stowell, 2008 National Design Award winner for communication design. Workshops are geared toward kids ages 5 through 12. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
Free, Non-Ticketed Event
 
01/29
Monday
Mon. January 29, 2018
9:00am to 4:00pm
Designers use empathy to create products with, by, and for users with physical, cognitive, and sensory disabilities, adapting challenges into opportunities to increase mobility, independence, and connectivity. Cooper Hewitt’s newest exhibition, Access+Ability, showcases recent innovative designs focused on creating unprecedented access for people to more fully engage in life through the application of advancements in research,... .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
 
Photograph of art studio space. A rug with blue, green, yellow, and cream patterning hangs in the foreground. Artwork and supplies are in the background.
02/05
Monday
Mon. February 5, 2018
11:00am to 1:00pm
Creative Growth Art Center is a San-Francisco-based nonprofit serving artists with developmental, mental, and physical disabilities. During this hands-on workshop, visitors of all abilities are welcome to collaborate with a Creative Growth teacher to create a hooked rug designed by an artist with a disability. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
 
Photograph of seven teens around a table working on a prototype.
02/05
Monday
Mon. February 5, 2018
4:30pm to 6:30pm
A special session of Cooper Hewitt’s DesignPrep program open to all teens, this hands-on workshop led by professional designers will explore accessibility and inclusion in design and engage teens in the approaches designers use to address complex challenges. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
 
Photograph shows seven people in a dance studio. All hold hands with their arms lifted up.
02/06
Tuesday
Tue. February 6, 2018
12:00pm to 1:00pm
The acclaimed Dance for PD program of the Brooklyn-based Mark Morris Dance Group will present a free one-hour dance class for people with Parkinson’s disease in the Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery.  In Dance for PD classes, participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating, and creative. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
 
Three screenshots from the Access Now phone app. Left image shows the app log-in screen. The center image shows a location description. The right image shows a map with pins.
02/08
Thursday
Thu. February 8, 2018
11:00am to 4:00pm
Building a more inclusive city is a design opportunity. Join us for a day of ignite talks and critical discussions presented in partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office for Disabilities to explore the barriers that make cities inaccessible and the innovations that promote intentional user-focused design. Ignite speakers will be leading voices in the field of accessible and inclusive design, including Elise Roy, Patricia Moore, Kat Holmes, and Keira Gwynn. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
 
Image shows a row of line-drawn people in white on a black background. The drawings show people of different genders and ages.
02/09
Friday
Fri. February 9, 2018
9:00am to 12:00pm
How can diversity act as a source of innovation and disruption? Can design be both universal and personal?   Humans have been at the center of design practices for a long time. Although product makers and designers have always sought to understand their customers, they often miss an opportunity. By including a diverse set of people in the design process with a range of physical and cognitive abilities, we can start to understand how empathy and diversity fuel innovation. In this participatory session, we will explore important considerations and practical approaches to uncover universal human motivations, identify barriers and exclusion that impact participation, and glean insight from how people adapt. Join Margaret Price to explore how designing for human diversity can unlock more meaningful experiences for each of us and result in better technologies for all of us. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128
 
Three images of OXO handle sketches and prototypes. Left image sketch of multiple full views of a handle. The handle is seen from both sides in elevation with a cross-section through at right. Below are two views of the same handle seen in cross-section through the handle's shaft. Right images are of handle prototypes made from different materials in a range of rectangular and cylindrical shapes.
02/09
Friday
Fri. February 9, 2018
1:00pm to 5:00pm
In December 2017, university-level students were invited to submit design ideas for a premier showcase of student projects on solutions for improving accessibility or inclusion. All accepted entries will be on view in the Barbara and Morton Mandel Design Gallery February 5–25, 2018. Join us as students present their ideas, and a panel of experts discuss how design can expand accessibility and inclusion for all users. Learn how young designers are shaping the future of accessibility. .
Event Address:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian National Design Museum
2 East 91st Street
New York, NY 10128