Design Resources
  • January 15, 2009
    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 your students to thinking and working like designers. All New York City middle and high school teachers are invited to attend especially those teachers whose students will be participating in the citywide 2D Design Competition for the cover of the Directory of the NYC Public High Schools 2009-2010 edition.
  • July 2006
    Finding a way to impact our communities can be rooted in learning how to look differently in order to better assess issues and needs. Designers and educators share first hand experiences of community change informed by observation and research.
  • Wednesday, July 19, 2006
    Design educators Robert Kirkbride and Anna Slafer discuss activities to use in the classroom to engage students in understanding the built environment. Kirkbride's two-part activity begins with an individual's Mind Map, which is then combined with others' Mind Maps to design an ideal community. This group activity is an ideal cross-curricular project.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2006
    Presentation and thoughtful critique are an essential part of the design process. Design practitioners and educators provide insight into how verbal critiques can increase student engagement. Hear commentary about how to integrate this process into your classroom.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Anna Slafer, discusses the importance of discovering your 'D Spot' and the value of educating students about design.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2006
    Jill Dumain, Director of Environmental Analysis for the outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia, describes the company misson to create environmentally-friendly products. Dumain presents several case studies from Patagonia's textile division outlining how two initiatives have created new models in the industry.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Janet Abrams, University of Minnesota, and David Kelly, IDEO and Stanford's d.school, debate two perspectives on the future of design education.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Anna Slafer, discusses the importance of discovering your 'D Spot' and the value of educating students about design.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2006
    Jill Dumain, Director of Environmental Analysis for the outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia, describes the company misson to create environmentally-friendly products. Dumain presents several case studies from Patagonia's textile division outlining how two initiatives have created new models in the industry.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Janet Abrams, University of Minnesota, and David Kelly, IDEO and Stanford's d.school, debate two perspectives on the future of design education.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Anna Slafer, discusses the importance of discovering your 'D Spot' and the value of educating students about design.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2006
    Jill Dumain, Director of Environmental Analysis for the outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia, describes the company misson to create environmentally-friendly products. Dumain presents several case studies from Patagonia's textile division outlining how two initiatives have created new models in the industry.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Janet Abrams, University of Minnesota, and David Kelly, IDEO and Stanford's d.school, debate two perspectives on the future of design education.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Anna Slafer, discusses the importance of discovering your 'D Spot' and the value of educating students about design.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2006
    Jill Dumain, Director of Environmental Analysis for the outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia, describes the company misson to create environmentally-friendly products. Dumain presents several case studies from Patagonia's textile division outlining how two initiatives have created new models in the industry.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Janet Abrams, University of Minnesota, and David Kelly, IDEO and Stanford's d.school, debate two perspectives on the future of design education.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2006
    Jill Dumain, Director of Environmental Analysis for the outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia, describes the company misson to create environmentally-friendly products. Dumain presents several case studies from Patagonia's textile division outlining how two initiatives have created new models in the industry.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Janet Abrams, University of Minnesota, and David Kelly, IDEO and Stanford's d.school, debate two perspectives on the future of design education.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2006
    Jill Dumain, Director of Environmental Analysis for the outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia, describes the company misson to create environmentally-friendly products. Dumain presents several case studies from Patagonia's textile division outlining how two initiatives have created new models in the industry.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Janet Abrams, University of Minnesota, and David Kelly, IDEO and Stanford's d.school, debate two perspectives on the future of design education.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2006
    Jill Dumain, Director of Environmental Analysis for the outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia, describes the company misson to create environmentally-friendly products. Dumain presents several case studies from Patagonia's textile division outlining how two initiatives have created new models in the industry.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Janet Abrams, University of Minnesota, and David Kelly, IDEO and Stanford's d.school, debate two perspectives on the future of design education.
  • Tuesday, July 18, 2006
    Jill Dumain, Director of Environmental Analysis for the outdoor clothing manufacturer Patagonia, describes the company misson to create environmentally-friendly products. Dumain presents several case studies from Patagonia's textile division outlining how two initiatives have created new models in the industry.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Henry Muñoz on the various cultural influences that make up the architecture and communities of Texas.
  • June 24, 2008
    Richard Campanella tracks the physical geography, historical development, and population of New Orleans from colonial times to after Hurricane Katrina.
  • Monday, July 17, 2006
    Teams of educators and students engage in a group problem solving exercise to design a safe mode of transport for an egg using a piece of drawing paper and a rubber band . This provides an opportunity to engage in the process of creation through modeling and the written word.
  • July 18, 2007
    Dr. Paul Polak, founder of International Development Enterprises and D-Rev, explores when traditional approaches to alleviating poverty fail and how more affordable alternative solutions can succeed.
  • July 29, 2008
    Sandy Speicher, Practice Lead, Transformation, of IDEO leads a discussion of the different applications of the design process, and the knowledge, skills, and mindsets developed along the way.
  • July 29, 2008
    Educators who participated in the 2008 Summer Design Institute are lead through the design process by Sandy Speicher, Practice Lead, Transformation, of IDEO to answer the question, “how might we improve the getting to work experience?”