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DESIGN-ED Conference in Philadelphia

By Nancy Walkup, posted on Jun 28, 2014

I'm at the DESIGN-ED conference in Philadelphia, trying to learn from some great minds in design. Lots of talk of design thinking and sharing of many approaches to teaching design.


User adjustable eyeglasses for the Other 90%.
 


DESIGN-ED is a collaboration of PreK-12 teachers, school administrators, universities, designers, organizations, businesses, museums, institutions, individuals, and others supporting design education initiatives in PreK-12 schools. This is the second conference of the group and next year they will offer an international conference at about the same time in Chicago.

 

 

 

 

 
Michelle Cheng from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum showing us eyeglasses for the Other 90%.
 
 
Edward Clapp from Project Zero.
 
 
Hands-on workshop with educators from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.
 
 
Hands-on workshop with educators from the Cooper Hewitt Design Museum.
 
 
Workshop: Engineering Around the Form.
 
 
Dress made with candy wrappers.
 
 
Brag sheet about dress made with candy wrappers.
 
 
The Pennsylvania team: Amy Migliore, Lizbeth Bucci, Sandy Corson, Amy Anderson, Judi Treffinger, and Kris Fontes.
 
 
Another recycled garment.
 
 
A recycled garment made from cord.
 
 
More design for the Other 90%.
 

 

 

 
The view from my hotel room.