National Design Week: The Cooper Hewitt Gets together with Target to get the Country Excited About Design

National Design Week: The Cooper Hewitt Gets together with Target to get the Country Excited About Design

This week, as you may or may not know, is National Design Week. Copper-Hewitt, for the past several years has created sort of a design spectacle every fall (with help from Target) that honors the design achievements of the past year. They offer awards in the categories off Architecture, Interiors, Product, Fashion, and on down the line. One very exciting addition to the National Design Week is the People’s Design Award (or PDA, as I like to call it). The PDA is a place where people nominate and vote online for their favorite design THING. This thing could be a person, a building, a product, or a phenomenon, just as long as it’s something that can be judged by the people. I’ve found it to be a very fun popularity contest for designers. Unfortunately, as of writing this post, the site is down, so you can’t see how the results are faring.

Finally, I wanted to commend Cooper-Hewitt for their teen design fair. This sort of inspiration for entering design is the sort of support kids need to understand the depth and diversity of design as a career.

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