National Design Week celebrates the important role that design plays in all aspects of daily life. Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards program.
In recognition of the importance of design education, organizations and institutions across the country sponsor design events throughout the month. The online Educator Resource Center features design-focused lesson plans and discussion boards for K–12 educators interested in incorporating design in their classrooms. The site includes lesson plans aligned to national standards for all grade levels and helps teachers of all subjects learn ways to promote innovation, critical thinking, visual literacy, and problem-solving across the curriculum.During National Design Week, Cooper Hewitt’s award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs centered around the vision and work of the National Design Awards honorees.
National Design Week culminates with the National Design Award Gala. In recognition of the importance of design education, organizations and institutions across the country sponsor design events throughout the month.
National Design Awards programming is made possible by major suppor from Target. Additional funding is provided by Design Within Reach, Facebook, and AMAZFIT. National Design Award trophies are created by The Corning Museum of Glass. ndagallery.cooperhewitt.org is powered by Behance, part of Adobe Family. Media sponsorship is provided by Smithsonian.
National Design Awards and National Deign Week professional supporters include AIGA, the professional association for design, American Institute of Architects New York Chapter, American Society of Interior Desingers, American Society of Landscape Architects, Council of Fashion Designers of America, Decorative Furnishings Association, Industrial Designers Society of America, Interaction Design Association, and International Interior Design Association.
It’ll happen from 10th of October until 18th of October, 2015. See the 2014 edition:
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