Project: Interaction is a 10 week after school program that teaches high schoolers to change their communities using design. Read more
This project was successfully funded on October 14, 2010.
About this project
Project: Interaction is a 10 week after school program that teaches high schoolers to change their communities using design.
We're kicking off this fall with a partnership at the Urban Assembly Institute of Math & Science for Young Women. We'll be working with a group of 15 students to teach them creative ways to approach the problems they observe in the world around them.
After participating in our program students will understand and be able to articulate that design is a creative process that includes problem solving, ideation, and prototyping, and that it can be applied to any school subject or future career option.
The first few lessons focus on design basics: defining design, brainstorming ideas and observing the world around us. We'll take a field trip to NYC-based digital agency, R/GA, and spend a few weeks in more intense studies before finishing the program with a final project. We're excited to work with Transportation Alternatives in our last few weeks to help students re-imagine the street as a community space. Read more about our curriculum on our website.
Using New York City as a catalyst for creative thought and exploration, we will challenge students to approach problems using a variety of design methods. Students will be encouraged to tackle issues that matter to them with the prospect of creating viable solutions. During class students will learn valuable skills in storytelling, communication, creative thinking and problem solving while being exposed to interaction design as a potential career opportunity.
Now the good stuff!
If you chip in $5 or more we'll list you as a Friend on our site.
For $25 and up we have some rad buttons that we'd like to send to you.
If you're in NYC please choose one of our brown bag lunches to join. Lunch and good conversation for $40 and a good cause? That's a steal!
• Friday, Oct 29 – Mystery Guest! To be announced...
• Friday, Nov 5 – Jessica Hische, typographer and illustrator maven
• Friday, Nov 12 – Feed your info graphics obsession. Join us for lunch with Steve Duenes, NYTimes Graphics Director
If you give $65 or more, we'll send you our first Project: Interaction Journal, a book with personal stories and moments of inspiration from us and our students.
GIVE STUFF, GET STUFF
$100 will buy supplies for a student in our class, and we'll send you a grab bag of brainstorming and prototyping goodies.
For $300 you can sponsor a workshop at a NYC high school. You'll be helping even more students learn about design! Find out more about The Project: Interaction Workshop on our website.
If you're feeling particularly generous, $1000 will sponsor an entire 10-week class at a NYC high school. Imagine how many students would benefit from that gift!
We're Ready to Grow
We couldn't be more excited to share our knowledge and excitement for design with a great group of high schoolers this fall. Thanks for joining our community of designers, educators, artists and leaders helping to teach the next generation of creative thinkers!
Have a question? If the info above doesn't help, you can ask the project creator directly.
Pledge $5 or more
BFFs – We'll link you as a Friend on our site.
Pledge $25 or more
BUTTON UP – We'll link you as a Friend on our site and send you a set of Buttons from our program.
Pledge $40 or more
14 backers Limited (16 left of 30)
LUNCH DATE – Come to one of our brown bag lunches with a superstar designer: Jessica Hische, Steve Duenes, or one more mystery guest! And, we'll link you as a Friend on our site and send you a set of Buttons.
Pledge $65 or more
BOOK NERD – Woohoo! We'll send you a set of Buttons from our program, and a copy of our first Journal. And of course, we'll link you as a Friend on our site.
Pledge $100 or more
GIVE STUFF, GET STUFF – Sponsor Supplies! – You'll be buying a set of supplies for a class of students and we'll send you a grab bag of brainstorming and prototyping goodies.
We'll link you as a Friend on our site, send you a set of Buttons from our program, and give you a copy of our first Journal. Neat!
Pledge $300 or more
WORKSHOP-A-HOLIC – Sponsor a workshop! – Help us spread the word by supporting us to teach a creative thinking workshop to students in NYC.
We'll link you as a Super Friend on our site, send you a set of Buttons from our program, give you a copy of our first Journal, and send a personal thank you note from the workshop that you made possible. If you have a school in mind, we'd love to know!
Pledge $1,000 or more
CLASS PASS – Sponsor a whole class! – We want to share Project: Interaction with more schools! Sponsor a 10-week after school program at a NYC high school.
We'll link you as a Mega Friend on our site, send you a set of Buttons from our program, give you a copy of our first Journal, credit you in a future Journal, invite you to our end-of-semester showcase, and send a personal thank you note from the class that you made possible. If you have a school in mind, we'd love to know!
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