Cooper Hewitt 1-Day Hackathon: Stewarding The Pen


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On October 27th, the entire student body of the MFA Products of Design engaged with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum to create design interventions around The Pen—the much-anticipated digital device that will enable visitors to tag objects from around the galleries, create their own designs on interactive tables, and review their "collections" later on through a online platform.

The concepts ranged from "PenPals" (helping visitors to familiarize themselves with the Pen and its operation), to the "PENalty Box" (a respository half-way down the block from museum for errant devices). Over all, students were tasked with stewarding the Pen "from end to end" along the user experience, and at the end of the day, Caroline Baumann, Director of the Cooper Hewitt, and Sebastian Chan along with six other Cooper Hewitt representatives reviewed and critiqued the work. It was a great day, and a testament to how much can get done in just 8 hours! Below are snapshots from the event.

On October 27th, the entire student body of the MFA Products of Design engaged with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum to create design interventions around The Pen—the much-anticipated digital device that will enable visitors to tag objects from around the galleries, create their own designs on interactive tables, and review their "collections" later on through a online platform.

The concepts ranged from "PenPals" (helping visitors to familiarize themselves with the Pen and its operation), to the "PENalty Box" (a respository half-way down the block from museum for errant devices). Over all, students were tasked with stewarding the Pen "from end to end" along the user experience, and at the end of the day, Caroline Baumann, Director of the Cooper Hewitt, and Sebastian Chan along with six other Cooper Hewitt representatives reviewed and critiqued the work. It was a great day, and a testament to how much can get done in just 8 hours! Below are snapshots from the event.