Design Interactions Studio

Oct 21–Nov 14, 2015


Yuri Suzuki (Japanese, b. 1980). Colour Chaser. 2010–13. Plastic and electronics components, 1 15/16 × 5 1/16 × 5 1/16″ (5 × 12.8 × 12.8 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Gift of the designer
  • Education Center, Mezzanine Mezzanine

Workshops, conversations, and Friday-night “social hours” led by artists and designers bring objects featured in the exhibition This Is for Everyone: Design Experiments for the Common Good (February 14, 2015–January 31, 2016) to life. Participants explore the current and potential uses of these objects as tools to enable creativity and innovation, with an eye toward the notion of “the common good” as it relates to design and technology. The Design Interactions Studio invites participants to experiment and work together, build their own objects, invent universal symbols, and reflect on design in the digital age. Featured designers, artists, and musical collaborators include Yuri Suzuki, Juan Cortés, Yuka Honda of Cibo Matto, Michna, and Ghostly International, among others. Objects featured include the Arduino, littleBits, Colour Chaser, Ototo, and more.

Free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 1:00–5:00 p.m.

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Ongoing Programming

Graph Paper Iconography

Open daily, Wednesday–Saturday, 1:00–5:00 p.m., throughout the studio

Designer Susan Kare created Apple Computer’s most recognizable icons in the 1980s, using only a pencil and graph paper. Her original notebook, selections from which are featured in This Is for Everyone and on display in the studio, includes initial sketches of icons such as the hourglass, the hand cursor, the debug symbol, and many others. Throughout MoMA Studio, you are encouraged to create your own icons for phrases and actions we use today.

Education at MoMA is made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

Adult and Academic Programs are made possible by endowments established by Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro, The Junior Associates of The Museum of Modern Art, Walter and Jeanne Thayer, and by the gifts of Alan Kanzer. Additional support is provided by Paula and Jim Crown and by the MoMA Annual Education Fund.


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