Summer Interaction Design Workshop


August 28, 2015
10:00am – 5:00pm


MFA Interaction Design
136 West 21 Street
Third Floor
New York, NY 10011

Ever wondered how the iPhone gets its magic? Or how Google Now knows exactly what you need the moment you need it? Have you thought about the complicated systems required to deliver a great experience at a show, on the subway, or at your local library? All of these topics are the brain food for interaction designers.

Explore the field of interaction design over the course of two days with other area high school students. Design and prototype an app that empowers NYC residents to reduce their waste, and will get them excited to participate in the recycling and composting programs available in the city. Expand your creative toolkit with new design methods, including sketching, prototyping, storytelling, and people research.


  • Learn and practice a user-centered design process
  • Get an introduction to interaction design and systems
  • Practice storytelling as a tool for creating and communicating design solutions
  • Learn how to work collaboratively with a team of peers and evaluate each others’ work
  • Share ideas in front of an audience and use feedback to refine your thinking


Friday  8/28/15 10AM-5PM
Saturday 8/29/15 10AM-5PM

Is this for you?

All high school students, between the ages of 15-17, are encouraged to attend. You need no prior experience with interaction design to successfully participate. Attendees will need to commit to both days, bring a bagged lunch, and a camera or camera phone.

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