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Design Squad: Fashion with Function

December 12, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

A paper with the words "pick-pocket proof-pants, do not touch." Additionally on the paper, there is blue foam in the shape of pants with two clothes buttons attached to it.

Clothing is more than just a fashion statement. Do you own any clothes that have a certain purpose or solve a specific problem? Use your imagination to design something new in the maker space during the Design Squad Days workshop series! In this workshop, you’ll learn the steps of the design process while designing a piece of clothing that is functional and fashionable. You may not walk away with a wearable piece of clothing, but you will have a great idea and a good start for your new fashion line!

In this workshop, you will:

  • Learn about the design process
  • Solve real-world problems
  • Build a prototype using everyday materials

This workshop is for kids and their caregivers, especially kids 8+. Please plan to spend up to an hour working with us! As part of this program, visitors will also test out a new app that walks families through the steps of the design process, helps document their projects, and provides activities to do at home. We will have some devices you can use while working, but we also recommend bringing your own so that you can continue designing at home after you leave the museum!

Free with museum admission. No registration is required.

These resources are part of the Design Squad Maker project, an ongoing partnership between GBH Boston and NYSCI. The two institutions are working together to create resources that help children and their caregivers work on hands-on design projects in museums, maker spaces, and at home. Participants will have the opportunity to provide feedback, which will help inform improvements and revisions to the program materials.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1811457. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.


December 12, 2021
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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