iDesign

iDesign Workshop

iDesign Workshop for Middle School Girls

Dates:  June 26 - 30, 2017    Apply by June 15!
Class Meeting Times: Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Location: Mount Holyoke Media Lab (Art 211) See Campus Map.
Instructor: Shani Mensing
Tuition: $500   (Plus $50 fee for supplies)

Experience the world of design today, where technology is now incorporated into everything-- from projections of butterflies on Grammy performance dresses to "smart" purses that sense when your wallet is missing.

In this workshop, you will learn the basics in creating your own unique circuits and the basics of programming an Arduino!

 Combining your own personal design with your new skills in electronics, you will be able to develop and create your own interactive project using low-cost, user-friendly components to produce wearable and interactive technology. Make your own light up cards, touch sensing art, lights up in the night gear, music box  and much more.

By the end of the week, not only will you be able to return home with some cool high-tech gear you developed, you will have a better understanding of combining technology and design to expand your bright future in fields such as the Arts, Engineering, Computer Science, Fashion, Media and more.

No previous computer programming skills or design experience is required for this weeklong workshop. 

Apply Now!

(Go to Summer Session 1  in the  online application and select IDesign from the Noncredit Workshops menu)

iDesign Workshop for High School Girls

Dates:  August 21 - 25, 2017
Class Meeting Times:
Mon-Fri 10:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Location: 
Mount Holyoke Media Lab (Art 211) See Campus Map.
Instructor: Shani Mensing
Tuition: $500   (Plus $50 fee for supplies)

Experience the world of design today, where technology is now incorporated into everything-- from projections of butterflies on Grammy performance dresses to "smart" purses that sense when your wallet is missing.

In this workshop, you will learn how these high-tech items work and explore the basics of electronics and Arduino microcontroller programming. Combining your own personal design with your new skills in electronics, you will be able to develop and create your own interactive project using low-cost, user-friendly components to produce wearable and interactive technology. This could be a belt with LEDs that respond to sound, art that reacts to ambient light, a music box and much more.

By the end of the week, not only will you be able to return home with some cool high-tech gear you developed, you will have a better understanding of combining technology and design to expand your bright future in fields such as the Arts, Engineering, Computer Science, Fashion, Media and more.

No previous computer programming skills or design experience is required for this weeklong workshop. 
See also: Introduction to Web Development for High School Girls - August 7-18, 2017.

Apply Now!

(Go to Summer Session 2 in the  online application and select IDesign from the Noncredit Workshops menu)