Fall 2016 Educational Field Trips to MODA

Throughout the Fall 2016 school year, MODA will have two exhibitions on display including Beautiful Users: Designing for People and On You: Wearing Technology. These exhibitions aim to address the challenges designers face when creating products that are not only practical, but intended to fit the unique traits that people, or users have.

MODA Fall 2016 Educational Field Trip Availability

Field trips to MODA are typically scheduled before the museum opens so student groups are able to freely explore the exhibition space.

Field Trip Days: Tuesdays through Fridays

Field Trip Time Slots: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. to Noon

Looking for an earlier time or a different day? Contact Blair Banks at bbanks@museumofdesign.org to explore the possibilities of bringing your group to MODA.

Beautiful Users: Designing for People and On You: Wearing Technology Tour

Students groups in grades 5-12 are invited to take a 90 minute guided tour of our current exhibitions, Beautiful Users: Designing for People and On You: Wearing Technology, and learn about the ways designers and users interact with one another in the creation of everyday objects and wearable technology. Students will view objects intentionally designed for comfort and function, ranging from Henry Dreyfuss’s Princess telephone to Amos Winter’s Leveraged Freedom wheelchair and even observe augmented reality (AR) with the Oculus Rift!

This tour is designed for groups of 40 individuals including students, teachers, and chaperones. For every 10 students, we require one chaperone to assist with guiding the group throughout the galleries.

Cost is $5 per student/adult.

 

 

 

On You: Wearing Technology Field Trip Experience and Activity

Middle School and High School students are invited to tour MODA’s exhibition On You: Wearing Technology and learn the challenges – power and heat, networking, mobile input, and displays – that designers face while developing products that can be worn on the body. With a MODA educator as your guide, student groups will learn the history of wearable technology and gain a better understanding of the design process, as well as interdisciplinary collaborative efforts through the viewing of items, such as Mi.mu Gloves Prototype and Megagluv, Pixi Dress and Oculus Rift!

Following the tour, students will participate in a hands-on activity based on principles that they learn in the exhibition.Tinkering with materials provided by MODA, students will rapidly prototype designs that combine technology with the items we wear, exploring the possibilities of their functionality.

This tour is designed for groups of up to 40 individuals: to include students, teachers, and chaperones. For every 10 students, we require one chaperone that will assist with guiding the group throughout the galleries.

Cost is $10 per student/adult.

Beautiful Users: Designing for People Tour and Activity

Students in grades K-12 are invited to tour MODA’s exhibition Beautiful Users: Designing for People and learn through different case studies how designers adapt creations to fit user needs and behavior. With a MODA educator as your guide, student groups will gain a better understanding of the design process, open source movement, and sustainable practices through the viewing of items, such as Carpentier posters, Leveraged Freedom wheelchair, Robohand and Frosta Z Stool hack.

Following the tour, students will participate in an age-appropriate Design Thinking challenge based on principles that they learn in the exhibition segmented by grades:

  • K-2: Let’s Design for our Friends - LEGO
  • 3-12: Give Me a Hand - Design handles and view 3D designs prototyped in Tinkercad

This tour is designed for groups of up to 40 individuals: to include students, teachers, and chaperones. For every 10 students, we require one chaperone that will assist with guiding the group throughout the galleries.

Cost is $10 per student/adult.

3D Printing Tour and Demo

At MODA, we're 100% on board with the Maker Movement's manifesto, which says that  "making is fundamental to what it means to be human." We believe that one of the best ways to explore a problem and to find solutions is by using your hands to make, learn, and explore. This specialized tour will focus on 3D printing and objects that focus on innovative ways in which designers are using 3D printing technology in the fields of fashion, architecture, manufacturing, and more. Items in this tour include a 3D printed structure from Branch Technologies, a 3D printed Robo-Hand, and a 3D printed Skateboard!

After a tour, students will learn how a 3D printer works and participate in a 3D modeling demonstration with MODA instructors using the computer aided design (CAD) program, Tinkercad. Students will work collaboratively to design an item for their classroom that MODA will print and mail.

This tour and demonstration is designed for students grades 5-12 and is limited to 20 persons.

The cost is $15 per child.

 
 

Register for a Field Trip:

It's easy! Please read the below information carefully, and complete the form below. Allow two weeks for your trip request to be processed and booked.

Parking

MODA does not have a reserved parking area. Buses are able to park on 16th Street NE, between the High Museum of Art and First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. Please note that parking is on a first come, first serve basis. For smaller groups, with passenger vehicles, parking is available along Peachtree St. NE and in the LAZ Parking Deck located at 1337 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30308.

Food

For lunch, try the food court at Colony Square Mall. Featuring fast food chains such as Moe’s, Chick-fil-A, and Starbucks, as well as outside eating areas, Colony Square Mall is a one-stop destination for school groups to enjoy lunch.

If you have any questions regarding scheduling a field trip to MODA or for additional information, contact Blair Banks at bbanks@museumofdesign.org.

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