Check out more MakerSpace Virtual Workshops!

Welcome back! We hope that you enjoyed last week’s virtual workshops and hope that you attend another one this week. These virtual workshops are open to all NYU students, staff, and faculty! Again, due to COVID-19 restrictions, all workshops will be held virtually this semester. Find out more about the workshops happening this week below!

Our first virtual workshop, Modular Origami, will take place on September 22nd from 1:00 – 2:00 PM. Here you will learn the basics of traditional origami and how to apply folds to create modular shapes. This virtual workshop will walk you through the origins of origami in Japan, covering the most commonly used folds, various paper types, and other traditional techniques. To create various shapes and carry out diagrams, you will delve into spatial thinking, an idea commonly used in engineering and design. This virtual workshop will also incorporate hands-on learning and build modular design skills to introduce complex structures and multi-piece origami. Sign up for this virtual workshop here to have some fun and learn something new at the same time!

Interested in gaining in depth knowledge about user research? Join us for our next virtual workshop, Design and Innovation Studio: Design Research with Danielle Beecham, User Experience Lead at Travelers Insurance taking place on September 23rd from 6:00 – 7:30 PM.This virtual workshop will focus on setting up foundational knowledge in user research and will cover the many methods user research professionals use to get at the heart of users’ needs. You will learn the do’s and don’ts of forming a solid research foundation, cover real-world case studies, and role-play in a mock study to gain hands-on experience. By the end of the virtual workshop, you should be able to identify the right approach to answer questions about your product’s problems. If you would like to learn more about the Design and Innovation Studio, Danielle Beecham, or the event, click here and be sure to RSVP!

Our next virtual event, Intro to Photoshop, takes place on September 24th from 5:00 – 6:30 PM. In this virtual workshop, students will learn the importance of design software in the industry and fundamental concepts such as layers, masks, blend modes, and adjustments needed to create a design in Photoshop. These skills will be implemented and attendees will have the opportunity to design a project of their own using the software.  Whether you’re laser cutting, designing graphics, or photo editing, Adobe Photoshop can make achieving complex tasks easier and faster.

Before you attend the workshop, you must have Adobe Photoshop installed. NYU faculty, students, and staff have free access to the Adobe Suite. To install, please follow the instructions here. You can RSVP for the event here!

Finally, the last virtual workshop this week, Intro to Solidworks, will take place on September 25th from 12:30 – 2:00 PM. In this virtual workshop, students will learn about the fundamental concepts of SolidWorks including computer-aided design basics, dimension tools, navigating the interface, adding lines and details, and much more! You can expect to walk away from this virtual event with knowledge about menus, commands, sketching entities, and other extensive modification tools.

Before you attend the workshop, you must have SolidWorks installed. To install a free trial, please follow the instructions here. RSVP to the event here!

More workshops will be posted soon so be sure to look out for those and check out the calendar for a list of upcoming events for September. We look forward to seeing you at more of our workshops this week! Remember, all workshops hosted by the MakerSpace this semester will be virtual.