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McCarty, Cara

Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum staff Inactive

Research And Grants


Selected Publications

  • Article

    • McCarty, Cara L. 2017. "Designers are Optimists: A Snapshot of Contemporary Design." Design Journal, (Fall) 15–17. 2017
    • McCarty, Cara L. 2008. "Designer Elements." National Design Journal, (Spring) 17–19. 2008
  • Book

    • McCarty, Cara. 2014. Tools: extending our reach. New York: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. 2014
    • Lupton, Ellen, McCarty, Cara, McQuaid, Matilda, Smith, Cynthia E., and Lipps, Andrea. 2010. Why Design Now? National Design Triennial. New York: Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. 2010
  • Chapter

    • McCarty, Cara L. 2020. ""Maria Benktzon and Sven-Eric Juhlin: Designing for Independence." In Scandinavian Design and the United States, 1890-1980. 2020
    • McCarty, Cara. 2014. "Introduction." In Making Design. 26–31. New York: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. 2014
    • McCarty, Cara. 2011. "Introduction." In Design with the Other 90%: Cities. 8–9. New York: Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. 2011
  • Webpage


  • Presentation

    • McCarty, Cara L. 2019. Accessibility Design [presentation]. June 25, 2019. New York.
    • McCarty, Cara L. 2019. Aging and Disability in the 21st Century: How Technology Can Help Maintain Health and Quality of Life [presentation]. Senate Special Committee on Aging and Disability, May 22, 2019. Washington, DC.