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We are excited to share department news, event information, snapshots of student life and videos from the MFA Products of Design program. Check back frequently for updates.

Digital Fabrication Summer Classes in the Visible Futures Lab

This summer, the Visible Futures Lab, immediately adjacent to the MFA Products of Design department, will be holding Continuing Ed intensives around digital and product development. Here are the specifics: Rhino Software Intensive for BeginnersFridays: June 12, 19, 26, + July 10, 17, 24Hours: 6:00pm – 9:00pm6 sessions, 1.5 CEUs$300 Prototyping with Traditional and Digital Fabrication ToolsTuesdays: June 9, 16, 23, 30 + July 7, 14Hours: 6:00pm – 9:00pm6 sessions; 1.5 CEUs$300; lab fee $150 Introduction to Physical ComputingSundays: June… READ POST

Announcing SECOND: The 2015 MFA Thesis Presentations, May 8, 2015

Announcing SECOND:  The 2015 MFA Thesis Presentations, May 8, 2015
We invite you to attend SECOND: The Masters Thesis showcase presentations of the 2015 graduating class of the MFA in Products of Design program. The day will kick off with opening remarks from Allan Chochinov, chair of the MFA program, followed by presentations from the 15 Masters students, each presenting their year-long thesis work comprised of research, artifacts, services and platforms. The day will be punctuated by (deliciously) catered breaks, as well as a champagne reception at the close. We welcome guests in… READ POST

Snapshots From Our 2015 DESIGN:MATCH Job Fair!

Snapshots From Our 2015 DESIGN:MATCH Job Fair!
For the second year, The MFA in Products of Design invited leading firms, organizations, VCs, and entrepreneurs to Design:Match—a one-day career event where students meet with industry leaders in pursuit of internships, project work, funding opportunities, and full-time employment. Thanks to the following companies and organizations for attending!: Frog Design, IDEO, IDEO.org, IBM Design, Unicef Innovation, SYPartners, Google Creative Labs, Pentagram, Quirky, Kickstarter, Luminary Labs, ESI Design, Center for an Urban Future, Local Projects, Fahrenheit 212, Verynice, Collins, Verdes, Huge Design,… READ POST

Project DAO—A Digital Platform for Minimum Wage Earners…and Their Kids

Project DAO—A Digital Platform for Minimum Wage Earners…and Their Kids
Addressing the brief of “Designing for minimum wage earners in New York City” in the Design Research and Integration class, students Ziyun Qi, Oscar de la Hera Gomez, and Isioma Iyamah created Project Dao—a free, alternative learning platform aimed at empowering children of minimum wage earners through valuable, targeted educational content, along with resources to enhance their entrepreneurial potential and employability. (The name derives from the Chinese concept of 'Dao', signifying 'way', 'path' or 'route'.) Project Dao uses a gamified,… READ POST

MoMA Partners with Products of Design to Create New Products for Their Wholesale Catalog

MoMA Partners with Products of Design to Create New Products for Their Wholesale Catalog
During the upcoming spring semester, the entire student body of the MFA Products of Design program will be working with MoMA—the Museum of Modern Art—to create new products for their wholesale catalog, under the framework of “Gifting Design: MoMA + SVA Products of Design.” Before the holiday break, MoMA's Chay Costello and Gabrielle Zola came to the department to kick off the project—taking the students through the unique history of the Museum, some of the business challenges and opportunities around MoMA's… READ POST