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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.

Cooper Hewitt 1-Day Hackathon: Stewarding The Pen

Cooper Hewitt 1-Day Hackathon: Stewarding The Pen
On October 27th, the entire student body of the MFA Products of Design engaged with the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum to create design interventions around The Pen—the much-anticipated digital device that will enable visitors to tag objects from around the galleries, create their own designs on interactive tables, and review their "collections" later on through a online platform. The concepts ranged from "PenPals" (helping visitors to familiarize themselves with the Pen and its operation), to the "PENalty Box" (a respository half-way… READ POST

Watch the 2014 Open House Videos Now!

Watch the 2014 Open House Videos Now!
On Saturday, November 8th, the MFA in Products of Design department held its 2014 Open House and Information Session. Following a review of the program pedagogy and founding principles by Chair Allan Chochinov, various faculty discussed their individual course goals and curricula. At the close of the session, a group of current students discussed student life and what it's like to be a Products of Design student, and a second panel of alumni reflected back on their experiences in the program and… READ POST

Reimagining the Alcohol Wipe: H&M Health Lab + Patterns, by Adem Önalan

Reimagining the Alcohol Wipe: H&M Health Lab + Patterns, by Adem Önalan
Designed by Class of 2016 student Adem Önalan, H&M Health Lab is a speculative design project created in the 7-week Affirming Artifacts course. Envisioned as a collaboration between H&M and the World Health Organization, the work aims to bring awareness and solutions around hygiene and infectious diseases through the ingredients of fashion and media.The project revolves around a central product—the humble consumer alcohol wipe, and cleverly adds a triangle at the top to form a “pocket square,” or pocket handkerchief. Learning from… READ POST

Fall 2014: A Day in the Life

Fall 2014: A Day in the Life

On any given day, MFA Products of Design students engage in classes, workshops, hacking, lectures, peer learning, cooking, and graffiti. Below are some of the daily activities from this past October.

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Jobs, Internships, Enterprise: Where do our students go in the world?

Jobs, Internships, Enterprise: Where do our students go in the world?
One of the frequent questions we get from visitors, potential employers, and prospective students is "Where do your students go after they've graduated?" And "What summer internships inform their employment choices after the first year?" Our students have an amazing track record of landing sought-after internships and full-time positions. Below is the impressive list. We are incredibly proud our students have the opportunity to work with such an esteemed group of agencies, brands and organizations. Many of our students and… READ POST