To start off the day for the fourth annual MFA Products of Design Thesis Presentations, program chair Allan Chochinov welcomes guests, families, and simulcast viewers, discusses the contemporary urgencies of design, and how design can be a "fourth force" for change in the world. Enjoy the opening remarks below, and be sure to check out all the thesis projects that follow here!

"The superpower of the designer is her ability to make prototypes; prototypes so convincing, and so persuasive, that they empower people, organizations, governments to actually have an intelligent and considered conversation about what to do next. And then, to actually do it."