We invite you to attend the Masters Thesis showcase presentations of the 2018 graduating class of the MFA in Products of Design program on Thursday, May 3rd at the SVA Theatre from 11am - 5:30pm. 17 graduating masters students will each present their year-long thesis work, comprised of research, artifacts, services, experiences, and platforms.

Please RSVP HERE: http://bit.ly/1WS7O2v

The day will be punctuated by (deliciously) catered breaks, as well as a champagne reception at the close of the session. We welcome guests in all facets of design and innovation, including designers, entrepreneurs, teachers, advocates, talent-scouts, journalists and cultural critics.

2018 MFA Products of Design Thesis Presentation
Thursday, May 3, 2018
11:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
SVA Theatre
333 W 23rd St
New York, NY 10011

Projects and Students Presenting:

In Equality: Migration, Labor and our Modern Global Economy
by Bernice Wong

GENTLEmen: Challenging Adults to Raise Feminine Boys
by Andrew Schlesinger

Me, Myself & A.I.: How I Learned to Love the Machine That Took My Job
by Will Crum

Dare + Defy: A Woman's Place in the Great Outdoors
by Alexia Cohen

Hacking the Racial Binary: Design Provocations for Identity and Shame
by Manako Tamura

You Are On the Fastest Route: Intentional Community and Responsible Autonomy in the New Motor Age
by Lassor Feasley

A Mask That Reveals: Exploration and Expression Through Anonymity
by Jingting He

LoopWhole: Increasing Conservation Through Impact Reframing
by Christopher Rand

YES, MAYBE NOT: A Design Investigation Into Young Adulthood
by Jiani Lin

PROSUMERISM: Crafting Alternate Consumption Experiences
by Sowmya Iyer

Upgrade: Designing for Access and Acceptability Around Limb Loss and Limb Difference
by Smruti Adya

Symbiosis: Ecological Service Design for the Urban Environment
by Kuan Xu

110%: Improving Athletes' Performance Through Brain Fitness
by Sebastian Harmsen

Contemporary Soundscapes: Designing to Prioritize Untapped Aural Potential in the Visual World
by Antriksh Nangia

InVISIBLE POSSESSIONS: Reclaiming our Relationship with Products in an Augmented Age
by Louis Elwood-Leach

Respawn: Activating the Bedroom Generation by Gamifying Public Spaces
by Teng Yu

Cast Away: Design Intervention for Socially Isolated Korean Who Men Contemplating Suicide
by Juho Lee

(Want a sneak peek at what you're in for: Take a look at some of last year's presentations!)


About the MFA in Products of Design
The MFA in Products of Design is an immersive, two-year graduate program that creates exceptional practitioners for leadership in the shifting terrain of design. We educate heads, hearts and hands to reinvent systems and catalyze positive change. Graduates emerge with confidence, methods, experience and strong professional networks. They gain the skills necessary to excel in senior positions at top design firms and progressive organizations, create ingenious enterprises of their own, and become lifelong advocates for the power of design.