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: How Slavery Infiltrates our Contemporary 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: Outdoor Exploration as a Catalyst for Gender Equality
by Alexia Cohen

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

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

Not Just A Mask: Redefine your Identity through Anonymity
by JingTing He

LoopWhole: Motivational Factors and Rates of Consumption
by Christopher Rand

"Yes, Maybe Not": A Design Investigation Into Emerging Adulthood
by Jiani Lin

The "New" Prosumer: Crafting Alternate Consumption Experiences
by Sowmya Iyer

Upgrade: Policy, Prosthetics and the Promise of Human Augmentation
by Smruti Adya

Symbiosis: Designing at the intersection of humans and nature
by Kuan Xu

110%: Design Solutions to Improve the Athlete in You!
by Sebastian Harmsen

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

Making it Personal: Re-designing our Relationship with Objects in the 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 Contemplate 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.