It’s been an incredible couple of days here at Products of Design, and we thought we might share some of the highlights, including a Guest Lecture by Debbie Millman, The kick-off of this year’s MoMA Partnered Project, a field trip to New Lab, and guest lectures from Blue Ridge Labs! Partnered Project. Check out the photos, ’cause in addition to these special events, the students were soldering up their Arduino projects, hosting visitors in the gallery, working in group projects, and cooking meals in the kitchen. Enjoy!
Two stories broke yesterday about the program: DesignBoom published Conspicuous Design: 5 Remarkable Projects From SVA's MFA in Products of Design, featuring 5 recent projects from the department, and The New York Times wrote about our upcoming Design & Politics Workshop: Seven Ways to Teach the Midterms With The New York Times.
There are a ton of books out there on how to have more productive, more meaningful meetings, but the fact of the matter is, you’re not going to read these books. You haven’t yet, and you probably won’t. So the problem is that everyone agrees that meetings are completely broken, but nobody will take the time or the trouble to learn how to fix them. I have an alternative solution, and it’s made by changing one single word. No books, no seminars, no videos, no list of rules to post on the conference room wall. Just one word.
We are delighted to announce our Visiting Lecture Series lineup for the Fall 2018 season. Read more below about Thomas Wendt, Fred Swaniker, Alexa Courtney, Sunny Bates, and Debbie Millman below!
Join us at this year's Open House and Information Session, taking place on Wednesday, November 14th, 2017—from 6-8:30pm! Attendees will be able to meet faculty, alumni, and current students, see projects, learn about the program, tour the studio, classroom spaces, and Visible Futures Lab, and ask questions about life at Products of Design. Delicious refreshments will be shared throughout the session.
We are thrilled to welcome four amazing new faculty to Products of Design for the 2018-2019 year. Meet them below!
We know that lots of you want to come to New York City to attend our November 14th Open House and Info Session in person, but we also know getting here can be a major expense. So today we’re proud to announce our third annual “Open House Design Challenge.” The challenge give us a way to help you out with airfare to New York City, along with expert portfolio reviews and other surprises while you’re here!
We are thrilled to celebrate the official launch of Double Take—a design studio founded by two Products of Design alums, Eden Lew and Josh Corn. Here's the pitch from their newly-born site: As a transdisciplinary design studio, we aim to draw out the surprising and unfamiliar from the seemingly ordinary. Together with our clients, we work to create visual and technological experiments in branding, exhibition, and experiential design…
Wondering if the MFA in Products of Design program might be right for you? Most prospective students, professionals, journalists, and recruiters taking a look at our program have a lot of questions about what makes it different. They want to know who it attracts, what the curriculum and experience are like, and what our students do after they graduate. So we put together a list of the program's 14 key ingredients.
Faculty member Becky Stern has written an article featured in Make Magazine (vol 64) that focuses on IF THIS THEN THAT (IFTTT), highlighting student examples from her Making Studio Class. Check out the article and all the links below!