On the evening of Wednesday, October 16th, Products of Design is proud to host a book launch party and panel discussion for Jane Penty’s new title, Product Design and Sustainability. Strategies, tools and practice, published by Routledge Press. Jane will be joined by New York-based Biolite, Humanscale, and Wavecup to discuss navigating the very real challenges of designing more sustainable products.
Join us at this year's Open House and Information Session, taking place on Wednesday, November 13th, 2019—from 6–8:30pm EST! 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 were thrilled to welcome our new class of 2021, our returning class of 2020, and all of our amazing faculty to last week’s Orientation Reception! Each of the faculty presented a few minutes about themselves and their course, and then it was celebration time to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and enjoy some amazing food from City Bakery!
For the seventh annual showcase at Wanted Design, and as part of NYCxDesign 2019, students of SVA’s MFA in Products of Design present Adaptive Dwellers, an interactive installation that explores the role of design in humanity’s adaption in a world devastated by climate change.
On May 14th, the sixth group of MFA Products of Design graduates presented their thesis projects. Friends, family, design professionals, faculty, and staff gathered at the SVA Theatre in New York City to watch. Ranging in topics from raising awareness around Queer Youth in China, to designing portable tools for living on Mars, the graduates shared hundreds of products, services, apps, platforms and experiences. Look for comprehensive project posts coming up, but for now please enjoy snapshots of the day!
On Friday, February 22nd, the MFA Products of Design department held its sixth annual Design:Match Job Fair event, where global and local firms and organizations met with students, shared work, and discussed employment, funding, and entrepreneurship. Below is a list of this year's attendees, along with some photos of the event!
We invite you to attend the Masters Thesis showcase presentations of the 2019 graduating class of the MFA in Products of Design program on Tuesday, May 14th at the SVA Theatre from 11am - 5:30pm. Twenty graduating masters students will each present their year-long thesis work, comprised of research, artifacts, services, experiences, and platforms.
We're excited to share this year's Open House and Information Session videos and photos, which took place on November 14, 20178. It was standing-room-only as students, alumni, faculty, and Museum of Modern Art’s Gabrielle Zola came to the mic to present projects and pedagogy. We even flew in our Open House Competition from Omaha! If you’re a prospective student but couldn't make it to the event or the livestream, check out the videos from the day below! Be sure to contact us if you'd like to arrange a visit to the department, to sit in on a class, or just ask a question! We’d love to hear from you.
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.
On Thursday August 2, the MFA Products of Design team led a design workshop for students from Figure Skating in Harlem—a wonderful local youth organization helping young women of color transform their lives by combining the art of figure skating with confidence building, leadership training and academic achievement. The students designed fun and intriguing speculative products using trash from their lunch break. Examples included repurposing a plastic soda bottle into a WiFi hotspot, creating a notebook with detachable tissue papers, and even turning pizza boxes into cardboard windmills to reduce waste and increase renewable energy usage! The girls also designed and presented apps to promote the above speculative products.