Sinclair Smith is the Director of the SVA GroundFloor Incubator, and a founding faculty at MFA Products of Design. Upon his return from leading the SVA Destinations Summer Program to Yame, Japan, department chair Allan Chochinov sat down with Sinclair to talk about the adventure, the highlights, the challenges, and the gratifications.
We are extraordinarily proud that for the entire month of April, the two New York-based MoMA Design Stores are dedicating their windows and in-store displays to the collaboration with MFA Products of Design department! For the launch of 6 new products, an Opening Reception was held in midtown Manhattan last Thursday night. Check out photos below of the packed house, guests, and featured products designed by Products of Design students!
This year, the students of the MFA Products of Design took home 4 honors in this year's Core77 Design Awards! The recognized work spanned multiple categories—from Service Design to Design for Social Impact to Strategy and Research. Check them out below, and click to see the complete projects on Core77!
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!
Rob Walker—author, columnist, and teacher—has just released his third book, The Art of Noticing. It’s an essential read for designers, but also an amazing book for anyone interested in lateral thinking and, well, taking a break from their phone.
We are thrilled to announce that the MFA Products of Design has just been designated as a STEM-Certified program! This has particular advantages for our international students, who are now able to apply for a 24-month extension to their 12-month OPT (Optional Practical Training) student visas. This means that those international students electing to work in the United States following graduation have the option of staying 3 years instead of the traditional 1 year after the end of school.
PoD recent-grad Antya Waegemann just won one of the NYCxDESIGN Awards presented last week at the Brooklyn Army Terminal. Check out the link to all the award winners, and some photos of the award ceremony below. Congratulations Antya!
Products of Design graduates Manako Tamura and Alexia Cohen have just won three awards in this year’s International Design Awards! All three of these projects were created as part of their Masters Thesis, and we’ve pasted links below for you to check them out!
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 are delighted to announce our Visiting Lecture Series lineup for the Spring 2019 season. Read more about Ingrid Fetell, Emily Cohen, Nina Montgomery, Ti Chang, and Sam Potts below!