SVA MA Design Research

SVA MA Design Research, Writing & Criticism1 is a one-year graduate program2
devoted to the study of design, its contexts & consequences.
Our graduates have gone on to pursue research-related careers in publishing, education, museums, institutes, design practice, entrepreneurship, & more.3

  1. Formerly known as D-Crit
  2. About the program
  3. Applications accepted on a rolling basis. All successful candidates awarded a significant scholarship!
SVA MA Design Research

136 W 21st St, 2nd Floor

New York, NY 10011





(212) 592-2228

Excerpt – Research Types – SVA MA Design Research


Excerpt, Thesis Research

Design Crusades: A Critical Reflection on Social Design

Social design is the most interesting direction the design field has taken in the last generation, but it has yet to become a better practice. Vera Sacchetti tackles state of social design projects and demonstrates why good intentions are not enough.