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

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New York, NY 10011





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Design Smells: Criticism in an Olfactory World – SVA MA Design Research

Amelia Black

Design Smells: Criticism in an Olfactory World

“Design Smells” aims to make the case for why we should all care about smell, the limitations of the smell dialogue today, and how the conceptual vocabulary of a small community of practitioners is helping to shape the future conversation of this essential part of our human experience. As smell-enabled bodies, we are all poised to be active critics of smell in experience design at large.