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

Ricardo López-León – SVA MA Design Research

Ricardo López-León is a Researcher-Lecturer at Universidad Autonoma de Aguascalientes (UAA), at the Design Sciences Center, Mexico. Has a PhD in Art and Sciences for Design by Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana. Member of the National Researchers System (SNI). International lecturer participating in conferences around the world. Author in different international publications, focusing in the last years to research in Visual Literacy, Design Education and Design Theory. He wishes to find new topics for design research while improving his writing and researching skills.

Selected Research & Writing