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

Aditi Ruiz – SVA MA Design Research

Aditi is a designer and researcher interested in contemporary utopias. Her design philosophy is based on a critical approach and the exploration of fictional scenarios. Her work focuses on social phenomena, conceptual experiments, and inducing reflection through product design.

She completed a BA in Industrial Design from the University of Guadalajara in Mexico and an MA in Product Design and Management from the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (HSLU) in Switzerland. She currently works in the technology sector as a UX designer, exploring the future of the human experience in digital spaces.

She looks forward to honing her skills as a designer who writes and learning to better navigate the boundaries between thinking and making.