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

Barbara Eldredge – SVA MA Design Research

Barbara Eldredge grew up in museums all over the country, developing a deep love of art, culture, and the stories objects tell. Before moving to New York in 2008, Barbara graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Wesleyan University with majors in Philosophy and Theater. A knowledge synthesizer, Barbara is most interested in generating multi-perspectival and interdisciplinary examinations of culture. Her writings have appeared in New York MagazineMetropolisWorks That Work, and others. Barbara is currently design researcher and writer at multidisciplinary creative agency Real Art where she explores topics ranging from future interfaces to DIY robots and hermit crabs.

Selected Research & Writing