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

Derrick Mead – SVA MA Design Research
Having handled disrepair in barns, kitchens and crawlspaces, Derrick Mead remains fascinated with how we use and fix things. His writing has appeared in Metropolis, WIRED, and Architect’s Newspaper; he works presently for Ziba, a design consulting firm based in Portland, Oregon. Derrick’s first book, Design for Repair: Things Can Be Fixed will be published by the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in 2014. 


Selected Research & Writing