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

Hortense Proust – SVA MA Design Research

Hortense Proust is a graphic designer who sees design not only as a practical activity to create images and products, but as a means to analyze and understand human behavior. She holds an MA in graphic design from École nationale supérieure des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, where she challenged the notion of collective imagination by questioning the role of internet-based image search engines, and designed a prototype for a subjective image search tool. In her graduate studies, she has continued to explore these ideas in the field of art exhibitions. A native of Paris, France, Hortense is passionate about cinema and loves traveling.

Selected Research & Writing