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

Ida C. Benedetto – SVA MA Design Research

Ida C. Benedetto is an experience designer working in real world adventures, game design, and digital media. She is a co-founder of Sextantworks, which designed adventures in places you aren’t supposed to be, and Antidote Games, which creates playful experiences for understanding complex realities. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Fast Company, NPR, and The New Yorker. Ida has spoken at the Tribeca Film Festival and Bloomberg Businessweek’s design conference. She advises documentary and educational organizations like the School for Poetic Computation, Radiotopia’s The Heart, and the Magnum Foundation’s Photography, Expanded initiative. Of all her accomplishments, few top being voted “Most Likely to Discover Time Travel” by her junior high classmates.

Selected Research & Writing