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

Joni Chan – SVA MA Design Research

Joni Chan is a UX content designer who’s also taking courses in art and design. Her experience working in the tech industry and with navigating physical and socioeconomic spaces as a BIPOC immigrant has made her interested in researching and writing about design through the lens of race, class, and culture.

She has a BA in sociology, an MLIS, and an MFA in writing and literature. She is based in Austin, Texas.