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

Kim Burgas – SVA MA Design Research

Kim is a UX designer, instructor, sociologist and artist. She holds a MA in visual sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London. For the past two years, she has worked as an independent UX consultant, collaborating with teams at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, NYU, and the National Domestic Workers Alliance, among others. She previously lead design efforts at PhotoShelter as the Director of User Experience Design. When not working with clients, she teaches UX design at General Assembly and CUNY TechWorks. Kim is passionate about ethics in design, inclusive design, and the social impacts of the design of digital and ecological environments. 

Selected Research & Writing