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

Navit Keren – SVA MA Design Research

Hi, my name is Navit, it means oasis in Hebrew. I was born in Sinai in an air force base and when I was two Israel negotiated a peace treaty with Egypt and returned Sinai back. So my family and I moved to the north of Israel to Kibbutz Alonim, where I spend most of my childhood.

I moved around a lot. Ukraine, Spain, Chile and Ecuador and six years ago I came to New York to pursue a Masters degree at Parsons. Now days I’m residing in Brooklyn and working at Designit as a Senior Designer.

In the past year I’ve been introduced to the discipline of Service Design and found a great passion and opportunity for growth with in it. I’m convinced that what ever path I choose to follow next and apply myself in, I need to build and sustain a parallel one designated for writing. I want my own creative writing journey so that I can always find the words, the space and the language to tell stories.