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

Rachel Chang – SVA MA Design Research

Rachel Chang is a user experience designer based in Los Angeles. After studying communication design and human computer interaction at Carnegie Mellon, she has built digital tools across industries, from waste management to insurance to mobility. 

Her experience in the tech industry led to an interest in the relationship between technology and society, how values and philosophies both dictate the design of technologies and are reinforced through its usage, and the structural forces that have shaped modern design methodologies.