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

Sarah Oh – SVA MA Design Research

Sarah Oh is a researcher and advocate in San Francisco focused on the use of technology to protect human rights. Sarah has more than a decade of experience, most at Facebook where she instituted processes that enabled civil society to influence global product design decisions at the company. Before Facebook, Sarah collaborated with civil society in Myanmar to address online hate speech and promote digital rights during the country’s ‘connectivity revolution.’ Sarah advises company executives, elected officials, and nonprofits on responsible business growth, equitable partnerships, atrocity prevention, and conflict mediation. She has worked on assignments focused on Southeast Asia, the Western Balkans, North Korea, West Africa, and Panama. Sarah received her BA with honors in political science from Northwestern University and was previously a Visiting Scholar at The Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society and the Banatao Institute at the University of California.