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

Sena Partal – SVA MA Design Research

Sena is an Interaction Designer based in Barcelona.

She is interested in researching and speculating on people’s interactions with designed technologies, focusing on how these affect the way we behave and how our behaviors create technological workarounds.

Having a background in industrial design and systems engineering supports her passion for designing systems. She is a graduate of Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and currently works as a design researcher at HP Experience Design Lab.

Selected Research & Writing