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

Youyou Zhou – SVA MA Design Research

Youyou Zhou is a data journalist working with graphics and code. She produces data-driven, visual, interactive stories that break free of text-based formats. She’s curious about all aspects of human migration in a globalized world.

After graduating from the journalism program at the University of Missouri, Youyou created large-scale data posters at the D.C.-based visualization studio Graphicacy and covered the 2016 U.S. elections and Venezuela crisis at The Associated Press. Most recently, she used data and graphics to tell stories about immigration and the global migration at the business publication Quartz. Youyou’s work has been recognized by major news design and data journalism awards. She is a founding member of Chinese Storytellers.