Presented by MFA Products of Design

MFA Products of Design Thesis Presentations

May 22, 2020, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

MFA Products of Design Spring 2020 Thesis Presentations: Friday, May 22, RSVP Now
7NTH SVA MFA Products of Design Masters Thesis Presentation 2020
The 2020 Masters Presentations represent the culmination of a year-long thesis project for the students of the MFA in Products of Design at the School of Visual Arts. Livestreamed on Friday, May 22nd from 5pm - 9pm (EDT, GMT-4), seventeen graduating masters students will each present their thesis work—comprised of research, artifacts, services, experiences, and platforms. PROGRAM: Opening remarks, by Allan Chochinov, Chair, MFA Products of Design GROUP 1: AMPLIFYUnfilter: Dating in the Digital Age, Anna ChauFireLink: Fighting Fires with Data, by Ted ScoufisRich Bitch: Feminine Strategies for Financial Power, Yuko Kanai GROUP 2: INTERMEDIATIONBirth Reborn: Using Design to Address Barriers to Equitable Maternal Care for Black Women, by Victoria AyoHappy Plants & A Smiling Belly: A Look at the Probable Future of the Human Food System, by Bart Haney Transcending Blue: Adolescent Interconnection and Empathy in the Age of Screens, by Catherine Weislogel GROUP 3: JOURNEYBy Choice: Designing the Abortion Journey, by Pantea Parsa Journey to the West: Integration of Chinese Students in America, Hui ZhengPark Tackling Financial Myopia: Designs for the Younger Generation’s Better Financial Vision, by Shin Young GROUP 4: POWERGrandma’s Teeth: An Exploration of Feminine Voice, Power and Reclamation, by Stephanie GambleAutomada: Privacy and Propriety in the Age of Surveillance Capitalism, by Wes RivellBreaking the Barrier: Creating Better Spaces for Introverts, by Yufei Wang Group 5: LIFEHome in Progress: Designing Systems of Collective Care through Food and the Senses, by Seona Joung Plant Blindness: Communicating with Plants Through the BioSense, by Yue Leng Fruiting Bodies: Fungal Futures for Collaborative Survival, by Helen Chen Group 6: SPEEDFighting Fatigue: Decision Making in the Era of Big Data, by Elvis Yang PACE: New Modalities for Slow Living in Accelerating Times, by Sherry Wu CLOSING: Remarks from Kristina Lee, Director of Operations Remarks from Marko Manriquez, Technical Manager Remarks from Elspeth Walker, Program Coordinator Sign off from Allan Chochinov

MFA Products of Design presents a virtual showcase of the class of 2020's thesis projects. The 17 graduating masters students will each present their year-long thesis work, comprised of research, artifacts, services, experiences and platforms. 


The livestream will be directly linked at productsofdesign.sva.edu. Guests from all facets of design and innovation are welcome, including designers, entrepreneurs, teachers, advocates, talent-scouts, journalists and cultural critics.


Presentations:


Yuko Kanai

Rich Bitch: Feminine Strategies for Financial Power


Helen Chen

Designing for the Chthulucene: An Exploration of Interspecies Futures


Seona Joung

Home in Progress: Identity and Belonging Through Food and the Senses


Elvis Yang

Fighting Fatigue: Decision Making in the Era of Big Data


Bart Haney

Happy Plants & A Smiling Belly: A Look at the Probable Future of the Human Food System


Sherry Wu

PACE: New Modalities For Slow Living in Accelerating Times


Yue Leng

Plant Blindness: Reconnecting to Nature Through Art and Experience


Anna Chau

Unfilter: Dating in the Digital Age 


Ted Scoufis

FireLink: Fighting Fires with Data


Victoria Ayo

Birth Reborn: Using Design to Address Barriers to Equitable Maternal Care for Black Women


Wes Rivell

Automata: Subversion Tactics in the Data Economy


Yufei Wang

Breaking the Barrier: Creating Opportunities and Connections For Introverts


Pantea Parsa

By Choice: Design Provocations and Platforms Around Abortion Services 


Shin Young Park

Tackling Financial Myopia: Designs for the Younger Generation’s Better Financial Vision


Hui Zheng

Wild West: Integration of Chinese Students in the U.S.


Catherine Weislogel

Transcending Blue: Interconnection and Empathy in the Age of Screens


Stephanie Gamble

My Grandma’s Teeth: A Speculative Journey into Feminine Voice, Power and Reclamation


About MFA Products of Design

The MFA in Products of Design is an immersive, two-year graduate program that creates exceptional practitioners for leadership in the shifting terrain of design. We educate heads, hearts and hands to reinvent systems and catalyze positive change. Graduates emerge with confidence, methods, experience and strong professional networks. They gain the skills necessary to excel in senior positions at top design firms and progressive organizations, create ingenious enterprises of their own and become lifelong advocates for the power of design.

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