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DSI Alyson Fraser Diaz and Nishita Chheda on Trauma-Informed Design

Mahima Jaju

Final Project Round-Up: Technologies for Designing Change

This year in Technologies for Designing Change II, our first-year students’ final assignment was to create videos articulating their learnings about facilitation and hosting conversations, or ideas for terms to describe new or emergent behaviors or phenomena.  In response to the first prompt, Alyson Fraser Diaz broke the necessary parts of facilitation down into an…

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Congratulations to our 2021 Alumni Scholarship Award Recipients!

This year, we’re congratulating three of our senior thesis groups for receiving SVA’s annual Alumni Scholarship Award, which has selected 59 students to receive over $40,000 in funding toward their final student projects and portfolios. It is always an honor to have DSI represented in this incredibly talented lineup of students across disciplines. Veda Borgave’s…

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NEXT WEEK: DSI Thesis Show 2021!

Next week, we will be returning in-person to SVA for our live Thesis Show! We’re so proud of the work our students have developed over the course of this uniquely challenging year, and know that their presentations will be extraordinary.  The graduating cohort will be presenting their work at the SVA’s Theatre’s Beatrice Auditorium on…

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The Crossover

The Crossover Janvi Ghatalia & Mahima Jaju The Crossover is an experiential learning program that equips non-disabled film students with tools to identify ableism and write stories that amplify disability.

Mahima Jaju

Mahima Jaju is from New Delhi, India. After graduating in Communication Design from MIT Institute of Design, India, she worked on a UX UI project for a year. Even though this experience was richly rewarding, she felt disconnected from the larger social and political context in which her designs were operating. Mahima then decided to…

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