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Save The Date! Thesis 2021

We are thrilled to announce that this year’s annual Thesis Show will mark a long-awaited return to SVA! Our students have developed ground-breaking projects over the course of the year, and will be presenting them live at SVA Theatre’s Beatrice Auditorium on Thursday, May 6 beginning at 11:30AM. Our students abroad will be featured during…

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Thesis Show 2021!

The annual DSI Thesis Show presentations will be held on Tuesday May 6th, from 11:30am to 4:00 pm Live on Youtube. A special keynote will be delivered by George Aye of Greater Good Studio. This year our graduates have developed ground-breaking projects that challenge and address social and systemic problems out in the world. Please…

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Announcing George Aye as our 2021 Keynote Speaker

We are honored to welcome Greater Good Studio’s Co-Founder & Director of Innovation, George Aye, as our Thesis 2021 keynote speaker. “George co-founded Greater Good Studio with the belief that design can lead to positive behavior change. Previously, he spent seven years at global innovation firm IDEO before being hired as the first human-centered designer…

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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 2017 Thesis Show

This past Monday, May 1st, people watched from the auditorium at the SVA Theater and around the world as the newest graduates presented their thesis projects. After over a year of research, prototyping, refining, pivoting, research, prototyping, refining, breakthroughs, setbacks, insights, long days spent working with advisors, countless hours of rehearsing and sleepless nights, they…

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A Quick Guide (and a New App) to the Latest Social Innovations

The students of DSI illustrated the promise of design for social innovation in their presentations. Here’s a closer look at four of the projects with descriptions by the designers themselves, as well as a new app that features the work of all of this year's graduating DSI students.

‘Boiling Down’ Project Fights Bullying Through the Power of Cooking

Over the next few weeks, we will be highlighting some of the many outstanding projects by 2016 Alumni Scholarship Award winners. First up is MFA Design for Social Innovation student Ivan Boscariol on his Boiling Down program, which aims to reduce bullying and challenge gender norms through the power of cooking.

DSI Alum Rachel Dixon and Swar Raisinghani Present Their Thesis Projects for Implementing Impact!

Rachel Dixon and Swar Raisinghani were invited to Implementing Impact! Strategies for Creative Intervention to present their respective thesis projects as successful case studies in developing social impact. Implementing Impact! is a one-week summer intensive exploring how to launch socially innovative projects for advanced college students and creative professionals offered at SVA.

DSI Alum Meghan Lazier Wants To Get NYC’S Accessible Transit Up To Speed

Meghan Lazier develops an app that's like Uber for disabled people.

2015 Thesis Show Presentations

Watch the thesis presentations from the Class of 2015 — the second ever graduating class from DSI.

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