For its fourth annual challenge, SVA's MFA in Products of Design program has announced its Open House Design Challenge questions. The challenge is for people interested in learning about the program and attending their Open House and Info Session in New York City on November 13th.
"We know that so many people are keen to learn more about grad school and about the unique aspects of our program, but it can be pricey to come to New York City," offers Products of Design chair Allan Chochinov. "So our goal is to help a prospective student with the flight here, since visiting the studio, hanging out with students, and meeting faculty is the best way to get a sense of what the department is all about. A design competition seemed like the funnest way to do it."
The requirements for entering couldn't be simpler—pick one question, and answer it by creating one sketch and a two-paragraph description of the idea. This year's topics are should easily get your creative juices flowing:
CHALLENGE QUESTIONS (pick one)
A. If IKEA and Adidas launched a new initiative together, what would it be?
B. Design a device for your dog or cat to take a selfie.
C. Sketch an app that changes the mind of a climate crisis denier.
***The deadline for submitting your idea is Friday, October 24th.
The top 3 winning entrants receive expert portfolio reviews from faculty and experts, and the overall winner will receive travel reimbursement up to $750 to come to the department's open house in New York City on November 13th. You can find all the details at the Products of Design site.