DSI Open House Friday November 7th, 2014 6:00-9:30PM

DSI Open House Friday November 7th, 2014 6:00-9:30PM

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MFA Design for Social Innovation Open House
Friday, Novemenber 7th, 2014

136 West 21st Street, New York, New York, 5th Floor

Please join our students and faculty for a presentation and celebration of the first three years. 

About DSI:
MFA Design for Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts in New York City is the first graduate program in the rapidly growing field of social impact design. It was created for designers who want to work at a strategic level within business, government and the social sector to solve the major challenges humanity faces, and to offer non-designers an opportunity to use design to create positive impact.

The two-year, 60-credit program prepares graduates to work in complex systems, expanding the methodologies of design to large engagements—from the invisible systems of beliefs and mental models that drive behavior to the forms of visual design that engage and inspire participation. They learn to scale the impact of research, mapping, game theory, informal systems and economies, metrics and data visualization. MFA Design for Social Innovation students work with real clients throughout the program, gaining hands-on experience with multinational corporations, nonprofits and social entrepreneurs around the globe. The curriculum encompasses a broad range of issues, including conservation, health, food and agriculture, poverty, women’s rights, social justice, fair trade, education and community revitalization.