Awards and Accolades

2018

  • Paula Rhodes Award: Students Kinjal Shah and Nour Malaeb won the Paula Rhodes Award which awards students in each SVA department who demonstrate quality and originality in their thesis conception.
  • IxDA Student Design Challenge: Student Katarina Yee and her team won the IxDA Student Design Challenge with their project keyHue, a project focused on removing barriers to quality education for students with dyscalculia.
  • Verizon Connected Futures Program: Amy AshidaAmsha Kalra, and Christine Lawton were awarded a Verizon Grant for Hubble, an AR project which makes abstract concepts more tangible for elementary students in the classroom.

2017

  • NYC Media Lab Verizon Challenge: Students Elushika Weerakoon, Paola Rangel, and Uijun Park's Kiwi wins the Verizon Challenge in the Augmented and Mixed Reality category. Kiwi is a mobile application scanner for physical textbooks that enhances the reading experience for high school students.
  • IxDA Student Design Challenge: Students Tyler Gumb and Janel Wong's Telly wins second place in the IxDA Student Design Challenge. Telly is a simple interface for the elderly to text with their younger loved ones.
  • Runner Up Service Design Award at Core77 Design Awards: Alum Kohzy Koh, along with Products of Design students Gahnee Kang, and Doug Fertig, won the Runner Up for Sift, their platform that helps canners quickly figure out which containers can be returned for money in their state, while establishing a stronger connection between recycling center and canner.
  • Paula Rhodes Award: Students David Al-Ibrahim and Ruth Tupe won the Paula Rhodes Award which awards students in each SVA department who demonstrate quality and originality in their thesis conception.

2016


2015

2014

  • Code for America Fellowship: Alumni Jennings Hanna received a 2014 Code for America Fellowship to assist the Mayor's Office of the City of Albuquerque in building a product that helps residents get access to financial wellness tools. Learn more about his year as a fellow here.
  • 2014 Yelp School of Visual Arts MFA Interaction Design Scholarship. Luke Stern won this award, an award intended to recognize and reward a student in the field of interaction and product design as it relates to community building, personal storytelling, local business evangelism, or entrepreneurship. Learn more here.
  • Paula Rhodes Award: Student Tyler Davidson won the Paula Rhodes Award which awards students in each SVA department who demonstrate quality and originality in their thesis conception.

2013

  • National Design AwardLocal Projects founder and faculty emeritus Jake Barton accepts the 2013 National Design Award. See the acceptance speech.
  • 2013 Interaction Award: Faculty Jodi Leo was on the team that received the Interaction Award for "People's Choice" for her project, UX for Good: New Orleans. See the winning entries.
  • KPCB Design FellowKleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers selected student Willa Tracosas as one of the fellows to launch their new program for design students, which offers top U.S. college and graduate students a chance to work inside innovative Silicon Valley startups. See the winning projects.
  • Paula Rhodes Award: Student Tony Chu won the Paula Rhodes Award which awards students in each SVA department who demonstrate quality and originality in their thesis conception.

2012

  • Good Design Hackathon: Students Tony Chu, Michael Yap, Prachi Pundeer, and Tom Harman took Best in Show in this first of GOOD's Design Hackathons. Second-year Tina Ye's work took Most Innovative. Read more.
  • Paula Rhodes Award: Student David Bellona won the Paula Rhodes Award which awards students in each SVA department who demonstrate quality and originality in their thesis conception.

2011

  • With a Wave of the Hand, Improvising on Kinect: The thesis project of student Russ Maschmeyer is featured in "Personal Tech" in the New York Times. Read more.
  • Obtract Tracks And Shares Your Distraction Levels—And Gets You Working Again: The thesis project of student Eric St. Onge is featured in Fast Company. Read more.
  • Paula Rhodes Award: Students Kathryn Koch and Jeffrey Kirsch won the Paula Rhodes Award which awards students in each SVA department who demonstrate quality and originality in their thesis conception.

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