Awards and Accolades


  • 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.




  • 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.




  • 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.

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