Alumni Scholarship Award Winners: Carrie, Kristin, Catherine
March 6, 2012
The department is proud to announce that second-year MFA Interaction Design candidates, Carrie Stiens, Kristin Breivik, and Catherine Young have received Alumni Scholarship Awards from the School of Visual Arts Alumni Society. The scholarship is awarded annually, with the reward amounts ranging from $500 to $2,000, to undergraduate and graduate students to support their thesis or portfolio projects during their final year of study. The funding for this scholarship comes entirely from alumni who have established themselves as artists and designers since graduating from SVA.
In the process of working on their thesis, Carrie, Kristin, and Catherine all needed to conduct large scale explorations, experiments and tests, for which they needed funding. The award they’ve received has allowed them to move forward with projects without compromising on the quantity and quality of their explorations.
Carrie Stiens and Kristin Breivik’s award will help fund their thesis project, SPOKED:
“It aims to help bicyclists ride a little more than normal and better record their memory of a city. Catering to the community of people using bikes to get around, SPOKED will be both a mobile app for tracking rides and a website for comparing visualizations.”
Catherine Young’s award will support her thesis, which explores wonder and human perception:
“The hypothesis is that we can use our senses as both bridge and catalyst between memory and creativity. I have five main projects, one for each sense—sight, smell, hearing, touch, and taste. I’ve been working in this area for more than a year and each are in different time points in terms of progress. For example, the sight project, Rorsketch, is closer to completion. The smell project has finished experimental and user testing stage.”
Follow Catherine’s thesis on her process blog, The Perceptionalist.
Congratulations to all SVA Alumni Scholarship Award recipients!
- Sana Rao