Jeff Kirsch : Class of 2011
Jeff Kirsch is an Interaction Designer from Brooklyn, NY. He’s a member of the inaugural graduating class of the MFA in Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts, where he was also the department’s Systems Administrator.
Having graduated in May, he’s now working to design more responsive cities at Urbanscale. Prior to grad school, he worked to improve the usability and efficiency of the school’s Undergraduate Photography department, and with Jen Bekman Projects and others as a freelance web developer and consultant.
Jeff lives with his wife Cara in Brooklyn, NY, and tries to make time there for the occasional good book and attempts at predictably baking a really good loaf of bread.
Studied Advertising and Photography at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Fundamentals Studios Final
Students began their process by exploring project ideas within the themes of memory, behavior, politeness and sharing.
- Physical Computing Final
Students were asked to devise a project that would allow them to use a semester’s knowledge about physical computing.
- Information Visualization
Students were asked to visualize a section within the permanent collection at MoMA or the Met. Or, they may visualize a single sporting event or season. Or, a personal collection of their choosing.
- Interactive User Experience on The High Line
Students were asked to create a networked, mobile or interactive installation that enhances or extends the experience of the High Line park in NYC.
- Public Interfaces Final
Students had the task to critically examine interaction design for public spaces.
- Prototyping User Experiences/Research Methods Final
Students created prototypes based on the theme of augmented mindfulness.