Liz Danzico

Chair and Co-founder

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Liz is chair and co-founder of the MFA in Interaction Design Program. Outside of SVA, she is creative director for NPR in digital media, overseeing and guiding both the visual and user experience across NPR-branded digital platforms and content. She is advisor to startups, nonprofits, global companies, and lecturer. 

Prior to joining NPR, Liz was an independent consultant, working with businesses on design, planning, and execution of short- and long-term digital programs for global companies and nonprofit organizations. In her practice, she cultivated design and user-centered programs through collaborative methods in education, in digital design, and in technology to foster positive change. Collaborators included Teach for All, The New York Times, This American Life, and the TED Prize.

Liz has written for design-minded publications, including Eye Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Interactions Magazine. She's co-edited or contributed to books, including LEAP Dialogues: Career Paths in Social Innovation, How They Got There: Interviews with Digital Designers about their Careers, The Shape of DesignCommunicating Design: Developing Web Site Documentation for Design and PlanningWriting and Research for Graphic Designers: A Designer's Manual to Strategic Communication and Presentation, and Becoming a Digital Designer: A Guide to Careers in Web, Video, Broadcast, Game and Animation Design. She writes part of her time at bobulate.com.

Liz has held positions as director of experience strategy for AIGA, user experience director for Happy Cog, headed up information architecture teams at Barnes & Noble.com and Razorfish New York. She helped shape editorial processes for Rosenfeld Media. She’s directed product development at both Daylife and Rodale Digital. She was involved with Boxes and Arrows, a magazine for information architects, lastly as editor-in-chief. She has previously served on advisory boards and juries for AIGA, AIGA/NY, Art Directors Club, Austin Center for Design, Bridge Guild, Brooklyn Beta Summer Camp, Center for Urban Pedagogy, Design Ignites Change, desigNYC, The Feast, the HOW Conference, NEA Studio, NYCxDESIGN, Rosenfeld Media, the Information Architecture Institute, One Show Interactive, R/GA Connected Devices Accelerator, and the Weeksville Heritage Center.

Liz has been thesis advisor in the graduate graphic design program at the Rhode Island School of Design, adjunct faculty at the New School University and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and lectured at schools from Columbia University to MICA: Maryland Institute College of Art. She has a BA from Pennsylvania State University and an MA from Carnegie Mellon University.

 

Liz Danzico

Chair and Co-founder

Bruno Kruse

Hello World: The Logic of Interaction, First Year

Carrie Kengle

Hello World: The Logic of Interaction, First Year

Chappell Ellison

The Advanced Fundamentals (UX, Design, Writing), First Year

Christopher Cannon

Visualizing Information, Summer Intensive

Criswell Lappin

Strategic Innovation in Product/Service Design, First Year

Daniel Goddemeyer

Future (Im)perfect - Exploring the hidden ethics of emerging technologies, Second Year

Drew Cogbill

Mobile UX Design, Summer Intensive

Eric Forman

Thesis II: Presentation, Second Year
Thesis I: Development, Second Year
The Fundamentals of Physical Computing, First Year

Erica Heinz

Practice of Interaction Design, Section A, Summer Intensive

Jason Severs

Framing User Experiences, First Year

Jeffrey Zeldman

Selling Design, Second Year

Jill Nussbaum

Design in Public Spaces, First Year

Jodi Leo

Research Methods in Interaction Design, Summer Intensive
Research Methods, First Year

Jon Bloom

Conversation Design, First Year

Joshua Musick

Crafting Interactions, First Year

Karen McGrane

Design Management, Second Year

Katie Lee

Public Interfaces, Second Year

Krystal Persaud

Smart Objects, First Year

Lauren Connolly

Practice of Interaction Design, Section B, Summer Intensive

Marshall Sitten

Service Design and Transformation, First Year

Munawar Ahmed

Leadership, Ethics and Professional Practices, Second Year

Neil Wehrle

A History of Design, First Year

Paul Ford

Content Strategies, Second Year

Renda Morton

The Advanced Fundamentals (UX, Design, Writing), First Year

Roger Mader

Strategic Innovation in Product/Service Design, First Year

Tanya Kraljic

Conversation Design, First Year

Ted Southern

Future Wearables, Second Year

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