SVA – Impact

6 Week Program: July 6 – August 14, 2015

1 Week Program: June 21 – 26, 2015

Program Blog:

Mapping Impact Panel Discussion in NYC

Posted on: February 12, 2015

Over the past decade there has been a great deal of funding and resources devoted to community-based design work—from architecture and urban planning to graphic and product design—yet there have been far fewer resources devoted to assessing the impacts these projects and initiatives have had on the communities and individuals they claim to affect.

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2014 Impact! Sessions: Free Webinar Series

Posted on: February 3, 2014

Impact! Design for Social Change in collaboration with Design Ignites Change every year present a series of free 30-minute webinars that explore how design-driven ideas for social good are launched. Each session is hosted by Mark Randall, chair of Impact! Design for Social Change and principal of Worldstudio, in conversation with business leaders, creative professionals and […]

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Impact! Projects in NYC Receive Funding for Implementation

Posted on: January 17, 2014

Community outreach projects initiated by former Impact! students are coming alive in Washington Heights and the Bronx, thanks to government grants from New York City’s department of Small Business Services. One module of the Impact! Design for Social Change program challenges student teams to partner with a local New York City non-profit to co-design a […]

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Impact! Sessions: Webinar Archive

Posted on: March 1, 2013

In 2013 and 2014, Impact! Design for Social Change in collaboration with Design Ignites Change presented a series of free 30-minute webinars that explored how design-driven ideas for social good are launched. Each session was hosted by Mark Randall, chair of Impact! Design for Social Change and principal of Worldstudio, in conversation with business leaders, […]

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Martin Kace: Our Hero

Posted on: February 28, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Martin Kace, who suffered a heart attack on the afternoon of February 27. Martin has been one of Impact’s core faculty members from the beginning of the program. He was a true inspiration to the students. His generosity, enthusiasm and unending support will greatly […]

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A Short Video About Impact!

Posted on: January 3, 2013

Can design change the world? We think so; five minutes with the summer 2012 session of Impact! Design for Social Change at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. Impact! 2012 from Worldstudio on Vimeo.

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Insight

Posted on: August 12, 2012

Time flies, there is only one week left. However, I am excited, since my big idea finally comes alive. Though an excited idea insight in one morning when I try to make my keynote, I know I can not get the insight just in a moment. Advisor is important. Not only a nice one who […]

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Findings and Discoveries!

Posted on: August 4, 2012

After 4 weeks in NY, you start to get used to all the things that struck you when you first landed in the City! And let me put it in figures, as this is what we have been doing so far, between info graphs and mapping! 3 out of 4 women are in shorts! There […]

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Three Weeks In: The profit dilemma

Posted on: July 31, 2012

There is nothing wrong with working for profit. Profit is not the purpose of any business, profit is the result and it keeps the machine running. One may criticize a company’s operations and business strategies, profit alone does not make a company bad.

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Power of Three

Posted on: July 30, 2012

The first half of the Impact! 2012 residency is officially in the books! Last Friday afternoon we wrapped on the first three weeks of this amazing experience with Jason Rzepka, VP public affairs, at MTV. During our visit, Jason shared insightful perspective on the millennial generation before offering us a sneak-peek of MTV’s forthcoming Power […]

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