Entrepreneur designers in final form

Entrepreneur designers in final form – Liz Danzico has posted a thorough set of links to SVA’s IxD MA (@svaixd) brilliant course (in Europe we would say module) on Entrepreneurial Design taught by Gary Chou and Christina Cacioppo.

The final class project is that students must raise $1,000. Many, but not all, have gone the Kickstarter route (and been successful). It’s interesting to see how this task has kick-started (pun intended) the students into action rather than endless deliberation – the student curse.

Even more cool for the rest of us is that Gary and Christina have generously made their syllabus and assignments available to everyone under a CC license. Be sure to check out the class blog too. This kind of thing is the future of design education.

Via http://www.twitter.com/bobulate.

SVA to offer Interaction Design MFA


New York’s School of Visual Arts has just announced that they’re offering a Masters of Fine Arts in Interaction Design as of Fall (or Autumn as we Brits quaintly like to call it) 2009.

It will be chaired by Liz Danzinco who co-conceived the course with Steven Heller. The impressive faculty line-up includes: Christopher Fahey, David Womack, Jason Santa Maria, Karen McGrane, Khoi Vinh, Paul Ford, Matt Owens, Rachel Abrams, Jeffrey Zeldman according to Liz’s post about it.

Zeldman alone is worth signing up for. I wonder if they’ll be uploading them to the SVA iTunesU account? (Account? Site? Podcast? Station? – What do you call it?).