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J. Paul Neeley


  • Biography

  • J. Paul holds an MA (with distinction) in Design Interactions from the RCA. He is also a graduate of Northwestern University, where he studied communications studies and economics. His work explores the social, cultural, and ethical implications of emerging technologies, especially in relation to issues of health and wellbeing. He is fascinated by complex systems and the impact of design within these systems.

    Currently, J. Paul consults in healthcare service design at Neeley Worldwide and is a co-founder of Yossarian, a search engine exploring algorithmic approaches to augmented creativity. He is creator and Subject 1 at Masamichi Souzou, a company exploring optimisation of human happiness through the consideration of everything. He also leads thinking on New Kind of Design, a project that considers the implications of computational irreducibility and complexity in design and business. J. Paul previously worked as a service designer and researcher in the Center for Innovation and SPARC Innovation Programs at Mayo Clinic and in Consumer and Market Insight at Unilever.

    As a visiting lecturer or guest critic, he has contributed to Design Interactions at the RCA; the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), New York University; Design for Social Innovation, the School of Visual Arts, New York; Imperial College London and London College of Communication.

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