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J Paul Neeley

MA work

‘It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.’ 


— Carl Sagan (1934–96)


My current design work deals with issues of data, complexity and computational irreducibility, and their relationships to human health and happiness. During my time in Design Interactions I have created systems, philosophies, brands and businesses, and I have used these as a medium for narrative and exploration. I am seeking to highlight the delusions of current design and business approaches, and — by under-standing their total impacts — to help us to see our current state and possible futures anew.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Interactions, 2011

  • ‘It is far better to grasp the Universe as it really is than to persist in delusion, however satisfying and reassuring.’ 


    — Carl Sagan (1934–96)


    My current design work deals with issues of data, complexity and computational irreducibility, and their relationships to human health and happiness. During my time in Design Interactions I have created systems, philosophies, brands and businesses, and I have used these as a medium for narrative and exploration. I am seeking to highlight the delusions of current design and business approaches, and — by under-standing their total impacts — to help us to see our current state and possible futures anew.


  • Degrees

  • Graduate Diploma, Communication Studies & Economics, Northwestern University, Chicago, USA, 2004
  • Experience

  • Designer/researcher, Mayo Clinic, SPARC Innovation Programme, Rochester, MN, USA, 2007-9; Service design manager, Medical Imaging Associates, Idaho Falls, ID, USA, 2005-7; Assistant insight manager, Unilever, Chicago, IL, USA, 2004-5
  • Exhibitions

  • Alter Nature: Designing Nature-Designing Human Life–Owning Life, z33 House for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium, 2011
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, Deutsche Bank Award, 2011