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Paul McConnell was a member of the 2017 and 2018 SEGD Board.
Paul McConnell is the Head of Digital Studio / Associate Director at Arup (London).
Paul has over a decade of experience leading strategy, experience design, and technical development teams for a variety of products and services. Previously at Intersection (New York), Paul McConnell led the department of design researchers, strategists, interaction designers and visual designers to ensure a high quality of work across all projects. He is a graduate of Pratt Institute and continues to teach in Pratt's design and cultural management programs, both of which focus on design thinking and sustainable design methods. Outside of work, Paul is interested in community development programs and endeavors related to social responsibility.
Paul McConnell applies design methods and technology to solve human, business, and civic problems. He says that "These solutions take shape in digital products, services, and physical spaces. Many of which have led to successful projects, strong organizations, some awards, and an acquisition by Sidewalk Labs (Alphabet)."
Paul McConnell enjoys writing, speaking, and teaching about the impact that strategic design / experience design has on our relationship with technology, spaces, and cities. He is an adjunct professor in Pratt’s Graduate Design Management Program. In addition, serve on the Board of Directors for SEGD and UA Maker Academy (NYC first public high school with a design and technology centric curriculum).
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See his previous work with Intersection.