J. PAUL NEELEY      SPECULATIVE DESIGN      SERVICE DESIGN      PROCESS     ABOUT  

J. Paul is a London based Designer and Researcher.

He has a background in Service Design, Speculative Design, Design Research, and Strategy. J. Paul has worked professionally at Mayo Clinic’s Center for Innovation as Service Designer & Researcher focusing on the healthcare experience and delivery, at Teton Radiology as Service Design Manager realizing innovative medical imaging solutions, and at Unilever in Consumer & Market Insights on brand development.

J. Paul's current design work explores the social, cultural, economic, and ethical implications of emerging technologies, designing speculative futures that help us engage with possibility as a way of reframing and understanding anew our current state. Recent projects have focused on happiness, healthcare and wellbeing, self quantification, future mobility, AI, synthetic biology, and issues of complexity and computational irreducibility in design and business.

J. Paul consults in Service & Speculative Design at Neeley Worldwide, is the founder of Masamichi Souzou, an organization working on the optimization of happiness through the consideration of everything, and he is the Co-founder & CEO of Yossarian, an AI for creativity. He is a tutor in Service Design at the Royal College of Art, and has guest lectured at Imperial College: Computer Science, RCA: Design Interactions, NYU: ITP, Köln International School of Design, and SVA: Design for Social Innovation.

J. Paul holds an MA in Design Interactions from the Royal College of Art where he studied with Tony Dunne & Fiona Raby, and is a graduate of Northwestern University where he studied Communications Studies with a concentration in Economics. He is a talented cellist, and enjoys walking, chess, naps, beaches, and exploring ideas.



CONTACT

jpaul@neeleyworldwide.com →  
Neeley Worldwide →  
Linkedin →  
@jape →






EXPERIENCE

NEELEY WORLDWIDE / 2008-Present / Worldwide
Service Designer


MMSZ / 2011-Present / Worldwide
Founder


YOSSARIAN / 2011-Present / London, UK
Co-Founder & CEO


RCA SERVICE DESIGN / 2011-Present / London, UK
Service Design Tutor


MAYO CLINIC, CENTER FOR INNOVATION / 2007-2009 / Rochester, MN
Service Designer & Researcher


TETON RADIOLOGY / 2005-2007 / Idaho Falls, ID
Service Design Manager

UNILEVER, CONSUMER & MARKET INSIGHTS / 2004-2005 / Chicago, IL
Assistant Insight Manager





EDUCATION

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART / 2009-2011 / London, UK
MA in Design Interactions, with Distinction


NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY / 1996-2003 / Evanston, IL
BSc in Communication Studies, Concentration in Economics





SELECTED PROJECTS

nightnight.みんな / 2016 / London, UK
Can we improve world health by putting the web to sleep?


H. / 2016 / London, UK
Can we improve happiness through the optimization of evolutionary basics?


This is Not a Pipe / 2011 / London, UK
An exploration of the future of smoking, and the complexity of a behavior


Mimic / 2011 / London, UK
The future of reading and writing information directly to the brain.





SELECTED TALKS + AWARDS + OTHER


2017

"Speculative Design and the Future of Cities"
PRIMER / San Francisco, USA


"Speculative Design: Futures Prototyping for Research and Strategy"
PRIMER / San Francisco, USA


"nightnight.みんな"
PRIMER / San Francisco, USA


"Introduction to Design Thinking"
MOOVEL / LAB Stutgart, DE


"Future Experience Prototyping"
SERVICE DESIGN RCA / London, UK


"Speculative Design: Futures Prototyping for Research and Strategy"
IxDA INTERACTION 2017 / New York City, USA


"Speculative Design Exploration of Emerging Technology & Trends"
SERVICE DESIGN RCA / London, UK


"Design Research Planning"
SERVICE DESIGN RCA / London, UK



2016

"Speculative Design"
SERVICE DESIGN RCA / London, UK


"Speculative design and the future of UI"
UXPA @FACEBOOK / London, UK


"Speculative Design: Futures Prototyping for Research and Strategy"
MAYO CLINIC CENTER FOR INNOVATION / Rochester, MN

"nightnight.みんな Improving world health by putting the web to sleep"
MAYO CLINIC TRANSFORM / Rochester, MN


"Speculative Design: Futures Prototyping for Research and Strategy"
EPIC Minneapolis, MN


"Speculative Future Mobility"
KISD + MOOVEL LAB Köln, DE

"a New Kind of Design"
KÖLN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF DESIGN Köln, DE


"Speculative Design"
SERVICE DESIGN SALON RCA London, UK

"Design Ethics and a New Kind of Design"
SERVICE DESIGN SALON RCA London, UK

"Google Kills Creativity"
SOHO HOUSE TALKS London, UK

"Speculative Design"
FASHIONING HUMANITY RCA London, UK


"Speculative Design Goes to Market"
DESIGN INTERACTIONS RCA London, UK


"Persona & Journey"
SERVICE DESIGN RCA London, UK




2015

"New Kind of Design"
HfG Schwäbisch Gmünd, DE


"Speculative Future Mobility"
MOOVEL LAB Stutgart, DE


"Augmented Creativity"
CITY UNIVERSITY London, UK


"The future of Creative Search"
HCID OPEN / CITY INTERACTION LAB London, UK


"Metaphorical Search"
UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD Oxford, UK


"The power of metaphor"
MAKING LONDON Greenwich, UK


"The Future of Creative Search"
DIGITAL SHORDITCH London, UK


"Augmented Creativity: Man Vs Machine"
ADVERTISING WEEK London, UK




2014

"Augmented Creativity"
City University, London, UK


"Can a search engine make you more creative?"
FAST COMPANY London, UK


"The search engine with metaphorical results"
BBC London, UK


"I Tried to Make a Search Engine Write Me a Poem"
NEW YORK TIMES New York City, USA


"True Beauty"
TOUCHPOINT / THE SERVICE DESIGN JOURNAL Cologne, DE


"Startup as critique"
DESIGN INTERACTIONS RCA London, UK


"Ideen per Mausklick"
WIRED Berlin, DE




2013

"Creative Search"
SHUFFLE / ESSANCE London, UK


"Google Kills Creativity"
TECHNOLOGY IS EVIL / CREATIVE SOCIAL London, UK


"Consider Everything"
PECHA KUCHA / EPIC London, UK


"This is Not a Pipe"
ARTIFACT SESSION / EPIC London, UK


"Make it count"
DESIGN FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION / SVA New York City, USA


"Gaia Corporation"
STRANGER THAN FICTION / SB6 London, UK


"Metaphorical Search"
VISUALIZING IDEAS / GETTY IMAGES London, UK

"Google and the future of search"
THE OBSERVER, London, UK



2012

"Designing for happiness in a complex world"
TRANSFORM Rochester, MN


"New Kind of Design"
THE SIMPLICITY ISSUE / MISC San Francisco, CA


"Honouring patient's resuscitation wishes"
BMJ QUALITY & SAFETY London, UK


"The Future of Search"
VAUXHALL AMPERA FORETHOUGHT x WIRED London, UK


"Yossarian Lives" Winner Startup Competition
THINKING DIGITAL Newcastle, UK


"Search the metaphorical Google with Yossarian Lives"
WIRED London, UK


"Innovation Night with Will.I.Am"
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART London, UK


"Metaphorical search engine finds creative new meanings"
NEW SCIENTIST London, UK


"Yossarian Lives" Finalist
SEEDCAMP London, UK



2011

"Speculative Design"
HITACHI Rochester, MN


"Yossarian Lives" Winnner
INNOVATION RCA / WAVE V London, UK


"Designing for Happiness in a Complex World"
PROCTOR & GAMBLE / GILLETTE London, UK


"Designing for Happiness in a Complex World"
GOOGLE DESIGN LECTURE / LONDON DESIGN FESTIVAL London, UK


"Masamichi Souzou"
DESIGN ON THE DOCK / THE FLOATING CINEMA London, UK


"Designing for Happiness in a Complex World"
CENTER FOR INNOVATION / MAYO CLINIC London, UK


"Masamichi Souzou"
SHOW / ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART London, UK


"Yossarian Lives" Winner
DEUTSCHE BANK AWARD London, UK


"Design Thinking / New Kind of Design"
IDEO London, UK


"Design Thinking"
SCHOOL OF DESIGN THINKING / HASSO-PLATNER INSTITUTE Potsdam, DE


"Gaia Corporation" Keynote
ALTER NATURE: OWNING LIFE / Z33 Hasselt, BE


"Future of Smoking"
WORK IN PROGRESS / ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART London, UK




2010

"Speculative Design"
CENTER FOR INNOVATION / MAYO CLINIC Rochester, MN


"Gaia Corporation"
IDEO Shanghai, CN


"TW+"
NIKE 78 London, UK


"Gaia Corporation"
CENTRE FOR SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY AND INNOVATION / IMPERIAL COLLEGE London, UK


"Gaia Corporation"
COMPUTATIONAL APPROACHES IN SYNTHETIC BIOLOGY / SynBioNT Nottingham, UK


"Dancing Cream"
CUSTOM MADE / BARBACAN London, UK


"Possibilities"
WORK IN PROGRESS / ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART London, UK




2009
"Hospital Communication"
ARTIFACT SESSION / EPIC Chicago, IL