Paul McConnell

Paul is the Sr. Director of Product Design at Intersection, an urban innovation company that integrates technology to create better customer experiences for cities, transit authorities, citizens, and brands. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Experiential Graphic Designs (SEGD) and helped create Urban Assembly Maker Academy, the first public high school in New York City with a design and technology centric curriculum. Paul is the author of the O’Reilly Media report “Designing for Cities: Technology and the Urban Experience” and contributed to the soon to be published “Smarter New York City / How City Agencies Innovate” by Columbia University Press. His work has also been featured in publications such as Wired, Communication Arts, Fast Company, and City Limits. Paul holds a graduate degree from Pratt Institute where he continues to serve as an associate professor.