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I’m a PhD-trained cultural technologist and for the last ten years I’ve been collaborating with and leading creative teams.

What My Colleagues Say

Paul is an excellent collaborator. When scoping research and determining the needs of the teams with which we’ve both worked, he has been a careful listener and effectively carried the torch of user-centered design thinking even when high ambiguity and cross-unit alignment challenges stood in the way.

Processing research requirements and translating completed research into tangible impact are two areas where he frequently rises above his station; he strategically involves stakeholders through every phase of his process so that a sense of collective ownership grows over time.

He is a leader and brings a high level of compassion and rigor to his work everyday. He challenges me to grow with every conversation and my work as a fellow researcher is better because of him.


As an award-winning designer, I ground my decisions in the empirical data collected and I embrace improvisational techniques for maintaining resilience and adaptability.

My team and I were recognized by HOW, the CMA’s “Best in Collegiate Media,” and several other awards.

Our work has been exhibited in prestigious institutions in North America and Europe. In 2018 we were part of the Swiss exhibition at the London Design Biennale.


As an internationally-recognized researcher, I explore the nature of human relationships and the objects that mediate those. I am an author on a number of highly-cited peer reviewed articles about addiction, neuroethics, and neurotechnologies.


As a professor, I’ve created learner-centered curricula that encourage the cultivation of critical thinking habits and practices.


My creative consulting services include:

  • user experience research & design
  • participant co-creation
  • facilitated ideation & strategy prioritization
  • process analysis & design

Wanna Make Something?

Paul Boshears, PhD