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Paul Kahn

Dynamic Diagrams, United States

Award Participations

  • iF communication design award 1997


Paul Kahn worked as a Director at the Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship (Computer Science Research Institute), Brown University, from 1985 to 1994. Her researched and developed hypertext systems and applications for higher-education scholarly workstations.

In 1991 he co-founded Dynamic Diagrams, an Information and Interaction Design Studio. He was also the President of this studio until 1999. Dynamic Diagrams is specialized in designing of information for the computer screen – interactive design, web design and information design.

In 2000 Paul Kahn was Vice President for Electronic Publishing at Cadmus Communications (Technical and Scholarly Publishing). He was responsible for software development, production and design group in Providence (RI), Baltimore (MD) and London (UK).

In 2001 he was Chief Technology Officer of Ingenta (Technical and Scholarly Publishing).
He leaded integration effort to merge information architecture, design, and technical development staff. Furthermore he was responsible for groups consisting of 125 + employees in the US and UK. He was also member of Senior Management Board.

From 2005 to 2009 he was Editor/Publisher of NEW Magazine (Annual of visual and verbal communication in design, contemporary writing and visual art).

Since 2003 he is Docent at Media Lab, School of Art and Design / Aalto University in Helsinki. He is instructor for annual workshop for Media Lab students.

From 2002 to 2011 he was Managing Director of Kahn+Associates, an Information Architecture and Interaction Design Studio. This Paris-based agency offers a range of consulting, design and management services, from the conception of Internet and Intranet website, to the user interface design of complex applications, to the analysis and organization of Enterprise Web Space for large organizations.

Since 2012 Paul Kahn is Experience Design Director at Mad*Pow, a research-inspired Experience Design Agency. He is member of the User Experience practice group. (2013)