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Julie Jenson Bennett

Profession
Associate Lecturer, MA Industrial Design
College
Central Saint Martins
Person Type
Teacher
Julie  Jenson Bennett

Biography

I am a researcher, strategist, writer and technologist. I graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a BA (Hons) in professional writing, visual communications and psychology, and I started my career at Intel Corporation in 1993, designing interactive systems and new media experiences. I then moved to the product design industry in the UK in 2005. In London, I founded and led a 20-person design consultancy (named Precipice) for 10 years, working with clients such as Bang & Olufsen, Wrigley and Electrolux and building a set of methods and practices called meaning-centred design.

I use a blend of social science, emotion science, design, communication and technology expertise to imagine and create futures that extend the richness of human experience. This type of design research and “project finding”  is the focus of my work with master’s students in industrial design.

Outside of Central Saint Martins, I co-direct The Generation Poetry Project, exploring new communication systems emerging amongst younger people and lead a practice in Intergenerational Fairness in public policymaking at the the School of International Futures. I’m co-founder of an early stage technology start-up looking at artificial intelligence and emotion science. My own creative projects tend to involve poetry and knitting.

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