Henry Paul

(HP)

About

About

My name is Henry Paul, and I am a student at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ, studying the fields of Science, Technology, and Society Studies as well as Computer Science. I am fascinated by the complex intersections of technology with humanities, art, politics, and history. My work spans from the practical and commercial to the theoretical and academic.

Prophet

Prophet

At Prophet, a world-class brand strategy firm that works with several of the world's biggest brands, I worked on two major projects with implications across the entire firm. The primary company website badly needed a refresh, and in collaboration with a multidisciplinary team around the entire globe, including designers, copywriters, senior leadership, UX experts, and more, a brand new web presence was designed and implemented, bringing a brand new and fresh web presence for the entire firm for years to come. This project required me to use several web technologies, including but not limited to HTML, CSS, Sass, JavaScript, jQuery, TweenMax, PHP, and Wordpress, and required significant discipline both by myself and in a team environment. Additionally, I independently designed, developed, wrote documentation for, and presented to senior leadership a dynamic online application to rapidly generate "microsites", one of the many tools the marketing team uses in its pitches. Built on top of a heavily customized Wordpress installation, the tool presented users with a simple page wherein content such as text and images, coupled with design decisions made with toggle boxes, is all transformed and styled into a beautiful, functional website that is consistent with the firm's universal design language. This project turned what had been a full-day, IT-lead process into one that could be completed in 10 minutes by an end-user, adding real value and productivity to the firm.

Senior Thesis

Senior Thesis: Culture of Personal Computing

I am currently in the process of writing my senior thesis, which I completed the proposal for in December of 2017. Tentatively titled "Morning in Digital America", this project will explore the cultural time-and-place that created the personal computer, and how these factors are interlinked with many other cultural and political changes that were occurring in the 1970s leading into the 1980s. Nowadays, the personal computer may seem like an obvious concept; however, the idea of everyone having their own computer was not one that always was so obvious. Computers, once a tool of corporations and government that cost millions and took up huge rooms, became attainable to the average consumer only through a process wherein the vision of a computer was culturally reshaped by groups of free-thinking, independent, toolcentric, often countercultural personalities. In addressing these questions about one of the most important technologies of the last century, I am contributing to the knowledge on the relationship between society and technology, and in this world with many looming societal-technological questions in front of us, such as the moral implications of AI or self-driving cars, understanding this relationship is only going to become more important.

Transit Maps

Transit Maps

Ever since I was little, I've been obsessed with trains and public transit, and the designs of the maps within. I've made a few of these maps over the years, for both fictional and real systems. Cameron Booth (cambooth.net), one of the world's premier transit map designers and the author of the most read transit map blog on the internet, the appropriately named Transit Maps, praised one of my maps as being better than the official one. Below you will see a transit map I created for a fictional railway in Sinnoh, a region in the Pokémon games.

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