Architekton (from archai, “first” and tekton, “a craftsman”) is a chief artisan or constructor, a master designer, someone who sits close to the foundational principles of the art and activity of production.

About me

Hi, I’m Kip – a designer, manager and researcher interested in the design of organizations and the shaping of organizational life. I am also an editor of the journal, Design Issues, published by MIT Press.

I have spoken on design, innovation and user experience at Adaptive Path’s MX Conference, the inaugural Service Design in Tourism Conference, and TEDxCLE, to name a few. I have taught classes on design and systems thinking to MBA, engineering and design students.

I’d describe myself as a closet introvert who tends to rock the boat. As a designer, I like to think of myself as one of the “experience makers” described by A. Toffler in Future Shock and “world-makers” described in J. D. Hunter’s To Change the World.

My wife would tell you I’m a purist. I love used hardcover books, freshly ground coffee, low-humidity weather, and a good conversation.

Older work here (requires Adobe Flash): /kipworks

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