Dan Hill

Global Digital Studio Leader
Arup Group Ltd
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Dan Hill
Global Digital Studio Leader
Arup Group Ltd
London, United Kingdom
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Dan Hill is an Associate Director at Arup, the global design and engineering firm. He is Head of Arup Digital Studio, a multidisciplinary strategic design, service design and interaction design team. Dan is uniquely positioned at the intersection of design, urbanism and technology, and recognised globally as a key thinker, leader and practitioner in this field.

His previous leadership positions have produced innovative, influential teams and projects, ranging across built environment (Arup, Future Cities Catapult), education and research (Fabrica), government (Sitra), and media (BBC iPlayer, Monocle), each one transformed positively via new digital technology and a holistic approach to design. He has lived and worked in UK, Australia, Finland and Italy, and developed and delivered city strategy, urban development and digital product design projects worldwide, in Sydney, Melbourne, Dubai, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Helsinki, Manchester, Brisbane, New York, California and many others. Clients include Google, Ericsson, Samsung, British Land, Lendlease, Heathrow Airport, HS2, the Victoria & Albert Museum, British Library and city governments in Amsterdam, Melbourne, Stockholm and London.

Dan is a Visiting Professor at the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture (London), where he is Innovator-In-Residence at the UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose, and an Adjunct Professor in Design at RMIT University (Melbourne.) He is also one of the Mayor of London’s Design Advocates, and a member of the Commission for Mission Oriented Innovation and Industrial Strategy, advising the UK government. Amidst much published work, in academic journals, books and media, he is the author of the influential book “Dark Matter & Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary” (Strelka Press, 2012) and since 2002 has written the groundbreaking blog, City of Sound, now at http://medium.com/@cityofsound
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