Despina Papadopoulos, MA, MPS

Founder, Principled Design

Despina Papadopoulos is a design strategist, systems thinker and educator with over 18 years of experience in designing systems, wearable technologies, building prototypes, and working with organizations to introduce innovation at the intersection of social structures and technological possibilities. She is the founder Principled Design, an innovation studio specializing in design strategy, wearable solutions and prototyping, with a focus on creating value across entire systems. 

Despina is a professor at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program and founding faculty at SVA’s MFA in Design for Social Innovation Program. She has lectured internationally on the relationship between design, technology and ethics, including at CHI, Tate Modern, Smart Fabrics, the Jan Van Eyck Academy and the Ivrea Interaction Design Institute.