Paul Kahn

Author: Paul Kahn

Paul Kahn is an information architect, teacher and writer. Kahn began working with text processing systems as a production editor and systems analyst at Harvard University in 1977, and later as an application specialist for Atex, Inc. From 1985-1994 he was a member of the research staff at Brown University\'s Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship (IRIS). He co-founded the information design studio Dynamic Diagrams (d/D) with Krzysztof Lenk in 1991. When d/D was acquired by Ingenta, he served as Chief Technology Officer. After moving to France in 2001, he founded the information architecture studio Kahn+Associates, where he serves as managing director.
He taught interactive design at Rhode Island School of Design from 1994-2001, and since moving to France has taught at Ecole nationale supérieure des beaux-arts; École nationale supérieure des Télécommunications; Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; and at Media Lab, Aalto University, Helsinki (Finland).
He is the co-author of Mapping Web Sites (with Krzysztof Lenk), which since its appearance in 2001 has been translated into French, German, Korean, and Spanish. He is the editor/publisher of NEW Magazine, international visual & verbal communications.


Publication period start: 2009
Number of co-authors: 9


Number of publications with favourite co-authors
Julia Moisand
Guiseppe Attoma Pepe
Krzysztof Lenk

Productive Colleagues

Most productive colleagues in number of publications
Norman K. Meyrowitz
James H. Coombs
James M. Nyce


Kahn, Paul, Moisand, Julia (2009): Patterns that Connect: the Value of Mapping Complex Data Networks. In Information Design Journal, 17 (3) pp. .

Kahn, Paul, Lenk, Krzysztof, Kaczmarek, Piotr (2002): Applications of isometric projection for visualizing web sites. In Information Design Journal, 1 (3) pp. .

Kahn, Paul (1995): Visual Cues for Local and Global Coherence in the WWW. In Communications of the ACM, 38 (8) pp. 67-69.

Haan, Bernard J., Kahn, Paul, Riley, Victor A., Coombs, James H., Meyrowitz, Norman K. (1992): IRIS Hypermedia Services. In Communications of the ACM, 35 (1) pp. 36-51.

Nyce, James M., Kahn, Paul (1989): Innovation, pragmaticism, and technological continuity: Vannevar Bush\'s memex. In JASIST - Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 40 (3) pp. 214-220.