Phil Tinn

Changing Places
  • Research Scientist

DESIGN ⋂ TECH ⋂ POLICY 

Co-Lead, Future Mobility

MCP,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BA,  University of California - Berkeley


Phil is bringing a new approach to Urban Innovation by cultivating the difficult intersection between Human-Centered Design & Complex Systems. His projects exemplify a new cross-disciplinary approach to Urban Innovation by combining interventions in design, policy, engagement and behavior change in a way that humanizes technology to help cities deliver experiences that match the needs, expectations and aspirations of their users.  His MIT thesis project combined LEGO bricks, interactive data visualization and traffic modeling to enable citizens and community stakeholders in Boston to co-design their transit systems.  Currently, his team at the Media Lab is combining persuasive design, driverless technology and cycling to create a new generation shared-used mobility platform for last-mile commuting and logistics, a platform that will soon enable cities to transform into a car-lite, pedestrian-friendly environment.

DESIGN ⋂ TECH ⋂ POLICY 

Co-Lead, Future Mobility

MCP,  Massachusetts Institute of Technology

BA,  University of California - Berkeley


Phil is bringing a new approach to Urban Innovation by cultivating the difficult intersection between Human-Centered Design & Complex Systems. His projects exemplify a new cross-disciplinary approach to Urban Innovation by combining interventions in design, policy, engagement and behavior change in a way that humanizes technology to help cities deliver experiences that match the needs, expectations and aspirations of their users.  His MIT thesis project combined LEGO bricks, interactive data visualization and traffic modeling to enable citizens and community stakeholders in Boston to co-design their transit systems.  Currently, his team at the Media Lab is combining persuasive design, driverless technology and cycling to create a new generation shared-used mobility platform for last-mile commuting and logistics, a platform that will soon enable cities to transform into a car-lite, pedestrian-friendly environment.