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Hugh Knapp

All Purpose
Senior Design Researcher
Hugh Knapp is a design researcher and sociologist who specialized his academic career in gender, food, and consumption. His previous work includes his undergraduate thesis, which investigated how social networks affect infant-feeding practices for first-time mothers. He worked in Bangalore, India as a design researcher at a solar energy NGO conducting research with women and children to design new slum housing and classroom spaces. Last year, he worked on a team at IBM in partnership with the Harvard Medical School to build a strategy to reduce cervical cancer in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Today, he is the senior design researcher at All Purpose. As a design researcher, he studies the social contexts of those that we design for to design experiences that work for them within their contexts. His work at All Purpose specializes in learning and corporate social responsibility.