Steve O’Connor Product & Structural Design

Having joined IDEO in 1998, Steve is a design thinking veteran. As a senior thought leader of the London studio, he oversees many of our key client relationships and directs a wide range of strategic projects. Before joining IDEO, Steve worked for seven years at an engineering design consultancy. He also studied physics at King’s College in London and industrial design engineering at the Royal College of Art. His background enables him to apply physics to design problems.

Recently Steve has led the redesign of web and smartphone applications for one of the UK’s leading newspapers, as well as a new digital strategy for the Royal Academy of Arts providing a holistic, customer-centered approach to the organisation’s online endeavors, which launched in March 2014.