Shawn Allen

Visiting Faculty
Nationality: USA

Shawn Allen is a partner and design technologist at Stamen in San Francisco. A self-taught jack of all trades and master of many, he plays an active role in both the conceptual design and technical implementation of his firm’s visualisation and mapping systems. He has created time lapse visualisations of taxi cabs for the San Francisco Exploratorium featured in the MoMA’s Design and the Elastic Mind exhibit, live explorations of social media activity on Digg Labs, geographical mapping applications for the London 2012 Olympic Games, and historical views of housing construction, emergency telephone calls, wireless network connectivity, and global trade. Prior to joining Stamen he was a web applications engineer, and spent a brief period developing video game interfaces at Maxis.