Paul Platosh is a CAD/GIS Information Systems Specialist in the CFO's office at the State of Oregon. He provides geospatial intelligence and behavioral modeling to Facilities Planning throughout the State's capital planning process, with the goal of achieving a functional, productive, and livable facility portfolio. Paul received his PhD at Oregon State University in the School of Design and Human Environment, focusing on the intersections of wayfinding, environmental behavior and geospatial systems science. His current research focuses on technologically mediated wayfinding assisted by the creation of georeferenced Lidar-based facility models. Prior to pursuing his PhD, Paul was as Associate Professor of Communication Design at the Pacific Northwest College of Art. He works to unite design thinking with spatial thinking by enriching the design process with geospatial information technology and remote sensing. In this way, his research program aims to leverage the power of geographic data in the context of creative practice. Paul has been an EDRA member since 2013 and co-chairs the Cyberspace and Digital Environments Knowledge Network. He lives in Portland with his family.
CAD/GIS Information Systems, Wayfinding, Communication Design