Vita


Steffi Husslein is a Professor Interaction Design at the Institute Industrial Design, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg -Stendal in Germany. Since five years she´s head of the MA Program Interaction Design and teaching as well in BA Industrial Design Department. Eighteen years of professional experience in interaction design and user experience design.

Research :: Interactive Products & Mobile Interaction & Service Design

Mission :: Designing meaningful, intuitive and formal esthetic user interfaces. Designing with empathie // I believe - curiosity for a good alive, perception for user needs & simple act with all sences to feel emotions, to understand thinkings, to perceive behaviors.

Passion :: interActive products and ambient interAction // To feel, touch, smell, hear and see are necessary in my creating process for interfaces. That´s one reason I´m fascinated in Design for Ambient Interaction, all around Natural User Interfaces (NUI) & Tangible User Interface (TUI) // Eye Based Interaction // Intuitive Use of User Interfaces (IUUI) // Design Patterns, Interaction Design Style Guides and Image Schemata

Teaching :: Research and Design Methods in Interaction Design (IxD), User Experience Design (UxD) including Eye Tracking Systems // Invent the usability and behavoir for interactive products // Including a portion of Information Visualisation for digital interaction and the structure for Information Architecture // Involveing customers and other stakeholders in the Design Process.

Domains :: Interactive Products // Internet of Things (IoT), Ambient Mobility, Connected Wearables, Service Design, Industry 4.0, Connected Car & Transportation, Medical Interaction Design, Electric Bike, Gaming & Learning.

Industry collaborations :: UBA/ Federal Environmental Agency, UID/ User Interface Design, VW, Atotech, Magna, carmeq Berlin, icon mobil, Telecom Research Labs, Fraunhofer -Institut IAO, ImmoScout, Investionsbank, Miele, DLR/ German Aerospace Center.

Leasure :: My new hobbys are mountainbiking and SU Paddling - but I´m real beginner;-) I love travelling around the world/ to track down human relationships/ I like to work in inspiring Design communities and invent user interfaces/ my family and all the best friends/ the freedom in the nature and mostly my busy hometown Berlin.
At the beginning of my career I was several years in the field of Industrial Design with a handcraft education as a gold- and silversmith. Mid nineties, since the time of gameboys, first years of mobiles and www I´m in the field of Interaction and Interface Design. Beyond I have been a deputy professor for Interface Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Dessau at the Bauhaus. As a researcher for Interface Design at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam I established the Research Lab/ IDL for Interface Design: Eyetracking and UX Design. I worked for meta design (Service Design & Mobile) , bvm (Game Design) and icon (Mobile Design). I was a external PhD at the (TU) University of Technology of Berlin, ZMMS at the Center of Man-Machine Systems, Institute for Psychology and Ergonomics, but I didn't finished. In China I has been a visiting professor in the CDK/ Academy of Arts in Hangzhou and in the UK at the Leeds College of Art.





what I do




2011 +
Professor Interaction Design
// Institut Industrial Design, Fachbereich IWID, University of Sciences Magdeburg -Stendal
2011-2017 Head Master Studiengang Interaction Design
2011-2017 Teaching MA Interaction Design & BA Industrial Design
2012-2016 Deputy Head Prüfungsausschuss Cross Media
HS Magdeburg-Stendalnstitut Industrial Design    Interaction Design Group   

2013 +
Membership Be-greifbare Interaktion (BGI)
// Research Group - Mensch Computer Interaktion
Be-greifbare Interaktion/ Member   

2010
Visiting Professor Interaction Design
// Institut Industrial Design, Fachbereich IWID, University of Sciences Magdeburg -Stendal


2008 - 10
Deputy Professor Interface Design
// University of Sciences Anhalt, Department of Design, in the historic Bauhaus
IFD Blog    Department of Design, Dessau   

2008/09/11
Visiting Professor Interface Design
// New Media and Visual Communication, CDK Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, China
[three times four weeks]
CDK Academy of Arts in Hangzhou, China   

2008
Senior Mobil Designer
// iconmobile Berlin
icon mobile   

2008
Research Information Sciences
// FH Potsdam, FB Informationswissenschaften
Informationswissenschaften, Potsdam   

2007 +
Doctoral Student Dr.-Ing.
// Technische Universität Berlin, Prof. Dr. Matthias Rötting (resting)
TU Berlin / MMS   

2007 +
Membership & Founder IUUI
// Intuitive Use of User Interfaces, Berlin, interdisciplinary research group
   

2007
Lecturer
// Game Design, Design Methods, Design History
Games Academy   

2002 - 07
Research Interface Design
// Research Lab - IDL Interaction Design Lab, FH Potsdam, FB Interface Design
IDL Interaction Design Lab / Mitgründerin    Interface Design, Potsdam   

1999
Diplom Industrial Design
// ID5 Projectgroup: Interactive Systems, Prof. Burkhard Schmitz, UdK Universität der Künste Berlin
Universität der Künste, Berlin / ID5 Interaktive Systeme   

1997 - 02
Game Design and Unit Director
// Serious Production - bvm (bytes.vibes.minds), Berlin
Games, Educational Software and Internet portals
   

1997
Information & Mobile Design
// meta design berlin
meta design    real meta   

1995 - 97
Independent Design Professional


1993
Lecturer
// 2 x two weeks workshops "Augenblicke" & "Campus Innenhof Gestaltung", 3.-4. Sem. Industrial Design,
Hochschule Hildesheim


1993
Industrial Design
// Formfürsorge Hannover
Formfürsorge, Hannover   

1991 - 92
Intership
// Escola Massana, Academy of Art, Barcelona, Spanien
Escola Massana, Barcelona   

1990
Diplom Industrial Design, Hochschule Hildesheim
HS Hildesheim