Steffi Husslein // I´m a Professor and Head of MA Program of Interaction Design at the Institute Industrial Design at the University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg- Stendal, Germany. I teach in the MA Interaction Design and BA Industrial Design "Interactive systems and products". Since 1996 I´m in the field of Interaction Design. My research focuses upon the design of user interfaces between humans, digital information and physical environment. My special fields in Interaction Design are behavior design, information design and -architecture in combination for Soft- and Hardware.
Priorities are physical and tangible interaction, internet of things and mobile design patterns, image schemata for industrial products and user interfaces. At the beginning of my career I was several years in the field of Industrial Design with a handcraft education. That´s one reason that I´m fascinated in Design for Physical Interaction, all around nui/ tui. On the other hand the courses includes usability and design methods in the user experience design process and recherche in the field of emerging technologies. The Prototyping Lab has been extended by a User Experience Lab with a Tobii Eyetracker.

Before, 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 & information systems], bvm [game design] and icon [mobile design]. I was a PHD at the University of Technology of Berlin, ZMMS, at the center of Man-Machine Systems, Institute for Psychology and Ergonomics. 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. Industry collaborations: carmeq Berlin, UID/ User Interface Design Berlin, Telecom Labs or UBA/ Federal Environmental Agency, germany.

what I do

2011 +
Professor Interaction Design
// Institut Industrial Design, Fachbereich IWID, University of Sciences Magdeburg -Stendal
HS Magdeburg-Stendalnstitut Industrial Design    Interaction Design Group   

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

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

2010/ 12
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/ 12
Deputy Professor Interface Design
// University of Sciences Anhalt, Department of Design, in the historic Bauhaus
IFD Blog    Department of Design, Dessau   

Senior Mobil Designer
// iconmobile Berlin
icon mobile   

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1995/ 97
Independent Design Professional

// 2 x two weeks workshops, Industrial Design, Hochschule Hildesheim

Industrial Design
// Formfürsorge Hannover
Formfürsorge, Hannover   

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

Diplom Industrial Design, Hochschule Hildesheim
HS Hildesheim