Vita


I´m Steffi Husslein :: Prof. Interaction Design - "interActive products and embodied interAction" - at the Institute Industrial Design, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg -Stendal, Germany. Five years I´m head of the MA program Interaction Design and teaching as well in BA Industrial Design Department. My Passion :: Designing meaningful user interfaces between people - the human body with emotions, behaviors in their environments, products and services. Invent the structure and behavoir of physical and digital interaction in combination with information visualisation and -architecture. Mission :: I believe curiosity for good alive, perception for user needs and simple act with all sences. Teaching :: In relationship between experimental and user-centered "Gestaltung" for interaction formats and user experience. Topic fields :: Interaction Design (IxD), Tangible Interaction (TUI & NUI), User Experience Design (UXD), Usability, Information Design & Achitecture, Intuitive Use of User Interfaces (IUUI), Design Patterns and Image Schemata. Domains :: Internet of Things (IoT), Mobile & Service Design, Connected Car & Tansportation, Connected Wearables, eHealth, Industry 4.0, 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. Privat Passions :: I love travelling, to track down human relationships; I like to work in inspiring Design communities, invent interfaces, my family and all the best friends; the nature and Berliner_innen, my new hobbys are mountainbiking and SU Paddling - but I´m real beginner;-)
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. 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 Physical Interaction, all around NUI & TUI. In connection 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
2011-2016 Head Master Studiengang Interaction Design
2012-2016 Deputy Head Prüfungsausschuss Cross Media
2011-2016 Teaching Master Interaction Design
2011-2016 Teaching Bachelor Industrial Design
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


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   

2008
Senior Mobil Designer
// iconmobile Berlin
icon mobile   

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
   

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

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

2007
Lecturer
// 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   

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

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

1995/ 97
Independent Design Professional


1993
Lecturer
// 2 x two weeks workshops, 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