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

Research :: Interactive Products & Mobile Interaction & Service Design

Teaching :: Interaction Design (IxD) & User Experience Design (UxD), Research and Design Methods // including Augmented and 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.

Passion :: Creating interActive products and ambient interAction // I´m fascinated in Design for Ambient Interaction, all around Natural User Interfaces (NUI) & Tangible User Interface (TUI) // Eye Based Interaction and Augmented Reality // Intuitive Use of User Interfaces (IUUI) is the search for intuitive ease-of-use// Design Patterns, Interaction Design Style Guides and Image Schema is the search for basic design principles.

Mission :: Designing meaningful, intuitive and formal esthetic user interfaces. Designing with empathie and curiosity // I believe - perception for user needs, cultures and behaviors, understanding thinkings and the human body with all senses, feel emotions is a good conditions for user experience design.

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

Industry collaborations :: UBA/ Federal Environmental Agency, UID/ User Interface Design, VW, Atotech, Magna, carmeq Berlin, icon mobil, Telecom Research Labs, Fraunhofer -Institut IAO, ImmoScout, Bosch Rexroth, 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 & Information Design), 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 +
Prof. Interaction Design
// Institut Industrial Design, IWID, University of Applied Sciences Magdeburg -Stendal
2011 + Head of Master Interaction Design
2011 + Teaching MA Interaction Design & BA Industrial Design
2013-2016 Member Faculty Council IWID
2012-2016 Deputy Head Board of Examiners for Study Program Cross Media
HS Magdeburg-Stendalnstitut Industrial Design    Interaction Design Group   

2017 +
IXDA Interaction Design Association (Berlin)

2013 +
GI Gesellschaft für Informatik
Research Group Member// Be-greifbare Interaktion
Be-greifbare Interaktion/ Member   

2010 +
German UPA, Usability Professionals Association

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   

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   

Senior Mobil Designer
// iconmobile Berlin
icon mobile   

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

// 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   

Diplom Industrial Design
// ID5 Projectgroup: Interactive Systems
// Prof. Burkhard Schmitz, UdK Universität der Künste Berlin
// Degree: 1,2 (very good)
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

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

1995 - 97
Independent Design Professional

// 2 x two weeks workshops "Augenblicke" & "Campus Innenhof Gestaltung", 3.-4. Sem. 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
// Degree: 1,2 (very good)
HS Hildesheim