Thursday — October 27, 2016
Brandeis GPS Webinar




A storyFirst Approach
to Human-Centered Design
lou suSi — designer

When we design for experience, subtle and peculiar shifts come into play that demand a uniquely compassionate way of thinking about and guiding our practice.

In this talk I discuss the benefits of putting story concepts at the center of a human-centered design approach to improve the design process as well as the quality of a total human experience we’re ultimately all creating through our work.

Although based in methodologies specific to the user-centered design field — the core content from this webinar can be leveraged across an interdisciplinary gamut of businesses and organizations, as well as to other more personal initiatives toward change.

Those attending should come away from the storyFirst talk with high-level perspectives, philosophies and mindsets pertaining to both design thinking and decision-making.




About lou suSi
Lou Susi is an accomplished experience design professional with over 20 years as a practicing professional designer in the industry.

He currently guides experience design at Arbor Networks Security Experience Innovation Labs. His speculative design work, prototyping, oversight and immersive testing inform the design and development processes for the firm's critically acclaimed cybersecurity DDoS application suite.

Lou’s previous professional lifetimes include stops along the way at Avid, Mobiquity, Monster, Schneider Electric and WebEx Communications — as well as extensive independent consulting work with Boston-Area start-ups and small to mid-size businesses.

As a design educator — Lou currently serves as the Program Development Chair and an instructor for Brandeis GPS' User-Centered Design graduate program. He has also taught a wide variety of higher-level academic institutions, including: Dynamic Media Institute; Massachusetts College of Art and Design; University of Massachusetts at Lowell; ArtScience Prize, Boston; and Endicott College.

Lou earned an MFA in Design from Dynamic Media Institute at Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2011 and received his BA from University of Massachusetts at Lowell in 1992.


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