Heather Snyder-Quinn, MFA (aka @Louise451) is an educator, designer, and
writer. She teaches design at DePaul University’s School of Computing, and
previously taught at Rhode Island School of Design. Heather has worked as an
experience designer for over 22 years at agencies including, SapientRazorfish, Fitch
and Essential Design, and opened her design practice in 2001 creating work for
clients including MIT, IBM, Harvard, The United Nations, Forrester Research and
OpenPediatrics. Her creative and pedagogical work uses design fiction as a
method to engage with radical technologies including augmented reality, artificial
intelligence, and IoT.
Heather’s work has been presented and exhibited nationally and internationally
most recently at UCDA, CAA, AIGA Make, AIGA Converge, RISD, Design
Incubation, TDC and internationally at Design Principles in Barcelona and The
Frans Masereel Centre in Belgium. This September she received a Society of
Typographic Arts 100 award for her experimental publication "Lost in Translation"
which utilizes GoogleTranslate’s augmented reality feature. Currently, she is co-chair
of AIGA Chicago’s Women Lead Initiative and Speculative Futures Chicago.
Specific Research Area
user experience, design fiction, design futures, interactive fiction, augmented reality, design ethics, academia and industry collaboration
AIGA, STA, CAA