Traci Lepore is a User Experience Designer that is committed to understanding and spreading insight about the metaphors between UXD and theater that can help derive a more human-centered design process. Traci has almost a decade of UXD experience working across a broad range of enterprise and consumer level applications for high tech, manufacturing and corporate business services industries. She is a skilled researcher and designer who is excited by the challenges of meeting the user needs, business and technical constraints to achieve the best design. Currently she is also a regular columnist for http://www.uxmatters.com/ where her Dramatic Impact: Theater and the Creative Process of Design articles help to articulate her point of view.
Traci is also a long time actress and has performed in such shows as Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing, and Love Letters. It is the experiences she has had as an actress that have led to the insights and passion about the convergence of her two creative disciplines.
Traci holds an M.A. in Theater Education from Emerson College, and a B.S. in Communications Media from Fitchburg State College. Prior to being a UXD she was a graphic designer who worked mostly with marketing collateral development.
Byron Stewart and Traci Lepore will present their workshop, Embodied Dramatic Personas and Realistic Scenarios for IxDA Chicago in October. This participatory workshop, most recently presented for Critical Mass's (http://www.criticalmass.com/) Insight and Planning team by Byron, helps persona writers to use theatre techniques to develop their character building and storytelling skills.
For more info. on the workshop please contact firstname.lastname@example.org