I am absolutely passionate about making products and services that people will want to use and be able to use easily and efficiently. 

Throughout my career, I've been continuously pushing myself to be a better Interaction and UX designer, learning the ins and outs of rapid prototyping, user research, and stakeholder collaboration.

My background spans design, research, and teaching. I am experienced working with Interaction and UX Design as well as research, in different contexts such as marketing, social media, education, health, and academia.

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I am a Brazilian designer based in Seattle WA, USA.
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Peer-reviewed publications

Design and Diversity? Speculations on What Could Go Wrong
DIS Designing Interactive Systems 2019
Lucas Colusso, Cynthia Bennet, Pari Gabriel, Daniela Rosner

A Translational Science Model for HCI
CHI Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019
Lucas Colusso, Ridley Jones, Sean A. Munson, Gary Hsieh
* Best Paper Award for top 1% publications

r/science: Challenges and Opportunities for Online
Science Communication

CHI Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019
Ridley Jones, Lucas Colusso, Katharina Reinecke, Gary Hsieh

Behavior Change Design Sprints
DIS Designing Interactive Systems 2018
Lucas Colusso, Tien Do, Gary Hsieh

Translational Resources: Reducing the Gap Between Academic Research and HCI Practice
DIS Designing Interactive Systems 2017
Lucas Colusso, Cindy Bennett, Gary Hsieh, Sean Munson.
* Honorable mention for top 5% publications

Designing Closeness to Increase Gamers' Performance
CHI Human Factors in Computing Systems 2016
Lucas Colusso, Gary Hsieh, Sean Munson

Blog Posts

Behavior Change Design Sprints IxDA published an article about the workshop that I have at their yearly conference.

Designing Social Comparisons to Improve Performance Designers often use social comparisons as persuasive nudges. I investigated how to use subtle text and visual cues to make comparisons more effective.

Design Thinking of Yore The growth of Design Thinking has been — somewhat intentionally— misaligned with the historical evolution of Design and Design Theory. In this post I recover and piece together specific historical pieces to shine light on this disconnect.