Brian Lucid

Brian Lucid

Professor, Head of School; Ngā Pae Māhutonga Wellington School of Design

Brian Lucid is an interaction designer guided by questions that address the relations among visual design, complex information and the ability of people to learn and adapt to unfamiliar processes. His practice-led research envisions, defines and implements innovative, functional and engaging human-computer interfaces for government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, design studios, cultural institutions, and emerging startups. Lucid teaches across undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

  • Expertise

    Interaction design, experience design, user experience, user interface design, information design, information architecture.

  • Research Highlights

    ScheduleMe User Interface (2015)
    This project, commissioned through the user experience and interface design studio Proximity Lab, focused upon envisioning and prototyping product features for a USA-based startup developing online tools for professional scheduling and time management. 

    Harvard University Center for European Studies (2014)
    This collaborative research with Associate Professor Heather Shaw of Lesley University involved user research, content strategy, and interface design for an online tool to better connect the centre to its core audiences of students, faculty and researchers. 

    Benefeds User Interface Design (2012)
    This study, commissioned by Proximity Lab, involved redesigning the user interface of Benefeds, the web-based service that all U.S. Government employees use to research and enrol in insurance plans.

    Adobe Designer Logic (2010)
    Commissioned by Proximity Lab, this research project for world-leading creative software developer Adobe Systems, Inc. explored visualisation approaches for abstract programming concepts. The research involved envisioning and prototyping tools to make the act of coding more approachable to designers, illustrators and animators.

  • Qualifications

    BFA (Rhode Island School of Design)
    MFA (Rhode Island School of Design)