About Stacie Hibino
Last summer, I taught a 10-week immersive bootcamp on UX design for General Assembly in San Francisco. It was intense and rewarding to co-teach and mentor 25 students as they jump-started a new career in UX. Since then and for a year before that, I have been on a personal sabbatical, working on various personal projects and doing some traveling.
From February 2017 to June 2018, I was the Acting Director for the Customer Experience Lab ("CX Lab"), previously known as the Visual Displays UX Lab) at Samsung Research America (SRA), and also known as the Experience Innovation Lab ("XI Lab") of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), from January to June 2018. Our lab focused on commercialization and concept development of future products and services for Samsung in the displays / TV, audio and home entertainment product space, including IoT. I worked for Samsung for over seven years. Prior to working for the CX / XI Lab, I was Technical Director for the Smart Things Innovation Lab of SRA. At Samsung, we used design thinking processes, working in interdisciplinary teams to understand users through user research and quickly testing new concepts through rapid prototyping. Throughout my time at Samsung, I was involved in creating and presenting many pitches and demos to executives. I also led many brainstorming sessions and international workshops for new concept development.
About my picture: this is a selfie of me ziplining in Hawaii. I like to use this picture in my bio as it represents my work philosophy when thinking about future products -- be adventurous, have fun, but don't be reckless (note the helmet, and I was safely strapped in as well!).