Program Director, Applied Research: E2i Creative Studio
University of Central Florida
Eileen Smith is a program director at the University of Central Florida. She creates learning opportunities for end users and emerging designers. Eileen leverages her background in performance theater and interpersonal communications. She has led creative teams in experience development in science centers, exploring engagement with direct interaction as a foundation for experiential learning. Her research projects at UCF have ranged from studying situational awareness in first-responder situations to understanding how to believe patients’ perceptions of pain, exploring how to improve the quality of life for TBI survivors, and understanding the tradeoffs necessary for true healthy, sustainable living.