Specializations

  • Information Architecture
  • Research
  • Product Management

Biography

Louis Spinelli is a UW iSchool alum teaching in the Master of Science in Information Management Program. A leader in research and information architecture, Louis is passionate about accessible, inclusive, and impactful information and technology experiences. He is known for collaborative cross-functional project leadership on a global scale, problem solving, and stakeholder engagement that spans strategic and executional lifecycle phases for industry leaders. Recognizing the growing demand for high-quality information leaders, Louis focuses on equipping iSchool students to tackle complex issues in a fast changing world.

At Microsoft, Louis leads the definition and execution of metadata strategy for one of the largest documentation and learning ecosystems on the internet. He partners and collaborates with product owners, business leaders, information architects, engineers, data scientists, content teams, researchers, designers, and others to harness ML/AI, develop our knowledge graph, and more.

Education

  • MS, Information Management, University of Washington, 2017

Publications and Contributions

  • Conference Paper
    Attention patterns for code animations: using eye trackers to evaluate dynamic code presentation techniques (2018)
    Conference Companion of the 2nd International Conference on Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming Authors: Louis Spinelli, Maulishree Pandey, Steve Oney
  • Conference Paper
    Influences on the Social Practices Surrounding Commercial Music Services: A Model for Rich Interactions (2018)
    Proceedings of the 19th International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference Proceedings of the 21st International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) Authors: Louis Spinelli, Josephine Lau, Liz Pritchard, Jin Ha Lee
  • Conference Paper
    Investigating user perceptions underlying social music behavior using Q methodology (2020)
    Proceedings of the 21st International Society for Music Information Retrieval Conference (ISMIR) Authors: Louis Spinelli, Josephine Lau, Lee