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Dennis Wixon, Ph D.

Advisor Greater Los Angeles Area, US

Associate Professor, University of Southern California and Research Manager Microsoft Surface, Microsoft.

Associate Professor, University of Southern California and Research Manager Microsoft Surface, Microsoft.

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Associate Professor University of Southern California June 2012 - present
Research Manager Microsoft Surface Microsoft March 2008 - present
Adjunct Full Professor, visiting lecturer University of Washington, Michael G. Foster School of Business 2007 - present
Senior User Researcher at Startup Business Group Microsoft August 2011 - May 2012
Faculty USC 2012 - 2012
User Research Manager Microsoft March 2004 - March 2008
User Research Manager, MSN and Home Products Microsoft April 2000 - May 2004
Conference co-chair CHI 2002 2001 - 2002
Principal Engineer, Research Manager. DEC 1981 - May 1998
Usabilty Manager Hewlett Packard Enterprise 1981 - 1998


Clark University Experimental Social Psychology 1972 - 1981
Marist College Psychology 1968 - 1972

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Markets of Interest
  • • Games
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Productivity Tools

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Key Strengths

Innovation • User Interface Design • History • epistemology

Key Accomplishments

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Leo Frishberg
Principal, Phase II
Dennis' extensive background in user research and experience design makes him a natural for advising others seeking counsel in these areas

Heather Desurvire
We worked together  •  Faculty School of Cinematic Arts - Interactive Media and Games Department, University of Southern California. NYU grad.
She is smart, hardworking, and very experienced in Player Experience research. She can not only conduct tests and analyze data to generate ... insights, but also she can analyze a game based on her previous research and guidelines she has created.

Robert Finney
They're my professor  •  Programmer Analyst II, USC Institute for Creative Technologies. University of Southern California grad.
He is creative and dedicated.

Karen Angelli
We worked together  •  User Experience Lead, Microsoft. Previously Consultant, Sunberry Design.
Karen is knowledgeable in her domain and passionate about her work. She works well with teams and can do both design and user research. If I ... were a manager I would hire her.