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Heather Desurvire


Faculty School of Cinematic Arts - Interactive Media and Games Department, University of Southern California. NYU grad.

Faculty School of Cinematic Arts - Interactive Media and Games Department, University of Southern California. NYU grad.

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Principal Consultant: User Behavioristics, UX Research CX Strategy-Products, Games, Mobile, Software User Research Behavioristics, Inc. 2000 - present
Faculty School of Cinematic Arts - Interactive Media and Games Department University of Southern California January 2009 - present
Sr UX Research & NPS Program Manager Velocify 2013 - 2015
UX User Research Consultant MySpace 2010 - 2010
Usability UX Game Usability and Research Consultant LucasArts 2000 - 2008
UX Usability/Game Usability Consultant Electronic Arts 2000 - 2008
UX Usability and Playabiltiy Specialist Sega Of America, Inc. 2004 - 2007
Usability and UX Consultant Microsoft. 2001 - 2004
UX and User Research Specialist Citibank 2000 - 2000


New York University Computer Sc, Psychology-Soc Sc Research
University of California, Berkeley Psychology

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  • • Wearable Tech
  • • Mobile
  • • Games

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Dennis Wixon, Ph D.
We worked together  •  Associate Professor, University of Southern California and Research Manager Microsoft Surface, Microsoft.
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.
Jordan Klein
We worked together  •  Previously Production Intern, Electronic Arts (EA). Previously Production Intern, Survios. University of Southern California grad.
Heather has decades of experience working with Fortune 100/500 companies in the fields of user and player experience. Her broad, trailblazin ... g expertise allows her to quickly acclimate herself to new products and maximize their success by ensuring they are accessible, engaging, and fun. As a personal advisor, Heather is personable, professional, and responsive. Her attention to detail, organizational discipline and intrinsic motivation are apparent in everything she produces and excellently complement her ability to truly analyze products from a user's perspective. Heather has my absolute highest recommendation as an advisor and anyone who has the pleasure of working with her will be impressed by the instant impact and results she provides.

Marientina Gotsis
Research Assistant Professor, University of Southern California.
Marientina is the consummate professional. She is hard working, brilliant and gets the work done. No matter how complex a problem Marientina ... will find a way to make it work. In top of that, she's a passionate and very lovely person to work with.