Viola Hauen-Limkilde

Country: Denmark
Area of expertise:  User Research

As a child, I dreamt of having invisibility as a superpower. As an adult, I am not doing any superhero stuff, but actually still practice my invisibility skills almost daily, working with user research in computer games. I also teach how to do user research in games at The National Academy of Digital, Interactive Entertainment.

I think of my job not so much as me studying the target audience for our games, but more like me exploring together with our players what shapes their experiences, how our design works for them and what could be done to create a better experience for them. Often people know more than they think; they just need to be asked the right way.

Being on the research/analysis side of things I know a little about interaction design, but I think it is super-interesting and am looking forward to learning more.