Keynote Speaker

Dr. Stephanie Orme

User Experience Researcher at Key Lime Interactive

Stephanie Orme smiling portrait.

Dr. Stephanie Orme is a User Experience Researcher at Key Lime Interactive, a UX/CX consulting agency based in Miami. Working from Boston, she conducts user-focused studies to gain insights to help inform the design and development process of products and services to improve users’ overall experience. She advises clients from Fortune 500 companies, spanning over two dozen industries, including technology, healthcare, media and entertainment, and retail. Prior to working in UX, Stephanie was a college professor, teaching courses on the media and entertainment industries at several Boston institutions. She is globally recognized for her work on diversity and inclusivity in the video game industry and gaming culture, which has appeared in academic journals such as New Media & Society, Computers in Human Behavior, and The Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds. She is a former Chair of the Game Studies Division of the National Communication Association and former board member representing North America for the Esports Research Network. Stephanie currently serves as a co-chair for the Games and Gaming mini-track for the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences and is on the editorial board for The Journal of Electronic Gaming and Esports. She is a frequent panelist and speaker at events such as PAXEast, the Collegiate Gaming Expo, and BostonFIG. Presently, she teaches a course on DEI in esports leadership as part of the MS in Esports Business program at the University of New Haven. Stephanie holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Penn State, a M.S. in Communication from Suffolk University, and a B.S. in Communication from Illinois State University.

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