User Research Project Manager
Hellu~!! My name is Celestia and I’m 15 years deep into games research; 5 years in a user research role. Unsurprisingly, my background is in research and academia. I have a B.App.Sci in Psychology from RMIT (Melbourne, Australia), and two Master degrees from Lund University (Sweden); a MSc in Psychology Research and a MSc in Entrepreneurship. As a games user researcher, I have worked with entrepreneurial start-ups, consultancies, investors, publishers, and developers in the games industry.
I’m currently the User Research Project Manager (URPM) for Ubisoft Reflections (Newcastle, United Kingdom). Previously, I was a User Researcher at Paradox Interactive (Stockholm, Sweden), and also did some work as a Senior User Researcher with Nordisk Games (Copenhagen, Denmark).
In my current role as a URPM, my expertise is in relationships, communication, building trust, and project stalking. I am responsible for driving the business value of qualitative insights alongside quantitative data in GUR- through coffee breaks, professional friendships...and lots and lots of informal, candid chatting. As a mixed-methods researcher, I specialise in research methodology, data triangulation, analysis, and asking the right questions. Therefore, my work experience history comes with ALL THE THINGS *fistpump*. Some of my day to day activities have included: conducting user research studies, delivering insights, communicating with global development teams, drafting documentation, developing UX strategy plans, and engaging company-wide initiatives.
Having said all this, I’m a huge advocate of the growth mindset. So regardless of what level you are in your career, I expect I’ll learn a thing or two from you as well :)
Talk to me about:
Games User Research Methods
Career and Professional Development