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Stephanie Orme

Key Lime Interactive
UX Researcher
Boston, MA

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Steph Orme is a tech savvy researcher with a background in media and communications, with over 10 years of experience conducting studies on human behavior, with a focus on diversity and inclusion. She is globally recognized for her academic work in the video game industry and player experiences. She has published on topics ranging from gendered player experiences and “gamer” identity, to how mechanics influence players’ moral-decision making in games. For example, she has studied young girls’ motivations and their gendered experiences playing Minecraft and its use for STEM development. She is a regular guest speaker for expert panels, workshops, podcasts, and industry events. Steph holds a Ph.D in Mass Communications from Penn State University, an M.A. in Communications from Suffolk University, and a B.S. in Communication from Illinois State University.