Proprio Lead UI Developer Dr. Evie Powell to Speak at UW’s XR Day


Proprio Lead UI Developer and Virtual Reality Engineer Dr. Evie Powell will be giving a keynote presentation at the University of Washington's XR Day: Exploring the future of XR design and technology on March 3, 2020, at the UW Seattle. 

Dr. Evie Powell is a games researcher and developer specializing in immersive interactions and prototype design. Before becoming the lead UI developer at Proprio Vision she founded Verge of Brilliance LLC, an independent experimental games studio in Seattle, and worked at Microsoft on natural user interfaces and the Kinect technology at Xbox. With a unique career bridging gaming and healthcare, Dr. Powell integrates game design and UX design to create meaningful experiences that help people learn, play, and work differently. At Proprio her focus is on anticipating how surgeons think and designing a suite of tools to empower them to think and perform optimally. Dr. Powell graduated from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte with her Ph.D in Computer Science where her research centered on socially pervasive game experiences and context aware gaming using mobile technologies. 

XR Day is an interactive day exploring the long-term potential in XR design and technologies presented by the University of Washington's Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering and sponsored by leading integrated device manufacturer, STMicroelectronics. The event brings together industry professionals, academics, alumni, and UW graduate students for cross-disciplinary conversations, thought leadership, and collaboration, surrounding the development of extended reality hardware, devices, interactions, and apps.

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