Portrait of Deanne Adams

Deanne Adams

Xbox Researcher


Deanne Adams received her PhD from the University of California, Santa Barbara in the Spring of 2013. Her research areas included multimedia learning, educational games, cognitive tutors, and spatial cognition. She spent a year at Vanderbilt University working on an educational game aimed to teach Newton’s Laws of Motion to middle school kids. She then switched gears while working at the University of Notre Dame to examine the effects of stress on navigation in virtual environments. Deanne’s current focus is support products from Turn 10 and Playground Games