Portrait of Jonathan Winkle

Jonathan Winkle

Xbox Researcher


I’m excited to be a part of Xbox Research because our team blends user empathy with applied research in the pursuit of maximizing fun for all gamers. I currently conduct research across the Halo franchise with 343 Industries, as well as contributing to work on gamer satisfaction.

I joined Xbox in 2019 after working in the consumer research and financial technology industries, where I got my first experience with user research. Prior to that, I completed my PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience at Duke University studying the dynamics of visual attention and decision making during dietary choice.

Outside of work I enjoy rock climbing, playing Go, cooking and eating, my dog, but not cooking and eating my dog.