UX Design Researcher, TomTom || Amsterdam, Netherlands (Sept 2014 – present)
  • Led UX research throughout the product creation process: from big-sky exploratory research to validation research just before launch.
  • Worked on a wide variety of products including: running watches, activity trackers, navigation apps, and sat-navs for scooters.
  • Successfully designed and conducted research in multiple countries including: UK, US, France, Italy, Germany, and the Netherlands.
  • Promoted from Junior UX Design Researcher at the end of 2015.
UX / Creative Intern, Disney Interactive Group || Tokyo, Japan (Jun – Aug 2014)
  • Created storyboards and wireframes for multiple apps incubated within the Disney Interactive Group.
  • Crafted content specifically for the Japanese market (in Japanese).
  • Conducted usability review of a new Star Wars mobile game.
Research Assistant, MIT Mobile Experience Lab || Cambridge, MA (Jun – Dec 2013)
  • Conducted exploratory and ethnographic research for multiple projects within the Mobile Experience Lab.
  • Worked on consultancy projects for high-profile clients including: Marriott Hotels, the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA), and RAI, Italy’s national broadcasting company.
  • Presented at the Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI) conference in Munich, Germany.
  • Acted as a facilitator at a design workshop at the Skolkovo Institute of Science + Technology in Moscow, Russia.
Research Assistant, MIT Imagination, Computation, and Expression Lab || Cambridge, MA (Sept 2013 – May 2014)
  • Worked in teams to collaboratively conceptualize and create games, interactive narratives, and digital media art related to cultural analysis and social change.
  • Wrote multiple conference proposals and publications related to lab projects. Won an “exemplary distinction” for our publication at the Foundations of Digital Games conference (top 14% of submissions).
  • Contributed ideas to Chimeria, an engine for modeling dynamic and nuanced character identities in games.




  • Lipshin, Jason, Fox D. Harrell, Chong-U Lim, et al. “The Chimeria Platform: User Empowerment and the Expression of Social Group Membership Phenomena.” Digital Humanities 2014. Lausanne, Switzerland. July 8-11. 2014.
  • Harrell, Fox D., Jason Lipshin, Chong-U Lim, et al. “Stories of Stigma and Acceptance Using the Chimeria Platform.” 2014 Electronic Literature Organization Conference. University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. June 19-21, 2014.
  • Lipshin, Jason, Eduardo Marisca, Rodrigo Davies, et al. “The Creative Industries Prototyping Lab.” HASTAC 2014 – Hemispheric Pathways: Critical Makers in International Networks. Lima, Peru. April 24-27, 2014.
  • Harrell, D. Fox, Chong-U Lim, Jason Lipshin, et al. “Authoring Conversational Narratives in Games with the Chimeria Platform.” Foundations of Digital Games 2014Ft. Lauderdale, FL. April 3-7, 2014. (exemplary distinction, top 14% of submissions)
  • Casalegno, Federico, Jason Lipshin, Stella Kim, et al. “SeedMate: An Augmented Reality App for Gardening Education.” Tangible, Embodied, and Embedded Interaction (TEI) 2014. Munich, Germany. February 16-19, 2014.
  • Lipshin, Jason. “Data Visualization as Process and Product in Historical Scholarship.” Digital Humanities 2013. University of Nebraska – Lincoln. July 16-19, 2013.
  • Lipshin, Jason. “Visualizing User Interaction in Books, Films, and Games.” Media in Transition 8: Public Media, Private Media. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. May 3-5, 2013.
  • Lipshin, Jason. “Merging Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches to Data Visualization.” HASTAC 2013 — The Storm of Progress: New Horizons, New Narratives, New Codes. York University. April 25-28, 2013.
  • Lipshin, Jason. “DH Methods in the Traditional Dissertation” (panel discussion). DH: The Next Generation. Simmons College. March 15, 2013.
  • Lipshin, Jason. Digital Humanities Roundtable.  Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory. Fordham University, March 1-2, 2013.
  • Lipshin, Jason and Jia Zhang. “Visualizing Centuries: Data Visualization and the Comedie-Francaise Registers Project.” Chicago Colloquium on Digital Humanities and Computer Science, University of Chicago, November 17-19, 2012.
  • Lipshin, Jason and Joshua McVeigh-Schultz. “Emerging Methods of Time-Based Metadata Tagging in Media Scholarship: Revisiting the methodology of close analysis through tagging and data visualization.” Society for the Cognitive Study of the Moving Image, Sarah Lawrence College, June 13-16, 2012.


  • The Creative Industries Prototyping Lab (UPC – Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas, Lima, Peru, April 2014).
  • 21W.789 – Communicating with Mobile Technology (MIT, Spring 2014). Taught by Frank Bentley, Senior User Experience Researcher at Yahoo. Also has a MOOC component on MIT edX with 20,000+ students.
  • Introduction to Interaction Design Workshop (MIT-Skoltech Institute, Moscow, Russia, October 2013)
  • CMS.950 – Workshop I (MIT, Fall 2013)
  • CMS.633/833 – Digital Humanities: Topics, Techniques, and Technologies (MIT, Spring 2013)
  • IML 420/HP 470 – Media for Social Change (USC, Spring 2012)


  • MIT Kelly Douglas Research Fund, Spring 2014.
  • MIT Graduate Student Council Travel Fund, Summer 2013.
  • MIT Comparative Media Studies – Graduate Student Professional Development Fund, Spring 2013 and Spring 2014.
  • HASTAC Scholar, Fall 2011.
  • Fund for Innovative Undergraduate Teaching (research assistant stipend), Fall 2011.
  • Provost Research Fellowship, Summer 2011.
  • Undergraduate Research Associates Program (research assistant stipend), Summer 2010.
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching Undergraduate Fellow, Fall 2009-Spring 2011.


  • Valedictorian Nomination, Fall 2011.
  • Undergraduate Writers’ Conference – Second Place (Analytical Essay Category) for “Casual Labor: How Farmville Converges Consumption, Production, and Play,” Spring 2011.
  • USC Webfest – First Place (“Imagine”/experimental art category) for “Traffic Archive,” Spring 2011.
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Spring 2010
  • USC Exceptional Funding, Summer 2009 and 2010.
  • Undergraduate Writers’ Conference – First Place (Analytical Essay Category) for “Hollywood Extras: Avant-Garde and Industry in Pre-Stonewall Gay and Lesbian Cinema,” Spring 2009.
  • USC School of Cinematic Arts – Bernard Kantor Scholarship, Spring 2008
  • USC Presidential Scholarship (half-tuition), Fall 2007-Spring 2011
  • Best Buy National Scholarship (for essay on technology and education), Fall 2007