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Who is your Ada Lovelace Day inspiration?

Nicole Lazzaro Founder and President of XEODesign, Inc., has twenty years of expertise in Player Experience Design (PXD) for mass-market entertainment products. 

Why is this person a role model

She presented at a Future Salon: New Insides on Games and Why We Play Them She has excellent insights into emotions and the role they play in games. It was also interesting regarding how does motivation work and how you can tap into it.
I also admire her quiet kind style of operation. She is a great person to work with.

What are some of the accomplishments of this heroine?

Voted by Gamasutra as one of the Top 20 women working in video games.

Since founding XEODesign in 1992 Nicole's design and research has improved over 40 million player experiences, including several popular franchises for casual audiences such as three of the Myst Series, Diner Dash, GoPets, Cosmopolitan Virtual Makeover, Mavis Beacon teaches Typing, Jeopardy Online, as well as creativity coaching for the designers of The Sims.