My name is Ian Livingston, and I am the SR. User Experience Researcher at EA Vancouver where I've where I manage a team of researchers responsible for titles such as FIFA, UFC, Mirrors Edge, and Mass Effect.

Before joining EA I worked at Ubisoft Montreal the User Research Lead on the Far Cry franchise. I shipped Far Cry 3, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and Far Cry 4 and a good amount of Far Cry Primal.

I have spoken at a number of industry events, including GDC, SIGGRAPH, CHI, the #GamesUR IGDA summit, CSCW and MoSo Conf.

Before all of that, I was a MSc student (completed in 2011) and Researcher in the Interaction lab at the University of Saskatchewan, where I was under the supervision of Dr. Regan Mandryk. I received my Honours in Computer Science at the U of S in 2009; focusing my studies on HCI, Software Engineering and Computer Graphics. During my time as a graduate student I studied the areas of usability, psychology and user experience in video games.


If you would like to contact me please feel free to send me an email at:

ian (at) ianlivingston (dot) ca