Measuring and Minimising Sickness in Virtual Reality

This week I gave a talk at The Research Thing on how Simulator Sickness can be identified and measured in virtual reality games, and some best practises for avoiding it. It’s based on my experience from PlayStation, and a lot of good research done by others. I’ve shared the slides below, and my notes. Also […]

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What’s in a games user research report?

To improve the GUR-SIG mentoring scheme, one of my goals is to produce examples of the work that user researchers do. Students on the scheme have asked about wanting to see a games user research report, however because real reports are often under NDA, mentors can find sharing real reports a challenge. To help address […]

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Running User Tests for Virtual Reality

I recently gave a talk at UXBrighton about running user tests for virtual reality. The event was a really fun evening, with some great talks from Deborah Amar and Henry Ryder, and was organised by Harvey from Player Research. In my talk, I covered some tips that I’d learned from running user research for virtual […]

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Why attend GUR conferences?

2015 was a fantastic year for games user research conferences, with another successful GUR-SIG Summit in San Francisco, the first ever European #gamesUR conference in London and others including CHI-Play and Bungie’s User Research Summer Camp. Conference season is nearly upon us again, and it’s time to look forward to the events this year. The […]

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Building Trust with Development Teams

Being a good user researcher is not just about finding usability or user experience issues with games. Once the issues have been found, another part of the role is ensuring that the development team take the right action to resolve them. To achieve this, it’s important to create a strong trust relationship with the development […]

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