How to break into Games User Research

I’ve been working as a full time games user researcher since last year, and have often been asked “how did you get your job?”  Games user research is a relatively niche, yet emerging, field, and there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved without having years of experience in the games industry.  In this […]

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Effective UI by the EffectiveUI team – Book Review

Effective UI is a new book by … EffectiveUI, which aims to give an introduction to the art of building a superior user experience.  EffectiveUI (the company) are a user experience agency from the US, recently known for building the iPad app Ideate, a tool for wire framing and sketching which uses pre-set templates for […]

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iPhone Game Design Heuristics

Within the field of usability, heuristics are ‘shortcuts’ to overcoming major usability issues, and are often used to supplement user testing. They can quickly identify large usability issues, early in the development process, and prevent the need for major redesigns further down the software development process. If many of these issues didn’t become addressed until […]

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