Blog Archive

Over a decade’s worth of blog posts, starting from day one of studying Human Computer Interaction at university.

A lot of my more recent writing has been on company blogs, you’ll find them by looking at these posts from Reach, and posts from Parliament

The older content may no longer represent my understanding or views on the topics covered, so consider ignoring anything written longer than about… 5 years ago.

Recent posts

  • Essential Games User Research Books – Games UX reading list

    Games user researchers apply UX and scientific best practices to design and run high quality playtests and research studies. These studies help designers make confident game design decisions. In this post we cover the essential games user research books and Games UX reading. Working in Games UX and User Research is a popular career choice

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  • Exploring playtesting

    For the last six months, I’ve been interviewing game developers about playtesting. I’ve wanted to explore how they define it, why they do it, how they do it, and what makes playtesting difficult. Join me on the first step of the journey.

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  • How To Be A Games User Researcher – Book Out Now!

    The launch of the new games UX book ‘How To Be A Games User Researcher’

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  • How To Be A Games User Researcher – Steve Interviewed by Seb Long

    In support of the release of the upcoming book ‘How To Be A Games User Researcher’, Steve and Seb talk about playtesting, user research and how research makes games better.

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  • Your A/B tests and surveys are missing information

    Quantitative experiments are an extremely powerful tool for product development. However relying solely on quantitative methods misses valuable data. This wastes your product and development team’s time and costs your company money. Read on to learn why a mixed-methods approach is best for finding data to inform product decisions.

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  • Increase UX research impact with collaborative studies

    How to work better with non-researchers, and run more impactful studies. A recent talk from the Games Research and UX online conference.

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Games user research blog posts

User Research blog posts