Games User Research

Games User Research

Move from academia to the games industry

After completing a post-graduate course, it can be hard to work out what to do next. I often get emails from people interested in games, but unsure of what to do after university. How to move from academia into the games industry is a common topic that students bring to me. In this article, we…

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Top Games User Research + UX Books

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

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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