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Every month I write expert level article on how to run professional quality playtests and start a career in games user research.

Learn topics such as how to write a playtest survey, how to find playtesters for your playtest, and how to get user research experience before you have a job

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Game Dev for user researchers

Game development for new games user researchers

Understand game development, and how user researchers interact with their industry peers, and be more likely to pass the interview. 

How to run unbiased player interviews

How to run unbiased player interviews

Every stage of preparing, running and analysing your playtest interviews. Plus tips on how to reveal player’s honest thoughts, and apply that to game design decisions.

Cole Davis – Getting your first game credit

Cole Davis covers how he got his first game credit, while preparing to enter the games industry.

Run Internal Playtests

Run better internal playtests

Run tighter, more useful internal playtests and make the most of your colleague’s time.

17 games UX research job interview qus to prep for

17 Games UX Research Job Interview Questions To Prepare For

You’ve got the interview for the games studio of your dreams. Learn what you will be asked, and how to answer games user research interview questions.

Games user research interview with Kirk Rodgers from Bungie

Kirk Rodgers – Research Director at Bungie

Games user research hiring managers interview with Kirk Rodgers, Research Director at Bungie

John Hopson, read more from our hiring manager interviews on best ways to get hired and build a career as a games user researcher

John Hopson – FunPlus Hiring Manager Interviews

Learn from John Hopson, senior director of user insights for Funplus and find ways to get hired and build a career as a games user researcher

Learn ways to run pop up playtests for games user research

How to run pop-up playtests

Pop-up or guerrilla UX research require a careful balance of accuracy and speed. Here’s how to avoid some common traps and make the most of it.

Games user research interview with Ula from Player research

Ula Karpińska – Games User Researcher at Player Research

Read an interview with Ula Karpińska, a games user researcher at Player Research, and learn more about building a career in games user research

How to make time for games UX research

How to make time for games UX research

Immediate and long-term tactics to create the time for proper playtesting, research, UX design and iteration.

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