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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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Games User Research in Korea

Games User Research in Korea – Introducing the Games UX Analysis Team at NEXON

NEXON’s Games UX Analysis Team introduce their work, and their recent translation of How To Be A Games User Researcher

How to Analyze Playtest Data

What does analysing playtest data look like? I analyse and report on a single playtest question, using data from a real game test.

What does a games user researcher do?

What does a games user researcher do?

A day in the life of a games user researcher

Define Your Players

Understanding and thinking about ‘who actually will play my game’ gives valuable focus to your development priorities.

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.

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