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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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Cole Davis – Getting your first game credit

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

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

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

Learn from Ugo Bui Xuan about top tips for games user research

Ugo Bui-Xuan – Worldwide User Research Manager at Gameloft

Ugo Bui-Xuan is a worldwide user research manager at Gameloft. Read his advice on how to build a career in games user research.

Learn more about games user research advice from Rich Ridlen

Rich Ridlen – Meta Quest

Rich Ridlen is a recognised games user research expert, who started the first user research orgs at EA and Meta Quest.

In this interview, we explore Rich’s journey through the games industry, the skills needed to excel at starting and growing teams, and how to make connections as a new user researcher.

Learn from Jess Tompkins about games user research advice

Jess Tompkins – Senior Researcher at EA 

This month I’ve been talking to Jess Tompkins, Senior Researcher at EA about her experience working in games user research, and top tips for people looking to join the industry.

Learn about Lanie Dixon's top games user research tips from her experience at Ubisoft, Montreal

Lanie Dixon – Director of Insights at Ubisoft Montréal

This month I’ve been talking to Lanie Dixon, Director of Insights at Ubisoft Montréal about her experience working in games user research, and top tips for people looking to join the industry.

Advice and guidance from Hannah Murphy on games user research

Hannah Murphy – User Researcher at Activision

This month I’ve been talking to Hannah Murphy, User Researcher at Activision about her experience working in games, and top tips for people looking to join the industry.

Learn user research tips and advice from Marco Alesci

Marco Alesci – Games User Researcher at Player Research

This month I’ve been talking to Marco Alesci, Games User Researcher at Player Research about his experience working in games, and top tips for people looking to join the industry.

Learn about user research advice from Krista Parham

Krista Parham – Senior User Researcher at Kabam

This month I’ve been talking to Krista Parham, User Researcher at Kabam Games about her experience working in games, and top tips for people looking to join the industry.

Learn about games user research advice from Richard Lemarchand

Richard Lemarchand – Playtesting and a Playful Production Process

Playtesting and games production from Microprose to the University of Southern California, via Naughty Dog

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