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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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How to keep games secret in playtests

How to keep games secret in playtests

Techniques for avoiding leaks, and keeping games secret when running playtests and UX research.

Use playtests to find usability issues in games

Find usability issues in games with playtests

How to use playtests and UX research studies to find usability issues in games. Plus an exclusive playtest of Pokemon Unite to practice on.

Learn how to become an expert playtest moderator, all about how to ask unbiased questions

Expert playtest moderation – ask unbiased questions

Ask unbiased questions. Practice and develop your playtest moderation and run excellent qualitative research.

Learn how to write a games user research report

How to write a games user research report

Excellent reporting requires excellent storytelling and clear communication – learn how to write a games user research report

How To Write A Playtest Survey

How to write a playtest survey

Learn how to write reliable playtest surveys, and discover games UX issues.

Expert tips to write a playtest survey in games user research

Expert tips for writing a playtest survey

Learn secrets from experts about how to write effective and useful playtest surveys.

Learn the most effective ways to convince teams to playtest their games

Convince teams to playtest

Some of the fears that our colleagues might have about games UX and user research, and what we can do to convince teams to playtest more.

How to measure enjoyment people have playing games

Find the fun – measuring enjoyment in games user research

Games are meant to be fun. We’ll look at why measuring fun is hard, and how to find the fun reliably.

Learn the most effective and valuable ways to share games user research findings

Sharing Games User Research Findings

Communication is one of the most important skills for a researcher to have – here is the lowdown on sharing games user research findings.

Learn more about remote games user research techniques

Remote games user research

Remote games user research is an essential part of our toolbox. In this issue we explore how to do it, and some of the problems to look out for.

Quantitative research methods for games

Quantitative Research for new games user researchers

Essential quantitative research skills for games user researchers, including how to compare two data-sets, and common stats errors.

Learn about what games user researchers do when they're not researching

What else do games user researchers do?

Games user researchers don’t just run studies, and there are other activities which can increase the impact of our work. Learn what user researchers do when they are not running studies.

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