Games user researchers run professional quality playtests, usability and UX studies which make games better.
Follow the steps below to get started on your journey to a career making games better.
1. Learn how to be a Games User Researcher
- Learn how get a job running professional quality playtests – get the book ‘How to be a Games User Researcher‘, an essential guide to how games get made, how to be a games user researcher and how to get your first job in GUR. Unsure? Read some of the book free to see if it’s for you.
2. Grow your Games User Research Skills
- Continue your games user research journey – get advice, opportunities and jobs for new researchers by subscribing to our monthly newsletter.
- Become part of the GUR community – participate in the IGDA Games Research and UX Group including their Discord channel, mentoring, jobs board, reading club and more.
- Deep dive in our games user research training – Structured courses on how to run high-quality usability reviews, UX tests and grow your research skills.
- Get a full toolkit of methods – The 2018 Games User Research book has lots more great insight on research methods and case studies.
- Keep up with the latest news – on the @gamesUR Twitter account.
3. Lead Games User Research
- Start conversations about user research – with our GUR posters and stickers.
- Set up a new user research team – get the Building User Research Teams book, also by Steve Bromley.
About Steve Bromley
This website is a project by Steve Bromley.
Steve is a user researcher who works with game studios to help them make games better. Get in touch if you are looking for a user researcher to help with your games project – if I can’t help, I can recommend someone who can.
Follow @Steve_Bromley on Twitter for new articles on user research and games.