Games User Research SIG

The IGDA Games User Research Special Interest Group (GUR SIG) supports games user research, and games user researchers, by building community and sharing information. This website is part of that mission.

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What is Games User Research?

Games User Research focuses on players’ psychology and their behaviour via techniques such as playtesting, analytics, expert analysis, and others. Game User Researchers aim to help game developers deliver players the best gaming experience possible.

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Interested in a career in Games User Research?

In this section of the website you can find some useful information, such as a list of companies that hire GUR/UX professionals.

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Games User Research Resources

In this section of the website you can find some useful resources if you work in, study, or are interested in games User Research. Including the GUR methods wiki, information on our Mendeley library, and GUR related pictures.

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#gamesUR US Summit

The #gamesUR US Summit has been held annually alongside GDC in San Fransisco since 2010. In that time it has grown from a handful of researchers, to a gathering of hundreds with multiple presentation streams, posters, workshops, and social events.

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#gamesUR EU Summit

The first #gamesUR EU Summit was held in London in July 2015. This summit provided insightful presentations, and excellent networking opportunities for European and International attendees.

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