In this section of the website you can find some useful resources if you work in, study, or are interested in Games User Research and User Experience.
Games Research and User Experience SIG LinkedIn Group
The GRUX SIG LinkedIn group serves as a meeting place for Games User Research and User Experience processionals and academics. Members must be working or studying in an area relevant to Games User Research or Games User Experience. To join the group please go here and submit your request.
Games Research and User Experience SIG Discord
The Games Research and User Experience SIG has a Discord server for members of community. The channel is intended to provide a place where the community can come together, chat, see important announcements, and be able to easily communicate with each other and members of the steering committee. Please click on the title above to get details on how to join the server.
#gamesUR Summits are held annually in the US and in the EU. These summits are opportunities for those working in, studying, and interested in Games User Research to met and learn from each others. Some of there presentations from past summits are available here.
This wiki was originally setup by Magy Seif El-Nasr and some graduate students. It aims to give insight into the differing methodologies that can be used in Games User Research.
There are many, many, publications online related to Games User Research. Many more than we could host and curate ourselves. As such, thanks to Ben Lile, we have setup a Mendeley library that you can use to access, and add to, these publications. Instructions on how to access and use the library can be found here.
Pictures of lab setups, methodologies in action, past #gamesUR Summits, Wizards, and other related imagery can be found here.
International Game Developers Association
The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the largest non-profit membership organisation in the world serving all individuals who work in the games industry. The GRUX SIG is part of the IGDA and you can check out the IGDA website here.