SIG Spotlight: IGDA Games Research and User Experience SIG16 Jan 2019
The IGDA Games Research and User Experience Special Interest Group (IGDA GRUX SIG) aims to improve the state of games user research and user experience within the industry. The ultimate goal of Games User Research and of Games User Experience is to help game designers reach their design goals by applying scientific and user experience design principles to ensure that players are having experience developers intend.
Our main approach to the above is to facilitate community and information sharing among user researchers and user experience professionals at game companies, consultancies, and academia. We also take an advocacy and educational role in terms of spreading best practice user research, user experience design practices, and knowledge within the games industry via our two annual summits (One in the USA and one in the UK), and via our social media accounts and communities.
To further the above goals we have a wide range of resources that are available via our website including:
- A LinkedIn Group, Discord Channel, and Twitter account.
- Our Discord server and Twitter are particularly active, with the Discord channel providing opportunities to interact with some of the most experienced User Experience professionals in the industry.
- Videos from our two annual Summits going back to 2010.
- Career resources including a jobs board, jobs twitter account, and mentoring program that pairs senior volunteers in the Games User Experience community with mentees.
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