Fireside Chat PS3 ♥'s Xbox - #GamesUR US Conference 2016





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Published on Mar 25, 2016

It’s been 6 years since Kevin Keeker from Sony Computer Entertainment America worked for Randy Pagulayan from Microsoft Studios. Sit down with the two veteran games user researchers as they interview each other about what it’s like to perform user research on AAA game titles, and PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Randy and Kevin are likely to talk about best practices in applied games user research, organizational communication, differences between the two competitors in their approaches to research, and the latest trends in user research. Topics may include pre-submitted questions from attendees.

Speaker: Randy Pagulayan
Randy Pagulayan is one of the first pioneers of the games user research discipline and leads a team of nearly 50 staff at the forefront of interactive entertainment experiences. He’s authored several of the first publications around games research and has been featured in Wired and OXM magazine. Randy has a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland, and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Cincinnati. Randy also was hired by, was a peer of, was a manager for, played ice hockey with, was victorious in fantasy football against, and was dressed up for Halloween one year as… Kevin Keeker.

Speaker: Kevin Keeker
Kevin Keeker has spent the last 20+ years in UX research and design at PlayStation, Microsoft, Zynga, and freelance. In that time he’s held every role from analyst to moderator to game designer, contractor to lead to group manager to consultant to principle researcher. Before UX, his academic background was in survey research, observational research, statistical analysis and Social Psychology.


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