Articles by Pejman Mirza-Babaei

Pejman Mirza-Babaei runs the UXR Lab, an applied user experience research lab for digital media, at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. He is also a co-founder of BlueMoon UX Research and Development, has co-edited a book called Games User Research, and is now working on his new book Good Design, Bad Design, Better Design.

UX Research for the Gaming Industry Requires Looking through a Unique Lens

The gaming industry needs UX researchers who understand the unique challenges of creating good experiences for video games, which are very different than other interfaces. [Read More]

Beyond Player Experience: Designing for Spectator-Players

Crafting meaningful and engaging games for spectator-players requires new UX research and design methods.  [Read More]

Getting Ahead of the Game: Challenges and Methods in Games User Research

Game pattern

Game development requires a deep knowledge of user needs. In addition to leveraging established usability research methods, games user research increasingly incorporates advances in physiological measurements and visualizations to better understand user behavior. [Read More]