Matthew Sharritt, Ph.D., President and Co-founder of Situated Research, specializes in user-experience (UX) research and usability testing within software and video games.
Dr. Sharritt is a graduate of the interdisciplinary Communication & Information Sciences Ph.D. program, which specializes in communication, computer science, information science, human-computer interaction, and IT management. Prior, he obtained his M.S. in Information & Computer Sciences, also at the University of Hawai’i, where he served as a teaching assistant; and his B.S. at Marquette University in Computer Engineering while he was webmaster at Time Warner Telecom.
Dr. Sharritt’s doctoral research focused on collaborative learning during playtesting and exploration, by taking an open-ended look at what is accomplished during gameplay. This gave him deep insight into how commercial video games tick, and how to construct games that flow with engaging gameplay and collaborative interaction. You can read more about Dr. Sharritt and his research on his personal website, sharritt.com.
B.S. in Computer Engineering, Marquette University
M.S. in Information & Computer Sciences, University of Hawai’i
Ph.D. in Communication & Information Sciences, University of Hawai’i