The Usability Insider
March 2010 Newsletter — brought
to you by Situated Research
Release: Situated Research is
now partners with EA Sports!
a division of Electronic Arts,
has entered into an exclusive partnership with Situated Research to conduct user-experience research on
their games. We are very excited to be working with EA Sports to create innovative, leading-edge games! To learn
more about Situated Research’s
unique approach to video game user-experience research, check
out our brochure.
contains information on our upcoming webinars on information architecture
and video game usability research, as well as some of our latest blog entries.
those in the games industry, please let us know if you’re attending GDC
’10 (Game Developer’s Conference) in San Francisco, March 9-13. We’ll be
there and would love to meet!
Webinar Schedule & Recordings
We will be hosting the following webinars, to be
scheduled towards the end of March. Specific dates and times will be
available on our website soon.
Information Architecture (IA), including website
navigation, organization and design schemes
Video game usability and user-experience (UX)
Latest Blog Entries
are some of the latest entries from our blog.
putting your phone on vibrate. A novel “high-definition” touch-feedback
display can give a touch screen the feel of a textured surface. The
technology was developed for mobile devices by the San Jose CA-based
company Immersion, and is a step toward mimicking the feel of physical
buttons on flat screens. Read
technology evolving at the speed of light, and everyone looking to
benefit from the latest, greatest hardware and software, keeping up can
be challenging for educators, administrators, and school districts
themselves. To help, THE
Journal spoke with a handful of technology experts and came
up with a short list of top tech trends you’ll want to watch in the new
For years, the
sophisticated play of professional teams trickled down to their college
and high school counterparts. Recently, that flow has been reversed. Read more »
in design is very subjective. What evokes one reaction in one person may
evoke a very different reaction in someone else. Sometimes this is due to
personal preference, and other times due to cultural background. Color
theory is a science in itself. Studying how colors affect different
people, either individually or as a group, is something some people build
their careers on. Read
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