Subject:                                     The Usability Insider - March Issue of Situated Research's Newsletter

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March 2010 Newsletter — brought to you by Situated Research


Press Release: Situated Research is now partners with EA Sports!

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.

This issue contains information on our upcoming webinars on information architecture and video game usability research, as well as some of our latest blog entries.

Finally, for 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!

Michel Ann Sharritt
(630) 522-0855

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) research

You may also watch recordings of our previous webinars - available on our website. Even better, subscribe to our Podcast if you want to take them with you on the go!

Latest Blog Entries

Following are some of the latest entries from our blog.

New Piezoelectric Technology Makes Screens More Tactile

Forget 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 more »

5 K-12 Technology Trends for 2010

With 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 year. Read more » 

Game Changers: How Videogames Trained a Generation of Athletes

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 » 

Color Theory for Web Design: The Meaning of Color

Color 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 more »

About Situated Research

Whether we help you design tomorrow's video games, software, or websites, you should know exactly what kind of experience you create for your users. This knowledge helps to design situations that yield intended, meaningful outcomes with lasting results.

Interested in joining our team? Check out our current job openings.

Situated Research, LLC, located in Naperville, Illinois, provides expert software usability testing and research services.