On March 1st, 2011, the annual Games User Research Summit will take place in San Francisco for the second time. The event brings together user-research professionals who work in the games industry, and share experience, knowledge and techniques. Centigrade is proud to support the summit as Platinum sponsor.
Thomas Immich, CEO Centigrade: “Our branch office at Games Factory Ruhr brings Centigrade close to the games industry. But there is more to it than only the physical proximity. Elements of modern games such as three-dimensional graphics and new interaction forms such as touch screens or controller-free interaction are employed more and more in user interfaces beyond the games sector. On the other hand, there are lots of research methods in ‘classical’ user interface design that can and should be adapted to and applied in game design. We think that there are lots of benefits waiting at the juncture of both worlds.”
Sponsoring the Games User Research Summit is part of Centigrade’s efforts to support activities at the intersection of traditional user interface design and game design. Other contributions of the company include workshops on user interface design tools such as Microsoft Expression Blend that are targeted at (games) user interface designers and developers.