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Let’s Build a Portfolio – Part 2

Let’s talk about documentation for a moment. A lot of you will go “we don’t need no stinking documentation!” because documenting things is boring and not very exciting when it comes to the design process. Let me gently correct you… Continue Reading →

Let’s Build a Portfolio – Part 1

Because I’ve been invited to speak at Sweden Game Conference in October, I have also been trying to figure out a topic to talk about. I ended up taking on the topic of my work process. I’m hoping it will… Continue Reading →

Intent

One of the things I ask – or hope I ask – most frequently when working with other designers is “what’s the intent with this feature?” As a UX designer, I need to know. I’m not trying to be annoying… Continue Reading →

No Hero Without An Other

Being a hero in a game is remarkably similar to being a man. Not to mention that in videogames being a hero is most often to be a man. What I mean by this is that in order to figure… Continue Reading →

Moral Failings and Monsters

I’ve already spoken quite a bit about this aspect of games and the underlying implications of being unclean and inviting the monster into yourself in the post about Banshees and Broodmothers earlier. I want to return to Western ideas of… Continue Reading →

Accessibility is Not Related to Difficulty

People who say accessibility will ruin the difficulty of a game are probably not entirely aware of what accessibility is. (Here’s a handy primer.) Unless, of course, all of them are super smart and realise that an inaccessible game can… Continue Reading →

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