Next Meeting – April 17, 2018 (Due to conflict with QualityJam)

User Engagement and Quality – A Game Designer’s Perspective

Presenter: Alex Sala, Owner and Game Design Lead at Armchair Games

Game and App designers rely on a variety of strategies to ensure a quality product, but perhaps the most critical area of analysis for these types of software are quality of user engagement and user experience. In any interactive software application, we encounter not only the need to ensure quality of function, but also to achieve a desired response from our users. In this discussion we will examine a game designer’s perspective on the benefits of this kind of quality testing, as well as general process ideas. Finally, we will discuss how this kind of quality assurance can be applied to any other software project, to improve both the desired user response, and user satisfaction with the product.

About the Speaker:
Alex Sala is Owner and Game Design Lead at Armchair Games, a startup studio focused on bringing a hybrid development approach to the video game industry, as well as engaging players in new and creative styles of play. Armchair Games supports its hybrid style with its own quality strategies, with the eventual goal of a center for quality based in Tokyo, Japan.

Prior to his involvement in the software industry, Alex worked in the world of professional sportscar racing, filling roles from mechanic to engineer, coach and driver. After learning operations in this highly competitive, complex-systems focused environment, Alex now applies this to the design and development of performance software.

   6:30 – 7:00 Registration, Networking & Refreshments
   7:00 – 7:15 Welcome & Announcements
   7:15 – 8:30 Presentation

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  1000 Abernathy Road NE
  Building 400
  Atlanta, GA 30328

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The Atlanta Quality Assurance Association (AQAA) was founded in 1984 with the belief that no one company or individual can learn everything that is needed to assure a Quality Environment. AQAA is a not-for-profit organization which is organized to share state-of-the-art Quality Assurance methods, tools and techniques among its members. Our membership is comprised of professionals working primarily in the information systems industry. The AQAA is a Quality Assurance Institute (QAI) Federation Chapter.


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