Help Shape the Future of Stadia

With Stadia, we are committed to building a great end-to-end experience. We do this by conducting user experience research to ensure that we build our platform tools and features thoughtfully, engaging at all stages of the product development process. This includes everything from conducting exploratory research at the beginning of the product lifecycle, so that we can understand our developers’ workflows, to providing data-driven feedback on designs for Stadia’s development teams, to measuring our success after we launch a feature.

As head of our partner-facing research team, I lead a diverse and talented group of user experience (UX) researchers. We draw on our backgrounds in psychology, engineering, communication, and human-computer interaction to better understand our developers’ use cases and gather insights into how they use the Stadia platform so that we can build it to meet their real needs. Our job is to ensure that Stadia’s design, product management, and engineering teams deeply understand our developers’ goals and workflows. By doing so, we can build innovative solutions that ensure a great experience developing on Stadia.

Conducting UX research allows the Stadia team to:
  • Build platform tools and features that are useful and provide value to developers on the platform
  • Make informed decisions about which features to build and how to build them
  • Ensure these features are seamless and easy to use
  • Minimize risk & re-development time for both the Stadia team and our partners
When you begin working with Stadia, you’ll also be invited to help shape the future of the platform through our Stadia Research Program, including providing feedback on early stage designs and direction. Your active involvement provides insights that improve the platform for everyone, so that we can build the best game experiences possible and delight our players. You can be confident in the fact that, whether you’re working in the Stadia developer environment or using our partner portal, asset management system, command-line interface, or playability and publishing tools, these features have been shaped by input from game developers like you. We love our jobs, and we care deeply about crafting excellent developer experiences. And we need your help!
Want to get involved and help shape the future of Stadia to ensure it meets your team’s needs? You can indicate your interest in participating by checking the box, “Are you interested in helping Google shape game development tools and processes?” when you when you apply for early access to the Stadia developer tools. Or, if you’re already a Stadia Partner, talk to your account manager for more information about how to get involved.

--Meagan Timney, Head of User Research at Stadia
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