[EVENT] Big Fish Games Interviewing/Improvisation Workshop: Tue, Oct 21, 6:30-9pm

8 Oct 2008 - 3:18pm
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Robert Skrobe

Have you ever wanted to trade stories dealing with research challenges (with
difficult participants, team members, emergencies) and share how you shimmy
out of these situations? Want to share interviewing and improvisation skills
with new and experienced researchers?

Join Julie Ratner, Ph.D. Big Fish Games' Research Manager, in their new
Seattle offices (in lower Queen Anne) for a casual evening of
exchanging bloopers and practicing different techniques in small groups on
Tuesday, October 21 from 6:30 pm-9pm.

Light snacks will be provided, and a recruiting table will be provided for
networking and advertising open positions at Big Fish Games.
Attendees can also sign up for a guided tour of the newly built Big Fish
Games research labs.

This event is free to registered UPA (Usability Professional Association)
members. Non-members will be charged $5 to attend.

If you'd like to attend, RSVP by Oct 16th by emailing Robert Skrobe via
rskrobe at gmail.com<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UPA_PugetSound/post?postID=JEdO6YgmFTqNRA-8SDG2KvKalpidrm08HuTvJjbx7_mQ4WN_HMT-hnhTv4Jns784kcTxQxEjkkHXwZU>

If you'd like to volunteer to demonstrate interview techniques, email Julie
Ratner at Julie.Ratner at bigfishgames.com<http://groups.yahoo.com/group/UPA_PugetSound/post?postID=9VhTwM-k9edf4CKpYD3HSeaaWUaydTm3KzfWygZZVeXWTe0olVfiec61HI9sq69bQHpUGwvZSpy3xl5qE52yGVJ3BnE>

Schedule of Events:
6:30-7:00 Networking
7:00-8:30 Demo of challenging situations and Interview Techniques and
Practicing Improvisation
8:30 – 9 BFG Lab Tour (optional – limited to groups of 5)

Big Fish Games
333 Elliott Ave. W.
Suite 200 (2nd floor)
Seattle, WA 98119
Main phone line: 206.213.5753

About Big Fish Games:
Big Fish Games is a global leader and innovator in the online games
industry, producing and delivering the world's best games and game
experiences. Big Fish Games Studios develops and publishes the
industry's leading brands for computers, mobile devices and consoles.
Its portfolio of hit games includes Mystery Case Files(R), Hidden
ExpeditionTM and AzadaTM. Big Fish Games' portal at
www.bigfishgames.com distributes more games worldwide than any other
online site and offers visitors a rapidly expanding selection of
content by launching A New Game Every Day! TM

About the host:
Julie Ratner Ph.D., Research Manager (aka Funologist) has been leading
usability research in software, e-commerce, mobile, and gaming
industries since 1993. Her priority at Big Fish Games is to build a
team to deliver market and usability research findings on casual
gamers and social community gamers; her recent research focus has been
MMO personas and health benefits of gaming. She is a 'closet' gamer
(Mystery Case Files Ravenhearst and Fairway Solitaire) and her prior
professions were as foreign language interpreter, museum curator, and
bagel chip maker.

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