Playtest Like a Researcher: Basics of Observational Playtesting

There isn’t a formal term to cover the set of playtesting techniques that are about observations of play rather than post-game feedback or questionaires. I’d like to propose “Observational Playtesting”. For me, these techniques have strong parallels with observational research in a number of other disciplines, such as anthropology, behavioral economics, and cognitive psychology. I […]