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The Quality Assurance & User Research Manager (hereafter: QA & UR Manager) is part of the Lead Team, who is responsible for defining the concept for the game in close collaboration with the team.  

Testing is an integral part of game development, as well as many other manufacturing processes.

You are part of a larger QA & UR team, which consists of the other QA & UR Managers and the voluntary play-testers that the QA & UR Manager team has to recruit.
The QA & UR Manager must ensure to create plans for testing (correctness, regression, smoke, stress, optimization, spelling etc.) continuously throughout production. The effects of these tests continuously have to be reported to the team.

The QA & UR Manager must ensure to plan for user testing incl. monitoring and interviews, with reporting the findings to the team.

The QA & UR Manager must ensure to plan for user testing incl. monitoring and interviews, with reporting the findings to the team.

QA testing and User Research are not the same thing. QA is the systematic measurement, comparison with a standard, monitoring of processes, and an associated feedback loop that confers error prevention.

User Research is about a user's perceptions and responses that result from the use or anticipated use of a product, system, or service. User experience includes all the users' emotions, beliefs, preferences, perceptions, physical and psychological responses, behaviors and accomplishments that occur before, during and after use. These are influenced by three factors: system, user, and the context of use.

The QA & UR Manager is responsible for managing their team of voluntary testers and researchers in accordance with the overall production plans of the product. 

The QA & UR Manager is in collaboration with the team responsible for planning and assessing the scope of the work in compliance with the time and resources available.

The QA & UR Managers come from Interactive, Digital Media at Aalborg University, Digital Design at Aarhus University, the IT University of Copenhagen, The Royal Danish Academy, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, and Medialogy at Aalborg University in both Copenhagen and Aalborg.