In January, the SJSU HFES Student Chapter had the opportunity to visit the EA (Electronic Arts) headquarters in Redwood City for a campus tour and a peek into the usability department. We were able to visit all of their beautiful buildings (including the gym, daycare and basketball courts!) and get a hint of what it’s like to work at a major video game company. It was interesting to see the history and growth of a company that has developed games that so many of us have grown up playing. Visiting the usability testing labs was definitely a highlight, as it is always refreshing to see the things we learn in class being applied in the real world!
Thanks to Celeste for planning a great event and to Julie and Rich for welcoming us and giving us an awesome tour!