UX Researcher (Iterative + Evaluative Testing)

Synergis Creative

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Title:  UX Researcher (Iterative + Evaluative Testing)

Location: Mountain View, CA

Duration:  10+ months, potential to extend

 

 

Project Overview:

  • Performs research and programming tasks

 

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Usability testing: Remote tasks evaluation (moderated and unmoderated)
  • Concept testing: Remote cognitive walkthroughs and low fidelity mock assessments
  • Interviews: Remote semi-structured individual and focus groups
  • Some light survey work to support participant recruiting

 

Top 3 Daily Responsibilities:

  • Finalizing study plans and securing research participants
  • Executing study plans and collecting data
  • Synthesizing findings and communicating results

 

Required Skills:

  • MA/MS in Human Factors, Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other field emphasizing human behavior
  • 3+ years of work experience in user research / related fields.
  • 2+ years running usability lab studies with end users — iterative + evaluative lab testing a MUST
  • Understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase.
  • Detail-oriented and ability to work fairly independently on a variety of tasks.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work quickly to turn around high quality research insights.
  • Can prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible, adapting to changing schedules and different projects.
  • Knowledge of user experience methodologies.

 

Nice to have Skills (not required)

  • Ph.D. in Human Factors, Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, or other fields emphasizing human behavior.
  • Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred.
  • Knowledge of basic statistical concepts preferred.
  • A deep desire to apply design toward expanding what's possible and improving the world.

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