UX Researcher

Synergis Creative

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Title: UX Researcher

Location: Seattle

Duration: 12 months

Position Description

Top responsibilities:

  • Conduct independent research on multiple aspects of how users engage with novel map products and experience, using UX research methods including but not limited to: semi-structured interviews, concept testing, usability studies, cognitive walkthroughs, benchmarks, literature review, survey. 
  • Work with designers, product managers, engineers and research managers to prioritize research opportunities in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment.
  • Understand and incorporate complex technical and business requirements into research. 
  • Evangelize research findings to diverse audiences through written reports and oral presentations. 

 

Requirements:

  • Strong understanding of the strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase.
  • Excellent leadership, communication and collaborative skills.
  • Self starter, good time management skills, and has the ability to operate in a very fast-paced environment.
  • A deep desire to apply human-centered design toward emerging technologies.

Skill/Experience/Education

Mandatory

  • BA/BS degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Human Factors, Psychology, Sociology, or a related field or equivalent practical experience
  • 3-5 years of experience with product research, designing and executing research projects from end-to-end
  • Demonstrated track record of conducting semi-structured interviews, concept testing, usability studies
  • In-person and remote research experience (e.g. Userzoom or usertesting.com)
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills
  • Can prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects

 

Desired

  • MS degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) or a related field
  • Statistical analysis and/or survey design experience
  • Proficient in doing secondary research such as literature review, competitive analysis
  • Experience working in AR, VR field
  • Experience working on spatial navigation topics
  • Demonstrated track record of influencing stakeholders or driving product development

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