We follow a simple but vital premise in the User Experience group: "Focus on the user and all else will follow." We're passionately interested in our users and strive to learn everything we can about their goals and needs, attitudes, and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create. The User Experience team is a critical driving force behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We are a multi-disciplinary team of interaction designers, visual designers, user researchers, and writers who collaborate closely with each other and with Engineering and Product Management to create innovative, usable, great-looking products that people love to use.
As a Research Assistant on this team, you'll have the opportunity to support our research activities in developing innovative, user-friendly, mobile products. We are looking for individuals who have excellent communication skills, are diligent, detail-oriented, and can work fairly independently.
-M.A./M.S. (in progress or completed) in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, or other field emphasizing human behavior
-At least 6 months experience in conducting in-person lab-based usability research
-Experience or background conducting mobile research is preferred
-Interest in general research and/or user research methods
-Detail oriented and ability to work independently on a variety of tasks
-Strong oral and written communication skills
-Can work independently and prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects
-Technical aptitude, familiarity with basic graphic and video editing tools preferred
-Some familiarity with scripting or query languages (SQL, R, Perl, etc) preferred
-Understanding of experimental design and descriptive statistics preferred