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Human Factors Engineer/ User Researcher

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The User Experience design (UX) Group of our client's UX & SW center in San Diego has an opening for human factor engineering /user researcher position. They are looking for a creative researcher with passion for user experience and consumer products who can plan and conduct user research, analyze data, and propose unique, innovative, problem solving, user friendly yet sophisticated experience for their products. The UX Group is part of a multi-disciplinary team that designs user interfaces for many of their products. The group gathers market and user requirements, creates scenarios, use cases, plan and conduct research, user test, create and propose user experience, document user interface specifications, and performs usability and benchmarking testing and analysis. The ideal candidate will have extensive study with user-centered design of consumer products and usability evaluations at various stages of product development, with background of user research. He or she will have experience with effectively negotiating interactions with various stake holders such as designers, engineers, and business development. It is inevitable to have good visual presentation skill such as flash, photo shop, powerpoint for quick prototyping for internal discussions and/or negotiation with related groups. Responsibilities: Primarily 1. Conduct user research to examine and understand user’s needs 2. Design user experiments and collect/analyze quantitative and qualitative data. 3. Plan and conduct usability studies to evaluate new and existing products, and making constructive suggestions for change. 4. Conduct benchmarking studies of competitor products from a human interface standpoint. 5. Coordinate and/or conduct user test, analyze the result and report Secondary 1. Generate creative ideas and solutions 2. Generate scenarios and use cases to build information archtecutre. 3. Communicate with different teams and individuals, including marketing, product planners, hardware and software engineers, GUI designers, QA to define product user interface specifications 4. Mock up paper and Flash prototypes 5. Create user interface design specification documents.

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