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Human Factors Product Researcher

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6 month contract on-site at client location Pay: Up to $49.50/hr. DOE Nested within the Industrial Design team, the Human Factors (HF) practice aims to provide hands-on research insights that directly impact design decisions and strategic planning. Our focus is to make sure our portfolio products fit into people’s lifestyle by being intuitive, purposeful, comfortable, and needed/necessary/important. We are passionate about finding out how users understand, wear, store, share, integrate the most indispensable objects in their life. In addition to looking at user research through a physical lens (ergonomics/ human factors, anthropometry, body in motion), we also strive to learn everything we can about users’ goals and needs, attitudes and emotions to help define the products and experiences we create. HF is one of the critical driving forces behind gathering these insights and then using them to inspire and inform design. We collaborate closely with Design, Engineering and Product Management to create innovative, usable, great-looking products that people love to use. The role: Human Factors Researcher As a skilled and empathetic HF Researcher, you'll have the opportunity to support our activities in developing innovative, user-friendly, best-of-breed products. We are looking for individuals who have excellent communication skills, are diligent, detail-oriented, and can work independently. Top 3 Daily Responsibilities: 1. User testing preparation activities (ex. recruiting participants or other special user types for user research studies, lab setup, study planning, etc.) 2. Running user research sessions 3. Administering questionnaires, surveys, and interviews Additional Responsibilities: - Conducting literature reviews - Analyzing and interpreting both qualitative and quantitative data - Creating findings and recommendation reports from user studies - Creating highlight videos/screenshots Required Qualifications: - B.A./B.S. or M.A./M.S. in Human Factors, Cognitive Psychology, HCI/Computer Science, Anthropology or other field emphasizing human behavior. - 3-5 years of work experience in an applied research setting, preferably with hardware and/ or wearables - Minimum 2 years of experience conducting usability studies - Excellent observational, interpersonal, oral and written communication, and collaboration skills. - Detailed oriented and ability to work on a variety of tasks. - Can work independently and prioritize time between multiple projects, and be flexible by adapting to changing schedules and different projects. - “Can do” attitude. Nice to have Qualifications: - Experience integrating user research into product designs and design practices - Strong understanding of strengths and shortcomings of different research methods, including when and how to apply them during each product phase - Excellent working knowledge of statistics (SQL, SPSS or other statistical packages) and the principles of experiment design - Excellent observational, interpersonal, oral and written communication, and collaboration skills - Detailed oriented and ability to work on a variety of tasks - 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

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