UX Researcher (Local to MO)
The Judge Group Ladue, MO
Our client is currently seeking a UX Researcher (Local to MO)
- MS degree in anthropology, cognitive psychology, HCI, Human Factors, ergonomics, sociology, or related discipline and/or 5+ years hands-on experience conducting UX research with a focus on ethnographic methods in a product based setting
- Expertise in applying variety of UX, HCI, Human Factors, and Social Science research methods field observations, contextual inquiry, surveys, interviews, card sorts, concept/ feature testing, usability testing, etc.
- Envision state of the art solutions and identify new opportunities to improve users experience (UX) and overall delight of our platform in partnership with POs, designers, and others.
- Strong ethnographic (observational) research and data analytical skills - Working knowledge of behavioral analysis and statistics and principles of experimental design
- Coordinate and conduct appropriate user experience techniques to enable advanced product visions process including design, research and evaluation.
- Fearless when it comes applying UX research to unfamiliar and complex domains
- Educate and mentor business owners, product owners, and developers on the importance of UX principles.
- Remain current in UX-related research and developments. Investigate, evaluate and recommend new and emerging UX techniques, technologies, and methodology process improvements.
- Passionate, creative, open-minded, persistent and highly-collaborative mindset
- Work independently without assistance in a fast-paced environment
- Excellent written, verbal communication, and presentation skills
- Analyze and present user evaluation results to a wide range of audiences.
- Excellent problem-solver Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities
- Assist with the development and maintenance of personas.
- The candidate will be using their human-centered design skillset to help create a deeper understanding about our product’s users in order to help drive internal product innovation. A typical day might include anything from observational studies in a corn field to writing up research plans to driving stakeholder understanding and alignment about the needs of our users.
- This is a research role. Understanding of the role of design is important but artistic skills are far less important than skills that focus on ethnographic research and behavior analysis.
- There is no education level required but Master’s degree candidates or candidates with at least 5 years of practical ethnographic research experience are preferred.