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User Experience Researcher

Company: Planet Technology
Location: San Diego
Posted on: January 16, 2022

Job Description:

Planet Technology seeks an experienced UX Researcher for our client within the technology and medical equipment space.
The User Researcher Lead is a key member of the User Experience Design team, responsible for applying design thinking and user-centered methodologies to deliver an end-to-end user experience that meets user needs and solves user problems, in line with business goals.
The User Researcher Lead will provide customer insights in relation to users' goals, behaviors, attitudes, pain points/challenges, thereby defining who our users are through a variety of quantitative and qualitative research methods.
The User Researcher Lead will work with business partners and product teams to identify research topics and user problems, in addition to testing design concepts and solutions for our client's products and services.

  • Responsibilities and AccountabilitiesConduct early exploratory research to identify user problems and validate concepts/solutions
  • Perform rapid qualitative user testing of prototypes
  • Lead the planning, execution, and analysis of formal, remote and in-person user testing (including FDA requirements) and research post-release
  • Identify user pain points, mental states, and changes in emotion in the customer journey to drive improving the user experience; clearly articulate user needs
  • Conduct field studies, contextual interviews, A/B testing, card sorting competitive analysis, surveys, focus groups, and other types of attitudinal and behavioral research
  • Analyze quantitative data and web analytics
  • Develop affinity maps, empathy maps, research summaries and formal reports/presentations
  • Co-create and maintain personas
  • Write effective user testing plans to gain customer insights, writes scripts and user tasks for testing; develop success criteria, analyze results, provide actionable recommendations
  • Recruit research participants
  • Maintain user research guidelines and research calendar
  • Collaborate on customer journey maps
  • Develop user empathy and advocate for the user, understanding the user's behavior, attitudes, and emotions
  • Participate in whiteboarding, design reviews and provide constructive feedback
  • Collaborate effectively with designers, product management, engineering, front-end development, industrial designers, and Market Research to ideate solutions to user problems and iterate on designs
  • Other tasks and responsibilities as assigned.
    • Qualifications and Experience Minimum BA/BS in Product Design, HCI/Cognitive Science, Psychology, or related field
    • Minimum 7+ years' experience researching web products and mobile apps (Android and iOS) in an agile, fast-paced and collaborative environment alongside design, engineering and product management
    • Experience leading quantitative and qualitative research such as usability testing, concept testing/exploratory research, ethnography, diary studies, contextual inquiry/interviews, surveys, card sorting, visual mapping, etc.
    • Significant experience moderating interviews and testing to dig deep and understand user motivations, values, and needs.
    • Effective problem-solver, communicator, presenter, and negotiator
    • Ability to manage multiple and complex projects in a timely manner
    • Proven track record in delivering delightful and easy-to-use products and services based on user needs and research
    • Experience with the healthcare field and medical devices a plus.
    • Strong online portfolio demonstrating case studies and user research of web design/mobile app products
    • Equivalent combination of experience and/or education may be considered

Keywords: Planet Technology, San Diego , User Experience Researcher, Other , San Diego, California

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