User Researcher/North East London/£400 per day/4 months

Recruiter
Square One Resources
Location
London (Greater)
Posted
10 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
Role: User ResearcherLocation: North East LondonRate: £400 per dayDuration: 4 months
As a User Researcher, you will be responsible for conducting both quantitative and qualitative research throughout all stages of the product development process – from early exploratory, conceptual research to usability and post launch analysis.
Job Responsibilities: • Propose, plan, facilitate, moderate, and analyze results from user research, focus groups, usability testing and market research. • Communicate research findings and recommendations across UX and product teams to drive informed design decisions and functionality enhancements. • Distill findings from analysis of user research into user goals and product concepts and be able to compare and assimilate these with similar findings from other countries. • Participate in user profile definition, ethnography, persona, and use case development. • Manage user research participant recruiting and/or be the point of contact with outside recruiting firms. • Be an UX evangelist and help educate and guide strategic user experience initiatives that continuously promote a user-centered design approach. • Inform and influence the broader product development teams to implement solutions that are best for the user in the context of overall business drivers, goals and vision and participate in the iterative design process.
Skills and Qualifications: • MSc or MA in Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Science, or Interaction Design preferred. • Minimum 5 years professional experience in user research covering digital interactive and high-volume, high traffic, consumer-facing web sites, mobile sites, IOS and Android applications. • Expert level experience with product discovery methodologies, formative usability testing and ad-hoc methods for testing usability and value of products and/or features in a fast-paced iterative environment, prior to development. • Expert level knowledge of human factors, cognitive processes, user-centered design processes, interaction design guidelines, usability methodologies, industry standards and trends, both formal and informal usability testing methods, remote (moderated) usability testing, as well as a deep understanding of web, mobile and device specific considerations. • Strong analytical, problem solving, decision-making and leadership skills are essential. • Ability to communicate complex topics clearly both in person and in writing. • Experience with user interface requirements documentation and workflow diagramming. • Ability to think creatively and to champion innovative design solutions. • Self-starter who can work and communicate effectively within multi-disciplinary teams with minimal direction. • General willingness to do what it takes to create great products and delighted users! • Not fazed by aggressive project timelines. • Highly proactive in suggesting research opportunities, improving team processes and evangelizing findings. • Qualitative research essential, quantitative research experience desirable.
Other Skills • Consulting experience is a plus. • Ability to travel when required. • Familiarity with Axure. • Experience of Userzoom and/or equivalent technologies.
Notwithstanding any guidelines given to years of experience sought, we will consider candidates from outside this range if they can demonstrate the necessary competencies.
Square One is acting as both an employment agency and an employment business, and is an equal opportunities recruitment business. Square One embraces diversity and will treat everyone equally: Please see our website for our full diversity statement.
This job was originally posted as www.cwjobs.co.uk/job/79969693

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