Senior Human-Centered Design Researcher - Consumer Products

Johnston, RI

Post Date: 11/01/2017 Job ID: 4756 Discipline: UX Researchers
Id: 4756
Category: UX Researchers
Area Code: 401
Job Type: 6: 9+ Month Contract
Location/City: RI - Johnston
Region: -EST

We are currently engaged with a client who is seeking a Design Researcher on a very long term consulting basis. In this role, the Design Researcher will:
  • Lead enterprise design research for consumer facing products that includes promoting the use and organizational understanding of human-centered design practices to help business drive design and innovation.
  • Develop and implement research methods and models.
  • Plan and leading in-home visits and other research methods to discover the motivations, behaviors and needs of customers.
  • Translate research into valuable insights and strategies to help foster design innovation and create experiences that connect with customers.
  • Develop compelling and memorable stories to communicate the customer experience and help ground business strategy.
  • Assist with the development of an implementation roadmap of a potential new and innovative product.
  • Perform significant facilitation amongst stakeholders, business units and external vendors.
  • Work with a variety of consultants and vendors to further the goals and objectives of key business initiatives.

The appropriate individual will have demonstrated experience in the following:
  • BA/BS or MS preferred in a related field with six or more years experience doing design research and strategy, preferably in consumer products.
  • Broad experience with human-centered design research methods applied across the product development process.
    Utilizes research methods that might include: Qualitative and quantitative research, contextual inquiries, survey's, A/B testing, card-sorting, expert (heuristic) reviews, and persona development.
  • Knowledge of emerging research approaches, tools, and ways to present findings.

About Us

New Directions is a Rhode Island based Information Technology Recruiting and Staffing Firm that provides consulting; project staff augmentation and traditional hire services for: Enterprise, Web and Mobile Applications Development, Enterprise Software; and Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing.

Our success and subsequent growth has been based on leveraging our clients' technology with talented people.

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