• Design Researcher

    Job Locations US-WA-Everett
    Req No.
    2018-1396
    Category
    Research
    Type
    Full-Time
  • Overview

    The Design Researcher is responsible for supporting the Research & Strategy team with several research-related tasks, including, protocol development, recruiting, data collection, field work, interviews, literature reviews, data analysis, market/competitive analysis and presentation preparation. The position demands experience and knowledge of research methods as well as a willingness to learn new techniques.

     

    Why We Need This Position

    We want our clients to be happy. And our clients are happy if the people who use their products are happy. The best way to bring about all that happiness is to find out exactly what those people really want in the first place, so that we can innovate to meet their needs. To do that, we need to talk to them and gather information about what they want. That’s where you come in. 
     

    Who We’re Looking For
    You are insatiably curious, and your working motto is “Knowledge is power.” You love the prospect of gathering relevant data and organizing it in such a way that it informs the creative process and helps bring about innovative solutions to complex problems. At TEAGUE, the Research team serves as a crucial link, doing rigorous exploration and analysis and then communicating that to designers. On any typical day, you may find yourself working to define answerable research questions and developing protocols; using a variety of qualitative and quantitative methods to come up with actionable insight; and collecting, analyzing, and preparing research findings to present to various audiences. You’re not only a crack researcher, but a solution-oriented type who’s equally capable of fruitful collaboration and working effectively on your own. You don’t shy away from ambiguity—indeed, you relish it as an opportunity to think critically and creatively. If the idea of contributing your talents to a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, designers, and strategists helping to build a brighter future appeals to you—and you’ve got the kind of sensationally organized mind we need—we’d like to hear what you’ve got to say. 

     

    What We Just Said, Now in 6 Bullet Points (a.k.a. Essential Qualifications):

    • Experience: Completion of a Master’s program in Human Factors, Psychology, User Experience Research, Design Strategy, Human Computer Interaction, Social Sciences or equivalent field preferred; 1+ years of experience conducting research or relevant course work
    • Special skills: working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Keynote, Illustrator, or other data visualization programs
    • Bonus Skills: Background in business strategy, interaction design, technology focused research projects, programming skills, and prototype research techniques, undergraduate in industrial design, knowledge of statistical programs (e.g., SPSS), strong writing skills.
    • Passion: Using research to inform the creative process to provide better experiences
    • Role: Gathering information and synthesizing it in order to create better solutions
    • Personality: Organized, collaborative, disciplined, curious, strategic, comfortable engaging with research participants.

     

    DOE - Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package offered.

     

    At TEAGUE, we value diversity.  We search the globe, literally, to find and attract top talent from diverse backgrounds.  

     

    TEAGUE is an EEO/AA employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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