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UX Researcher

Posted 19 June 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
Discipline Design Studio
Contact NameChloe Harvey

Job description

Position: UX Researcher

Sector: Design Studio

Location: Warwickshire

Position Type: Full Time

Inside / Outside IR35:Inside!

About the company

I am currently recruiting on behalf of a Luxury Automotive OEM based in Warwickshire who are seeking a UX Researcher to join their team

Job Description

As UX Researcher your main responsibilities are:

  • This role exists to research and create fundamental user interface principles for interaction design for future Client products.
  • Building up a naturalistic understanding of how users interact in cars and using this to create highly effective interface systems.
  • Working within an automotive field requires consideration of the impact of in-vehicle systems on the driving task and hence designing systems that support a driver to carry out this task is the primary aim.
  • This role will work as part of a team including both interaction designers and behaviour specialists who will work as a team to develop the future interface systems from the ground up and validated all the way through to real world environments.
  • This centres around developing an in depth knowledge and understanding of the science of human behaviour in the vehicle, and using this knowledge to design future interface systems for the Clients' products.
  • This will include running scientific experiments to validate the basic principles of user interaction in the vehicle, and using the output of this work to define the operation principles of vehicle based user interfaces that take into account key principles taken from Psychology, Human Factors and cognitive science.

Qualifications / Skills needed

  • Batchelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Human Computer Interaction, Product Design (with a focus on user interfaces), Psychology, Human Factors / Ergonomics, with a particular interest in fundamental research into in-vehicle interface systems
  • Experience of carrying out user interface research and familiar with the science of human interaction in the vehicle and able to help interpret qualitative and quantitative data to improve and iterate design solutions.
  • Familiar with a human-centred design process
  • Experience of delivering technical products as part of a team.
  • Strong interpersonal / communication skills, including ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate at all levels
  • Assimilate how to collect data to answer detailed research questions
  • Have the ability to react quickly to short time scales
  • Operate in an efficient and professional manner in a fast paced environment
  • To present findings to a wide audience of mixed abilities, and be able to amending the content if the message is not received.

Why work through Contechs?

Contechs is a leading Automotive, Design, Engineering, Technology and Innovation Recruitment Consultancy. Founded in 1997, with an inhouse Contractor Care Team to support all external employees, acts as an employment agency for permanent and contract recruitment.

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