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Design Researcher
Toronto, Ontario M5J 0B8 - Canada

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario
  • Type: Temporary - Contractor
  • Job #15643

Senior Design Researcher 

Looking to join a team of cross functional designers, product managers, and developers that’s pushing the boundaries of digital product design? 

As a Design Researcher, you will identify upcoming decisions that need research inputs, propose methodologies, carry out fieldwork, and socialize the implications. 

 

What You Will Work On:

  • Build relationships with key stakeholders within and outside of the design team
  • Support designers and business stakeholders in prioritizing potential research activities
  • Develop research fieldwork approaches (moderated or unmoderated) which address business and design objectives
  • Research and Testing (Execution, Synthesis, Analysis):
  • Develop research activities to evaluate prototypes, improve understanding of current context, or to generate new understanding of changing user needs
  • high-complexity or sensitive topics
  • Communicate core themes and implications from your research activities to the design team and other stakeholders
  • Design and facilitate ideation sessions and collaborative work activities

 

Required Skills & Experience:

  • BA/BS degree in Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Information Studies, Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Science (CS), or a related field or equivalent practical experience
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in research
  • Technical understanding of design research theory / design research tools
  • Working knowledge of a variety of design research methodologies 
  • Experience working on cross-functional teams

 

Nice to Have:

  • MA/MS degree or certification in Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Information Studies, Design (e.g. interaction, graphic, visual communications, product, industrial), Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Science (CS), or a related field
  • Appreciation for the potential of 'design thinking'
  • Experience working within a large organization and within an agile environment
  • Experience contributing to the launch of a digital product

Apply today with your resume & portfolio