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Senior Design Researcher

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Job Introduction

The User Experience and Design (UX&D) team within BBC Design & Engineering delivers the design for world-class interactive sites and services on the internet, mobile and interactive TV platforms. The team is responsible for the user experience of a wide range of products and services including; BBC iPlayer, News, Weather, bbc.co.uk Homepage, BBC Radio sites, BBC Mobile sites as well as iPhone and Android applications.

Role Responsibility

PURPOSE OF THE JOB

  • To act as a specialist in UX&D for assuring BBC digital products and services are usable by our audiences
  • To define and manage all aspects of the user testing process and ensure all significant findings are fed back to Creative Directors and other key stakeholders.
  • To act as an HCI specialist in UX&D who assures that BBC Digital products and services deliver a great user experience to all of our audience.
  • To define, manage and implement all aspects of research during the design life cycle.
  • To engage the User Experience Design team and other key stakeholders in the UCD process thus ensuring that user research is at the heart of design decision making.

 

The Ideal Candidate

 

  • Proven experience of providing advice to UX and production teams
  • Understanding of HCI expertise - this includes lab studies, expert evaluations, participatory design sessions, rapid prototyping, ethnographic research methods and persona development
  • Experience of employing HCI based methods and tools such as user modelling, task analysis, scenarios, use cases, wire frames, paper prototypes, labelling schemes, flow diagrams, site maps and comparative analyses
  • Experience of analysing the navigation structure and interaction design of user interfaces, creating interaction design diagrams and documentation and working with other disciplines
  • Proven experience in designing and conducting user research in a consumer-facing environment
  • Achieved a Masters Degree in HCI (or 2 years minimum experience)
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills - the ability to communicate the reasoning behind your preferred results, methods, and approaches (orally and in writing) with 

About the Company

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