I mentioned Intel’s in-house anthropologist before, but here’s another interview with Dr. Genevieve Bell. Worth a read, especially if you ever wondered how our set of skills fits in technology development.
Remember that although some jobs, sometimes, might not have “anthropologist” in the title, it is the job description that you need to read carefully to be able to decide if you have the skills for doing that job.
Google is looking for a User Experience (UX) Researcher to answer the most challenging questions in design. In this role, you will reveal what their users need from their products by conducting primary research, exploring the behaviors and motivations of their users, and working with teams of Designers, Product Managers, Engineers and others to develop new features. You’ll inspire change at all stages of product development by delivering exciting oral, written and visual presentations about our findings. Most importantly, your job as a researcher is to help the UX team understand what would make a user’s experiences feel more intuitive, accessible, fun—and even magical. For more details about the position and how to apply, click here.
Another technology giant, IBM is looking for a User Researcher with experience of uncovering user needs and solving real user problems to join our team based at IBM Studios Hursley. The candidate’s research insights will be integrated into products used across the world by hundreds of thousands to build, deploy, and manage apps for use by millions. The desired candidate must have a passion to identify and connect with our target users and become their advocate in influencing our products to meet their needs. You will conduct research using a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative methods, work cross-functionally with design, product management, and engineering to prioritize, plan, and deliver on research initiatives, and synthesize user feedback via hands-on team discussions in order to translate insights into actions and requirements. this job is based in Hursley, UK. For more detail on the position and how to apply, click here.
Good luck, fellow job seekers, and until next week!