Design Research Job Description

Design Research Job Description

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Design research provides leadership in the area of design, design thinking, UI implementation and overall UX strategy to customers and partners.

Design Research Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Drive the development of curated merchandising that reflect the preferences of a specific consumer segment, considering price, quality, visual aesthetic, lifestyle and other factors
Support the execution of the fabric development process as directed by Senior Manager, Fabric Research and Development
Lead the Engineering and Technology Team on Longbow – set priorities, assign tasks, oversee execution
Participate in design and fabrication of prototype devices
Understand physical principles involved in the experiments to be able to perform intelligent troubleshooting and characterization
Work with external vendors, including leading semiconductor foundries, equipment suppliers and materials suppliers
Plan, conduct, analyze and report on ideas and experimental results
Analyze, design, build, and test spacecraft and drone testbeds
Lead the manufacturing process of the vehicle prototype
Design, prototype, and manufacture mechanical and electronics subsystems for the spacecraft and drone testbeds

Design Research Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Design Research

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: HSR, CSCP, APICS, UL

Education for Design Research

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the design research job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Design, Psychology, Anthropology, Engineering, Computer Science, Marketing, Human-Computer Interaction, Business, Sociology, Science

Skills for Design Research

Desired skills for design research include:

Accessibility guidelines and best practices
UI and interaction design principles with an eye for details and consistency
Visual
Design thinking
Methods for gathering and analyzing UX research data
Statistics and experimental design
Usability principles and techniques
Axure/Balsamiq
Business model design
Digital transformation and experimentation/ agile organisations

Desired experience for design research includes:

Lead our Design Research team, taking care of their individual and team motivation and development
2 years of experience in the job offered or 2 years of experience modeling, testing, or developing powertrain control systems
1 year of model-based control systems experience developing physics-based models for powertrain control subsystems including fuel injection systems and vaporization models
1 year of experience using quality systems from developing Requirements through to DVP and final software implementation
1 year of experience performing modeling and simulations using Matlab and Simulink
Minimum of 3-5 years with user interface and user experience design research for digital platforms and/or applications

Design Research Examples

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Design Research Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of design research. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for design research
  • Communicate with hardware and software/subsystem vendors
  • Consult with business units to effectively understand and define their business needs, translate the business needs into research needs and propose most appropriate recommendations
  • Be responsible for the project management from initiation through field work to reporting, and consulting on client insights throughout the process
  • Leverage knowledge from CKI and the enterprise to uncover better insights by bringing in multiple information sources
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to signal market trends, identify business opportunities & emerging market segments, and relevant positioning, value proposition and potential product development/ enhancements
  • Adopt the most cost effective ways of addressing the research needs
  • Test and learn new and enhanced methodology including new measurement metrics to achieve the highest standard in research excellence
  • Be responsible for executing research projects of low to moderate complexity
  • Manage operational project cost while routinely monitoring ways to simplify and improve processes across accounts and make suggestions for efficiency improvement
  • Develop and manage sample blend and quota structure, offering guidance on final suggestions for clients
Qualifications for design research
  • Some experience with standard quantitative research methodologies, such as online surveys
  • Ability to oversee multiple research projects simultaneously
  • Excellent interpersonal and client/vendor management skills, including the ability to deliver presentations on results
  • Solid computer skills including experience with Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with and interest in new media/entertainment-related technologies preferred
  • Achieved a Masters Degree in HCI (or 2 years minimum experience)
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Design Research Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a design research. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for design research
  • Ensure methodology, data reporting and study deliverables meet specifications, are accurate and high quality
  • Bachelor's Degree in marketing or related area with a minimum of 2 years of marketing research or project management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in relationship building, consulting and complex problem solving
  • Requires strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills (written/verbal/professional)
  • Collaborate with a team of design researchers, designers, prototypers, and a multidisciplinary set of stakeholders through the research process
  • Be responsible for executing projects of low to moderate complexity
  • Ensure methodology, data reporting and study deliverables meet specifications and are accurate and high quality
  • Play a significant role in devising and explaining appropriate research design to solve clients’ problems
  • Develop and manages sample blend and quota structure, offering guidance on final suggestions for clients
  • Manage, consult, and communicate solutions to clients or client service teams as appropriate throughout the life of project
Qualifications for design research
  • Familiarity with usability testing software such as Morae a plus
  • 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 internal clients
  • Bachelor's degree in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Cognitive Science, Cognitive Psychology, Anthropology, Research Methods or related field
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and/or Mechanical Engineering or Computer Science
  • Broad range of experience and technical depth that can be applied to a broad range of problems
  • Bachelors or Master's degree in UX / interaction design, new media design or related design field or work experience equivalent
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Design Research Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of design research. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for design research
  • Work in collaboration as part of a project team to design, develop and test advanced compression concepts
  • Lead CAD activities to support 3D modeling, analysis, design layouts and drawings of compressors
  • Create 3D models for layouts using Siemens NX CAD Software
  • Create detail drawings for producing prototype components using Siemens NX CAD Software
  • Support efforts to procure and build prototype hardware in lab environment
  • Utilize Teamcenter database software in support of design projects
  • Build complex loss cost models across Auto, Property and Specialty products, Adjacent products (e.g., Pay As You Drive Products)
  • Build complex demand models across Auto, Property and Specialty products, Adjacent products
  • Build complex non-pricing models (e.g., models to identify customers for non-renewal)
  • Explore and utilize advanced modeling techniques (e.g., machine learning techniques such as Elastic Nets)\
Qualifications for design research
  • BS or BA in Industrial Design required
  • Portfolio demonstrating design expertise (strategy and execution)
  • Minimum 10 years of experience across working as and managing design researchers, designers, and experience designers
  • Require BS degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 7 years or Master degree in Mechanical Engineering with minimum 5 years of working experiences in the high voltage components and systems, preferably for HEV,PHEV and EV
  • Analyzing and ideally designing equipment in some of the areas described previously
  • Strong working knowledge of mechanical concepts
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Design Research Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of design research. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for design research
  • Work with massive amounts of data (e.g., 2 billion miles of second by second telematics data) to build sophisticated telematics and connect home models
  • Collaborate with Pricing Program Managers and CW rollout teams to help implement new pricing programs every 12 to 24 months
  • Conceptualize and design new factor indices using a combination of analytical, commercial and regulatory considerations
  • Write research papers on new and existing factor indices, and provoke thinking on practical, deliverable, new investment concepts
  • Represent the firm’s analytical leadership on new ideas and existing with strategic partners with a focus on pension plans and consultants
  • Represent S&P Dow Jones at media engagements, conferences and other client events
  • 4+ years of custom market research design experience
  • Proven ability to meet expectations of internal and external customers by building effective relationships
  • Be responsible for executing research projects of moderate to high complexity
  • Bachelor's Degree with a minimum of 5 years of marketing research or project management experience
Qualifications for design research
  • Design, fabrication and experimentation with Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS) and microfluidic platforms for biomedical applications
  • Digital microfluidic experience highly desirable
  • Student (f/m) at a university or university of applied sciences in psychology, usability engineering, human factors, sociology or comparable studies
  • Passion for human/user centered design
  • Experience with qualitative and quantitative user centered design methods
  • Experience with Prezi
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Design Research Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a design research. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for design research
  • Evaluating concepts
  • Leading the design team to clear recommendations
  • Mentor researchers on mechanical design, engineering and fabrication in their effort to design, engineer, fabricate and troubleshoot components and devices needed to conduct their research projects
  • Collaborate with principle investigators and their associates to design and engineer systems, assemblies and components for research based applications with the goal of optimizing the design and manufacturability prior to prototyping and building
  • Analyze designs for functionality using calculations, FEA and other appropriate tools
  • Collaborate with Electronics Shop on projects involving relevant electronics
  • Perform value engineering and develop project plans and comprehensive proposals consisting of engineering and fabrication costing and timeframes
  • Create detail drawings of systems, assemblies and components for fabrication
  • Identify qualified vendors and subcontractors, request and evaluate fabrication bids from vendors and subcontractors
  • Apply user centered design methods in your daily work and generate insights that can inspire and inform innovative design which could be in the form of products, services, strategies, processes or experiences
Qualifications for design research
  • Currently enrolled in a Master’s degree in Architecture or Urban Design, or in Urban Planning with a design focus
  • Must be enrolled in a Master or PhD program for the duration of the internship
  • Excellent research, writing and communication skills, and an ability to analyze and summarize data from a wide range of sources efficiently and compellingly
  • Must work effectively in close collaboration with others but also be motivated and productive when working independently
  • Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Enterprise software, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability and willingness to create and maintain interpersonal networks across international research and business communities

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