Apple Inc. Santa Clara , CA 95051
Apple is looking for a User Studies Engineer to initiate, plan and conduct user-centered studies to inform product research, design and validation of sensor input mechanisms on various hardware products.
A diverse toolkit of user experience research and usability methods, and the ability to select, scale, and adapt your toolkit to a variety of investigative, information-gathering, and analysis tasks Proficiency in statistical analysis Ability to work both independently and collaboratively across diverse technologies in a dynamic, hands-on, and creative environment A proven ability to present research findings and recommendations to all levels of partners, including executive management An ability to rapidly acquire familiarity with emergent technologies and software algorithms Meticulous attention to detail The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills Preferred experience in Haptic Feedback, Touch Interactions, VR/AR, Machine Learning, Human Perception, Multi-Sensory Interactions, and Biomechanics
The User Studies Engineer will work with product development teams to design studies that evaluate human performance and perception, product design, algorithm performance, and identify specification limits. This person will manage the user-centered studies. Objectives include: -Develop detailed study plans
Coordinate and execute all phases of user studies (in-house and remote), including developing study plans and protocols, screeners, consent forms, data collection trackers and moderating sessions.-Clearly understand design and interaction challenges facing the design team by working closely with designers, engineers and fellow user study researchers-Collaborate cross-functionally with design, engineering and product development groups
Work with engineers to design front-end and back-end study-specific data collection tools
Receive and manage data from user studies
Conduct statistical (qualitative and quantitative) analysis of data to formulate insights
Present research results and recommendations to partners
Identify and promote user testing best practices
B.S. degree required with experience in Human Factors, User Experience Research, Industrial Engineering, HCI, or a related design discipline; MS or PhD preferred. In lieu of professional degrees, 2+ years of experience in meaningful fields.