Design Researcher

Job Locations US-IL-Niles
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Marketing & Product Management


Seeking Design Researchers at multiple levels to deliver research in support of design and product development.


  • Design and conduct compelling research experiences that generate actionable insights - from foundational research to concept and usability testing to drive product direction.
  • Synthesize and deliver relevant research findings impactful for design and product development through a variety of formats such as insights, decks, stories, videos, and experiences.
  • Collaborate with design and product teams to create design and product concepts and recommendations.
  • Ensure research deliverables are high quality and meet the established standards and guidelines.
  • Work closely with partners, including designers, product managers, project managers and engineers.


  • Bachelor’s degree in social, behavioral, or cognitive sciences, such as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Cultural Studies, or Design.
  • 0 - 4 years of work and/or education experience applying research insights to products and services.
  • 0 - 4 years of work and/or education experience of using human-centered design, design thinking principles or methods in a formal, in-person setting.
  • A robust understanding of industry-standard design research methods including ethnographic methods, in-depth interviews, evaluative methods (e.g. concept testing, in-lab/remote usability testing, tree testing, etc.), and quantitative methods (surveys, behavioral analytics, etc.).
  • Strong communication skills and ability to build and sustain internal and external partnerships.


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