Senior Design Researcher


The Design Researcher is accountable for supporting the Digital Strategy and Experience Design team, focussing on embedding a User Centred Culture and Design Research process and methodology and conducting research to ensure our experiences and designs are customer led.
Collaborating with Product, Sales & Marketing and Technology teams, you will support the strategic delivery of a world-class digital design experience that evokes brand personality, drives high engagement, and targets strong digital sales and self-service outcomes across all devices.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Design Research Practice Lead to conduct human centred research to understand and improve the user/customer experience for key brands within Vocus
  • Drafting recruitment specifications and liaising with participant recruitment agencies  
  • Drafting discussion/moderation guides for qualitative research
  • Moderating qualitative research sessions (e.g., usability testing, contextual inquiries, depth interviews, co-design workshops)
  • Assisting on quantitative research projects (survey programming, visualising data)
  • Assisting with the synthesis of research findings and articulating them in multiple formats (e.g., verbal presentations, written reports, customer journey maps, personas)
  • Assisting the translation of research findings into appropriate recommendations and design solutions, and working closely with multiple teams to action these recommendations
  • Grow a culture and methodology of customer research and testing into Vocus, championing the customer and their needs, and using this platform to guide the delivery of best practice experiences.
  • Partner with Product, Sales and Marketing teams to support the creation of a benchmark service design experience and CX research capability, augmenting this initiative with dedicated digital knowledge, UX strategy and requirements.
  • Undertake the execution of Design Research projects and support the thinking for these approaches for Discovery, Defining, Design and Delivery phases.
  • Help support the creation and management of a repository of customer requirements, sentiments and feedback, and ensure this data is a major inclusion within the design process.

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in successfully completing most of the above tasks and demonstrates a willingness to learn the rest.
  • Visual design skills preferred, but not essential
  • Experience in digital UX/CX or service design preferred
  • Experience in qualitative research
  • Experience in quantitative research methods is preferred but not essential
  • Understanding of ethical research principles
  • Experience in design thinking, journey mapping, and persona creation activities
  • Demonstrable project management experience and an ability to work within tightly defined budgetary parameters.
  • Educational background in either human centred design or social sciences is essential (higher degree, e.g., Honours, or Masters preferred)
  • Exceptional cognitive, written and verbal skills and relationship management expertise.
  • Mental flexibility and ability to manage multiple projects at any one time.
  • Strong presentation skills, with the ability to effectively articulate research insights to senior stakeholders.

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