UX Researcher Intern

Internship - Engineering, Tech & Design | Menlo Park, CA

Oculus User Research is looking for an intern to join our team and help us work on the latest and greatest Virtual Reality technology. Curiosity must be a passion as well as a willingness to learn and drive yourself forward to get the quality we are looking for. You will help us enhance the user experience and investigate the ‘why’ in order to learn more about our users and how they interact in applications that can take people out of this world.
The goal of the User Experience team (UX) is to improve the user experience by incorporating research, insights and content strategy into the product cycle. As a UX Researcher, you will work closely with product teams throughout the design process to identify opportunities for research, choose the appropriate methods, conduct the research and analyze and present results. Your toolbox should consist of both qualitative and quantitative methods, such as expert reviews, user tests, and journal studies, as well as experiments, surveys and A/B testing. Experience with log analysis or statistical analysis is a plus. As a partner to product design teams, you should have strong communication skills, drawing on your experience with design to describe and sometimes mock-up suggestions in research reports. 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct user research on multiple Facebook products and experiences
  •   Collect and analyze user behavior data through a variety of channels, such as user testing, semi-formal interviews, observation, surveys, A/B testing and log analysis
  •   Work cross-functionally with Design, Product Management and Engineering to incorporate user-centered research at all stages of the product cycle
  •   Proactively design studies intended to understand user behavior and attitudes
  •   Collaborate with Content Strategy to measure the impact of copy changes
  •   Study and analyze the user experience on the site through a wide variety of qualitative methods
  •   Recommend and run appropriate A/B tests (or other) to measure the impact of site changes
  •   Effectively communicate results and illustrate suggestions to product teams through clear writing

Minimum Qualifications

  • Pursuing a Masters in HCI, social computing, Information Science or related social science field, or MA/MS in these areas with prior related industry research experience
  •   Experience in conducting UX research, experience conducting applied and/or product related research is a plus
  •   Clear communicator
  •   Experience working in VR
  • Must be returning to school for at least one semester/quarter post internship
  • Detail oriented and able to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  •   Experience working with User Experience teams
  •   Excellent command of qualitative or mixed research methods


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