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Senior Design Researcher

Toronto, ON
Full Time
4 days ago
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Department Overview

The Digital Customer Experience (DCX) team is responsible for the user experience of customer- and employee-facing touchpoints for banking, investing, and insurance, including but not limited to websites, smartphone, smartwatch and tablet apps.

The Design Research team within DCX enables evidence-based strategy and design decisions through the execution of human factors research methods and skillful communication of the latest findings.

The Design Researcher conducts user research and evaluation, enabling exceptional user experience across TD touchpoints.

Job Description

Collaboration: working with service design directors, designers, and business stakeholders to understand and support their research needs; maintain and build relationships across various stakeholder groups; support Research team members as required
Research design: defining research questions, creating the research approach and participant recruitment plan, and selecting appropriate methods of data collection and analysis
Research preparation: creation of participant screeners; recruiting from internal employee panels or working with vendors to recruit external participants; creating research protocols
Data collection: conducting design research methods including observation/ethnography, diary studies, user interviews, usability testing, card sorting, etc.
Analysis: applying qualitative and quantitative approaches to make sense of the data collected
Communicating and reporting: translating findings into easily understandable insights for non-researchers to drive ideation and inform design, in diverse formats such experience maps, usability test reports, user groups, and user needs.
Vendor oversight: as required, oversee research vendors carrying out studies on behalf of Design Research
Education: Increase awareness of Design Research methods and processes with our internal and external partners; share areas of expertise within the Research team as required to support project and expand Research knowledge base and tools


•Deep knowledge of and experience with User-Centered Design and Human Factors research methods
•Strong communications skills: written, oral, aural, and visual
•Strong project management skills with ability to balance tasks spanning multiple studies
•Knowledge of inferential statistics and familiarity with statistical analysis software (e.g., R, SAS, SPSS) is an asset
•Undergraduate degree is required (graduate degree preferred) in psychology, anthropology, computer science, industrial engineering, human factors, human-computer interaction or a related field
•5+ years of relevant experience



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