What does a Graduate UX Researcher do?

UX researchers provide answers to the challenging and often unknown questions about a product’s design by conducting various types of research, working with cross-functional teams, and assisting the entire user experience team to ensure a consumer has an experience with a product that is fun, intuitive, and accessible. UX researchers discover what users want from a product through research, collaboration with cross-functional teams, and performing usability studies. They are at the forefront of enacting change through oral and written presentations of their findings.

UX researchers perform market and ethnographic research and plan and implement user research strategies and methodologies. They present research findings to diverse audiences and mentor and coach junior UX researchers. They help the UX team understand what makes users more intuitive, accessible, and seamless. They ask questions, gather data, and analyze data performing market and ethnographic research and quantitative and qualitative research. UX researchers need a bachelor's degree or master's degree in a human behavior related field or equivalent and demonstrated work experience.

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Insight GlobalInsight Global
User Experience Researcher
1 Nov 2019

“Good communication and kind recruiter who helped me figure out my first job out of college!”

Blink UXBlink UX
User Experience Researcher
2 Mar 2020

“It has been a great place to work and Blink has supported my career growth tremendously.”

GoogleGoogle
Games User Researcher
1 Mar 2021

“Lots of opportunities to learn and tackle projects outside of the expected scope of your job.”

GoogleGoogle
User Experience Researcher
13 Jan 2022

“Pay was pretty good; I worked remotely from a low COL city but was paid SF pay.”

IpsosIpsos
User Experience Researcher
20 Dec 2021

“I had so much fun working at Ipsos! My teammates were super smart and a total blast to work with.”

Duo SecurityDuo Security
Design Researcher
20 Aug 2020

“workers were all genuinely nice and sincere people whom I enjoyed working with.”

NubankNubank
Senior User Experience Researcher
4 Jan 2021

“Good compensation package but not the best in the market”

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User Researcher
1 Apr 2020

“Pay was fine but not really enough to live alone in London”

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