What does an 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.
UX Researcher Insights
“Good communication and kind recruiter who helped me figure out my first job out of college!”
“It has been a great place to work and Blink has supported my career growth tremendously.”
“Lots of opportunities to learn and tackle projects outside of the expected scope of your job.”
“Pay was pretty good; I worked remotely from a low COL city but was paid SF pay.”
“I had so much fun working at Ipsos! My teammates were super smart and a total blast to work with.”
“workers were all genuinely nice and sincere people whom I enjoyed working with.”
“Good compensation package but not the best in the market”
“Pay was fine but not really enough to live alone in London”
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Frequently asked questions about the role and responsibilities of an ux researcher
When working as an ux researcher, the most common skills you will need to perform your job and for career success are UX Design, Contextual Inquiry, Conducting, User Interface and User Interviews.
- UX Designer
- Product Designer
- Graphic Designer
The most common qualifications to become an ux researcher is a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree and an average of 0 - 1 of experience not including years spent in education and/or training.