researcher in interaction design

Job Title: Researcher in Interaction Design

Job Ref: AICOS_Jobs_2023_13

Job Type: Full-time contract.

Job Salary: Depending on the academic degree and professional experience of the candidate.

Job Location: Porto, Portugal.

Job Description and Responsibilities:
The R&D group at Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS holds three departments: Human-Centred Design, Intelligent Systems and Connected Things. The Human-Centred Design department is composed of a multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in design (graphic, interaction, industrial, service), human-computer interaction, health sciences and mechanical engineering. Together with the other departments, this team works in projects for industry clients as well as in publicly funded research. Within these projects, we are versed in user research, co-design and technology assessment, which we mostly apply to the fields of healthcare and manufacturing.
We are looking for a person who can contribute to our team and projects with their knowledge and experience in the high-class design of user interfaces. The candidate should be experienced with human-centred design methods, which include experience in involving users in the design process. The candidate should have exceptional design skills, understand the fundamentals of user experience and be able to test designs next to future users.
For this position we are expecting a person who is proficient in English and in Portuguese, and who can easily communicate ideas, processes and results in writing and speaking.

Personal Skills:
– Curiosity;
– Highly developed aesthetic sensitivity;
– Highly developed sense of ethics in working with human subjects;
– Attention to detail
– Good team player;
– Accountable.

Academic Qualifications:
MSc in Design or similar.

Professional Experience:
– Experience in prototyping responsive user interfaces;
– Experienced in planning and conducting usability studies;
– Experience in heuristic evaluation;
– Ideally, experience with complex design systems;
– Ideally, knowledge of frontend development.

What we offer:
– Excellent work conditions;
– Being part of the team of one of the most renown applied R&D institutions of the world;
– Adequate salary (depending on the academic degree and professional experience);
– Private health insurance plan.

Empresa: Fraunhofer Portugal AICOS
Local: Porto, Portugal
Tipo: Full-time;

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