[chisigmail] Open position: User Experience Researcher
Cecile.Paris at csiro.au
Cecile.Paris at csiro.au
Sun Dec 7 17:17:47 EST 2008
Research Scientist - User Experience Researcher
Positions Details - 2008/1368
We are seeking a creative and proactive researcher to join the Networking Technologies Laboratory. This Laboratory has a team of 30 researchers and engineers who are actively engaged in state of the art data and information-related research and are helping to build the effective and leading edge tools to manage floods of heterogeneous information rapidly and effectively.
The position will take part in user research through the whole design lifecycle, using a range of different techniques as appropriate, from initial user understandings, through iterative and participatory design, to evaluations of prototype systems in use.
Specifically, the role will involve:
* Planning and conducting field studies of collaborative work activities.
* Planning and conducting evaluations of existing and prototype technologies in use.
* Conceptualising distributed and co-located collaborative work.
* Communicating findings to interaction design and engineering teams.
* Informing technology design and innovation from empirical data.
* Working in a multi-disciplinary team across CSIRO, NICTA and DSTO.
* Skills with User Experience and Human-Computer Interaction research.
* Skills with user studies using a range of different HCI methods and techniques.
* Skills with the evaluation of user interfaces and interaction design.
* Skills with field and lab based HCI studies and experiments.
* Skills in informing design from user studies.
* Skills with user interface and interaction design.
Key Result Areas/Duties
* Contribute to the development of the Tapestry collaborative environment.
* Contribute to the planning and conduction of user studies and evaluations.
* Contribute to the understanding and conceptualization of distributed and collaborative work.
* Inform development of novel interaction design for collaborative tools utilizing flexible configurations of large interactive displays in physical work environments.
* Inform the creation of innovative user interface and interaction designs for co-located and remote collaboration.
* Produce research publications in the area of HCI and CSCW.
Applicants must address the selection criteria. Applicants that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. To assist you prepare your application please read the information available at "Guidelines for Applicants"
1. PhD in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
2. Experience with HCI field and lab based user study methods and techniques such as ethnography, contextual inquiry, usability evaluation.
3. Experience with user-centred HCI design techniques such as participatory design, design sketching, storyboarding.
4. Experience with the evaluation of user interfaces and interaction design.
5. Skills in informing user interface and design from user studies.
6. Experience with HCI research through active project involvement.
7. Conference and/or journal publications in the areas of HCI and/or CSCW.
1. Experience with HCI university teaching and/or student supervision.
2. Graphical design skills.
3. Experience with applying HCI research to real world domains.
4. Skills with graphical tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, Director.
Before you apply ensure that your documents are in Text, MS Word or PDF. Ensure your file is not larger than 1MB in PDF format, or 2MB for all other formats. Your Documents will be converted into PDF format. To view these documents once converted you will need to download Adobe Reader Download Adobe Reader
CSIRO prefers applications be lodged online via this careers site. You are required to include two documents:(1) A document Addressing the "Selection Criteria" and
(2) A "Resume or CV" including the names of at least two referees.
Note: Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered.
If you experience difficulties applying online call 1300 301 509 and someone will be able to assist you. Outside business hours please email: csiro-careers at csiro.au<mailto:csiro-careers at csiro.au>
If you are unable to lodge your application online, please fax your application (quoting reference number 2008/1368) to +61 2 6246 4455 or alternatively post to:
CSIRO Careers Online
PO Box 225
DICKSON ACT 2602
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply for all CSIRO positions.
If after reading the selection documentation you have any questions specifically relating to this position, please contact Dr Jesper Kjeldskov on (02) 9372 4329 or via email Jesper.Kjeldskov at csiro.au<mailto:Jesper.Kjeldskov at csiro.au>. Please do not email your application directly to Jesper. Applications received via this method will not be considered.
Applications can be lodged here: https://recruitment.csiro.au/asp/job_details.asp?RefNo=2008%2F1368 - Please use the 'Apply Now' link.
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