Design Research Lead (R00090467_Florham Park)
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We’re looking for a [Register to View] target="_blank">Metaverse Continuum Design Researcher inspired to be at the forefront of a new era of digital change—someone who is driven to help our clients build new realities that generate value in the short and long term. In this purpose-driven role, you'll play two key roles. The first is understanding how users shop, move, and interact with each other and experiences in the Metaverse. The second will be to apply that knowledge to the design phase of client projects to drive value while making recommendations for new research tools to support future growth—all while collaborating Metaverse leaders, technologists and creatives all collaborating to design, execute and accelerate our clients’ Metaverse journeys.
In this role you will:
Be required to understand which methodologies are best to answer different client needs and questions in different situations
Ensure the qualitative work is grounded in a deep and contextual understanding of what matters to our individual clients
Ensure the quantitative work is empirical by nature and obtains statistical rigor when understanding people’s behaviors and attitudes
Support and help lead design research activities including research planning, fieldwork execution, analysis, synthesis, research story, and related deliverables
Define design research plans based on relevant research and business objectives
Support and help lead design research activities at the project level
Evaluate and develop new research tools for the team
Help the Metaverse team understand how users are interacting within environments and make recommendations based on those interactions
What’s in it for you
By joining our team, you'll become part of a diverse, vibrant, and global Accenture community—one that is continually pushing boundaries in responsible and sustainable ways.
You'll work on meaningful and innovative projects that radically change the way our clients view what is possible, while engaging in transformational initiatives powered by the latest Metaverse technologies.
You'll have ongoing support in your learning and growth, with Accenture investing in opportunities for you to research, understand, and eventually help define the Metaverse as it continues to evolve and take shape.
You'll be joining our diverse team of Metaverse-skilled professionals with market-leading capabilities dedicated to designing, executing and accelerating our clients’ Metaverse journeys.
The time is now to think big, start small and scale fast.Qualifications
Here’s what you’ll need
- Minimum 5 years’ experience in conducting research and participating in all aspects of design research—qualitatively and quantitatively, including planning, executing, analysis, synthesis, deliverable creation
- Minimum 3 years’ experience leading a team in this space that has been working on large projects
- Minimum 3 years’ experience developing new research design methodologies, tools, and technologies
Bonus points if you have
- Master’s degree or 18 years’ equivalent experience in Design Research or a human behavior related field such as Psychology, Cognitive Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Political Science or similar fields requiring research
- Working Knowledge of “Futuring” methodology
- Working knowledge of all aspects of research, including recruiting processes, scheduling and logistics, protocol development, analysis and framework development, video compilations and research deliverables
- Qualitative research experience that may include interviewing, moderating, ethnographic research, contextual interviews, UX/UI research, field studies
- Quantitative research experience that may include survey research, synthesizing/analyzing large-scale data, natural language processing corpora or other large text, or experimental design
- Familiarity with online research tools
- Ability to communicate with clients and partners about research methodology
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