IDEO | Quantitative Design Researcher | Palo Alto, CA | Full-Time

In a nutshell:

IDEO Palo Alto is in search of a Quantitative Design Researcher who is well-versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methods which will inform design, innovation, and strategy across a broad spectrum of client projects and industries.  

Why is this role important for IDEO’s work?

A Quantitative Design Researcher makes the biggest impact by analyzing existing datasets and creating new ones to generate insights for design. They are responsible for structuring human-centered research and leading multidisciplinary internal teams and client teams through designing empirical research, conducting fieldwork, and leveraging other available data sources.

Relevant experience:

  • Hold a degree in social sciences, economics, applied mathematics, statistics, or informatics
  • Has 4+ years of experience working with quantitative methods, ideally integrated with qualitative methods
  • Has designed and executed multiple quantitative research studies across industries
  • Has used research insights to inform the design of products, services, and experiences
  • Has experience working with colleagues and clients without quantitative backgrounds
  • Are an expert in one or more of these statistical software packages: SPSS, Stata, R, Python
  • Has experience presenting the results of research to people who do not have deep quantitative experience
  • Has worked with several types of the following research methods:
    • Measurement design
    • Advanced statistical analysis (clustering, regression, conjoint)
    • Survey design and analysis
    • Concept testing
    • Prototype testing in context or lab setting
    • Web analytics and analysis
    • Semantic and/or network analysis

Nice to Have:

  • Some knowledge of code and programming
  • Expertise in behavioral change
  • Data Science experience

What does IDEO offer you?

IDEO is a place unlike any other. It’s a place where you can solve diverse, complex challenges for our clients or the organization, alongside thoughtful, intelligent individuals who lead with curiosity, empathy, and optimism. Sure we work hard, but we also intentionally craft moments that allow our community to pause, create, and connect. We encourage our community to bring their whole selves to work, respect the need for work-life balance, and allow for autonomy in the design process and your career.

Some previous projects to check out:

A New Way to Vote for the People of Los Angeles

Beyond Cars: Designing Smarter Mobility

Improving Quality of Life for Young Adults with Schizophrenia

Application requirements and instructions:

Please upload:

  • Your resume
  • A cover letter
  • A portfolio or sample of your work, including at least two projects, that you think are most applicable to this role.
  • For each project, please describe the problem you were trying to solve, the methods used, 1-2 key insights from the research, and the outcome or impact on design. Please clarify the role you played in the project.
  • A list of recent projects you worked on, with 1-2 lines of description for each (1 page max in total).

Please apply through a website here

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