Human Behaviour Interface Systems Design

Location Warwickshire
Job type: Contract
Salary: £32.89p/h UMBRELLA
Contact name: Johanna Cowan

Contact email: jcowan@select-engineering.net
Contact phone: 01245403560
Job ref: 39664
Published: 7 days ago
Duration: 9 Months
Expiry date: 31 Dec 2024 23:59
Startdate: ASAP

​Position Description:

  • This role exists to research and create fundamental user interface principles for interaction design for future company products.

  • This centres around developing an in depth knowledge and understanding of the science of human behaviour in the vehicle, and using this knowledge to design future interface systems for company products.

  • This will include running scientific experiments to validate the basic principles of user interaction in the vehicle, and using the output of this work to define the operation principles of vehicle based user interfaces that take into account key principles taken from Psychology, Human Factors and cognitive science.

  • Building up a naturalistic understanding of how users interact in cars and using this to create highly effective interface systems.

  • Working within an automotive field requires consideration of the impact of in-vehicle systems on the driving task and hence designing systems that support a driver to carry out this task is the primary aim.

  • This role will work as part of a team including both interaction designers and behaviour specialists who will work as a team to develop the future interface systems from the ground up and validated all the way through to real world environments.

Skills Required:

  • Batchelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Human Computer Interaction, Product Design (with a focus on user interfaces), Psychology, Human Factors / Ergonomics, with a particular interest in fundamental research into in-vehicle interface systems

  • Experience of carrying out user interface research and familiar with the science of human interaction in the vehicle and able to help interpret qualitative and quantitative data to improve and iterate design solutions.

  • Strong interpersonal / communication skills, including ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate at all levels.

Experience Required:

  • Batchelor's Degree or equivalent experience in Human Computer Interaction, Product Design (with a focus on user interfaces), Psychology, Human Factors / Ergonomics, with a particular interest in fundamental research into in-vehicle interface systems

  • Experience of carrying out user interface research and familiar with the science of human interaction in the vehicle and able to help interpret qualitative and quantitative data to improve and iterate design solutions.

  • Familiar with a human-centred design process

  • Experience of delivering technical products as part of a team.

  • Strong interpersonal / communication skills, including ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate at all levels

  • Assimilate how to collect data to answer detailed research questions

  • Have the ability to react quickly to short time scales

  • Operate in an efficient and professional manner in a fast paced environment

  • To present findings to a wide audience of mixed abilities, and be able to amending the content if the message is not received.

  • The candidate must be able to present their findings such that they communicate how to create products that customers love for life.

  • Have good contacts, or be able to make good contacts in academia in this technical area and be able to guide the department on who the key experts are in industry or academia.

Experience Preferred:

  • Advanced degree (Masters / PhD) in Human Computer Interaction, Product Design (with a focus on user interfaces), Psychology, Human Factors / Ergonomics Design experience in the automotive or consumer electronics industries Familiarity with Agile & Scrum methodologies

  • Experience of building and managing multiple relationships in complex stakeholder environments

Profile Essential:

  • An individual who is customer focussed, empathetic and will drive the best solution for the customer and the design environment.

  • An individual who can understand both fundamental science and how to apply this knowledge in a real world application / environment.

  • An individual who is easy to do business with and driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable

  • An individual, who can work independently, is results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver solutions in a complex, highly demanding environment.

  • An individual with the capability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with medium term planning Resilient and enthusiastic who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs

  • A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas

  • A effective team player, actively develops and supports team members

Desirable:

  • An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style

  • A passion for continuous technical improvement Previous experience of working with Universities and Research partners