IDEO San Francisco is in search of a Quantitative Design Researcher who is well-versed in both quantitative and qualitative research methods who will inform design, innovation, and strategy across a broad spectrum of client projects in IDEO’s Design for Food team.
A Quantitative Design Researcher makes the biggest impact by seamlessly integrating quantitative research methods into the wider design research process. This person is able to analyze existing data sets, as well as create new ones to generate insights for design. They are responsible for structuring human-centered research and leading multidisciplinary internal and client teams through designing quantitative research plans, designing quantitative research activities and tools, communicating with data-driven clients, conducting fieldwork, leveraging other available data sources, and otherwise finding smart ways to augment qualitative insights with quantitative backing.
Experience and confidence leading qualitative research and a demonstrated ability to establish empathy with participants in a variety of contexts is advantageous.
Interest and some experience with, but not necessarily deep expertise in data science is a bonus.
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.
Along with a resume and cover letter, please include a portfolio or sample of your work that you think is most applicable to this role. For each project, please be clear about what you were trying to learn, what you did learn, how you communicated the results and the specific nature of your role.
IDEO is an equal opportunity employer; applicants are considered for all roles without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, citizenship status, age, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, marital, parental, veteran or military status, unfavorable military discharge, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law.