Human Factors Design Researcher, Apple Design Team

3+ months agoCupertino, CA


Posted: Feb 24, 2021

Weekly Hours: 40

Role Number: 200174127

The Apple Design Group is seeking a Human Factors Design Researcher to support development of hardware, software, algorithms, packaging and retail experiences. This is an active role where collaboration with an immense number of partners across the company is necessary.

Key Qualifications

  • Ability to graphically visualize concepts, conclusions and insights
  • Experience in a variety of technical human data capture methodologies Energetic and responsive collaborator with excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of human anatomy
  • Extreme attention to detail and aesthetic sensibility
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a dynamic, hands-on, creative environment
  • Enthusiasm for utilizing a diverse set of approaches to creative problem solving


An ideal candidate has fluency across disciplines related to human experience, though focused expertise in one area is also welcome. They readily move between minute details and big ideas. Comfortable in any environment, their presence reassures others and solicits unfiltered feedback. They are technical, but also extremely intuitive and empathetic, capable of expressing objective evidence through compelling storytelling, championing an improved product experience for people at every turn. Some responsibilities include: +Develop and conduct user-centered research to inform or validate design Advocate for a large and diverse customer base throughout the design cycle Creatively incorporate human diversity into the design process +Conduct technical data collections and analyses of qualitative and quantitative data +Provide visually-focused clear and concise analytical feedback, informed by experimental data, statistics, and data from 3rd party sources +Collaborate cross-functionally with design, engineering, algorithms, quality, marketing, retail and a wide range of other groups +Stay current on market trends, competitor products, relevant published literature and UI/ UX/human factors research strategies +Effectively prioritize and fluidly transition between of a wide range of concurrent projects

Education & Experience

BS in Human Factors, Ergonomics, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive/ Experimental Psychology, Anthropology or similarly relevant field (Master's/Doctorate preferred) In lieu of professional degrees 10+ years experience in relevant fields Proficiency in both quantitative and qualitative research methods and subsequent analysis

Additional Requirements

Job ID: apple-200174127