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Nintendo Technology Development

The worldwide pioneer in the creation of interactive entertainment, Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, manufactures and markets hardware and software for its Nintendo Switch™ system and the Nintendo 3DS™ family of portable systems. Since 1983, when it launched the Nintendo Entertainment System™, Nintendo has sold more than 4.7 billion video games and more than 740 million hardware units globally, including Nintendo Switch and the Nintendo 3DS family of systems, as well as the Game Boy™, Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS™ family of systems, Super NES™, Nintendo 64™, Nintendo GameCube™, Wii™ and Wii U™ systems. It has also created industry icons that have become well-known, household names, such as Mario, Donkey Kong, Metroid, Zelda and Pokémon. A wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo Technology Development, based in Redmond, Washington, creates future hardware/software technology and researches North American-based technologies.

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES

We are seeking an entry-level UX researcher who is available during the summer of 2023 to help the team develop and conduct user studies and complete UX research. Our ideal candidate would be passionate about UX best practices, with a positive attitude. The candidate must be detail-oriented, analytical, data-driven, and focused on end-user needs. Previous work on complex desktop software is a plus

SUMMARY OF REQUIREMENTS

  • Rising senior pursuing BS/BA or MA/MS in Human-Computer Interaction or related field (MA/MS preferred)

  • An established basic foundation of user research practices. (e.g., surveys and task-based user studies).

  • A strong ability to participate in design discussions with a development team and advocate for evidence-based decision-making.

  • Desirable: Familiarity with game development or developer tools.

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