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UX Research Intern

San Diego, CA

The San Diego Studio UX Research Team works to ensure that all video game experiences being developed, meet and exceed gamer's wants and needs. This is done in partnership with gamers, through an ongoing, iterative process of researching and editing pre-launched game designs throughout the development cycle.

Responsibilities:

  • Assists research team in conducting research projects, under the direction of the manager, including all stages of research, from planning to execution

  • Assists in executing research, using a variety of methods, including, but not limited to: usability testing, appeal testing, surveys, exploratory research, and field studies

  • Assists in creating research study guides, reports and surveys

  • Assists in maintaining the research lab, to include make sure its stocked with research material, and in working order

  • Assists in conducting brainstorming sessions with development teams to assist in the design process

  • Assists in building/ managing research participant database

Qualifications:

  • Rising senior, projected to graduate in 2024

  • Currently enrolled in an accredited university, pursuing a Bachelor's or Advanced degree in Human Factors, Psychology, Anthropology, Cognitive Science or related field

  • Interested in a career in user experience research

  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, negotiation, and collaboration skills

  • An interest in games, gamers and gaming

  • Flexible schedule, willingness to work evenings and weekends

  • Low-drama approach to work, openness to learning new research approaches

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All persons will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender (including gender identity, gender expression and gender reassignment), race (including colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin), religion or belief, marital or civil partnership status, disability, age, sexual orientation, pregnancy or maternity, trade union membership or membership in any other legally protected category.

We strive to create an inclusive environment, empower employees and embrace diversity. We encourage everyone to respond.

PlayStation is a Fair Chance employer and qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records will be considered for employment.

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