Perfectly placed for the working world of tomorrow.

Hochschule Luzern
Hochschule Luzern

Perfectly placed for the working world of tomorrow.

The largest educational institution of the six Central Swiss cantons, the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts offers state-of-the-art jobs and programmes. We share knowledge in Switzerland and abroad, we are forward-looking, creative, and committed to interdisciplinarity. Help us to shape and become a part of our shared, sustainable future.

The Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology is the country's first department at a university of applied sciences dedicated to computer science. We offer bachelor's and master's programs whose graduates are highly sought-after in the business and science communities, state-of-the-art continuing and executive education programs, applied research into cutting-edge topics, and services of high practical relevance.

The Immersive Realities Research Lab at the School of Computer Science and Information Technology investigates how augmented and virtual reality technologies can be used in different application domains. Examples include cultural heritage and art, urban planning, learning environments, volumetric video, and applied/serious games. The group follows a human-centred design approach and explores user experience and interaction design. The research lab is part of the Immersive Realities Center which complements the research activities with teaching (undergraduate and continuing education), public outreach, and consultancy services.

For the lab, we need an experienced and passionate UX researcher to join the team to contribute to the research and development of a range of human-centred design – and user experience projects. As an UX researcher in the lab you help with and will be responsible for designing, testing, and validating all kind of interactive experiences.

UX Researcher 80-100%

Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts – Computer Science and Information Technology

80 – 100%

Tasks and job requirements

  • Organize and conduct UX studies and methods
  • Further develop UX and Human-Centred Design methods and establish them in the research team
  • Supporting other researchers in their projects with knowledge and expertise regarding UX, Human-Centred Design and Usability
  • Support other researchers in the acquisition and implementation of UX studies and user studies in general
  • Develop feedback systems
  • Develop UX quality system within the research team
  • Anticipate needs and take initiative to solve problems as they arise
  • Teaching in different modules of the Major Human-Centred Interaction Design and in the BSc Immersive Technologies
  • Develop the curriculum of the Major Human-Centred Interaction Design
  • Support for student projects and theses

Your profile

  • PhD /or Master in Curriculum UX, or Design and Assessment or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in assessment design and validation
  • 3+ years of experience in project planning
  • Demonstrated research and evaluation design and implementation skills
  • Demonstrated data collection skills (e.g. usability testing, interviewing, observation, focus group moderation, and survey administration)
  • Demonstrated prototyping skills
  • Expertise in formative and summative assessment and feedback research with a track record of scholarly contributions
  • Strong communication skills to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders
  • Ability to multitask, address issues quickly and efficiently, and work independently
  • Ability to do acquisition of new projects and sell UX services within the research group but also to possible customers/project partners
  • Professional proficiency in English, German is a plus

Our offer to you

  • A responsible and engaging work environment with the opportunity to actively participate in designing and developing the next UX topics using the latest tools and technologies
  • A professional and innovative working environment in productive proximity to the areas of research, teaching, and services
  • The opportunity for interdisciplinary networking and collaboration within and outside the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and departments for Information Technology and Design, Film and Art
  • The HSLU-I campus in Rotkreuz as an attractive place to work

Location

Lucerne School of Computer Science and Information Technology
Suurstoffi 1
6343 Rotrkeuz

Inquiries

Prof. Dr. Marcel Uhr
Dozent
T +41 41 757 68 09
marcel.uhr@hslu.ch