About Woven Planet Group
Woven Planet Group (Woven Planet) represents a carefully curated blend of expertise and resources dedicated to bringing the vision of “Mobility to Love, Safety to Live” to life. Through innovations and investments in automated driving, robotics, smart cities, and more, we are transforming how humankind lives, works, and moves. We exist to design, build, and deliver secure, connected, and sustainable mobility solutions that benefit all people worldwide. Founded in 2018 as Toyota Research Institute - Advanced Development (TRI-AD), Woven Planet is composed of four complementary companies: Woven Planet Holdings, Woven Core, Woven Alpha, and Woven Capital. Visit us to learn more: https://www.woven-planet.global/
About the Woven City Experience Team
Our mission is to design a city that unlocks human potential to thrive through technology. We take this mission seriously and to achieve our goals, we take our team dynamics equally seriously. The Woven City Experience team is part of the User Experience organization at Woven Planet and currently consists of three UX disciplines: design, UX research, and simulation. We use cutting-edge technologies like DigitalTwin to turn ideas into reality and uncover meaningful and unexpected connections between people, technology, and the environment. The team will continue to increase its team's capabilities and add new functions such as content strategy and UX program management. The work we do here is unlike any other. Our initiatives are complex and we regularly work with unknowns. If you’re an entrepreneurial product designer who thrives in an environment where you’d need to be scrappy, this team might be right for you.
You're excited about this opportunity because…
Role & Responsibilities
You are : A seasoned researcher who is well-versed in multiple research methods (qualitative and quantitative) and is comfortable balancing concurrent projects. A true user experience professional, with expertise conducting research at all phases of the design process, who knows how to balance cost, time, and quality effectively and suggest the right strategy and solutions considering both users needs and business demand. A team player, who can communicate with non-researchers the value of data-driven decision making, and can collaborate with other researchers to create standards that promote efficiency and cost-effectiveness. Above all, someone who has a passion for people and technology, as well as an interest in contributing to the success of the Woven City
・Design and perform both qualitative and quantitative user research studies.
・Share research insights accompanied by actionable recommendations.
・Work closely with other UXRs, UX Designers, Product Managers and Engineers to meet diverse research needs.
・Work directly with Woven City Management to help create product and service roadmaps to support its launch in the city.
・Evangelize user research and efficiently communicate its value to stakeholders in a burgeoning user-centered design culture. We're excited about you because…
・Minimum seven years experience working as a UX Researcher, or equivalent role.
・Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, or a related field.
・Comfortable working in a flexible working environment akin to a startup.
・Our team is international and business is conducted in English and partially in Japanese. -English: Native or Business Level -Japanese: Conversational Level (JLPT 3 or equivalent level)
・Willing to travel, including internationally (<25%) and working across time zones.
・Bachelor’s degree in design, HCI, a related field or relevant experience
・Graduate degree in Psychology, Human Factors, Human Computer Interaction, or a related field or have the equivalent practical experience.
・Experience working with and managing research vendors.
・Quantitative research experience.
・Experience working with startups from early phases to build products and services
・Business level Japanese skills (JLPT 2 or equivalent level)
About us: We are on a mission to provide "Mobility to Love, Safety to Live"