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REQ ID: 86046
JOB TITLE: Digital UI Researcher
SALARY: Up to £54,100
POSTING END DATE: 22.05.2022
We’re re-examining our vehicles and what a vehicle means in the emerging world of automation, connectedness, electrification and the shared economy. New ideas, new technology, and new approaches to mobility are our business. Join a team of next generation thinkers.



This role exists to research and create fundamental user interface principles for interaction design for future Jaguar Land Rover products. This centres around developing an indepth knowledge and understanding of the science of human behaviour in the vehicle, and using this knowledge to design future interface systems for Jaguar Land Rover products. This will include running scientific experiments to validate the basic principles of user interaction in the vehicle, and using the output of this work to define the operation principles of vehicle based user interfaces that take into account key principles taken from Psychology, Human Factors and cognitive science. Building up a naturalistic understanding of how users interact in cars and using this to create highly effective interface systems. Working within an automotive field requires consideration of the impact of in-vehicle systems on the driving task and hence designing systems that support a driver to carry out this task is the primary aim.

This role will work as part of a team including both interaction designers and behaviour specialists who will work as a team to develop the future interface systems from the ground up and validated all the way through to real world environments.




You will work as part of an agile team developing scientific principles for future JLR vehicle user interfaces and plan sprints, take scientific knowledge and collect data or develop requirements. You’ll be accountable for building Jaguar Land Rover operation principles for user interface design based a combination of the underlying science, the latest standards and guidance provided by the industry on attention and driver distraction. You’ll be responsible for the creation of targets to support general principles and guide designers on scientific foundations and make clear recommendations of how to achieve targets. You will also lead research into user behaviour in automotive field including university collaborations and students. You will plan and run experiments using a variety of methods appropriate for the activity.




Ideally you will be educated to Batchelor’s Degree or equivalent experience in Human Computer Interaction, Product Design (with a focus on user interfaces), Psychology, Human Factors / Ergonomics, with a particular interest in fundamental research into in-vehicle interface systems. You will have experience of carrying out user interface research and familiar with the science of human interaction in the vehicle and able to help interpret qualitative and quantative data to improve and iterate design solutions. You’ll be familiar with a human-centred design process and have experience of delivering technical products as part of a team. You should also possess strong interpersonal / communication skills, including ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate at all levels



Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


This role may offer the opportunity for hybrid working where you can split your time between working from home and in the office. At Jaguar Land Rover, hybrid working is a voluntary, non-contractual arrangement providing employees with more choice and flexibility around how, when and where they work, if suitable for their role. Further details can be discussed with the Hiring Manager at interview stage. 


Please be aware that we may close this vacancy for applications before the stated deadline if we receive a high volume of interest. We strongly advise you to submit your application as early as possible.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.


At Jaguar Land Rover, we are passionate about our people. They are at the heart of our business. We are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive culture that is representative of our global customers and the society in which we live; a culture in which every one of our employees can bring their authentic self to work, and reach their full potential.


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