Projects by IF

Design Researcher

Based: London
Level: Mid-Weight
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract: Full Time
Applications Close: 01 April 2018
Twitter: @projectsbyif
Job Listing Added: 04 March 2018

Discovering how people understand complex issues of trust and digital rights in services is an emerging area for design.

We’re looking for a Design Researcher to join IF. You will be someone who has strong skills in planning, conducting and synthesising design research. Help us understand people and make trusted services in collaboration with our clients.

This role is a brilliant opportunity to understand and test how and why people trust services. You'll work with a talented team, solve difficult design problems for emerging technologies and work on things that really matter.

You are someone who

  • Has experience in planning, conducting and synthesising research
  • Has experience writing research questions and hypothesis
  • Takes a systems view of problems, challenging the teams and clients you work with
  • Has an interest in how technology policy can be informed by design research
  • Enjoys taking an active lead in shaping the direction of projects and inspiring their colleagues
  • Is happy collaborating with others and working self-directed
  • Is good at prioritising to work across multiple projects at once
  • Has strong written and verbal communication, and is a natural storyteller

Your responsibilities will be

  • Plan, conduct and synthesise qualitative and quantitive research for our projects
  • Design and write assets that communicate the research findings to the team and client
  • Plan and facilitate workshops with clients and collaborators
  • Help plan and participate in the running of projects
  • Lead and inform key product decisions
  • Present work to clients and stakeholders
  • We all share responsibilities at IF
  • Write regularly about our work (blog posts, newsletter)
  • Represent IF by giving external talks and attending events
  • Present work at show and tells for feedback, and offer constructive feedback to other presenters
  • Take part in user research
  • Help set-up and take-down events, exhibits and meetups


  • Salary is dependant on experience
  • This is a permanent role
  • London based (zone 1), full time
  • 20 days holiday plus Bank holidays, and additional time off in August and December
  • You will have the right to live and work in the UK - unfortunately we are unable support Visa applications
  • Please include in your application a link to some examples of your work

We encourage applications from people of all backgrounds, and we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are Black, Asian and from other minority groups.

We are hoping for someone to join us as soon as possible, but we will wait for the right applicant. We will review applications weekly, so don’t hesitate to respond if you are interested in the role.