Working Student Usability & User Research

The way we will be mobile is facing a fundamental shift: Autonomous and electrical cars, shared mobility, and constant connectivity of a digital lifestyle.

German Autolabs is a Berlin based technology company focusing on the future of the car. We build products and services to support this exciting evolution by using technology and making it more human. We will make driving safer and smarter, starting with an intelligent digital assistant for the car: https://chris.com/

We are looking for a German and English speaking working student (Werksstudent) Usability & User Research to join our team and help us create and deliver state-of-the-art digital assistants for the automotive aftermarket.

You’ll be working with a cross-functional team of designers, engineers, marketers and product managers, making sure that we ship a great product.

What you will do

  • Plan for and apply various user researcher techniques to gather data and develop insights to help improve the user experience with our product (with focus on human-computer interaction, voice user interfaces and mobility).
  • Develop guidance for user research, plan the recruitment of study participants and prepare testing materials in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Analyze data (mainly qualitative) and provide detailed insights for how users interact with our apps and product in-situ, i.e. in the car.  
  • Translate and categorize research findings into actionable results that affect the future UX of our product and lead to further design directions.
  • Propose, carry out, and recommend user-testing methods for different use case scenarios, validate concepts and identify new product features and opportunities.
  • Ideate with the design and UX-team how to create and test new prototypes for our product.

Your profile

  • Student of one of the following fields (or related): Psychology, Anthropology, Human Factors, Interaction Design, Cognitive Science, Human-Computer Interaction – Bachelor’s or Master’s level.
  • Good knowledge or willingness to learn about qualitative research methods such as interviews, contextual inquiries, diary studies, focus groups, ethnographic research, survey studies, card sorting, Wizard-of-Oz etc.
  • Good knowledge in planning qualitative (or quantitative) studies, conducting the research and analyzing the results guided by either Thematic Analysis or Grounded Theory.
  • Ability to work closely together with various teams such as the Product and UX-Design team, as well as quality assurance testers and programmers.
  • Great skills in communicating research ideas with various stakeholders and translating these into actionable insights.
  • Experience or wanting to gain experience in agile and fast-paced work environments.
  • Willingness to contribute proactively and creatively to the team with out-of-the-box thinking.
  • It’s ideal if you have a driver’s license but not a must.
  • Fluent in German and good use of English.
  • Interest in the field of User Experience, AI, AI-Assistants, Autonomous Mobility, Human-Computer Interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Psychology of Perception and Attention, User Research, User-Centered Design.

What we offer:

  • An agile team of energetic, entrepreneurial and smart colleagues
  • The opportunity to work in a fast-paced early stage start-up where the product is still being defined and iterated rapidly
  • The opportunity to learn from an
  • Exposure and insights into one of the most promising emerging tech ecosystems - the connected car

Ready to go on the ride of your life?

This role can not be performed remotely, please apply only if you are in Berlin or are willing to move to Berlin. No recruiters, headhunters, outsourcers or agencies.
German Autolabs
mail@germanautolabs.com